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Stephens Golf Scramble Set for Aug. 19

WHEELING — The Randy Stephens Jr. Memorial Golf Scramble is starting to become a household name in the Ohio Valley. The annual event is in its third year and looking to build off the success of the past two. “The first year was an awesome year and really thought we couldn’t top it,” ...

WVU Ends First Week

MORGANTOWN – One week down and four to go before No. 20 West Virginia opens its 2017 campaign against longtime rival No. 22 Virginia Tech at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. But, the work is just beginning for seventh-year coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff as they give the players last ...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler throws during the first half  the NFL football team's Orange and Browns Scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Cleveland. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)

Osweiler Gets Nod For Browns

BEREA, Ohio — Brock Osweiler has risen from trade throw-in to preseason starter. The Browns’ quarterback saga has produced another surprise. Osweiler was picked by coach Hue Jackson over Cody Kessler, rookie DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan to start Thursday’s exhibition opener against the ...

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Yovich Named AD at Jesuit

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University has hired an experienced athletic administrator, Rudy Yovich, as its new director of Athletics. Yovich will start his new position Sept. 5 — a post that has him overseeing 20 men’s and women’s sports at WJU. He comes to Wheeling Jesuit from ...

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Huntress Helena, who has finished first 17 times in quarter-mile races at Mountaineer, wins her latest July 16.

Huntress Helena Is Queen Of the Quarter-Mile Races

As seven stakes including the $750,000 West Virginia Derby were being run last Saturday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, the most popular racehorse at the track was on a farm about three miles away resting up for her next battle. There isn’t big money on the line when the ...

Nailers Sign Goalie Stevens

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers announced their 10th player signing, agreeing to terms with goaltender Colin Stevens to an ECHL contract. Stevens, 24, has played two full seasons in the ECHL, suiting up with the Manchester Monarchs and Tulsa Oilers. His rookie season of 2015-16 was a strong ...

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Wheeling Park cheerleaders take a break during practice to take a picture on the new gym floor at Wheeling Park High School.

Wheeling Park Updates Its Palace

WHEELING — “The Palace on the Hill” just got a little more luxurious. Wheeling Park High School recently updated its gym floor, a project that took a little less than two months to complete during the summer and is ready for the upcoming fall volleyball season and winter basketball ...

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting the game-winning walk-off solo home run in the twelfth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

Welcome Back! Rodriguez HR Wins It for Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Sean Rodriguez’s improbable weekend had a Hollywood ending. Rodriquez homered in the 12th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. One day earlier, Pittsburgh acquired Rodriguez from the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez lifted a 1-1 pitch ...

Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz speaks during the Ara Parseghian memorial celebration Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Parseghian led Notre Dame to national football titles in 1966 and 1973. (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Former ND Coach Is Laid to Rest

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ara Parseghian was remembered as a championship football coach, mentor, tireless fundraiser for medical research and gentleman of the first order during his funeral Mass and a memorial celebration that followed on Sunday. Parseghian, who brought Notre Dame’s proud ...

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Barnesville’s Caide Bunfill, center, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Edinboro University where he will wrestle. Flanking him are his father Scott, left, and mother, Kendra. Back row, from left, are Barnesville athletics director Mark Cook and head wrestling coach Jayson Stephen.

Barnesville’s Caide Bunfill to Wrestle at Edinboro

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville High School has a storied wrestling program with the likes of Tim Moxley and the Jefferies clan, just to name a couple. However, the Shamrocks have never had a NCAA Division I wrestler. Caide Bunfill became the first Barnesville graduate to sign a National Letter ...

Heyward Back To Anchor Line

LATROBE, Pa. — Cam Heyward vividly remembers a December road game last season at Cincinnati, where the Pittsburgh Steelers were quickly running out of healthy bodies along the defensive line. Heyward was already sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle for a game the Steelers won by four ...

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Truex Wins Fuel-Mileage Gamble at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won a fuel-mileage gamble, holding off Matt Kenseth on the final lap to capture the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. Brad Keselowski had a big lead but was forced to pit with three laps to go. That gave the lead to Ryan ...

United States' Tori Bowie, right, hugs Jamaica's Elaine Thompson after winning the Women's 100 meters final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

U.S.’ Bowie Gets Gold in 100

LONDON (AP) — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year’s world championships. The evening after Usain Bolt’s improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue ...

Hideki Matsuyama, from Japan, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Big Finish Lifts Matsuyama To Win at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama warmed up poorly and then turned in the best round of his career at the Bridgestone Invitational, a 9-under 61 that tied the course record and gave him another blowout victory in a World Golf Championship. It was the lowest final round in four decades at ...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) warms up before playing against the New York Giants in an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the situation says Cutler, a free agent quarterback, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Cutler is expected to compete with Matt Moore for the Dolphins’ starting job while Ryan Tannehill remains out with a left knee injury that could sideline him for the entire season. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Cutler, Dolphins Agree to Deal

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Jay Cutler has decided to postpone retirement for the chance to be Ryan Tannehill’s replacement. Cutler agreed to terms Sunday on a contract with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on ...

Kim Holds On To Win British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — I.K. Kim banished the haunting memory of missing a 14-inch putt to win a major and replaced it with the sweetest sensation. Finally, she can call herself a major champion. Staked to a six-shot lead in the Women’s British Open, Kim never led anyone get closer ...

Wieters Grand Slam Lifts National Past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington’s five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday. Bryce Harper started the winning rally with a one-out infield single against Mike Montgomery. Ryan Zimmerman ...

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Simon Chirchir breaks the tape at the 20th Annual Debbie Green 5K on Saturday night for his second consecutive victory in the ‘Race for a Reason’ in downtown Wheeling.

Chirchir Repeats at Debbie Green

WHEELING—It was a night of repeats at the Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk at Heritage Port in Wheeling. Chapel Hill’s Simon Chirchir claimed the run for the second consecutive year, Susan Jerotich of Chapel Hill secured her third consecutive run in the female category and Gary Bennett of ...

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Pictured is the Todd Hayes Memorial Pavilion at the John Marshall High School baseball field in Glen Dale.

Love, Respect Spawned Todd Hayes Memorial Pavilion at JM

GLEN DALE — Todd Hayes was a special baseball player as well as a special individual. Both points were hammered home last Saturday night at an emotional celebration. Hayes was one of the greatest players ever to wear a John Marshall baseball uniform. He was a driving force in the ...

Lamet, S.D. Silence The Pirates, 5-2

PITTSBURGH — Rookie Dinelson Lamet allowed just one hit in 5 2/3 innings, Wil Myers broke out of a slump with a home run and three RBI and the San Diego Padres quieted the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night. Lamet (6-4) struck out five and walked three, giving up just a single to Josh ...