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15-Year Old Gets U.S. Open Entry

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Coco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open’s main draw. It will be Gauff’s second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card ...

Yankees Run Win Streak Over O’s to 15 Games

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NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo German pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games. German allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked ...

Brown Returns To Raiders After Absence

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Brown walked onto the Oakland Raiders practice field in his familiar No. 84 jersey surrounded by cameras and received warm greetings from teammates. His weeklong absence to deal with his frostbitten feet and a grievance with the NFL over the use of a helmet has ...

Chiefs Becoming Popular With Mahomes, Reid Combo

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs needed a playmaking safety and signed coveted free agent Tyrann Mathieu. They needed help at cornerback and signed Bashaud Breeland and Morris Claiborne. They had to address the pass rush and extended the contract of defensive end Frank ...

Luck Expected to Miss Preseason

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts believe lingering pain in Andrew Luck’s lower left leg will likely force their starting quarterback to miss the rest of the preseason. They’re still unsure about his availability for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Los Angeles ...

Clemson Currently Sitting Far Ahead of ACC Field

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Reigning national champion Clemson has taken any drama out of the Atlantic Coast Conference race. At least on paper. Dabo Swinney’s program has risen to the top of college football, not just the ACC, during a multi-year tear. The Tigers enter the 2019 season with ...

Steelers Rookie Bush Making Early Impact

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect first-round pick Devin Bush to provide a serious jolt of athleticism and swagger to a young defense. The speedy inside linebacker already made a significant impact in the preseason opener, a 30-28 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on ...

Raiders WR Brown Loses Grievance

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his grievance with the NFL on Monday over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe to use for practice or play. The arbitrator issued the ruling after holding a hearing last Friday with Brown, representatives ...

Red River Rematch On Tap?

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Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback — former national championship winner Jalen ...

Santana Wins It for Tribe

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning to send the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston Red Sox on Monday night and back into first-place in the AL Central. After the Red Sox tied it in the top of the inning, Santana connected on a 2-2 pitch ...

Landers Shines Light on Mental Health

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State defensive tackle Robert Landers struggles with mental illness, and he doesn’t care who knows it. In fact, he wants more people to be aware of it. The mass shooting in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, rattled him enough that he decided it was time to speak ...

Pirates Cough Up Late Lead, Lose 8th Straight

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ST. LOUIS — In the big leagues primarily as a defensive replacement, Cardinals rookie outfielder Lane Thomas pounced with a chance to flex his hitting muscles. Thomas ripped a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Dexter Fowler also homered, and St. Louis beat the ...

Steelers WR Coach Drake Dies

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, who spent more than 30 years molding some of the best players at the position at both the collegiate and professional level, has died. He was 62. The team said Drake, who joined the coaching staff in 2018, died early ...

Experience Church Donates To Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — While the last couple of seasons haven’t been the best for the Bridgeport football team, the Bulldogs recently received a gift that will help them put a good foot forward toward restoring the roar. Robert Valentin, student pastor at The Experience Church in Lansing, presented ...

Paige Williams Takes Over Bridgeport Bulldogs Softball Team

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BRIDGEPORT — It was no secret that Donnie Cash was stepping down as softball coach at Bridgeport following last season, so athletics director Greg Harkness kept track of who might be available to take over the Bulldogs diamond program. The same night that Cash’s resignation was approved ...

Harvick Wins NASCAR Race at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick is so confident in his talent and team he doesn’t get excited when he wins. “It’s more of an expectation,” Harvick said. He raced to the 47th NASCAR Cup victory of his career and his second in less than a month Sunday, pulling away from the pack to ...

Santana’s Grand Slam Puts Indians in Tie for First

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a grand slam in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Sunday to win the four-game series and forge another tie for the AL Central lead. The Twins tied the game with four hits in a two-run ninth against Brad Hand ...

John Marshall Golfer Cody Grall Knows No Limits

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WHEELING— Most golfers appreciate the stillness and tranquillity of the golf course. John Marshall senior Cody Grall is no different. Every day he hits the links with his teammates but does not hear the rumble of the golf carts whistling past or the chattering of fans in the distance. ...

Local Swimmers Have Strong Showing at YMCA Nationals

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WHEELING — In recent years, swimming has taken off in the Ohio Valley. Numbers have increased and those jumping in the pool have taken their games to a whole new level. The latest accomplishments have come thanks to the Wheeling YMCA Cardinal Aquatics squad. This past weekend at the EPPLEY ...