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Tucker homers, Pirates top Giants 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cole Tucker’s day began with him frantically packing up what he could in his Indianapolis apartment in the middle of the night, grabbing a 5 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh with fellow Pirates call-up Bryan Reynolds and trying not to be overwhelmed by the prospect of his major ...

Toronto gains much-needed OVAC points with DH sweep

TORONTO — The Toronto softball team has entered crunch time. With a close race for the final spots in the OVAC Class 2A tournament field coming down to the wire — and the push for sectional seeding looming — the Red Knights are in a pivotal stretch if they are going to accomplish the ...

Weir High sneaks by LaBrae in Tennessee, 10-9

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The Weir High softball team continued the Ripken Experience in Tennesse with a 10-9 victory over LaBrae on Friday. Its second game was cancelled due to rain. Weather permitting, the Red Riders (12-10) will play two more times today, including a game with Turpin from ...

Bailey decides on Bethany College

Brooke’s Jakob Bailey recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and basseball careers at Bethany College. Jakob is flanked by, from left, father Sam Bailey, mother Sonya Bailey, grandmother Gina Bailey and grandfather Earl Bailey. Standing, from left, are head coach Ron ...

Bowman takes flight with Wheeling Jesuit

Brooke’s Hope Bowman recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and basketball careers at Wheeling Jesuit. Hope is flanked by mother Heather Bowman and father Joe Bowman. Standing, from left, are assistant coach John Schupach, head coach Amy Serevicz and trainer Brian Davis.

Steelers want draft not built on drama

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown is gone. The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the door. And while general manager Kevin Colbert understands it will be difficult to replace such a vital ...

Browns enter NFL draft as outsiders

CLEVELAND — John Dorsey’s patience is about to be tested like never before. After having the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two NFL drafts, the Browns’ industrious general manager will begin this year’s as a spectator. He may not stay one. Dorsey, who has spent the past 16 ...

Santana becomes U.S. citizen before game is postponed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana’s joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with ...

Big Red shakes off the Quakers

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red tuned up for Saturday’s OVAC Class 5A semifinals by gaining a little revenge over future conference member New Philadelphia. Fred Heatherington’s club took full advantage of six Quaker fielding miscues, delivered a couple of key hits and received solid relief ...

Oak Glen patiently avenges early-season loss to Brooke

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen and Brooke baseball teams struggled to capitalize on multiple opportunities during Thursday’s contest, but the biggest differences were patience and discipline. Minus solid pitching performances, that’s exactly how the Golden Bears were able to walk away ...