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NHL: Flyers Top Bruins, 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier broke a tie midway through the third period to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday. Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots to help Philadelphia move within four points of Boston for the fourth and final playoff spot in the NHL’s ...

MLB: Cleveland Pound Detroit, 11-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale allowed just three hits while dominating Detroit over 7 2/3 innings and was backed by five home runs, including Jordan Luplow’s three-run shot, as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Tigers 11-3 on Saturday night. Luplow narrowly missed a second three-run ...

NBA: Lakers Rout New Jersey Nets, 126-101

NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Dennis Schroder scored 19 points before he and Kyrie Irving were ejected in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets 126-101 on Saturday night. A nationally televised matchup already missing plenty of ...

A-Rod, Partner in Agreement to Buy Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA team in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor said. The agreement, which also includes the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, opens a 30-day window ...

Blackmore 1st Woman to Win Grand National

A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain’s grueling Grand National horse race. Blackmore, a 31-year-old Irishwoman, rode Minella Times to a landmark victory at odds of 11-1 in the 173rd edition of the famous ...

Sixth Person Dead After SC Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said Saturday. Robert Shook, 38, an air conditioning technician from Cherryville, North Carolina, ...

John Marshall’s Colton Asbury Defying All Odds

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall senior swimmer Colton Asbury has already proven he is a warrior — but he’s just getting started. When he was 7 years old, Asbury was diagnosed with Corneal Dystrophy, an eye disorder which has worsened over the years making things very hard for him to ...

Wheeling Park Boys Get Past Hurricane, 61-51

WHEELING — When it comes to basketball, even the fair weather fans know that the sport is a game of runs. That certainly showed during Wheeling Park’s battle against Hurricane on Friday night. The Patriots ended the first half on a 11-0 run over the last four minutes. However the Redskins ...

Tatum Scores 53 Points, Celtics Outlast Timberwolves in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 53 points — including 18 in the fourth quarter and overtime — and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 145-136 on Friday night. It was the first 50-point game for the All-Star, who eclipsed his previous high of ...

Nailers Extend Point Streak to Five Games

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers put 42 shots on goal on Friday night at WesBanco Arena, as they extended their point streak to five games. Unfortunately, their four-game winning streak came to a conclusion, as the South Carolina Stingrays scored on both of their shots in the shootout to come ...

Longtime Pirates Usher Phil Coyne Dies at 102

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Coyne, who spent more than 80 years ushering Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their seats through varying stages of success and failure by the team, has died. He was 102. The team said Coyne died Friday. No cause of death was given. “Phil was and always will be a true ...

Linsly Girls Complete Perfect Season, Edge John Marshall

GLEN DALE — The love between player and coach was on full display on Friday night. With Linsly head coach Rebecca Upton unable to attend the season finale, her Cadets played for her in earning a 48-44 victory over host John Marshall to complete the perfect 12-0 season. It’s the second ...

Rose Clings to 1-Shot Lead

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. — Justin Rose apparently didn’t get the memo that Augusta National was a little more forgiving Friday in the Masters. The consolation was still having the lead, but just barely. Rose didn’t hit one putt hard enough to get through the ...

Region One Swim Championships Take Place Saturday

WELLSBURG — Once upon a time, it felt as if the winter sports season would never arrive. Now, it’s flown by and West Virginia’s best swimmers are down to the final two meets of the year. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Region One Swim Championship will take place at Brooke High School, with ...

Tickets on Sale for 74th Victory Awards Dinner

By DOUG HUFF W. Va. Sports Writers Association WHEELING — Tickets for the 74th annual Victory Awards Dinner are now on sale. The nation’s oldest statewide sports fete is sponsored by the West Virginia Sports Association and recognizes the state’s top sports achievers and ...

Raiders Bring Back Safety Karl Joseph for 2nd Stint

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing former first-round safety Karl Joseph back for a second stint with the franchise. The Raiders signed Joseph to a one-year contract Friday to add needed depth in the secondary. Joseph was drafted in the first round by ...

Pittsburgh Defeats New Jersey, 6-4

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryan Rust scored two goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists in leading the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Jared McCann, Brian Dumoulin and Colton Sceviour also scored as the banged-up Penguins won ...

St. Marys Takes Down Magnolia in Boys Basketball

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Gavin Postlethwait was strong again for Magnolia, dropping in 14 points in a 49-34 loss to St. Marys on Friday night. Trevor Williamson was also impressive in defeat with 11 points and three 3-pointers. BASEBALL Indian Creek 6, Edison 2 WINTERSVILLE — Aiden ...