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Packers-Bears To Open 2019 NFL Schedule

PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5. Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries ...

Woods to Open Match Play vs. PGA Tour ROY

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods is at another new golf course for a World Golf Championships event and faces another player he doesn’t know. Woods, who arrived Monday and played nine holes at Austin Country Club, opens the Dell Technologies Match Play against Aaron Wise, an NCAA champion ...

Pirates Look Inward To Build on Promising ’18

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates bet on themselves a year ago when they traded away stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, believing the return they received plus the pieces already in place would help them make inroads in the hypercompetitive National League Central. The results were ...

World Series Win Only Goal for Indians

CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana’s TV bashing days should be over. Back with Cleveland after spending one year in Philadelphia, where he ended some teammates’ obsession with the popular video game Fortnite with one swing, Santana is excited to be returning to a team with World Series title ...

WVU, Coastal Carolina Meet Tonight in CBI Matchup in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — The plan is a very simple one: Play more games in order to build team chemistry with an eye toward next year’s basketball season. “That was my thought coming into this (the CBI) thing,” veteran West Virginia coach Bob Huggins explained during Saturday’s teleconference. ...

Ohio State Falls To Houston

TULSA, Okla. — Houston’s fans chanted “Sweet 16” in the final minute of the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State. The celebration was long overdue — 35 years, to be exact — since the Cougars have made this trip. Corey Davis scored 21 points to help Houston defeat Ohio ...

Keselowski Wins At Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Brad Keselowski gave Team Penske and the new Ford Mustang its third Cup victory through the first six races of the season by routing the field at Martinsville Speedway. Keselowski led 446 of the 500 laps around the shortest track on the NASCAR schedule and was only ...

Patriots TE Gronkowski Announces Retirement

BOSTON (AP) — The party’s officially over for Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots’ fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons. The four-time All-Pro posted his decision on ...

Madonna Baseball Has Nucleus of Veterans for 2019 Season

WEIRTON — The Madonna baseball team got off to a shaky start last year but finished within two runs of winning the sectional championship. While veteran coach Tim Provenzano lost six seniors to graduation and another player to transfer, he has hopes of repeating that performance this ...

Madonna Softball Team Will Be Young This Season

WEIRTON — The Madonna softball team posted a 13-4 record last year but fell to Wheeling Central, the eventual state champion in the sectional finals. If veteran coach Chris Conti’s team is going to match or improve upon that this year, he’ll have to have several young players step up. ...

Weir, Oak Glen Look To Make Noise In West Virginia Class AA Track

Coming off a third-place finish in the 2018 West Virginia Class AA state championship meet, Weir track coach Tom Taylor knows his Red Riders have the ammunition to be a major threat in this spring’s final meet in Charleston. “Coming off third-place finishes at both the OVAC and W.Va. ...

ALL-OVAC Basketball

All-OVAC 1st Team Boys 1A Beallsville — Jarrett Spencer, Dakota Phillips Cameron — Dillon Meintel, Travis Mickey Conotton Valley — Kale Sellards Frontier — Logan Brookover Hundred — Travis McCoy Madonna — Evan Boniti Paden City – Matt Saxon St. John — Trinity — ...

Arena Football Is Back in Big Way

WHEELING — With championship banners of the Ohio Valley Greyhounds hanging overhead, arena football officially returned to Wheeling on Saturday night. The West Virginia Roughriders got things started in dominating fashion with a 95-18 stomping of the Burgh Defenders in front of a solid ...

Wheeling Park Basketball Star Alex Vargo Named 1st Team All-State

Following a stellar sophomore campaign during the 2017-18, season, Alex Vargo picked up where he left off. Vargo, kicked off his junior year with an impressive with a double-double (28 points, 15 rebounds) against Martins Ferry in the Sam Andy Classic. With the help of a solid cast, Vargo and ...

Wheeling Park Baseball Blanks Weir In Home Opener

WHEELING — Good teams will make you pay for your mistakes and Saturday, Wheeling Park did just that. Weir committed five errors — and that is not counting balls that weren’t caught that are technically ruled hits — and the Patriots used timely hitting en route to an 8-0 victory ...

Nova Eliminated By Purdue, 87-61

HARTFORD, Conn. — Purdue’s Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump. The Boilermakers’ junior star had all the answers Saturday night. He scored a career-high 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA ...

Pittsburgh Takes Down Philly, Falls to Boston

Pittsburgh’s Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer run and doubled. Francisco Cervelli drove in a run with his first double as the Pirates defeated the Phillies, 5-3. Jordan Lyles started, yielding three runs in five innings. Philadelphia right-hander Zach Eflin allowed four runs and five ...

Coach Crutchfield Headed Back to Elite Eight

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — It was no secret that Jim Crutchfield was one of the nation’s premier basketball coaches during his tenure at West Liberty University. What he did with the Hilltoppers was nothing short of amazing. Now his encore performance in the Sunshine State may be even more ...