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Hamlin Wins in 3rd OT at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin put himself in position to finally win in the playoffs by hanging at the back to avoid the carnage of the messiest and longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history. His sweeping three-wide pass in triple overtime Sunday brought an end to the sloppiest ...

Years After Hiatus, Italian Reaches French Open QF

By HOWARD FENDRICH and JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writers PARIS (AP) — Martina Trevisan has been doing video chats from her hotel room with her mental coach every day along the way to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, a run the 159th-ranked qualifier acknowledges is “a little” ...

Stewart, Bird Help Storm Rout Aces in WNBA Finals

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart and a record-setting unselfish offense have the Seattle Storm on the verge of another WNBA championship. Stewart scored 22 points to lead five Storm players in double figures in a 104-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday in Game 2 of the ...

Brown’s Double-Overtime Touchdown Lifts Mountaineers Over Baylor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leddie Brown scored a 3-yard touchdown run in the second overtime after West Virginia’s defense made a stop, and the Mountaineers outlasted Baylor 27-21 on Saturday. West Virginia (2-1, 1-1 Big 12) squeaked out the win in a game where offensive consistency was rare ...

Young Cameron Squad Drops Tough One to Pendleton Co., 34-20

MOUNDSVILLE -- Cameron head coach Tim Brown knew the 2020 season could feature its fair share of growing pains. Compounding a youth movement that includes upwards of nine freshmen and sophomores who are seeing heavy action with a few key injuries and the Dragons have had to do some mixing and ...

WVU’s Defense Stands Strong In Double-OT Victory Over Baylor

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia offense wasn’t clicking all day but its defense stood tall time after time. In the end, a toe-dragging interception in the back of the end zone by Tykee Smith set up the game-winning touchdown by running back Leddie Brown in double overtime to give the ...

University, Morgantown Claim Park Invite

WHEELING — Going into the Park Invitational Saturday, Wheeling Park coach Jacob Galik believed the top three teams in the state on the boys side were competing while the top four on the girls would be running against each other. After the results came in, it would be hard to argue. University ...

Newton Tests Positive; Patriots-Chiefs Delayed

One of the NFL’s premier matchups of the early schedule has been postponed due to players testing positive for the coronavirus. Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu were both placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday. The game ...

Djokovic Leads Been-There Crew at French

PARIS (AP) — Surprising results and “Who is that?” stories abound as this one-of-these-is-not-like-the-others French Open heads to the fourth round — with the wild-card entry, the pair of qualifiers and the group of men and women who keep advancing in their tournament debuts. And then ...

Filly Swiss Skydiver Beats Authentic to Win Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Those hanging around the heavily restricted stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course this week joked around that Authentic would stare down filly Swiss Skydiver whenever she walked past. “He got a good look at her today,” jockey Robby Albarado said. Swiss Skydiver added one ...

No. 4 Georgia Rolls Over Auburn, 27-6

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett threw for 240 yards and a touchdown in his first college start, Zamir White ran for a pair of scores and No. 4 Georgia romped to a 27-6 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday night in the first Top 10 matchup of the college football season. The Bulldogs ...

Rose, Others Recall Gibson’s Greatness

It was the summer of 1963, Bob Gibson was already well on his way to establishing himself as one of the most fearsome, intimidating pitchers in big league history. Pete Rose was a 22-year-old rookie, the cocky Cincinnati kid with a crew cut. As Rose recalls that night in St. Louis, he was ...

Marlins Making a Splash in MLB Playoffs

MIAMI (AP) — Their T-shirts say Bottom Feeders, even though the Miami Marlins are showing they’re a different kind of fish in 2020 — the sort that rises to make a splash. Surprising Miami has advanced to MLB’s final eight, disproving disparaging adjectives so often applied to the ...

Landis’ Name Pulled on Baseball MVP Plaques

NEW YORK (AP) — The name of the former baseball commissioner who never had a Black player in the majors during his long reign is being pulled off all future MVP plaques after more than 75 years. Kenesaw Mountain Landis won’t be depicted on the annual awards presented by the Baseball ...

Playoffs NASCAR’s Focus at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR’s last visit to Talladega Superspeedway, when a noose was found in driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall, marked a pivotal moment in its evolving approach to social justice issues. The series found itself at the forefront of the national civil rights push ...

Late TD Pass Lifts N.C. State Past Pittsburgh, 30-29

PITTSBURGH (AP) — North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren kept waiting for quarterback Devin Leary to take a firm grasp of the starting job. Doeren knew Leary had all the tools necessary to provide some stability at a position where there’s been little of it recently for the Wolfpack. ...

Pens Sign All-Star Goalie Jarry to Deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are putting their faith and their money in goalie Tristan Jarry. The Penguins awarded the first-time All-Star a three-year contract on Saturday. The deal, which carries an average annual value of $3.5 million, likely means Pittsburgh is ready to ...

Many Questions For Cubs After Sweep

CHICAGO (AP) — Manager David Ross had few words for his team after the Chicago Cubs got swept out of the playoffs. There really wasn’t much to say, other than this. “Just remember how this feels when you’re working in the offseason,” the rookie skipper said. “This is a terrible ...

Patriots Hold Off Pesky Golden Bears

WHEELING — A Class AA state semifinalist a year ago, Oak Glen gave Wheeling Park everything it could handle Friday night inside Wheeling Island Stadium. In the end, however, the Patriots’ final two drives of the game culminated in touchdowns as they pulled out a 28-14 victory to improve ...

West Virginia Defense Stands Tall in 2OT Win

MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia offense wasn’t clicking all day but its defense stood tall time after time. In the end, a toe-dragging interception in the back of the end zone by Tykee Smith set up the game-winning touchdown by running back Leddie Brown in 2OT to give the Mountaineers a ...