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Pirates’ Chris Archer has season-ending surgery

PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer won’t pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over. The 31-year-old right-hander had surgery Tuesday in St. Louis with Dr. Robert Thompson to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. Archer will not be available this ...

Former Pitt coach Johnny Majors dies at 85

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He ...

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of 50

NEW YORK — If Major League Baseball and its players take the field for a coronanvirus-delayed 2020 season, it will be after acrimonious negotiations that resemble their labor war of a generation ago. MLB rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game regular season schedule with no ...

Stadiums: Virus prevention vs. fan privacy

The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus and other airborne diseases. And that might be just one thing the public will need to be ...

James Conner focuses on present, not future

By WILL GRAVES AP sports writer PITTSBURGH — James Conner didn’t treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an opportunity. While the shutdown forced the Pittsburgh Steelers running back to cancel a couple of planned vacations, it also gave him time — a ...

OVBL teams hit the diamond Sunday

The Ohio Valley Baseball League will open action Sunday, according to league president Laney Simone Sr. The former Maynard manager said there are four teams in the league. They are the Barton Braves, Maynard Indians, Moundsville Expos and Weirton Bobcats. The Wheeling Cardinals ceased ...

OVBL 2020 Schedule

Sunday, June 7 Weirton at Barton (DH), 1 p.m. Moundsville at Maynard (DH), 1 p.m. Monday, June 8 Weirton at Maynard Barton at Moundsville Wednesday, June 10 Moundsville at Weirton Maynard at Barton Friday, June 12 Weirton at Maynard Barton at Moundsville Sunday, June ...

Hockey teams look to capture chemistry

Claude Giroux’s Philadelphia Flyers were the hottest team in the NHL back when hockey was still being played. That was more than two months ago and their next game could be two more months away. He can’t predict how things might go if the season resumes. “I don’t know,” Giroux ...

Nailers announce protected list

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their 2020 protected list. The Nailers’ list includes defensemen Jeremy Beaudry, Marc-Olivier Duquette, Steve Johnson, Kyle McKenzie, Nick Minerva, Craig Skudalski and Spencer Trapp; forwards Cam ...

IndyCar restarts at Texas before another month off

FORT WORTH, Texas — Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season. “We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind of had all that pent-up tension to get ...