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Tokyo Delay Sought By U.S.

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DENVER (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders are facing a growing rebellion inside their ranks about holding the Tokyo Games. A board member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee countered leadership by criticizing the IOC, and the USA Track and Field chief added to the call for a postponement ...

South’s Amos Captures Dutton Award

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PARKERSBURG — Braxton Amos built an expectant reputation on the wrestling mat thanks to his many early successes. Notoriety he’s repeatedly lived up to while attending Parkersburg South. During his sophomore season as a Patriot, he swept through the Mountain State on the way to state ...

Pirates Donate $50,000 to Food Bank

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities Saturday announced a $50,000 donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to support multiple food distribution events to help ensure the needs of local families are met during the current Coronavirus crisis. The mission of ...

Madonna Graduate Elevates BC Basketball Program

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CHESTNUT HILL — Joanna (Bernabei) McNamee has authored a sparkling resume of coaching success. The 2019-2020 season, however, may have been her best yet. The Weirton Madonna athletic legend recently completed her second year as head women’s hoop coach at Boston College. She inherited a ...

Goodwin Re-Signs With Cowboys

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WHEELING — Coming from a small town, Linsly graduate C.J. Goodwin aspired to play in the NFL and wear the Dallas Cowboys’ star on his helmet. The East Wheeling native has been living that dream for the last two seasons, a dream he won’t be waking up from in the near future. On Friday, ...

Brady Officially Signs with Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. — A new look for the NFL: Tom Brady in Tampa Bay pewter and red rather than Patriots red, white and blue. The six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback signed a two-year contract in free agency on Friday, embarking on a “new football journey” with the Buccaneers. The deal ...

Wilson’s Mat Season Halted By COVID-19

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STEUBENVILLE — Tariq Wilson had March 21, 2020 circled on his calendar since September. He fully intended to be in Minneapolis wrestling for at least an All-American status — if not a NCAA championship — this weekend. Unfortunately, the current N.C. State junior and Steubenville ...

West Liberty Set to Host Prep Shootout

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WEST LIBERTY — It will be another busy summer for the West Liberty University women’s basketball team as its annual High School Team Shootout will be coming back to the ASRC. “The shootout will run June 11-13. There are various team pricings for it. There are single days or multiple ...

Steelers To Bring in Ebron, Wisniewski

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is getting a little help. The defensive line is getting a little depth. The offensive line a little veteran experience, all in the name of helping the Pittsburgh Steelers make some headway in the new-look AFC North. The Steelers have agreed to terms with ...

Wheeling’s Season Comes to a Halt

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WHEELING — WesBanco Arena sat empty over the weekend. The Wheeling Nailers were scheduled to play three divisional games against first-place Cincinnati, Indy and Toledo. Instead, Nailers players cleaned out their lockers and packed their bags to go home after the 2020 ECHL season was ...

Ohio’s Sports Status Remain Unchanged

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COLUMBUS — The status of Ohio’s remaining winter and upcoming spring sports remains unchanged at the moment. The Ohio High School Athletic Association held a media conference Thursday afternoon to provide updates on the basketball and wrestling tournaments, which were brought to a halt ...

WLU Women Add WPIAL Scoring Ace

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University head women’s basketball coach Kyle Cooper has announced the signing of Amaia Johnson, a high-scoring guard from East Allegheny High School in North Versailles, Pa. “We’re really excited to officially welcome Amaia to the West Liberty family,” ...

Rams Release RB Gurley

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Todd Gurley has gone from the NFL’s top running back to looking for a job. In a move designed to save the Los Angeles Rams about $10 million that would have become guaranteed Thursday, they said goodbye to Gurley. Perhaps the game’s best rusher in 2017 and ‘18 but plagued by knee ...

Payton Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton learned Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told ESPN. Payton is the first employee of either an NFL team or the league to make such a diagnosis public. He told the network that he came forward to ...

Rich Donnelly Lands Managerial Post In Mets Organization

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STEUBENVILLE — Rich Donnelly is a baseball lifer. The Steubenville Catholic graduate is 73-years-old and still going strong on the diamond. So much so, he is a coach in demand by the New York Mets. Donnelly was tabbed to be the bench coach for Syracuse this year, the triple A-level of ...

Barnesville Graduate Seth Gordon Named PAC Player of Week

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BARNESVILLE — Seth Gordon was swinging a hot bat during the course of the early portion of the Bethany College baseball season. However, like basically all college baseball players across the country, Gordon is left to wonder what might have been throughout the rest of the season. With ...

Hilltoppers Add 3 More Transfers to 2020 Fold

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WEST LIBERTY — Although preparations for the 2020 season have been put on hold indefinitely by the coronavirus crisis, West Liberty football coach Roger Waialae is still making quality enhancements to the Hilltopper roster. Talent and experience go hand in hand for Waialae’s newest ...

Free Agent Deals Aren’t Yet Official as NFL Year Begins

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Tom Brady preparing to trade the red, white and blue threads of this century’s most successful franchise for one of the NFL’s bottom feeders served as the highlight of a topsy-turvy start to the league’s new year Wednesday. Brady, 42, will take his six rings from his unparalleled ...

Tom Brady Leaving New England

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The unimaginable has happened to Patriots fans: Tom Brady is moving on. The predictable has occurred for Saints fans: Drew Brees is staying put. No matter what else happens in NFL free agency on Tuesday, decisions by those two iconic quarterbacks deserve headlines. And those decisions were ...

Steelers Place Shazier On Reserved/Retired List

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PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier’s NFL career is over. For now at least. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the inside linebacker on the reserved/retired list on Tuesday. Shazier spent the last two seasons on the Physically Unable to Perform list while recovering from a spinal injury suffered in ...