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W.Va. Spikes State in Game 1

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The West Virginia Black Bears rode a strong pitching performance to a 2-1 victory over the State College Spikes at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Starting pitcher Cedric de Grandpre and reliever Wyatt Wendell led the team on the hill, while SS Blaze Brothers and CF Sam ...

Dixon Snaps Skid in Mid-Ohio

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LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — There is nobody better than Scott Dixon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where The Iceman has a record six IndyCar victories and has only finished outside the top-10 twice in his career. So he’s the favorite to win Sunday, right? Well, not so fast. Dixon is mired ...

A Look Back at Where We Play

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As we look to celebrate a great day in American History, and since the staff at Wheeling Country Club has taken to calling me old, I thought I would live up to my reputation and look backwards for a change. I realized this column will not help you get out of a bunker (next week), but ...

Johnson, Ortiz Tied For Lead In LIV Event

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By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer The outcry that marked the start of the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf series’ first American stop quieted a bit on Friday, putting the focus on the play at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Modest crowds and mild temperatures in the mid-70s greeted the ...

Poston Leads at John Deere Classic

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SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — J.T. Poston took a four-stroke lead into the weekend in the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, following an opening 9-under 62 with a 65 on Friday at TPC Deere Run. Coming off a second-place tie last week in Connecticut after also opening with a 62, Poston got to 15 under ...

Lampaert Wins First Tour de France Stage in the Rain

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Although Belgian rider Yves Lampaert caused a surprise by winning the Tour de France opening stage, two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar wouldn’t have been bothered at finishing third on Friday. His priority was testing his race legs and placing ahead of ...