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ROUGH START — Chicago’s Willson Contreras stands on second after driving in two runs with a double off Pirates’  pitcher Jameson Taillon during the third inning of Sunday’s game at PNC Park.
-- Associated Press

Lackey, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates

PITTSBURGH — John Lackey and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Anthony Rizzo homered among his three hits to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday. The defending World Series champions took two of three in Pittsburgh and improved to 34-34 this ...

Koepka’s list includes Open

ERIN, Wis. — The list of places Brooks Koepka had to go to win golf tournaments looks like a page straight out of a travelogue. Spain. Scotland. Turkey. Japan. On Sunday, he added Erin Hills in Wisconsin to the list — the stop that made all those frequent flier miles worth it. The ...

Vegas now holds the trade cards

George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent, fielding calls from ...

Bauer, bats lead Indians to 5-2 win, sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There’s still a lot of baseball left to play this season, but it’s hard to overlook what the Cleveland Indians did over the weekend. Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game on ...

Lonzo Ball’s draft stock stays strong

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. The UCLA product with preternatural court vision is among the most intriguing prospects in the NBA draft this week. In perhaps the greatest testament to his abilities, his ...

Larson outlasts Elliott to win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. That’s a task he’s proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway. Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott on Sunday for ...

Legion baseball

Tuesday Toronto at Steubenville, 6 p.m. Wednesday Tuscarawas County at Steubenville, 6 p.m. Wheeling at Weirton, 6 p.m. Richmond at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh Pirates fans from the local area joined in on Saturday’s Herald-Star and Weirton Daily Times annual Community Night game. The Pirates took on the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (Joe Catullo)

Pirates give back to the Community

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a two-run homer, Andrew McCutchen hit his 12th home run of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday night. Ivan Nova (7-4) pitched seven strong innings and Pittsburgh’s bullpen made it stand up a ...

Steubenville Post 33 drops two heartbreaking defeats

ASHBORO, N.C. — The Steubenville Post 33 Legion Baseball team dropped a pair of one-run games to Ashboro in a doubleheader on Saturday. In the first game, Steubenville’s two-run ninth inning was not enough in its 5-4 defeat. Michael Pierro led Post 33 with three singles and two RBIs. Ryan ...

THUMBS UP — Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett waits to run a drill during practice Tuesday in Berea. (Associated Press)

Browns finally get good news

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns finally caught a break. Top pick Myles Garrett only has a sprained foot. After fearing the rookie defensive end might be out for a significant period, the Browns announced Saturday that Garrett has a lateral sprain in his left foot, but that he’s expected ...