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Hayden excited to take over Golden Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — Sometimes, the answer comes from within. That was the case for the Oak Glen baseball team, as the Golden Bears decided to hire from within to fill the vacancy with Eric Hayden. Hayden, 31, had served as an assistant coach on T.J. Miller’s staff for the past three ...

Wildcats top Red Riders

BERGHOLZ — The Edison boys golf team defeated Weir High on Thursday at Spring Hills Golf Course. The Wildcats registered a team score of 169, while the Red Riders turned in a 195. George Ash and Andrew Pugh were co-medalists with scores of even-par 35. Jared Smith shot a 47 and Sage ...

Steelers mourning Darryl Drake’s death as training camp ends

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The unofficial credo as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff for Darryl Drake this season was, “Shut out the noise,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger relayed as training camp wrapped up Thursday. Drake perhaps was tacitly referring to some of the offseason ...

Indians hit 7 HRs in 19-5 rout of N.Y.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the Cleveland Indians pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 Thursday night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders. Carlos Santana ...

Dale Jr. to take weekend off after plane crash

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for ...

Big Red, Madonna football change schedules

STEUBENVILLE — Veteran coach Reno Saccoccia is pretty busy these days preparing his Big Red football team for the 2019 season. With the opener two weeks away, Saccoccia has to divert some of his attention to figuring out how to fill an unexpected Week 8 vacancy. It was announced this week ...

Pujols sets hit mark during Angels’ victory over Pirates

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn’t want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end. That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols’ illustrious time in the ...

Taillon has elbow surgery, will miss 2020 season

PITTSBURGH — Fresh off his first full season in the majors, Jameson Taillon seemed to be on the brink of big things for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Instead, a forearm injury sidetracked him in May and then again in July. And now, his future is even more uncertain. Taillon will miss the 2020 ...

Red Sox keep Tribe in second place

CLEVELAND — The Red Sox have survived their most demanding stretch of the season with their modest playoff hopes intact. Rafael Devers homered and singled, extending his robust hit streak to eight straight at-bats, and Xander Bogaerts went deep twice to lead Boston to a 5-1 victory over the ...

Colts rookie cornerback gets first big test against Browns

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin has impressed coaches with his playmaking skills. He passed another significant milestone Wednesday.. In the first of two joint practices against Cleveland, Ya-Sin held his own against the Browns’ receivers, and quarterback ...