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New Era For Black Bears

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GRANVILLE — Friday will be filled with new beginnings — for players and coaches — as the West Virginia Black Bears open their fifth season as members of the New York-Penn League. As a destination for promising young talent in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, the Black Bears will ...

Steelers’ Sarrett Embracing New Gig

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PITTSBURGH — Shaun Sarrett wants to set something straight about the origin of his “Sweet Feet” nickname. It has nothing to do with boxing, Golden Gloves or otherwise. No matter what the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line seem to think. If Sarrett is being honest, the ...

Wheeling Post 1 Too Much For Brilliant Post 573

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CONNORVILLE — A good American Legion baseball team like Wheeling Post 1 doesn’t need much help. When the opposition starts giving it more than three outs in an inning, watch out. That was such the case Tuesday night Bill Mazeroski Field at Buckeye Local High School as Post 1 (5-3) took ...

Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Keeps On Rolling

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WEIRTON — Less than two weeks into the American Legion baseball season, one thing is clear —Jefferson County Post 33 is a juggernaut. It continued its strong start to the season Tuesday night at Edwin J. Bowman Field with a 13-0, five-inning domination of Weirton Post 10 in which it ...

Priester Delivers On Promise

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PITTSBURGH — Quinn Priester picked up a dry-erase marker and jotted a couple of notes to himself on his bedroom mirror before his final season of high school baseball, something to provide a little extra nudge to get through the drudgery of a northern Illinois winter. One message read ...

U.S. Women Set Records in Rout

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REIMS, France — Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night. Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, ...

Running Hilltopper’s Basketball Camp

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The Running Hilltopper’s Basketball Camp, run by West Liberty men’s basketball assistant coach Mike Lamberti, completed a successful week June 3-7 at the Elm Grove YMCA. There were 25 campers, which featured a life lesson of the day, daily stations, skill competitions and team competitions. ...

New Martinsville Post 28 Gaining Experience

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WHEELING — The talent was there but lack of depth and untimely vacations hurt the New Martinsville Post 28 baseball team in its first year as a program. After a season of learning the ropes, Post 28 manager Eric McKeever is excited for his team’s chance to leave its mark. “We learned ...

Dougie Clark Leads Moundsville Post 3 Into Season

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WHEELING — Moundsville Post 3 pitcher Doug Clark gave his new manager David Yeater a glimpse of what he brings to the table last Friday. The left-handed hurler fired a complete game no-hitter and struck out 16 in a 2-1 victory over New Martinsville. He also supplied the winning run in the ...

Golden State Stays Alive in NBA Finals

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TORONTO — The Golden State Warriors aren’t letting go of the NBA title just yet. Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The ...

Braves Blast 5 Homers in Win Over Pirates

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove ...

Boston’s Consistency Faces Final Test in Game 7

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore” mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins’ morning skate. “I don’t know what you’re expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... ...

Logano Edges Busch, Truex in Overtime

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of ...

Parker Says He’s Retiring From NBA After 18 Seasons

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker’s impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he’s retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. “It’s with a lot of emotion that I retire ...

Ortiz Flown To Boston After Being Shot in Bar

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. The 43-year-old retired athlete had ...

Toronto Captures Second State Title in Baseball

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AKRON — When Nate Karaffa unleashed his fastball one final time, nothing went through his mind except finishing the job. It wasn’t his career, his individual accomplishments, how he and his teammates always dreamt of this moment or even how he’ll look in an Ohio State uniform next year. ...