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NBA-Bound Beilein Remembered Locally

WHEELING — From a marginal player at Wheeling College to NBA head coach. John Beilein is that man. Beilein didn’t script much of a collegiate playing career with the Cardinals. However, he has authored a brilliant one as a collegiate head coach, including a stint at WVU. So the ...

Roughriders Win, Clinch North Division

The West Virginia Roughriders clinched the North Division title and stayed unbeaten on Saturday with a 53-16 victory over the Jersey Flight at WesBanco Arena. Connor Arlia and Larry Beavers Jr. each hauled in touchdowns and Cole Smelley and Ellis Lancaster each had an interception in the victory.

Sharks, Blues Confident

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been at their best this postseason when they had little margin for error. That’s probably why they feel comfortable heading home for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the Blues after a lackluster start led to a Game 4 loss in ...

Astros Win 10th Straight Game

BOSTON (AP) — Tyler White’s two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for their 10th straight victory. Michael Brantley had three hits and an RBI for Houston (31-15), ...

Warriors Take 3-0 Series Lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry ...

Koepka Leads PGA by 7

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka is on the cusp of some elite company at the PGA Championship — in the record book, not on the leaderboard. He is all alone on Bethpage Black, the public course he has turned into his private playground. Koepka wasn’t at his best, particularly ...

War of Will Victorious In Bizarre Preakness Race

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected ...

Larson Takes First NASCAR All-Star Victory

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson wasn’t part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in by winning the Monster Energy ...

Alonso, McLaren Miss Indy 500 on Day 1 of Qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren’s return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday ...

Wheeling Park Boys 4×800 Team Sets School Track Record

CHARLESTON – After the first day of the West Virginia state track meet, many local athletes have turned in podium performances as well as qualifying to the finals in their respective events on Friday at Laidley Field. However, what started as a sunny day at a track meet, quickly turned ...

Shadyside Second At District Track Meet

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even two weather delays for lightning could deny a strong and large collection of area athletes a regional berth. The Division III Eastern District Track and Field Championship wrapped up Friday evening at overcast and damp Red Devil Stadium. The next leg of the ...

Battista Back at the Helm of Bellaire Basketball

BELLAIRE — Second chances in life do not come around all of the time. J.R. Battista is well aware of that. Thus when Ben Doyle submitted his resignation as the Bellaire High School basketball coach after two seasons, Battista didn’t hesitate to apply for the job that he held for six ...

Koepka Shatters 36-Hole Record at PGA

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — What felt like a battle for Brooks Koepka looked like a runaway Friday in the PGA Championship. Koepka backed up his record-tying 63 with a round that put him in a league of his own. With three birdies in a four-hole stretch at the start and at the end, the defending ...

Baltimore Downs Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dylan Bundy kept Cleveland’s lineup in check — and in the ballpark — for 5 2/3 innings and Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer as Baltimore ended a three-game slide with a 5-1 victory over Cleveland on Friday. Bundy (2-5) didn’t allow an earned run on three hits. ...

Bucks Top Raptors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 17 rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to add 17 points and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to beating the Toronto Raptors 125-103 on Friday night and taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference ...

Blues Even Series

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev scored in the ...

Wheeling Park Softball Is State Bound

WHEELING — With a berth in the West Virginia state softball tournament on the line in Game 3 of the regional series, Wheeling Park relied on a bloop, a blast and getting outs in key situations as the difference makers Thursday afternoon against Morgantown. Lauren Fox’s two-run bloop ...

Philo Outslugs Steubenville

LORE CITY — The deepest postseason run in Big Red softball history came to a tough ending on Thursday. Gus DiMarzio’s club, making its first district final appearance, committed six errors and did not get the timely hits that had become the norm, falling to a red-hot Philo team, 15-2, in ...

Martins Ferry Softball Falls In District Final

CAMBRIDGE — Sometimes, the other team is just good. Or, in Garaway’s case, very good. The Pirates staged a hitting clinic in their Ohio Division III East 2 district final against Martins Ferry on Thursday and didn’t bring the curtain down on it until the last Purple Rider batter was ...