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Pens Fall To Flyers In Shootout

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier scored in the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday. Giroux and Couturier were the lone shooters for Philadelphia. Jake Guentzel scored for Pittsburgh, but Carter ...

Giannis Returns To Lineup as Bucks Win

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ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109 Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee before getting cleared ...

College Sports Adapting To New Transfer Rules

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By RALPH D, RUSSO AP College Football Writer As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, ...

Brooklyn’s Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concerns he had during ...

Wheeling Central Baseball Prevails In Season Debut

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SHADYSIDE — In a game that featured 15 runners left on base and 18 strikeouts, including 11 looking, Wednesday night’s baseball battle between debuting Wheeling Central and Shadyside all came down to a first inning triple that eventually accounted for three runs. The Maroon Knights ...

John Marshall Rallies Past Brooke

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MOUNDSVILLE — When it comes to baseball, sometimes one inning is all a team needs. For John Marshall, it was the sixth inning against Brooke. Bruins’ pitcher Andrew Coursin was throwing a no-hitter before the Monarchs scored four runs on four hits as they rallied to a 4-2 victory Wednesday ...

Polanco Hits Early Homer as Pirates Beat Padres

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PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Wednesday night, beating Joe Musgrove in his first start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history. Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. ...

Nailers Stay Hot in Win

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WHEELING — The ice stayed cold and the Wheeling Nailers remained hot in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Indy. After having their last two games canceled due to ice issues, everything went perfectly smooth on this night. “They brought somebody in who seemed to have an idea of what to do ...

Clowney Signs With Browns

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CLEVELAND — As he considered his next stop in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney said there was something about the Browns that made them very appealing. “They’re winning,” he said. They are now, and Clowney wants to help them win it all. The dynamic free agent defensive end signed a ...

Pandemic Making NFL Draft’s Small School Gems Harder to Find

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Those diamonds in the rough selected in the late rounds of NFL drafts or signed as undrafted free agents are more like hidden gems this year. Fewer schools outside the Football Bowl Subdivision hosted pro days this year, meaning college players from smaller schools with NFL hopes didn’t get ...

Man Accuses Donald Of Assault at Pittsburgh Club

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted the man at a nightclub last weekend, causing multiple injuries Attorney Todd J. Hollis said his client, De’Vincent Spriggs, ...

NFL’s Revised Offseason Program Includes Mandatory Minicamp

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The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to in-person activities due to COVID-19 concerns. A memo obtained by The Associated Press that was sent to teams on ...

Masters Phenom Zalatoris Continues Rise at RBC Heritage

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Will Zalatoris won’t raise his expectations or alter his approach going forward after his stellar Masters’ debut. Zalatoris, the slender, 24-year-old, finished second on his first trip amid the colorful azaleas and Georgia pines at Augusta National. Now, ...

Rodon No-Hits Cleveland

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CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The left-hander retired ...

AP Sources: NCAA Dumps Requirement That Transfers Sit a Year

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Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to changed the long-standing rule that has often deterred players ...

Philadelphia Downs Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 39 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn 123-117 on Wednesday night in an anticipated matchup that fizzled with the Nets missing their biggest stars. BUCKS 130 TIMBERWOLVES 105 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Khris Middleton had 27 ...

Wild Secure Win vs. Coyotes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello scored twice and Nick Bonino had a goal and two assists on Wednesday to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 5-2. It was the Wild’s first game since the death on Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man fatally shot by police ...

Wheeling Park Girls Down John Marshall In Sectional Showdown

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Park girls basketball team wasted little time in its West Virginia Class AAAA Region One, Section One semifinal matchup against John Marshall. The Patriots raced out to a 21-4 first quarter lead and led by as many as 27 in the first half en route to a 65-28 victory ...