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From Three Rivers to PNC Park, Pirates Pitcher Musgrove Set

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove isn’t trying to make a political statement when the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher dons a mask, but a practical one. Musgrove wants to play. Badly. The only way that happens is if Major League Baseball can avoid having COVID-19 spread through clubhouses. Pulling ...

King Felix Opts Out of MLB Season, Doolittle on Fence

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(AP) — Former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve ...

Bryson DeChambeau Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic By 3 Shots

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DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed his game to put a premium on power. The plan is working. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by ...

Column: More Appropriate Names for Washington NFL Team

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(AP) — Now that Washington’s NFL has taken a long-overdue step toward changing its name, it’s time to start lining up some possible replacements. Washington Generals, anyone? After defiantly resisting all calls to change its offensive moniker, the Washington NFLers finally bowed to ...

Harvick Takes Advantage of Hamlin’s Crash to Win Brickyard

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the heat on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin’s worn tires simply gave out. With the sun setting Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hamlin seven laps from victory, he went careening into the first ...

Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as the crowds surged ...

Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname ...

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

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By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won't play this season. On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn't offer much cause for celebration. As teams ...

Huff, Howley Winner Murray Eyes Next Level

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WHEELING — Adam Murray authored a prep football career second to none. Wheeling Central has had countless stellar players in its tradition-rich gridiron history. Murray will always be remembered as one of the Maroon Knights’ finest. He scripted a grid resume that will unlikely ever be ...

The Doyles: A Family Dedicated to O.V. Wrestling

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WHEELING — When wrestling enthusiasts talk about the mat sport at Wheeling Central, the first names that come to mind are the Doyle brothers: Pat, Mike, Matt, and Danny. In fact, they and family members have been involved in wrestling from the 1960s until this very day – in one capacity ...

Pandemic Idles Donnelly After 52 Years Of Baseball

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STEUBENVILLE — Rich Donnelly has seen about all there is to see in his 73 years on this earth. The baseball lifer has traveled coast-to-coast via his many diamond playing and coaching assignments. But the Steubenville Catholic product has never witnessed a past four months that the nation ...

Merryman Becomes Buckeye Local A.D.

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By SETH STASKEY For the News-Register CONNORVILLE — As it pertains to prep sports, Jason Merryman has definitely been around. From his pee wee wrestling days in Shadyside through 27 years of coaching that includes at least one season in every sport except volleyball and swimming, ...

Redskins to Have ‘Thorough Review’ of Name Amid Race Debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins began a “thorough review” of their name Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” Even though owner Dan Snyder had shown no willingness to change the name since ...

Weir’s Spencer Tabbed W.V. Gatorade Track Athlete of Year

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WEIRTON — Sebastian Spencer didn’t expect to receive any more high school accolades. After all, his final track and field season, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was canceled. As it turns out, however, the recent Weir High graduate put together a career body of work and junior season ...

Longtime Basketball Coach Mel Coleman Dies

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WELLSBURG — Whether it was as a basketball coach or player, Mel Coleman made an impact It’s an impact that will be felt for years to come, too. Coleman died Wednesday afternoon from complications of a heart attack he suffered earlier in the week. The 1961 Wheeling Central graduate, ...

Shadyside Student-Athlete Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside Athletics Director John Triveri confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a student-athlete at the school has tested positive for the coronavirus. “We just confirmed it (Wednesday),” Triveri said. Shadyside just resumed workouts in all sports on Monday after shutting ...

Nailers Tender Offers

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers have announced their list of players who received qualifying offers for the summer of 2020. Six 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 qualified ...

Fans May Not Like What They See on Return

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Don’t be too eager to sit in the stands if your favorite team is lucky enough to open play over the next few months. Going to the game will be risky all by itself. Once there, the experience won’t be the same. No food. No drink. No cuddly mascot to slap high-fives with. Don’t even ...

Pirates Manager Shelton Navigating Roller Coaster

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PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they picked the wrong day to ask the Pittsburgh Pirates first-year manager about his opening day starter. His answer was always some variation of “sorry, that’s ...

MLB Players Begin Reporting For Tests as First Workouts Near

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Yoan Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That’s a good description of the environment that ...