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Post 33 holding tryouts Saturday STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball team will hold tryouts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Vaccaro Field for the upcoming season. Players heading into their freshman year, graduating seniors and everybody in between are invited. ...

Red Knights set to battle for Region 15 crown

LANCASTER — For a third straight year the Toronto baseball team is headed to the Division IV, Region 15 tournament as East District Champions. When it gets under way on Thursday at Beavers Field in Lancaster, coach Brian Perkins’ Red Knights will have a tall task in front of them. ...

LeBron James scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today’s game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he could get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland ...

Eastern District Baseball

Eastern District Baseball OVERALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nolan Clegg, Toronto. Division I-II PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alec Taylor, Steubenville. COACH OF THE YEAR: Brad Barclay, John Glenn. FIRST TEAM: Dalton Crowley, Tri-Valley; Skye Bryan, Try-Valley; Dalton Burcher, Indian Valley; ...

LeBronzed? James honored by drive to build statue of him

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown. A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar ...

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Region 1 Tourney postponed RIDGELEY — The WVSSAC Region 1 baseball series between Weir High and Frankfort originally scheduled to begin today in Ridgeley has been postponed. Game one of the best-of-three, originally set for today in Ridgeley, has been pushed back until 4 p.m. Wednesday. ...

Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7. Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik ...

Wickens crashes, Hinchcliffe still without Indianapolis 500 ride

INDIANAPOLIS — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race. In addition to finding a way to get ...

Goodell details NFL’s stance after ruling

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league’s position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL’s stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be ...

Ford looking to get back in 600 victory lane after 16 years

CONCORD, N.C. — It’s been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane for the marquee event since. A Ford driver hasn’t hoisted a Cup championship trophy since 2004, either. There have been some highlights during this past decade of ...