Barty to Face Collins in Bid To End Australian Title Drought

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Ash Barty was the crowd favorite at Melbourne Park long before she ended a 42-year drought by reaching the Australian Open final. Danielle Collins said it’ll be “spectacular” to take on the women’s No. 1-ranked player in the final of her home Grand Slam event ...

Gene Cline, World Series Winner With Pirates, Dies at 75

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gene Clines, part of the first all-minority lineup in Major League Baseball history and a line drive-hitting outfielder for the 1971 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates, died Thursday. He was 75. Clines’ wife, Joanne, told the Pirates that Clines died at his home in ...

Old Newcomers Making Big Impacts in College Basketball

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There are a lot of old newcomers making a splash this season in college basketball. ACC top scorer Alondes Williams for Wake Forest and Pac-12 leader Terrell Brown Jr. at Washington are both senior transfers who joined their new teams this season. The same goes for the leading scorers for ...

Marshal Alum Lee Smith Retires From NFL After 11 Years

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Lee Smith plans to build a gym and mentor young athletes after announcing his retirement from the NFL. The 34-year-old tight end spent 11 seasons in the league, playing for the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons. Known mostly for his blocking skills, ...

Bethany Topples PAC-Leading W&J

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BETHANY — The Bethany women’s basketball team knocked off conference-leading Washington & Jefferson 64-59 in front of a rowdy home crowd inside the Hummel Field House Wednesday evening. It was the first conference loss of the season for the Presidents (12-4, 9-1 PAC) as the Bison ...

Wheeling U to Host OVAC All-Star Football Camp

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WHEELING — Wheeling University President Ginny Favede found herself on ‘Cloud 9’ Wednesday afternoon. Understandably so when you consider she saw upwards of two-and-a-half years of work pay off. It was formally announced after the OVAC Executive Board meeting, which was held earlier ...