Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Cardinals come back to beat Pirates, 11-7

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dexter Fowler’s two -run triple sparked the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-7 comeback win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night at PNC Park. With the Cardinals trailing 5-4 with one out in the seventh inning, Fowler tripled down the right field line off reliever ...

Cleveland Indians third baseman Giovanny Ursula fields a grounder against the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Indians, Twins split doubleheader

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MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Slegers calmly took the mound for Minnesota in his major league debut and helped the Twins beat Cleveland at home for the first time all season. Then the emotion came, when he left the field to a standing ovation in the seventh inning. Max Kepler made up for a fielding ...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, right, and Tyquan Lewis celebrate following a 17-16 win over Michigan State in an NCAA college football game,in East Lansing, Mich. The old guys club at Ohio State this year is exclusive.  Led by quarterback J.T. Barrett, seven players are in their fifth year of eligibility in Columbus _ meaning each had a redshirt year _ and all are not only at the top of the Buckeyes’ depth chart, they’re among the best players in college football. 
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Buckeyes full of 5th-year players

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The old guys club at Ohio State this year is exclusive. Led by quarterback J.T. Barrett, seven players are in their fifth year of eligibility in Columbus, meaning each had a redshirt year. Not only are all at the top of the Buckeyes’ depth chart, they’re among the best ...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Gordon’s return ‘not under active consideration’

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon’s return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver hasn’t played in the regular season since 2014. He was due to return from a four-game suspension at the start of last season before being banned indefinitely ...

Weir wins on tie-breaker, Big Red takes quad-match win

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Weir’s golf win played to a tie with East Liverpool on Wednesday, with both teams shooting scores of 187. The Red Riders got the tie breaker. Medalist honors went to East Liverpool’s Alex Tambellini, who put up a score of 40. Weir 187: Noah Wodnicki 42; Ben ...


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Hole-in-one at Woodview NEW CUMBERLAND — Gary Coleman hit a hole-in-one Thursday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. The 71-year-old used an 8-iron to get his ace on the 125-yard, No. 8 hole. The shot was witnessed by Tim Walnoha, Rocky Pasquarella and Bob Hutton. Big Red ...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers come back to beat Bucs, 7-6

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Pina’s one-out shot to right field, one of five home runs by the Brewers, came off Pirates reliever Juan Nicasio (1-5). The Pirates ...

Big Red takes down Creek in golf

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BLOOMINGDALE — Steubenville Big Red’s golf team picked up a victory on Wednesday at Red Oaks, defeating Indian Creek. Steubenville shot a team score of 173, led by medalist Paul Mastros’ 35, to better the 190 of the Redskins. Steubenville 173: Paul Mastros 35 (medalist); Michael Gray ...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt, left, lines up in drills during NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The rookie linebacker had two sacks in his preseason debut last week, leaving both the Steelers coaching staff and older brother J.J. impressed.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Watt’s emergence signals changing of guard

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt will take all the preseason snaps he can get at right outside linebacker. And perhaps most of them in the regular season too, a fact the man his is in the process of replacing isn’t fighting. James Harrison is the ...