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Barnesville sweeps Brilliant

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BARNESVILLE — After an 0-4 start, Barnesville has reeled off five consecutive victories. The latest two coming Sunday afternoon. Post 168 swept an American Legion doubleheader from visiting Brilliant Post 573 on the sun-soaked Memorial Park diamond by scores of 7-2 and 16-6, with the second ...

Post 33 splits in tourney

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YOUNGSTOWN — Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 split a pair of games on Sunday to conclude the Youngstown wooden bat tournament. In the first game, Alec Taylor propelled Post 33 to a 1-0 win over the Pennsylvania Red Hawks in the bottom of the 11th inning, driving in the winning run with ...

Post 86 drops two

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TORONTO — Toronto Post 86 hosted Bridgeport, W.Va., for a doubleheader Sunday at the Knights Baseball Complex, and the visitors were victorious in both. In the first game, Toronto took a tough 8-6 loss. Post 86 took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning, but Bridgeport tied the game ...

Bucs swept by Arizona

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Everything was going Clay Buchholz’s way. Then, a swing-and-miss led to an injury that turned what could have been a gem into a routine solid outing. Buchholz lasted five innings before experiencing tightness in his left side, but the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a ...

Encarnacion’s grand slam helps Indians extend streak

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The sweet-swinging Cleveland Indians are taking their show on the road after one successful homestand. Edwin Encarnacion hit an eighth-inning grand slam, helping the Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 on Sunday for their season-high seventh straight win. Francisco ...

Johnson dies in crash

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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41. Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver ...

Road warrior: Truex tricks Harvick on track, conquers Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was running second as the laps dwindled in Sonoma, and crew chief Cole Pearn didn’t think they were as fast as Kevin Harvick. Pearn told his team to prepare for a pit stop on the 73rd lap, and he told Truex over the radio to bring in the car. It ...

Blake Alexander races to first NHRA victory in Ohio event

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NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Blake Alexander raced to his first Top Fuel victory Sunday in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Alexander had a 4.011-second pass at 297.81 mph to beat Terry McMillen in the final. “It felt really good,” Alexander said. “I got a little emotional ...

Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers crown

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home. It certainly a comfortable place again this week. Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 for a three-stroke victory. The left-hander ...