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Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs’ 1st GM

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his ...

Obecny Finishes Second in West Virginia Open

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DANIELS, W.Va. — Thaddeus Obecny II took a three-stroke lead into Thursday’s third and final round of the 87th West Virginia Open Championship. The margin, however, didn’t prove enough for the Wheeling native. Parkersburg’s Kenny Hess fired a scorching 6-under par 66 to capture the ...

Buckeye Local Latest To Cease Practicing

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CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local became the latest area school to cease its sports conditioning and open gyms due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Kim Leonard announced the decision late Wednesday evening, but quickly pointed out that no Buckeye Local student has tested postive or ...

NFL Cancels Hall of Fame Game, Delays Inductions Until 2021

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The NFL on Thursday canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first ...

Stogies Win Battle Of Top Area Teams

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ELM GROVE — Two of the Ohio Valley’s premier summer baseball teams met on the Patterson Field diamond Thursday night. One looked like it was in midseason form, while the other looked a little rusty. Ryan Hummell pitched six innings and the Wheeling Stogies (2-0) broke open a close game by ...

Wheeling’s Thadd Obecny Leads Heading Into Final Round of WV Open

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DANIELS, W.Va. -- Following an eagle and three birdies over the final seven holes, Wheeling's Thadd Obecny carries a three-stroke lead into Thursday's final round in the 87th West Virginia Open Championship, taking place this year on the Cobb Course at The Resort at Glade Springs. Obecny is ...

Baseball Is Back! MLB Sets 60-Game Schedule

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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final ...

WVU DC Koenning Is Placed On Leave

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West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media post that the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday ...

Martins Ferry Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

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MARTINS FERRY — For the fourth time in five days, an area school has announced it’s suspending its summer sports workouts and conditoning programs due to COVID-19. Martins Ferry became the latest Wednesday afternoon when the school district released its plan to shut down all ...

Myers Goes Seven Strong in Moundsville Shutout of Weirton

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GLEN DALE — Joe Myers hadn’t started a game on the mound since last season. He had, however, been bugging Matt Carnahan for a chance. Wish granted. Myers pitched seven strong innings as Moundsville (5-7) won for the second straight time in an 8-0 blanking of visiting Weirton Wednesday ...

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game schedule, opens July 23 or 24

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By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games ...

Steelers Will Support Players If They Kneel

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PITTSBURGH=— Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants his players to feel comfortable speaking out about social justice in any way they see fit, provided it’s done “thoughtfully and with class.” Kneeling included. Tomlin said Tuesday the club has engaged in “intimate ...

Union Local Recommends Athletes That Travel to Quarantine

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MORRISTOWN — Aware of what was transpiring at other school districts in Belmont County involving the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Union Local Superintendent Ben Porter decided to be proactive. While all Jets sports are still permitted to condition, train and stage open gyms as they had been, ...

Bellaire, Shadyside Shut Down Youth Sports

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BELLAIRE — As a fallout from both Bellaire and Shadyside High Schools announcing suspension of their athletic teams’ workouts for an undisclosed period of time, youth sports in the two communities are following suit. Both the Bellaire Junior Sports and Shadyside Youth Baseball and ...

Wheeling University’s Lilly Ritz Receives NCAA Plaque

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Wheeling University’s Lilly Ritz enjoyed a stellar sophomore basketball season for the Cardinals this past winter. The Cambridge High product was named a Division II Conference Commissioners Association second-team All-American. She became the first Cardinal women’s basketball player to ...

No Charges in NASCAR Noose Incident Involving Wallace

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The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. Attorney ...

McKivitz Inks Deal With 49ers

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Colton McKivitz is officially a San Francisco 49er. The Union Local and West Virginia University product signed his rookie contract late last week after getting clearance to fly to the Bay Area to undergo a physical and finalize the terms of his four-year contract. “It was a pretty cool ...

NASCAR Stands With Bubba Wallace

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace. Blaney nipped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the finish ...

MLB Plans 60-Game Slate as Union Balks Latest Proposal

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the ...