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DeCastro, Steelers Try To Keep Window Open

PITTSBURGH — David DeCastro understands he’s running out of time. So are most of the other members on what’s been one of the NFL’s most consistent offensive lines for the better part of a decade. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers right guard turned 30 in January a couple of weeks before ...

Trump, Coaches Push for College Football as Cracks Emerge

President Donald Trump joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches Monday in the push to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown. There was speculation that two of the five most powerful conferences — the Big Ten and the Pac-12 — might call off their seasons. ...

Twins Defeat Brewers, 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam, Randy Dobnak pitched five strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night to snap a four-game skid. Rosario’s slam in the third inning erased an early 1-0 deficit and gave Dobnak and the Twins bullpen ...

Raptors Down Bucks, 114-106

The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday night. The Rangers have ...

Rangers Win NHL Draft Lottery

The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday night. The Rangers have ...

Morikawa Wins PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The best shot of his life, the shot that made Collin Morikawa a major champion, was never supposed to happen. He knew the tee on the 16th at Harding Park would be moved forward at the PGA Championship. He said during practice rounds that wouldn’t tempt him to go for ...

Mauck, Hinegardner Earn OVAC Awards

WHEELING — Bill Hinegardner and Ron Mauck are synonymous with the word wrestling in the Ohio Valley. It was no surprise that the dynamic duo were honored for their work over the years. For the first time in approximately 35 years, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Coaches ...

Mountaineers Start Football Practice Today

MORGANTOWN — The most unusual season in 129 years of West Virginia University football begins this morning when Neal Brown’s Mountaineers officially begin practice. Since March when the COVID-19 virus shut down NCAA sports, nothing has been usual, nor will it be anytime soon. Brown and ...

Blue Jackets Advance With 3-0 Win

TORONTO — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 33 shots and Columbus advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs with a win 3-0 over Toronto in a decisive Game 5 Sunday. Zach Werenski’s floater from the left point in the first period held up as the deciding goal. Liam Foudy sneaked in a shot from ...

Cabrera, Tigers Sweep Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth for Detroit. Cabrera’s single to left-center field off Richard Rodriguez (0-1) scored Jonathan Schoop, who was hit by a pitch with two outs and took second on ...

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. ...

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson lost his yardage book and still found his way through an enormous crowd of contenders Saturday, making eight birdies at Harding Park for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship. Nothing ever comes ...

Tigers hit 4 homers in 1st inning, top Pirates 11-5

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe the Detroit Tigers should get four unexpected days off more often. Or maybe they should just face a pitching staff in tatters. Either way, Detroit's struggling offense has found traction in Pittsburgh. Niko Goodrum, Miguel ...

Warren scores 39, Pacers surge past Lakers late, 116-111

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Warren is leading a litany of All-Stars in scoring inside the NBA bubble, and his Indiana Pacers are the only Eastern Conference team with four wins. They got there with a victory over LeBron James and the Lakers. Warren scored 39 points, including ...

Harvick denies Keselowski in overtime at Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick forced his way past Kyle Busch, then fended off hometown threat Brad Keselowski. It takes a lot to beat Harvick these days — especially in Michigan. Harvick raced to his fifth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the ...

Father, Son Have Goodnight To Remember

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Logan Goodnight recalls the first time he picked up a baseball bat. He was 3-years old and his dad, Scot Goodnight, began tossing him a ball. Little did they know, they would be doing it again 20 years later on a much bigger stage. Logan, a Linsly alum, plays his college ...

OHSAA Adjusts Season if Football Is Approved by Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following a recommendation this week from the Governor’s Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday that if high school football games are approved by the Governor, all ...

Pirates Fall To Tigers in Slugfest

PITTSBURGH — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup ...

Penguins Eliminated By Canadiens, 2-0

TORONTO (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen flipped a shot past Tristan Jarry with 4:11 remaining to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a stunning 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, clinching their first playoff berth in three years. Paul Byron took advantage of a Pittsburgh turnover, ...

Li Takes Lead At PGA Championship After Day 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship. Three years after his 63 in the final round of the British Open, Li hit only four fairways at Harding ...