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BACK HOME — Chris Kunitz and the Penguins hope to take a 3-2 lead in the series tonight.
-- Associated Press

Pens regroup as they return for Game 5

PITTSBURGH — Somewhere between the catfish lobbing , A-list national anthem singers, Carrie Underwood’s forgetfulness , Charles Barkley’s surprise cameo and P.K. Subban’s breath, there’s been another notable development during the Stanley Cup Final: A series has broken out. Perhaps ...

Oak Glen’s Clunk captains Class AA softball squad

BECKLEY, W.Va. — It didn’t matter much that Oak Glen’s softball team was young this season The Bears had quite the senior leader in pitcher Hannah Clunk, who carried them to the Class AA state tournament. Clunk, who struck out 242 opponents with a wide variety of pitches, captains the ...

Baltimore stuns Bucs in extras

BALTIMORE — Trey Mancini tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth inning, then hit a three-run drive in the 11th to give the Baltimore Orioles a 9-6 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Baltimore trailed 6-1 in the eighth before rallying for a second ...

Colorado races past Tribe again

DENVER — Kyle Freeland pitched 6 1/3 effective innings, Nolan Arenado drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cleveland Indians 8-1 on Wednesday for their fourth straight win. Charlie Blackmon, the reigning National League Player of the Month, added two RBIs for the Rockies, ...

Stoops steps down as Oklahoma coach

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons. Stoops was the longest-tenured active coach in ...

Djokovic falls in French quarters

PARIS — His French Open title defense nearing an end, Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent’s backhand zipped past. Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he’s fallen, only a year removed from ...

Mickelson, Fowler ready for St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s a tournament Phil Mickelson has come so close to winning so many times, only to agonizingly fall short. Not the U.S. Open — that’s next week — but the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Mickelson definitely won’t claim that first U.S. Open victory this year ...

Briefs

Archery shoot set TORONTO — The Toronto Rod and Gun Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot Sunday. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (740) 537-1615 for information. Travel soccer club forming WELLSBURG — Evaluations for a new traveling soccer club in Brooke County will be ...

DELIVERING — Pittsburgh pitcher Ivan Nova works the plate early in the Pirates’ interleague tussle against Baltimore on Tuesday night.
-- Associated Press

Orioles defeat Pirates

BALTIMORE — With a power-laden lineup that thrives on the long ball, the Baltimore Orioles are built to come back from almost any deficit. That ability was displayed amply against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had a seemingly secure lead before being victimized by Baltimore’s firepower ...

OHSAA releases regional grid assignments for fall

COLUMBUS — Steubenville will be playing in a new region, while Catholic Central will remain in the same one, when the 2017 high school football season kicks off in August. The Ohio High School Athletic Association, which had previously released this fall’s divisional assignments, put ...