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Edelman Announces Retirement

BOSTON — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favorite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he’ll leave the league after giving everything he had to the sport. ...

Twins, Wolves, Wild Postpone Games Following Police Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man and the potential for unrest in the area. Major League Baseball’s Twins and Boston Red Sox were scheduled to ...

New York Defeats Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 34 points and 10 rebounds against his former team and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-96 on Monday night for their third straight victory. Coming off tense finishes against Memphis and Toronto, the Knicks led comfortably for much of the ...

OVAC Swimming Champs Crowned

Though it took longer than originally expected, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference swimming champions have been crowned for the 2020-21 season. Because of the delay in the start of the West Virginia regular season due to COVID-19 implications, and Ohio remaining on its regular schedule for ...

Spring Sports Make Triumphant Return in West Virginia

WHEELING — The fields are cut, the air is clear and once again spring sports are here. Today, after nearly two years of waiting, the famous words can finally be said for high school spring athletes in West Virginia — it’s Opening Day! From baseball and softball fields, to tennis ...

Hideki Matsuyama Takes Home Green Jacket at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan. His arms securely inside the sleeves of the ...

Wheeling Nailers Cancel 2nd Straight Game Due To Ice Complications

WHEELING — For the second straight game, the Wheeling Nailers were forced to cancel a game against South Carolina due to ice issues at WesBanco Arena. Neither game will be made up. The problems started Saturday night after one period of play when an ice blowout occurred and the game was ...

J.T. Brubaker, Pirates Stymie Slumping Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — JT Brubaker pitched into the sixth inning and had the first three RBIs of his career to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday. Brubaker (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk. His two-run single down ...

Wheeling Park Girls Swim Team Wins Region One Title

WELLSBURG — Wheeling Park girls’ swim coach Meredith Hahn knew she would see strong performances from defending state champions Abby Turner and Jenna Bopp at Saturday’s Region One Swim Championship at Brooke. She was right, but what put her Patriots over the top was the production of ...

Twenty-Two Area Wrestlers Earn State Trip

MOUNDSVILLE — Twenty-two Northern Panhandle wrestlers punched their tickets to the 74th annual West Virginia Class AAA state tournament by placing in the top four of their respective weight classes Saturday afternoon during Region I action inside the Junior High Fieldhouse. Nine of those ...

Shadyside Baseball’s Alex Baker Dominant in Perfect Game

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside’s Alex Baker only needed 37 pitches to toss a perfect game on Saturday as the Tigers dominated Frontier 10-0. Twenty-nine of the 37 pitches thrown by Baker were strikes and he finished with three strikeouts. He even added a hit and a RBI at the dish. Rhys ...

Penguins Top Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Colton Sceviour scored two, quick goals just hours after coming off waivers and Pittsburgh rolled past New Jersey 5-2 on Sunday. Bryan Rust scored a controversial goal and Jake Guenzel added two late ones as the Penguins won their third straight and improved to 9-2-1 in ...

Celtics Rally for Win Over Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown fueled a 31-3 run that helped the Boston Celtics put the skids on the NBA’s hottest team with a 105-87 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. PELICANS 116 CAVALIERS 109 CLEVELAND (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 38 points and Brandon ...

NASCAR: Truex Outlasts Hamlin at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. admits to being surprised by his success at Martinsville Speedway. Truex won a stirring, laps-long duel for the lead with teammate Denny Hamlin in the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday night, winning for the third time in the last four ...

Wheeling Park Girls Capture Regional Swim; Boys Finish 2nd

By CODY TOMER WELLSBURG — Wheeling Park girls’ swim coach Meredith Hahn knew she would see strong performances from defending state champions Abby Turner and Jenna Bopp at Saturday’s Region One Swim Championship at Brooke. She was right, but what put her Patriots over the top was the ...

Keller Shines; Bucs Break Out Bats, Clobber Cubs, 8-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller pitched five efficient innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates used an early burst to chase Zach Davies in an 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Phil Evans hit his team-high third homer as the Pirates ended a six-game losing streak. Keller (1-1) ...

Matsuyama Takes Lead at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not. Matsuyama played the final eight holes in 6-under par, turning a two-shot deficit into a four-shot lead. ...

Doubleheader Set for Sunday in Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rain forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after just 42 laps Saturday night, setting up a doubleheader Sunday. The day will start at noon with the completion of an Xfinity Series race that was suspended after 91 laps Friday ...