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Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Sinks Competition at Own Invitational

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MARTINS FERRY — Jarrett Bolinger, Kayla Fogle and Sarah Heilman have been the backbone for coach Nicholas Levi’s squad for some time now. On Saturday, the trio combined to go 15-0 in individual events at the William Grammer Pool as they paced the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club in winning its ...

Wheeling Central Honors Joe Betchel, Jack and Katie Fahey

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WHEELING — This year’s Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch will include something new and some very special awards to honor lifelong members of the Maroon Knights’ family. The initial recipients of the Maroon Knights’ Distinguished Service Awards, ...

OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game Rosters Announced

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By SETH STASKEY For the News-Register Andrew Connor and Mike Eddy are at the point now in their preparations for next month’s OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game that they just simply wait. The respective Ohio and West Virginia head coaches have their staffs in place and their ...

Pirates Score 4 in Eighth To Secure Victory

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PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer and Adam Frazier ended their struggles to keep the Pirates winning. Frazier hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Saturday. Frazier had one hit in his previous 10 at-bats entering play Saturday, but ...

Civale Dazzles in MLB Debut

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CLEVELAND — Aaron Civale dazzled in his major league debut, striking out the side to begin the game and allowing just two infield hits over six innings to pitch the Cleveland Indians over the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Saturday. The Indians purchased Civale’s contract from Triple-A Columbus ...

Salary Cap-Related Trades Overshadow Day 2 of NHL Draft

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn’t yet begun when the league’s looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New ...

Reavie Takes 6-Stroke Lead at Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Chez Reavie was plodding along during the third round of the Travelers Championship, watching playing partner Zach Sucher extend his lead. Then came the turn, both for the round and in the fortunes of the two players. Coming off a third-place tie last week in the U.S. ...

Wheeling Post 1 Takes Two From Mt. Airy

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MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Wheeling secured two victories (9-7, 6-3) over Mount Airy in a doubleheader Saturday. Four Post 1 players supplied a multiple-hit game in the opener. Jarrod Jones was solid as he belted two singles, one double and brought home two runs while Trevor Thomas tallied three ...

Pirates Secure Win Over Padres

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove endured a long eight days. He got tossed in the first inning of his start on June 10 and lasted just four innings three days later. Since then, he sat. His patience paid off Friday night. Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ball through seven innings, and the ...

World Cup’s Top Teams Enter Knockout Stage

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By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer While it may be tempting to look ahead to the quarterfinals and a possible clash with France, the defending champion U.S. has thrived at the Women’s World Cup by keeping its focus on the present. The Americans will face Spain in the round of 16 on ...

Devils Select Hughes With 1st Pick in NHL Draft

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By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia — American center Jack Hughes and Finland’s Kaapo Kakko being selected with the first two picks in the NHL draft was hardly a surprise. The New Jersey Devils opened the draft Friday by making Hughes the eighth American chosen ...

Sucher Leads Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Zack Sucher found wrestling with chronic leg problems on the PGA Tour harder than wrestling alligators. The 32-year-old from Alabama says he’s finally feeling healthy again after knee surgery sidelined him for 13 months following the 2017 Travelers ...

Pirates OF Reynolds Making a Splash

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PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds made a promise during his first days as a major leaguer, a vow that spoke volumes about the understated Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder’s mindset. It has helped him evolve from a relative unknown in the deal that sent Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco ...

Zion Chosen First by Pelicans

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NEW YORK — Zion Williamson plays with force and ferocity, a Hulk in hightops who looks as though he’d never show a soft side. Draft night proved otherwise. Williamson was the No. 1 pick of the New Orleans Pelicans — a surprise to nobody who watched basketball this past season. But ...

Minor, Rangers Quiet Indians

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ARLINGTON, Texas — When Elvis Andrus scored on a wild pitch after his RBI triple in the first inning, the Texas Rangers already were feeling pretty good because they had Mike Minor on the mound at home. Minor limited the Cleveland Indians to one run and three singles over eight innings ...

U.S. Dominates Rival Sweden

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LE HAVRE, France — The United States is showing just how fiercely it is prepared to defend its Women’s World Cup title. The Americans faced their toughest test of the tournament on Thursday night and dominated in a 2-0 victory over Sweden, the rivals that stunned them in the last ...

Shero Has Devil Of a Decision

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero doesn’t mind keeping everyone waiting one more day before revealing whether he will select one of the two top projected prospects — American center Jack Hughes or Finland’s Kaapo Kakko — with the first pick in ...