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Hess’ Unselfish Nature Doesn’t Go Unnoticed in Glen Dale

WHEELING —It didn’t have to go as smoothly as it did. A week ago John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich went to former receiver and ex-quarterback Dereck Hess and told the senior it would be best for the team if he moved to running back for the rest of the season. No huffing and puffing, no ...

Steelers’ Bell Signed, Sealed and Delivered

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell insists it was just business. All of it. The eight-month sabbatical from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Instagram posts highlighting his workouts while he was away. His refusal to sign his franchise tag until less than a week before the 2017 season ...

del Potro Will Get Federer

NEW YORK — Juan Martin del Potro’s stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was. The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows somehow kept staving off defeat in the fourth round against No. 6-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday. Del Potro was sick and certainly looked sluggish as can be at ...

Make It 12 Straight For Tribe

CHICAGO — It’s been nearly two weeks since the Cleveland Indians lost a game. Trevor Bauer’s winning streak dates all the way to July. Bauer won his eighth decision in a row, and the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Monday for their 12th straight victory. Bauer (15-8) gave ...

Arrieta Hurt As Bucs Rip Cubs

PITTSBURGH — Jake Arrieta let the ball go and his right leg seized up in pain. And all of a sudden, Arrieta’s sizzling second half came to an abrupt halt. Just, the Chicago Cubs ace hopes, a temporary one. Arrieta gave up home runs to Pittsburgh rookies Josh Bell and Max Moroff before ...

Meyer: Weber, Dobbins Will Play

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State running back Mike Weber will play against Oklahoma, sharing time with dynamic true freshman J.K. Dobbins, coach Urban Meyer said Monday. Weber rushed for over 1,000 yards as a redshirt freshman last season but was hampered by a hamstring injury throughout ...

Thomas Wins Fifth PGA Title

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The victories keep piling up for Justin Thomas, and all that does is make him want more. In a Labor Day finish that was harder than the final margin suggested, Thomas kept his patience when Jordan Spieth shot out to a brief lead and Marc Leishman built a two-shot lead ...

Vols Beat Ga. Tech in 2OT

ATLANTA (AP) — No. 25 Tennessee rallied from a pair of 14-point deficits in the second half and stopped a 2-point conversion in the second overtime, stunning Georgia Tech 42-41 despite giving up five rushing touchdowns to TaQuon Marshall and getting thoroughly dominated statistically Monday ...

West Virginia Falls To Virginia Tech, 31-24

LANDOVER, Md — Josh Jackson passed for 235 yards, ran for 101 and accounted for two touchdowns in his first start for Virginia Tech, and the No. 21 Hokies made a last-second stand to beat No. 22 West Virginia 31-24 on Sunday night. The 52nd meeting between the Appalachian region rivals was ...

Too Little, Too Late for WVU

LANDOVER, Md — Neither coaches or player for either No. 21 Virginia Tech or No. 22 West Virginia would admit, but following the results from Saturday’s opening season slate of contest the two former-Big East rivals were going to be playing for more than just the Black Diamond Trophy when ...

Pirates Hold Off Reds, 3-1

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams pitched out of the stretch for most of the day. He also pitched out of trouble all game long. Williams tossed seven scoreless innings, Jordy Mercer hit his career-best 13th homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Sunday. Cincinnati got ...

Cleveland Wins 11th In a Row

DETROIT — Jose Ramirez isn’t finished setting records for extra-base hits. In June, the Cleveland infielder became the first player in modern history to get 14 of them — 10 doubles, a triple and three homers — in a seven-game span. Sunday, he packed all his damage into one ...

Williams Will Face Kvitova in Quarters of U.S. Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK — Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova. Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time major champion could not quite keep her Grand ...

Hamlin Rallies To Secure Win At Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Denny Hamlin had strong motivation to chase down Martin Truex Jr. after badly missing pit road at Darlington Raceway — embarrassment. Hamlin turned a strong lead into a 20-second deficit when he missed the entrance — “Kind of a rookie move,” he said — yet ...

Thomas, Leishman Share Lead

NORTON, Mass. — PGA champion Justin Thomas ran off eight birdies on a long, wet TPC Boston for a tournament-best 63, giving him a share of the lead with Marc Leishman going into a Labor Day finish in the Dell Technologies filled with the game’s best players. The FedEx Cup playoff event in ...

London Delivers Huge Upset in Howard Debut

It didn’t take Mike London long to deliver a signature win at Howard University. The former Virginia coach pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college football history in his Bison debut. Howard’s 43-40 win over UNLV on Saturday night is believed to be the biggest outright win by a ...

Wheeling Park Girls Soccer Defeats Morgantown, 3-0

WHEELING—Two unbeaten teams took the field on Saturday but only one left Wheeling Island Stadium with a perfect record. That team was Wheeling Park. The Patriots (6-0-2) secured a 3-0 shutout victory over visiting Morgantown (5-1-1) in the first match at Wheeling Island Stadium since it ...

Wheeling Park, Morgantown Boys Soccer Ends in a Stalemate

WHEELING—Time was winding down and Morgantown was clinging to a narrow 1-0 lead on Saturday, but there was no panic in the Patriots. Wheeling Park coach Mario Julian knew exactly what play to draw up and which players could execute it to perfection, as sophomore midfielder Michael Dague ...

WVU, Virginia Tech Meet for 1st Time Since 2005

MORGANTOWN — While there are a myriad of items veteran West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff will have to review before the No. 22 Mountaineers take the field at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, against No. 21 Virginia Tech. One of them won’t be the rivalry between ...

Bellaire Gets Victory Vs. Caldwell

BELLAIRE — As balanced efforts go, the one put forth Saturday by Bellaire was one to coach Mark Spigarelli’s liking. The Big Reds rushed for 221 yards, passed for 211 and held Caldwell to 125 yards of total offense in handing the Redskins a 35-6 defeat under overcast skies at Nelson ...