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Chastain eyeing Truck Series title to close tumultuous year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This was supposed to be the breakout year for Ross Chastain, whose hard work caught the eye of a sponsor who promised to fund the eighth-generation watermelon farmer in the best ride of his career. Chastain was moving up to a competitive car in the Xfinity Series with ...

LeVeon Bell wants to be the best on field and in rap game

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn’t shake music from his mind. The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics. He was hooked on it all, just like football. “That’s when I really realized I loved music,” the star running ...

Grieving Steelers face a subdued practice

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LATROBE, Pa. — Gray, rainy skies and a subdued, sparse fan turnout made for a fitting setting Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice for the first time since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake, a longtime NFL and college assistant, was found dead in ...

Harrison Central defeats Buckeye Local, Weir High

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CADIZ — The Harrison Central golf team won a tri-match on its home course on Tuesday, defeating Buckeye Local and Weir High at Cadiz Country Club. The Huskies turned in a team score of 168, while the Panthers shot 204 as a team and the Red Riders 208. Leading Harrison Central was Sam ...

Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels, 10-7

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally for a 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Jose Osuna drove in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds added a solo homer for the Pirates, who have won consecutive games for the first ...

Lindor’s base-running gaffe helps BoSox edge Indians 7-6

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor made a major blunder and owned it. “I messed up,” the All-Star shortstop said. “It’s a rookie mistake.” Lindor’s over-aggressive base running in the ninth inning sabotaged Cleveland’s bid at another dramatic win, and Jackie Bradley Jr. ...

Briefs

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Viper camp opens Wednesday WEIRTON — The seventh-annual Ohio Valley Viper High Intensity basketball camp will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today through Friday at Starvaggi Park. Cost is $40 per person and the camp is open to all boys and girls in grades 4-12. The camp is being held in ...

Pirates snap eight-game skid

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mitch Keller earned his first major league victory, Jacob Stallings had a homer and a two-run double, and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 10-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Kevin Newman, Josh Bell and Bryan ...

Big Red, Weir boys golf fall

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WHEELING — The John Marshall boys golf team defeated Steubenville and Weir on Monday at the Jones Course-Speidel Golf Complex. John Marshall finished with a team score of 344. Weir had 388, and Steubenville tallied 439. John Marshall’s Mason Orndorff was the medalist with an ...

Indians stand alone in first place, walk-off on Red Sox

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CLEVELAND— The comeback’s complete. Four months later, the Indians are again atop the AL Central. Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning as Cleveland continued its stunning climb with a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston Red Sox on Monday night, moving the Indians into sole ...