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Bowlsby Bullish On the Big 12

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FRISCO, Texas — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 ...

WVU Lands 3 on Watch Lists for ’18

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier and 2017 Biletnikoff Award finalist and All-American senior wide receiver David Sills V were named to the watch list for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, and redshirt junior ...

TCU Brings Surprise To Media Days

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FRISCO, Texas — TCU coach Gary Patterson didn’t bring Shawn Robinson to Big 12 media days to declare the young quarterback a starter. “Superstitious reasons,” Patterson said Monday about having the sophomore with one career start as one of five players there for the Horned Frogs. “I ...

Hometown Harper Is Derby King

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WASHINGTON— Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit the contest-winning blast in extra time, the ...

Post 33 Claims A Regional Title

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TORONTO — The Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball program has a long and storied history. The organization added another chapter Monday as it shut out Toronto Post 86, 10-0, in six innings in the Region 7 Legion Baseball Tournament final at the Knights Baseball ...

Steelers, RB Bell Fail To Reach Agreement

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday’s deadline, meaning he will play under the franchise ...

Fisher’s Challenge: Make Texas A&M Tough

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ATLANTA (AP) — Jimbo Fisher introduced himself to his new Texas A&M team with some insults and frank challenges. Right off the bat, the new coach told the Aggies they were soft in 2017, according to one of his players. Fisher also told his new players they better do things his way, or ...

Spieth Facing A Tough Task

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth figured someone from the R&A would be waiting for him when he pulled into the parking lot at Carnoustie to take back the silver claret jug. Instead, he was part of a ceremony with enough pomp to drive home the point. His reign as British Open ...

Scherzer Vs. Sale To Start ML All-Star Game

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will get to enjoy at least one more grand celebration as a hometown fan favorite at Nationals Park when he trots out to right field at the beginning of the All-Star Game. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the ...

Cimarolli Brothers Roll at Kalkreuth

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WHEELING—The Cimarolli brothers quietly made their move up the leaderboards on the final day of the Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Championship at the Speidel Golf Club. Mark Cimarolli entered Sunday tied for seventh, four shots off the lead and the Best Ball duo of Mark and his brother Rob ...

St. Clairsville Takes Down Coshocton

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CAMBRIDGE — Despite going 0 for 2 Sunday night, Billy Johnson’s recent power surge won St. Clairsville Post 159 a baseball game. Not once, but twice did Cambridge Post 84 opt to intentionally walk Johnson to face Kyle Storer. The St. Clairsville senior-to-be made them pay both ...

France Beats Croatia, 4-2 to Win World Cup

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MOSCOW — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir ...

Grizzlies Sign Carter to Deal

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multiyear deal. Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed. Carter was taken with the No. 32 pick after winning the Naismith defensive player of the year last season at West ...

Djokovic Wins Fourth Wimbledon Title

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LONDON — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he’d already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him ...

Pirates Secure 5-Game Sweep

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PITTSBURGH — One late-inning rally wasn’t enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two men ...

Watch a Purple Martin Nest

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Since technology has made it possible to spy on nesting birds, nest cams enable anyone with an internet connection to watch behaviors that heretofore were impossible to observe. That’s why in recent years I have recommended a variety of active nest cameras to watch and listen as birds hatch ...

St. C. Claims Top Spot At Marshall County Invite

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MOUNDSVILLE — It was another solid outing for many local swimmers during the Marshall County Invitational. When all the scores were tallied up, it was the St. Clairsville Summer Swim team that claimed the top spot for combined team scores as it posted an impressive 2,453 points at Four ...

Laskey Leads Kalkreuth

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WHEELING—In it’s first year at the Speidel Golf Club, the Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Championship will test its competitors on Day 2. The Kalkreuth event, which has been held at Crispin in years past, took over for the Bordas & Bordas Tournament and made the move to Speidel. In doing ...

Romney Stifles Wheeling, 9-3

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WHEELING — The weather was hot, but Wheeling’s bats were not. The usually hot-hitting Post 1 opened up a four-game weekend with a 9-3 setback against Romney Post 91, an uncharacteristic loss that saw Wheeling record five hits and fail to get anything going. “We got outplayed, ...

LBs Key For Holt’s System

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WHEELING — Scott Holt and his Cameron Dragons coaching staff employ a 3-5 scheme on the defensive side of the ball. So, when the West Virginia staff was selecting its roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, which is slated for Saturday, July 28, the volume of ...