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Williams Goes Perfect 2-for-2 At Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams walked into her news conference at Wimbledon holding her phone, a cold bottle of water and a statistics sheet that reinforced what was clear from watching her third-round singles victory Saturday: She is as close to being back to her best as she’s been ...

Another Summer, Another WJU Basketball Coach

WHEELING — It is becoming a rite of summer. It being Wheeling Jesuit University hiring a head men’s basketball coach in July. Jesuit named Will Ryan as its new head coach Monday. He is the 10th to serve in that capacity in school history. Ryan replaces John Peckinpaugh who returned back ...

Wolff, Morikawa in Spot For First PGA Win at 3M Open

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa grew up about 30 minutes apart in California and golfed against each other in high school. That was only a few years ago. Sunday’s competition could result in a much bigger reward. The first-month professionals are in prime ...

Rangers, Islanders, Devils Creating Buzz in Offseason

The New York Rangers’ rebuild got a big boost with the additions of forwards Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko. The New Jersey Devils drafted Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick and traded for P.K. Subban to improve their defense. The Islanders are coming off a second-place finish in the ...

Getting Wet and Wild

Relief from the dog days of summer is as close as the nearest spring-fed stream. With just a facemask, a snorkel, and an old pair of sneakers, you can observe aquatic life on its own terms — underwater. Snorkeling is a great way to introduce children to the cool side of nature. First, just ...

NBA Deals Get Real

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. The Lakers finally have Anthony Davis. Free agency became real Saturday. The four-team trade that sent Butler to the Heat — with a new $142 million, four-year contract — was one of the first big ...

Clippers Are Trading For George, Signing Leonard

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made a huge decision. That meant Kawhi Leonard could finally make his. The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks, a person ...

All-Stars Bieber, Lindor Lead Indians Over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — In a foreboding tone, manager Terry Francona called Shane Bieber to his hotel room to deliver some important news on Cleveland’s day off. The faked sternness soon yielded to tears of joy — the second-year pitcher was going to be an All-Star. First, he had to go pitch ...

Pittsburgh Closer Vazquez Added to All-Star Roster

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez and Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff have been added to the rosters for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. They replace Toronto’s Marcus Stroman, who has a strained pectoral muscle; ...

Cleveland Pitcher Carrasco Being Treated for Leukemia

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it’s going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn’t played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical ...

Rain Postpones NASCAR’s Final Holiday Visit to Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain spoiled one of NASCAR’s last great traditions when Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed because of persistent poor weather. The race will be held at 1 p.m. today, which helps NBC avoid a head-to-head conflict with the ...

Shadyside Football to Embark on 100th Season

SHADYSIDE — The numbers are simply staggering. Whether it’s the wins (569), playoff berths (20), state championship game appearances (2) or OVAC titles (14), the amount of success enjoyed by the Shadyside football program is matched or exceeded by very few in the Ohio Valley. Regardless ...

WLU Women Announce Schedule

WEST LIBERTY — Fresh off a 21-win season capped by an NCAA Division II Tournament bid, West Liberty University women’s basketball coach Kyle Cooper had two goals in mind when putting together the 2019-20 schedule for his Lady Hilltoppers. “Obviously, we want to carry that momentum over ...

Fick Among Eight Nailers To Receive Qualifying Offers

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers have announced their list of players who received qualifying offers for the summer of 2019. Eight players were tendered qualifying offers for Wheeling. Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of the eight ...

Wheeling Post 1 Sweeps Day 2 of Beast of the East

WHEELING — Every time Wheeling Post 1 pitcher Ryan Hummel steps on the mound, he puts all of his trust in his teammates. That trust was on full display on Friday as the right-hander from Wheeling Park pitched to contact and threw six scoreless innings of three-hit ball — striking out four ...

Moundsville Post 3 Keeps On Rolling in Beast of the East

WHEELING — After going 4-0 in pool play during the 2018 Edgar Martin Beast of the East 19U Tournament, it’s no surprise to Moundsville Post 3 coach Bill Williams that his team is 3-0 entering today’s action in the 31st annual midsummer edition. Moundsville (6-2 overall) picked up a pair ...

West Virginia Backfield Will Have Plenty of Options for OVAC All-Star Game

PARKERSBURG — Mike Eddy and his coaching staff sat down with the nominations for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game and recognized many of the names they had to choose from. Because they had some restless nights during the season trying to figure out how to defend many ...

Bucs Comeback Falls Short, 7-6

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Lorenzo Cain delivered a go-ahead RBI single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe V’zquez in the top of the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers recovered after blowing a five-run lead in the ninth to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 on Friday night ...

Gauff Is Still Unbeaten At Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday evening at Wimbledon. Up in the ...