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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 ...

Wainwright Holds Bucs In Check

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ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright got off to a rocky start when his first pitch sailed over the right field wall. The rest of the game, that went a lot better. Wainwright tossed six scoreless innings after Adam Frazier’s leadoff home run, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh ...

Ohio State Defense Seeks ‘Redemption’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season. But the weaknesses that led to the 49-20 blowout by the Boilermakers on Oct. 21 were on display most of the season, masked by a high-scoring Buckeyes ...

All-OVAC Academic Team

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All schools were asked to submit the names of any student/athletes who fit the following criteria: ∫ Be in grades 9-12 ∫ Earned a 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the 2018-2019 school year ∫ Participated in at least one varsity sport. They did not have to letter, but participate ...

WVU Adds Ex-LSU Punter as Grad Transfer

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia has added former LSU punter Josh Growden as a graduate transfer. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced that Growden practiced with the Mountaineers on Saturday. Growden averaged 41.4 yards per punt as a freshman in 2016 before Zach Von Rosenburg replaced ...

August Is for Hummingbirds

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If you feed hummingbirds, you should be seeing lots of activity right now. Ruby-throated hummingbird numbers peak in August. Young of the year have left the nest (fledged) so late summer populations easily double. Whether you see two or three hummers visiting a single feeder or can brag about ...

Matsakis Making Progress at Defiance

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WHEELING — He arrived on the Defiance College campus Aug. 7 of last year. A month later Manny Matsakis was leading the Yellow Jackets’ football team in its first game of the season. Suffice to say, the Shadyside native had to hit the ground running at a school that enjoyed only one ...

16th OVAC Hall Of Fame Banquet Set for Saturday at WesBanco Arena

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WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will honor its own Saturday when the 16th annual OVAC Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place with the induction of the Class of 2019. WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling is again the site of this year’s event, sponsored by the Robinson ...