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Former Penguin Orpik Retires

Brooks Orpik called it a career Tuesday after 15 bruising NHL seasons in which he established himself as a big-hitting, shutdown defenseman and won the Stanley Cup twice. The 38-year-old played 1,171 regular-season and playoff games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. He won ...

Vanderbilt Evens Series, Forces Game 3

OMAHA, Neb. — Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals Tuesday night. The Commodores (58-12) forced a winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night at TD ...

Kipnis Hits Walk-Off Homer To Lift Indians

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis homered leading off the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians continued their impressive June with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night in a game delayed 2 hours, 23 minutes by rain. Kipnis connected on a 1-0 pitch from Wily Peralta (2-4), driving it ...

U.S. Advances to World Cup Quarterfinals

REIMS, France — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. The Spaniards played an aggressive and physical game that made the U.S. look disorganized at times before pulling out a 2-1 victory on Monday. It could have been just what the Americans needed: ...

Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors and Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica. Antetokounmpo, a 24-year-old ...

Italy’s Milan-Cortina Wins Vote To Host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from ...

CBJ Center Of Attention As Free Agency Looms

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kek—l—inen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kek—l—inen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and ...

Michigan Takes Down Vanderbilt In Game 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals Monday night. The Wolverines (50-20), who barely got into the NCAA Tournament after a poor finish to the regular season, are seeking ...

Newman’s Walk Caps Bucs Rally

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman isn’t afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count ...

Indians Roll Past Tigers, 8-3

CLEVELAND — Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse. Both experiences were even better than he had imagined. Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance as the ...

Truex Jr. Holds Off Kyle Busch

SONOMA, Calif. — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s a bit easier for Truex to be a gracious winner — and for Busch to be somewhat content with second place — ...

U.S. Opens Knockout Stage

REIMS, France — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in ...

St. Clairsville’s Watt Resigns as Boys’ Soccer Coach

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There comes a time when a coach has to make a tough decision that has absolutely nothing to do with the sport they love. Gary Watt recently came to that point in his career. After 11 seasons of coaching the St. Clairsville boys’ soccer program, Watt has decided to hang ...

Track and CC Coaches Hall of Fame

Shown is the Eastern District Track and CC Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The class includes Tim McCrate, Barnesville; Elizabeth Sommer, accepting for her father, Walter Ashbaugh; Bubba Kapral, St. John Central; Sammy Fausto; Tina Stokes, accepting for her cousin, Vicki ...

A Most Unusual Nest

Linda and our grandson, Garek, burst into the apartment a few weeks ago excitedly out of breath. “We’ve got a nest with two white eggs to identify,” she said. “Sounds like a mourning dove,” I replied. “But it was on the ground,” Linda answered. That got my attention. ...

Post 1 Splits With Funkstown

MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Wheeling Post 1 completed its Maryland weekend trip with a 3-1 record, splitting two games with Funkstown. Post 1 dropped the first game, 15-3, as Funkstown pounded out 11 hits. James Salvatori hit two singles and drove in a run, while Jon Milton added a single with a ...

News-Register’s 52nd Annual All-Valley Baseball Team

The Captains Eli Petho, Linsly Senior, Pitcher When the spotlight and the pressure was on this year, Linsly coach Jay Cartwright called one name — Eli Petho. Not only did he take the mound in the biggest games for the Cadets but he performed at the highest level. Petho struck out seven to ...

Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Sinks Competition at Own Invitational

MARTINS FERRY — Jarrett Bolinger, Kayla Fogle and Sarah Heilman have been the backbone for coach Nicholas Levi’s squad for some time now. On Saturday, the trio combined to go 15-0 in individual events at the William Grammer Pool as they paced the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club in winning its ...

Wheeling Central Honors Joe Betchel, Jack and Katie Fahey

WHEELING — This year’s Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch will include something new and some very special awards to honor lifelong members of the Maroon Knights’ family. The initial recipients of the Maroon Knights’ Distinguished Service Awards, ...