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Barton Evens OVBL Title Series

MINGO JUNCTION — The Ohio Valley Baseball League championship series quickly became a best-of-3 following Thursday night’s Game 2 at the John Muth Recreational Complex. Top-seeded Barton scored a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth innings before tacking on four insurance markers in the ...

Weirton Rolls in Game 1

CRESCENT — Playing in its first Ohio Valley Baseball League championship series, Weirton was unfazed Wednesday night. The third-seeded Bobcats (12-9) scored early and often in taking down No. 1 Barton (15-7) by a 6-1 count in Game 1 on Pramesa Park’s Henning Field. With the victory, ...

Browns Sign Garrett to 5-Year, $125M Extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s on-field misbehavior last season damaged his public image. It didn’t change how the Cleveland Browns feel about him. The team signed Garrett to a five-year, $125 million contract extension on Wednesday, making the talented edge rusher the NFL’s ...

Summer Camp, Then a Season Like No Other

The big sports news from Los Angeles this week — other than the sensational outfield play of clubhouse attendant Francisco “Chico” Herrera — was that the Dodgers will join some other teams and sell fan cutouts to fill seats at Dodger Stadium. Which, of course, immediately brought up ...

Fantasy Golf Thriving Under Doyle

Sean Doyle was working at Augusta National Golf Club in 2002 when he and some of his co-workers were looking for a different way to enjoy golf tournaments throughout the PGA season. Similar to what’s been a long-standing tradition in football, baseball and basketball, a fantasy golf game ...

Fall Sports in Ohio Likely at Hands of Local Schools

COLUMBUS — Superintendents across Ohio are facing many important decisions in the coming weeks pertaining to how, if and when they’ll open their school buildings next month. They’ll now be tasked with yet another. Interim OHSAA Executive Director Bob Goldring announced during a ...

Washington Has Long Road To New Name

When the University of North Dakota moved on from being the Fighting Sioux like Washington’s NFL team is doing from Redskins, the new name could’ve been anything. More than 1,600 suggestions were submitted, ranging from the realistic to the ridiculous, like the “Abdominal Snowman.” ...

Barton, Weirton Set to Clash for OVBL Championship

CRESCENT — Barton and Weirton met six times in the Ohio Valley Baseball League’s regular season this summer. The Braves defeated the Bobcats on four of those occasions. Starting tonight the two squads will meet in the best-of-5 championship series. Henning Field inside Pramesa Park will ...

Barton Blows Out Maynard in Game 3

CRESCENT — When a team comes ready to play, there’s not much that can stop it. That’s exactly what happened Monday night as Barton excelled in all three phases in advancing to the Ohio Valley Baseball League championship finals for the third straight summer. The top-seeded Braves (15-6) ...

Prep Sports Continue to Feel Effects of Coronavirus

WHEELING - The coronavirus pandemic continues to alter the Ohio Valley prep sports landscape. Three Northern Panhandle schools have issued new edicts in dealing with the virus. Brooke, Wheeling Park and Weir all have delivered updated policies. Brooke has suspended all extracurricular ...

Penguins Voluntarily Sideline 9 Players

The Pittsburgh Penguins opened training camp Monday after voluntarily sidelining nine players who may have had secondary exposure to a person testing positive for COVID-19. The Penguins did not reveal which players were held out as a precautionary measur. The NHL has barred teams from ...

Washington’s NFL Team Drops ‘Redskins’ Name After 87 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the ...

Barton Forces Deciding Game 3 Against Maynard

MAYNARD — With its season on the line, Barton needed just one big inning to extend its summer for at least one more day. The top-seeded Braves (14-6) tallied five runs on three hits in the top of the third to defeat No. 4 Maynard (6-14) by an 8-1 count Sunday afternoon in an Ohio Valley ...

Morikawa Clutch in Finish and Playoff to Win Workday Open

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa figured his tournament was over if he didn’t make a 5-foot par putt on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village. He couldn’t have imagined all the fun was just starting. Still three shots behind Justin Thomas with three holes to play, Morikawa made only ...

NASCAR Cup Rookie Custer Wins in Upset At Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were dueling side by side for the lead on the ...

LeBron Won’t Wear Social Justice Message on Lakers Jersey

(AP) — LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the ...

At the NBA Restart, Team Equipment a Challenge to Manage

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Pimental spent a good amount of time thinking about everything the Miami Heat would need for what could be a three-month trip to Walt Disney World. He is the Heat equipment manager. Every jersey, sock, sneaker, whatever the team needs, it’s his ...

Illness Uncertainty Abounds as NHL Camps Open

(AP) — Andrew Copp got a chance to skate in Michigan but isn’t sure how many of his Winnipeg teammates have been on the ice. Voluntary player workouts have been going on for more than a month, but full NHL teams will be together Monday for the first time since March. Mixed with the ...

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to ...

Pistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions. The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three ...