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Tommy John to Sideline Taillon for 2020 Season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fresh off his first full season in the majors, Jameson Taillon seemed to be on the brink of big things for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Instead, a forearm injury sidetracked him in May and then again in July. And now, his future is even more uncertain. Taillon will miss the ...

Indians Pummel Yankees 19-5

NEW YORK — Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the Cleveland Indians pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 on Thursday night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders. Carlos Santana ...

Havlicek’s Memorial Will Be Held Today

BRIDGEPORT — On April 25 of this year the Ohio Valley lost one of its icons when John Havlicek died at the age of 79. Friday evening at Bridgeport High School, the Ohio Valley will have the ability to formally pay its respects. A memorial service — expected to last upwards of an hour ...

Earnhardt Jr. and Family OK After Plane Crash

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for ...

Steubenville’s Week 8 Opponent Cuts Program

STEUBENVILLE — Veteran coach Reno Saccoccia is pretty busy these days preparing his Steubenville football team for the 2019 season. With the opener two weeks away, Saccoccia has to divert some of his attention to figuring out how to fill an unexpected Week 8 vacancy. It was announced this ...

Thomas Shares the Lead at Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah. Ultimately, all that mattered Thursday in the BMW Championship was taking a good step toward an important goal. Thomas already is set ...

Brooke Soccer Classic is Saturday

WELLSBURG —The 2019 Brooke Soccer Classic will be held Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Brooke High School. This is the premiere event to begin the fall high school soccer season in the Ohio Valley. Fourteen girls teams and 14 boys teams from all over the Ohio Valley and ...

Wheeling Park Grad Michael Grove Strong Again on the Hill

Wheeling Park and West Virginia University product Michael Grove might have delivered his best performance of his young career on Sunday in a 10-1 victory over the Stockton Ports. Grove tossed three innings, allowing one hit, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced. He also struck out four ...

Jackson Looks Sharp as Ravens Top Packers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played Thursday night without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers ...

Angels Secure Victory Over Pirates

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs Wednesday and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols had an RBI single in the 4th inning. His 3,167th hit moved him ...

Red Sox Take Down Indians

CLEVELAND — Rafael Devers homered and singled, extending his robust hit streak to eight straight at-bats, and Xander Bogaerts connected twice to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. Devers went 6 for 6 with four doubles Tuesday night in Boston’s ...

Top College Awards Could Feature Repeats

The race for the top individual awards in college football this season will have some standout players seeking repeats. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back last season, while Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy earned the Fred Biletnikoff Award as ...

Colts Rookie CB Gets 1st Big Test Vs. Cleveland

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin has impressed coaches with his playmaking skills. He passed another significant milestone Wednesday.. In the first of two joint practices against Cleveland, Ya-Sin held his own against the Browns’ receivers, and quarterback Baker ...

Woods Needs Good Week, Health to Make it to East Lake

MEDINAH, Ill. — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried that 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenage Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and won the PGA ...

Boise State, Fresno State Top MW Teams

DENVER (AP) — Now this was a sweet idea: Candy hearts with Jordan Love’s name and number stamped on them to hype the Heisman Trophy campaign of the Utah State quarterback. After posting big numbers a season ago, Love was voted the Mountain West’s top offensive player in a preseason ...

Curry Embraces Warriors’ Change, Praises Durant

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Someday, years or even decades from now, at one of those celebratory reunions teams like to do, Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce with fondness about their three insanely successful years together on the Golden State Warriors. They will reflect on ...

Steelers Grieving, Return to Practice

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gathered his team for what he called the “most important film session of the year.” It was the team’s first football work since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. For a team grappling with the grief over a beloved ...

Forward Saracino Re-Signs with Nailers

WHEELING — The Nailers announced on Tuesday that they have signed their seventh player of the 2019 offseason. Wheeling has re-signed forward Nick Saracino to an ECHL contract. Saracino, 27, began last season with the Nailers, after being acquired in a trade from the Worcester Railers. Nick ...

Indians Rally Falls Short

CLEVELAND — Jackie Bradley Jr. homered with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox edged the Cleveland Indians 7-6 on Tuesday night after blowing a late lead and potential win for ace Chris Sale. Rafael Devers had six hits — four doubles — and made a costly error at third base ...

Michigan Hoping for Breakthrough

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at ...