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Woods Says He’ll Play in New PGA Event in Japan

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Masters champion Tiger Woods is adding to his international travels at the end of this year, announcing Wednesday night that he will compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years at the new Zozo Championship. Woods said on Twitter that he was excited to play the new tournament and described ...

Linsly Makes It Nine Straight OVAC Tennis Titles

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GLEN DALE — It just gets better with age. The Linsly girls’ tennis team extended its OVAC small school championship streak to nine straight on Wednesday at John Marshall and this one was just as sweet. “I’m just so proud of our girls,” Linsly coach Dave Riethmiller said. “From ...

Monroe Central Ousted By Crestview in OVAC Softball Semifinal

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WHEELING — Plenty of two-out lightning struck the J.B. Chambers Youth Sports Complex on Wednesday evening. Four of the five runs scored in the OVAC 3A semifinal pitting No. 2 seed Crestview and No. 3 seed Monroe Central came with two away. The Rebels tallied three of those runs, however, ...

D-Backs Crush Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ketel Marte homered twice and the Arizona Diamondbacks won at Pittsburgh for the ninth straight time, 11-2 over the Pirates on Wednesday night. Marte extended Arizona’s lead to 5-1 with a solo shot in the fifth inning and drove a three-run shot, his sixth homer this ...

Roethlisberger to Remain With Steelers Through 2021

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team’s unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a ...

Arizona Defeats Pittsburgh

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By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jarrod Dyson watched the ball hit the dirt and bolted for home, an impressive read by the veteran speedster. He saw the play at plate better than some, too. Dyson slid around catcher Francisco Cervelli and signaled that he was safe, but ...

From Cozy Get-Together to Huge Event, NFL Draft has Soared

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league’s third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned ...

76ers Move On To Next Round

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk , Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their ...

Bruins Win in Game 7

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BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern ...

Morgantown get Sweep at OVAC Girls’ Doubles

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GLEN DALE — Morgantown began the OVAC championship tennis week by completing a sweep during the girls’ doubles championships on Tuesday at John Marshall High School. Three local duos made it to the championship round as Rachel Ekanem and Caitlin Mead of Linsly secured a spot in No. 1 ...