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Move Up To Draft Bush Highlights Steelers Draft

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin increasingly talks about “position-less” football and the ever growing need to find players who can’t just do one thing, but many. Ryan Shazier might have been the embodiment of that movement until a spinal injury suffered in December ...

Let’s Talk About Potential Backup QBs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Eleven quarterbacks were chosen in the three rounds of the draft. The trio that went in the opening round — No. 1 overall Kyler Murray to Arizona, No. 6 Daniel ...

Dillon Wins Pole at Talladega Superspeedway

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody’s guess. Even by Talladega standards, there’s an element of mystery and potential for chaos heading into Sunday’s Cup series race, which is often marked by big ...

30th Win for West Liberty Softball

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The West Liberty University softball team posted its 30th win of the season Saturday in splitting a Mountain East Conference doubleheader at Notre Dame. Coach Herb Minch’s Hilltoppers (30-17, 20-8) breezed to a 6-1 in Saturday’s opener only to see the host Falcons ...

Thiem Upsets Nadal at Barcelona Open

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For the second week in a row, Rafael Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of a clay-court tournament he has dominated for more than a decade. Dominic Thiem defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open on Saturday, becoming the first player other than Novak Djokovic to ...

Rahm-Palmer, Stallings-Mullinax Are Tied for Lead

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AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer shared the lead with Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax as the Zurich Classic finally got back on schedule. Rahm and Palmer played 30 holes Saturday in the event delayed by rain for more than seven hours Thursday, finishing off a 7-under 65 in ...

A Few Good Books

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If you’re looking for a good book, here are a few titles I’ve had a chance to review and enjoy recently. Kenn Kaufman has been obsessed with birds since he dropped out of high school and hitchhiked across the country pursuing his passion. He recounted that year in Kingbird Highway ...

Pirates Fall To Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw delivered a vintage outing for his first win of the season, allowing one run over seven innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Saturday night. Chris Taylor hit a tying sacrifice fly and Joc Pederson followed with a ...

Blue Jackets Even Series

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BOSTON (AP) — Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece. Artemi Panarin scored twice and assisted on the winner and ...

Nuggets Hold Off Spurs

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DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had a triple-double, Jamal Murray hit a clutch floater with 36.8 seconds remaining and the Denver Nuggets held off the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night to advance in the postseason for the first time in a decade. In a matchup between a Denver ...

Ohio Valley Friends Reflect On Bridgeport Native John Havlicek

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BRIDGEPORT — The Ohio Valley — and more specifically Bridgeport — lost one of its most well-known and revered athletes Thursday night. John Havlicek — the Bridgeport High School Class of 1958 product who went on to gain national acclaim with the Ohio State Buckeyes and Boston Celtics ...

Oak Glen Boys, Wheeling Park Girls Win at Brooke Relays

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WELLSBURG — Friday evening the Oak Glen and Wheeling Park track and field teams battled one another, a field of local competition, and the conditions during a rainy edition of the Brooke Relays at Brooke Memorial Stadium. The Golden Bears came close to duplicating their sweep of the Early ...

2nd Round of NFL Draft Full of DBs, WRs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So you want proof the NFL is an aerial circus? Try the second round of the draft. And some of the third. Of Friday night’s first 32 picks, 11 were defensive backs charged with holding down pass catchers, of which seven were chosen. Plus another seven offensive ...