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Penguins Sending Maatta to Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second ...

Davis Traded To Lakers for Ball

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all. The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft ...

Pittsburgh Snaps Losing Streak

MIAMI (AP) — Steven Brault nearly had a very brief outing. Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he stayed in the game. Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pirates stopped a seven-game slide by routing the Miami Marlins 11-0 on Friday night. Brault (3-1) was hit on ...

Indians Cruise By Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Cleveland’s Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, and the Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Friday night after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning. Bauers singled and tripled in that inning. He also hit a double in the second and a ...

Woodland Leads by Two At U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland was playing so well Friday in the U.S. Open that he didn’t want to give away any shots. He wound up stealing one at the end for another record at Pebble Beach and a 36-hole lead for the second time in the last four majors. Woodland kept bogeys off his ...

Woods Struggles To Recapture The Magic

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The crowd lining the ninth hole some 100 yards short of the seaside green at Pebble Beach couldn’t have been more pumped as Tiger Woods blasted out of a fairway bunker and his ball came to rest in the rough just in front of them. No matter that Woods would have ...

Landry Not Worried About Browns Bickering

HAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Jarvis Landry’s not worried about the Browns bickering. The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn’t believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield made about disgruntled running back Duke Johnson will affect chemistry for a Cleveland team dealing with ...

Mewis Makes Memories With 1st World Cup Goal

PARIS (AP) — After scoring in her first Women’s World Cup game, Sam Mewis scanned the crowd, found her parents and blew them a kiss. The gesture was meant as a thank you for all the hard work Bob and Melissa Mewis had put in to make sure their youngest daughter was prepared for the ...

Authorities Seek Battery Charge Against Ujiri

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities will push for a battery charge against Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of pushing and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court when his team won the NBA title in Oakland, an official said ...

Wheeling Post 1 Wins A Pair of Games in Michigan

BLISSFIELD, Mich. — Wheeling secured two victories on Friday as it defeated Hudson (10-1) and Ottawa (3-2). Jarrod Jones blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give Wheeling the lead in its victory over Ottawa. Isaac Hines was stellar on the mound for Post 1 as he fired seven ...

Labor of Love For Football Refs

ATHENS, Ga. — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibility. Complaints from fans armed with DVR, fueled by sports-talk instigators and amplified by social media, have ...

U.S. Rout Highlights Inequality in World Cup

PARIS (AP) — The U.S. national team’s 13-0 rout of Thailand did more than expose vast differences between two teams, it highlighted the overall inequality in the Women’s World Cup field. Players for the defending champion U.S. team enjoy things like nutritionists and massage therapists, ...

Roughriders One Win Away From Title Game

WHEELING — Are you ready for some football ... indoor-style? If so, WesBanco Arena is the place to be Saturday night. West Virginia entertains West Michigan for the American Arena League’s Northern Conference championship inside WesBanco Arena. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and all fans are ...

Backup Plan? Steelers QB Job Wide Open

PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason and promote Dobbs to the spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Nine months later, none of it ...

Rose Opens With 65 to Tie Pebble Record

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Justin Rose played alongside Tiger Woods, and then joined him in the U.S. Open record book at Pebble Beach. In a gentle start to the toughest test in golf, Rose birdied his last three holes Thursday for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead on a day so ...

Braves Earn Sweep Of Pirates

ATLANTA — One year after he was left off Atlanta’s postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran’s roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run ...

Raptors Earn First NBA Title

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured Canada’s first NBA championship with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-110 on Thursday night in ...

Heartache Turns to Triumph For St. Louis Sports Fans

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans and now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate. “It’s too good to be true,” Kirchhoefer said. “I have friends and we all party together. We’re going to ...