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Warriors Clinch Finals Birth in OT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime as the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory on Monday night to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry ...

O’s Can’t Hold Off Yankees

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night. Gleyber Torres homered twice for the Yankees, who trailed 6-1 after four innings and 7-3 after six. At that ...

Koepka Handles Stress And Reaps Rewards

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in ...

Wheeling Central Lacrosse Back On Top After Winning State Championship

WHEELING — It takes a team. Throughout the season, the Wheeling Central lacrosse team has become one unit — a family. On Saturday, that unit accomplished the ultimate goal by rallying around one another to capture the 2019 WVSLA Division I State Championship with an 11-8 victory over ...

Callahan Heading to West Liberty

John Marshall’s Claudia Callahan has signed to continue her academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University where she will join the Acrobatics and Tumbling team. Callahan has four years of cheerleading experience and has participated in acro and dance for 16 years. At WLU, she will ...

Pirates Take Down Padres

SAN DIEGO — Joe Musgrove of the Pittsburgh Pirates is undefeated against his hometown San Diego Padres. Musgrove pitched well enough to survive a rough seventh inning and Colin Moran had a three-run home run and four RBIs for the Pirates, who won 6-4 Sunday to take three of four. “I ...

JM’s Norris Signs with Mercyhurst

John Marshall senior Devin Norris has signed with Mercyhurst North East to continue his academic and lacrosse careers. He will major in Physical Education. Norris earned first team all-state twice in his lacrosse career at JM. Norris is flanked by Linda (mother) and Thomas (father). The back ...

Perkins Hired as Barnesville Girls Hoops Coach

BARNESVILLE — Jason Perkins believes in the life cliche that ‘good things come to those who wait.’ After coming up empty in his pursuit of several head basketball coaching jobs, Perkins is now preparing to lead a varsity basketball team onto the court this winter. Perkins was formally ...

Bieber Fans 15 as Indians Rout O’s

CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber was determined to finish what he started, even if it meant playing hide-and-seek with his pitching coach. Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0. “It was one of those ...

Koepka Survives to Win PGA Title

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a wire-to-wire victory, minus the style points. In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island ...

Raptors Edge Bucks in 2OT

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Norman Powell scored 19 points ...

Blues On Brink Of Cup Final

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St. Louis Blues. A remarkable turnaround continued Sunday with perhaps their most convincing win of a charmed ...

NASCAR Changes Play Part in Thrilling Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn’t be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race. “As an official, but also as a race fan, it was super exciting to watch,” said Scott ...

War of Will Likely To Run in Belmont

BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. “All’s good and we’re going to ...

Wheeling Park Boys, Girls Earn Second Place at State Track Championship

CHARLESTON — The Wheeling Park boys and girls track teams have been forces all year long. The memorable season came to a fitting end Saturday during the West Virginia High School state track meet at Laidley Field. Throughout the entire meet, Wheeling Park was in contention for a state ...

Weir’s Spencer Dominates W.Va. Class AA Track Meet

CHARLESTON — Four races. Four victories. Weir’s Sebastian Spencer set the tone in the sprinting events in Class AA Saturday during the West Virginia state track meet at Laidley Field . The junior speedster followed up his record preliminary performance in the 100 on Friday with another ...

Magnolia Boys Take Silver at State

CHARLESTON — Magnolia boys coach Travis Emch knew going into the weekend, the target was on their backs. After all, his Blue Eagles’ squad was the defending state champion in Class A. Magnolia, put in another impressive performance on the biggest stage as a trio of athletes won individual ...

St. Clairsville Boys Claim District Track Title

BYESVILLE — St. Clairsville’s boys rolled to the team championship and the Red Devils girls pocketed runner-up honors under glorious conditions Saturday afternoon as the Ohio Division II East District Track and Field Championships wrapped up at Meadowbrook High School. St. C.’s boys won ...

Bell Blasts Pirates To Victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Bell homered twice and drove in four, rookie Bryan Reynolds connected for the second straight night and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Saturday. Padres rookie left-hander Nick Margevicius (2-5) allowed four homers in four-plus innings. Bell ...