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Ohio State Quarterback Derby Still Unsettled, Will Carry Over Into Fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State’s quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That’s not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has thrown a pass in a ...

Attorney apologizes for assault accusation against Aaron Donald

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a man who accused NFL star Aaron Donald of assaulting him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend has apologized, saying it was a case of mistaken identity. Attorney Todd Hollis, who represents DeVin­cent Spriggs, told Pittsburgh reporters Friday that ...

Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins' late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn't realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. While the Penguins ...

Early-Inning Woes See Pirates Fall on Road to Brewers, 7-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brett Anderson pitched seven effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers built a big lead early and breezed past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Saturday night. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a leadoff single in the first inning and the Brewers went on to score five times, with every ...

Tokyo Olympics Will Go On in Name Only

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist In 1964, less than two decades removed from World War II, Japan used the Summer Olympics to showcase its astonishing recovery from a horrific defeat. It was an undeniable triumph for the host nation. This time, the Tokyo Games will be a ...

FCS No. 1 James Madison Beats Richmond

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ethan Ratke kicked three field goals to set a Colonial Athletic Association record and top-ranked James Madison drubbed eleventh-ranked Richmond 23-6 on Saturday, staking a claim for an at-large playoff berth. The season-finale win wraps up the CAA South Division ...

NASCAR: Chase Elliott Seeking a Change at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many drivers in NASCAR’s top series, Chase Elliott had a hard time figuring out the best way to navigate the layout at Richmond Raceway when he first raced on the track. Some think the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval drives like a mini superspeedway, and others enjoy ...

Cink Sets Scoring Record, Keeps Lead at RCB Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Stewart Cink is having a great time playing at the RBC Heritage with his son, Reagan, as his caddie. He’s winning, too. The 47-year-old Cink, closer to the Champions Tour than his PGA prime, maintained a five-shot lead and set another scoring mark at ...

Twins-Angels Games Delayed By COVID Woes

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins’ games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night and Sunday have been postponed due to Minnesota’s COVID-19 problems, including at least four positive tests in the past week. Kyle Garlick, another unnamed Twins player and a team staff member ...

MLB: Rays Beat Yankees, 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame cramps and poor control to pitch five innings of one-run ball and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and dropped New York to an AL-worst 5-9. New York lost its seventh straight series to the ...

NBA: Celtics Edge Warriors, 119-114

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 44 points to win a shootout with Stephen Curry, who had 47, and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to lead the Boston Celtics to their sixth straight win, 119-114 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. LAKERS 127, JAZZ 115, ...

VMI earns first FCS playoff bid, beats The Citadel 31-17

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Seth Morgan threw three touchdown passes, and No. 15 VMI will enter the FCS playoffs for the first time with its 31-17 victory over The Citadel on Saturday. The Keydets (6-1, 6-1), who also collected their first Southern Conference title since 1977, will find out ...

West Virginia State Swim Meet on Tap for Tuesday

WHEELING — As freshmen, Jenna Bopp and Abby Turner broke on the scene shattering records left and right— now as seniors, the defending state champions are looking to go out on top at the state swim meet. On Tuesday, the state meet will be held at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park in ...

Cameron Girls Crowned Sectional Champions

CAMERON — Cameron girls’ coach Holly Pettit felt chills during the National Anthem of Friday’s Region One, Section One Championship game because she knew what her team had a chance to accomplish and what still lies ahead. When the final whistle blew, the Dragons did exactly what her ...

Wheeling Park Girls Fall to Morgantown, 41-32

BY ANDREW SPELLMAN The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — Nearly one year ago, Morgantown and Wheeling Park were battling for a spot in the girls’ state tournament and a Region One crown. This year the two regional powers were in another tight match, but this time for the Section One title. ...

WVU’s Darius Stills Wins Hardman Award

By SEAN MANNING The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — Darius Stills was close to voiding his amateur status a year ago, following a strong junior season that had NFL scouts taking notice. Instead, he decided to return to WVU for one more year, and in the process, claimed several All-America ...

Pirates Get Past Brewers

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE — JT Brubaker struck out eight in six impressive innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their recent surge by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night. Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco homered for the Pirates, who have followed a ...

Saying Hello From the Links

Hello, my name is Rich Conwell and I am the General Manager-PGA Head Golf Professional at Wheeling Country Club. I have been a PGA Class A Certified Professional for 20 years. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, absolutely love all Pittsburgh sports teams and love teaching and growing ...

Martins Ferry Cruises Past Central

WHEELING — Even the unseasonable cool temperature couldn’t cool off Martins Ferry’s red-hot bats. The Purple Riders (14-4) pounded out 17 hits in posting an impressive, 18-4, triumph over homestanding Wheeling Central Friday afternoon at chill-filled Lisa’s Field at the J.B. Chambers ...

Linsly Boys Fall in Season Finale to Martinsburg

WHEELING — Linsly’s boys basketball team gave itself a chance to win the coveted Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3A title. Despite the delayed start in West Virginia, two, 10-day pauses due to COVID-19 and numerous schedule changes, the Cadets came into Friday’s season finale in need of ...