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Newman Released From Hospital; Chastain to Replace Him in Vegas

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released a photo of Newman leaving a Daytona Beach hospital holding the hands of his two young daughters. ...

Beilein Steps Down As Cavaliers Head Coach

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — John Beilein didn’t make it through one NBA season. Another college coaching dropout. Wildly successful at Michigan and other stops in his coaching career, Beilein resigned Wednesday after just 54 games with the rebuilding Cavaliers, who can’t seem to find the right ...

No. 16 Toppers Roll Past Cats

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FROSTBURG, Md. — The No. 16-ranked West Liberty men’s basketball team forced 30 turnovers and never trailed here Wednesday night in blasting Frostburg State, 117-74, in Mountain East Conference action at Bobcat Arena. It was the 16th 100-point game of the season for Coach Ben Howlett’s ...

Beaver Local Holds Off St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Beaver Local used a huge advantage on the glass to build a double-figure lead against St. Clairsville on Wednesday night, however, the Lady Beavers managed to turn the ball over 17 times more than their guests to help keep the Red Devils in the contest. In the end Coach ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Jets Rout Bobcats

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MORRISTOWN — No. 2-seeded Union Local, playing for the first time since having its 21-game unbeaten streak snapped against Fort Frye in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 3A championship game , didn’t seemed fazed by the extended layoff as it steamrolled past visiting Cambridge, 46-8, in an ...

John Marshall’s Victoria Kidney Relishing Freshman Year

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MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall freshman swimmer Victoria Kidney has taken the swimming world by storm this year. In her first year at the high school level, she has re-written the record books at John Marshall. Now, she faces her biggest test yet as she heads to the West Virginia Secondary ...

Area Swimmers Primed for State

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WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Pat Durkin is planning on hanging up his coach’s whistle following the 2019-20 swimming season. Although, this week’s West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission State Swimming Championships will be his last meet, he still prefers the main focus ...

Abby Blake Lifts JM By Preston

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MOUNDSVILLE — Even in victory, there are lessons that can be learned. And when it came to Tuesday’s matchup against Preston, John Marshall coach Brock Melko was pleased how it all played out. Up by as many as nine points in the third quarter, the Monarchs’ lead disappeared in the blink of ...

Wheeling Park Cools Off Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — Wheeling Park broke open a close game with an eight-point run to start the second quarter and added a big third quarter offensive output to down Oak Glen, 79-55, Tuesday night inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse. After trailing Oak Glen 20-18 following the first eight minutes, ...

Huggins Ties Smith at 879

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win. Huggins earned his 879th career victory to ...

DiLorenzo’s Free Throw Wins it for Linsly

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WHEELING — Rarely does a team lose a game by 40-plus points and turn around two months later and avenge that defeat. Don’t tell that theory to the Linsly Cadets because they’ll prove it wrong. And they did Tuesday evening inside the Stifel Fieldhouse. Thanks to a superb defensive ...

Magnolia Boys Down Hundred

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HUNDRED — Qwailei Turner dropped in 17 points and Trevor Williamson delivered 15 as Magnolia upended Hundred, 62-42 in prep boys’ basketball action Tuesday night at Hundred High School. Jake Gamble was solid with 13 points and Gavin Postlethwait turned in 11 for the 13-6 Blue ...

Crosby’s Four Points Leads Pens to Victory

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. Bryan Rust had a goal and two assists, and Jason Zucker, Teddy Blueger and Anthony Angello also scored as Pittsburgh moved past Washington into ...

Newman Awake And Speaking After Crash

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver Tuesday, about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall at ...

Illinois Upsets No. 9 Penn State

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over No. 9 Penn State on Tuesday night. Kofi Cockburn added 14 points for the Fighting Illini (17-9, 9-6 Big Ten), who led most of the way and ended Penn State’s ...

Stallings’ Persistence Pays Off for Pirates

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BRADENTON, Fla. — The son’s stay in town has outlasted the father’s. The irony isn’t lost on Jacob Stallings. It wasn’t necessarily supposed to be this way. Stallings was still a catching prospect — and not necessarily a young one — in the Pirates’ organization four years ago ...

Bucs’ Archer Has Clear Mind

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Chris Archer is 2 ¢ pounds lighter than at the end of last season. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander didn’t go on a winter diet, though. Instead, Archer cut off his trademark dreadlocks. “It was time for a change,” Archer said Friday after a spring training ...

Manfred’s ‘Piece of Metal’ Angers Doolittle, Turner, Others

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Players who have won a World Series — and those who have come up short — seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred’s reference to the sport’s championship trophy as merely a “piece of metal,” saying that comment reflected a disconnect between baseball’s ...

Harrison Gets Victory Over Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — A fast start led to a good night offensively for Harrison Central. Junior standout Kobe Mitchell collected 22 of his game-high 32 points in the first half, leading the Harrison Central boys’ basketball team past Indian Creek, 71-44, Monday night. The Huskies scored at least ...