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Kuhl, Pirates Blank Chicago

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PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds had home runs among their three hits each in Pittsburgh’s 7-0 victory over slumping Chicago. Kuhl (2-3) retired his first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled to the wall in ...

Fitzpatrick, Fins Handle Jaguars

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By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. It doesn’t matter which uniform the journeyman quarterback is wearing, either. Fitzpatrick accounted for three touchdowns and led Miami to a 31-13 ...

Lakers Take 3-1 Advantage

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them. Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday ...

Park, Linsly To Square Off

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WHEELING — With all the uncertainty in high school football this season, all the schedule changes and all the rules and regulations that have been brought upon us by the current situation in the world, a pair of schools located just miles apart in Ohio County have found themselves ready to ...

Central, Man Game Canceled

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WHEELING — On again, Off again, on again, off again — that’s exactly how it has felt for the Wheeling Central football team this past week. When the West Virginia COVID color-coded map came out Saturday, both Ohio County and Logan County (home of this week’s opponent Man High School), ...

JM Looks to Get Back on Track

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MOUNDSVILLE — For the first time this season, John Marshall coach Jason Willis and his squad will will be coming off a loss. Last Friday, the Monarchs faced off against undefeated Oak Glen and made a commendable comeback effort. Down 48-21, the Monarchs were able to make it a one ...

Maroon Knights Rally Past Cadets

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WHEELING — Don’t call it a comeback. Wheeling Central faced multiple deficits on Wednesday night and rose to the occasion each time as the Maroon Knights pulled off a five-set 18-25, 25-20, 25-23, 22-25 and 15-11 victory over rival Linsly. The Cadets took the opening set only to see the ...

Brooke Heading to OVAC 5A Title

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team has punched its ticket to the big dance. Eddie Marks recorded two goals and an assist to lead top-seeded Brooke to a 5-0 victory against No. 4 seed Parkersburg South in an OVAC Class 5A tournament semifinal Wednesday night on Paul “Bud” Billiard ...

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame RB, Dies at 77

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed ...

Pirates Cool Off Hendricks, Playoff-Bound Cubs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. If their offense doesn’t pick up soon, it might be a short stay. Pittsburgh’s Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle ...

South Beach Takes On North Florida on TNF

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The idea has merit: Take teams you don’t expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule. That’s what the NFL has done by placing Cincinnati at Cleveland last week, and this Thursday night, it’s Jacksonville ...

Lightning Down Stars in Game 3

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As soon as Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated on the ice and the bench with 211 days of pent up excitement. Even after Stamkos left with injury, they didn’t let up and dominated without him, blowing the ...

Herro, Heat Top Celtics, 112-109

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The youngest player on the floor helped the Miami Heat move a game away from the NBA Finals. Tyler Herro — still just 20 years old — scored a Heat rookie-record 37 points, Jimmy Butler had 24 and Miami beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 on Wednesday night in ...

Steubenville Takes Down John Marshall

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STEUBENVILLE — Finishing was not a problem for the Steubenville boys soccer team against John Marshall on Tuesday. Second-seeded Steubenville recorded three goals in the 3:30 and never looked back, en route to an 8-1 victory against the third-seeded Monarchs in an OVAC Class 5A tournament ...

Red Devils Get Past Potters, 2-1

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — East Liverpool and St. Clairsville have developed quite a rivalry over the past few years in boys soccer, especially in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 4A tournament. Tuesday night was nothing out of the ordinary. The two schools have split the last two titles, ...

Seminoles Secure MOVL Golf Title

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BEALLSVILLE — Monroe Central head coach Jared Highman had some nervousness Monday evening as he thought about the upcoming Mid Ohio Valley League Golf Championship. The nerves actually didn’t settle down until the last score was posted Tuesday afternoon at the Switzerland of Ohio Country ...

Stallings’ HR Lifts Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates stalled the Chicago Cubs’ bid to win the NL Central with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. The Cubs began the day with a 4 ¢-game lead over St. Louis and Cincinnati in the division ...

Walk-Off Homer by Ramirez Clinches Indians Playoff Spot

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, Jose Ramirez pushed the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason ...

Nuggets Take Game 3

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and made two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victory Tuesday night that cut Los Angeles’ lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets lost ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Big Red Outlasts Bruins in OVAC Class 5A Matchup

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STEUBENVILLE — Trailing by a goal with less than a minute to play, a Brooke player ripped a shot on goal from inside the box. However, Big Red goalie Lakyn Blackburn made the save, allowing No. 2 seed Big Red to record a 3-2 victory against No. 3 Brooke in an OVAC Class 5A tournament ...