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Patrick Arrives for The Initial ‘Danica Double’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick watched drivers turn laps out of the corner of her eye. In her whirlwind preparation for the “Danica Double,” getting a car ready for the first event of the NASCAR season had not been a priority. But with practice running for Sunday’s ...

Birds Don’t Rely on Our Food

Is it true that birds in my backyard will starve if I don’t feed them? And my neighbor insists that if I start feeding them, I must continue all winter long. Is this true? These are questions I hear many times every year. The simple answers are “no” and “no.” Though birds happily ...

Blue Jackets Snap Skid, 6-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin and Oliver Bjorkstrand each had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Josh Anderson, Nick Foligno ...

Shorthanded Patriots Fall at Hands of Morgantown in Boys Basketball

WHEELING — Often times when it goes bad it goes really bad. Wheeling Park entered Friday night’s heavyweight showdown with Morgantown already hamstrung as ace point guard Jack Stakem was sidelined with a severe wrist injury incurred a day earlier in practice. It only took a few minutes ...

Cameron Takes Down Magnolia

CAMERON — While Magnolia and Cameron played all 32 minutes of their boys’ high school basketball game Friday night, it was a 2:47 stretch of the first quarter that provided the homestanding Dragons with some separation and made the difference. Cameron had four players finish in ...

John Marshall Takes Down St. Clairsville in Boys Basketball

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a Senior Night to forget on John Jenkins Court Friday evening for St. Clairsville. But, on the flip side, it was the start of what Chad Clutter hopes is his John Marshall Monarchs taking the next step in their maturation process. The invading Monarchs seized ...

Winter Olympics Kick Off

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and ...

No. 19 WVU Plays Host to Oklahoma State Today

MORGANTOWN — Ask Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton about No. 19 West Virginia’s recent up and down season and the former Mountaineers assistant will give you a simple answer. “I see a really good team that is capable of making a really deep run in March,” Boynton said during ...

Penguins Secure A Point

DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored the deciding shootout goal and Kari Lehtonen stopped all three Pittsburgh shooters in the tiebreaker in the Dallas Stars’ 4-3 victory over the Penguins on Friday night. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel, with 71 goals among them this season, ...

Garoppolo Inks Monster Deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo could have waited and cashed in even more than he did after other quarterbacks re-set the market. The San Francisco 49ers could have used a franchise tag instead of making a long-term commitment to make sure Garoppolo was worth a hefty investment ...

Johnson Gets A Share

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Johnson already was feeling good about his game heading over to the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. Another day of gorgeous weather in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am made him feel even better. Johnson ran off three straight birdies to start his ...

Cavs Placate LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James moved on quickly. A day after the Cleveland Cavaliers overhauled their roster with a tornado of trades that ripped through the NBA, James didn’t dwell on what’s lost, who’s no longer around or how much time the team has left to salvage its season. “It ...

Solar Bears Put Nailers on Chill, 5-2

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Wheeling Nailers played their first game at Amway Center since 2013, but the host Orlando Solar Bears weren’t in a welcoming mood, as they had the magic with them in special jerseys. Mike Monfredo scored a pair of goals and added an assist, while Max Novak had four ...

Martins Ferry Boys Hold Off Barnesville by 11

BARNESVILLE — A litmus test for an improving team, or any team for that matter, is how it handles adversity. Martins Ferry certainly faced plenty of that Friday night. After leading by as many as 21 midway through the third quarter, the Purple Riders watched Barnesville claw back to ...

Spring Opening With Turmoil

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include several players who won’t make the deadline. Perhaps 100 free agents still seek contracts as the start of spring ...

Central Stunned By Irish

WHEELING — Notre Dame coach Jarrod West knew on Wheeling Central’s final possession that Brent Price was going to get the ball for a chance at a game-winning shot. Having to go the length of the court, Price inbounded the ball and then took a pass. As the Irish players created space, ...

Park Soccer Standout Schultz to D-I Memphis

WHEELING — Lauren Schultz was all smiles Thursday as she signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at the University of Memphis. The Wheeling Park senior captain was joined by her mother, Briana Schultz, sister Krystal Schultz, Patriots athletics ...

No. 5 WLU Hits for 110 Vs. Jackets

WEST LIBERTY — The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team continued to pull away from the rest of the Mountain East Conference on Thursday night with a 110-87 blowout of West Virginia State at the ASRC. The win by Coach Ben Howlett’s high-flying Hilltoppers (21-1 ...

Flag Bearer Controversy For the U.S.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was a feel-good story for a few hours: Luge veteran Erin Hamlin gets the chance to enter her last Olympics carrying the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games, winning that distinction after a vote by some of her fellow athletes. And then ...

Triadelphia Captures PAC-8 Crown

WHEELING — This season has been a journey of development and growth for the Triadelphia 8th grade basketball team, but Thursday night it was rewarded for its progress. The Raiders came into The Palace at Wheeling Park and claimed the PAC-8 Championship with a 41-26 victory over ...