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Initial Four For Wheeling Central Hall of Fame Class of 2019

WHEELING — Three stellar athletes from the decade of the 1960s and an active coach who has been part of eight West Virginia Class A state championship teams in boys’ basketball are among the initial inductees to the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This ...

Arcia Homers In 13th to Down Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Orlando Arcia hit his second homer of the game, a two-run drive in the 13th inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-10 on Saturday night. Both teams blew late leads before Arcia connected with two outs off Alex McRae (0-1) for his first multi-homer ...

Former Wheeling Park Standout Phil Bledsoe Shouldn’t Be Held Hoop Hostage

WHEELING — The NCAA is a much-maligned agency. The college-controlling organization, based in Indianapolis, is anything but athlete-friendly. The NCAA holds student-athletes to much stricter, and often times unfair, standards than it does its coaches. Coaches have unrestricted career ...

Serena, Osaka Bounced

PARIS (AP) — Maybe it was the daunting deficit Serena Williams faced in the French Open’s third round. Maybe it was the way her 20-year-old American opponent, Sofia Kenin, was questioning line calls. Either way, as Williams attempted to start a comeback Saturday with a three-ace game, she ...

Bruins Go Up 2-1 With Game 3 Victory Vs. Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins’ best players took the criticism to heart. They weren’t good enough through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final and needed to be better. And they were. The stars came out on Saturday night and led Boston to a 7-2 rout of ...

West Virginia Moves To Winner’s Bracket in NCAA Baseball Tournament

GRANVILLE — The record-breaking crowd that piled into its seats at Monongalia County Ballpark were on the edge of them most of the night. In the bottom of the third inning, when the West Virginia University baseball team showed its first sign of life as a long-awaited host, that same crowd ...

Tough Going For D-3 Track Athletes

COLUMBUS — The Division III list of competitors that came to Ohio State University to compete in the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships wasn’t a lengthy one. What started with no more than 10 male and female athletes entered in eight events has been trimmed to four events after ...

Bell Caps Historic Month

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell spent some time in the seats above the Clemente Wall in right field at PNC Park on Friday night, carefully folding a handful of gold T-shirts with the phrase “Bellieve” on them over the chairs as part of a promotion that is doubling as an All-Star Game push for ...

Federer Still Going Strong

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer’s return to Roland Garros feels a bit like what happens when a wildly popular rock star goes back on tour after years away. He plays his greatest hits: the no-look, back-to-the-net, over-the-shoulder volley winner; the sliced backhand returns; the aces to erase ...

Boswell Seeks Bounce Back

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell doesn’t do panic. So rather than blow up his offseason routine following a nightmarish 2018 in which the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker struggled to find the form that made him a Pro Bowler in 2017 — a mini meltdown that contributed to his team’s failure to ...