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Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Padres squeeze out 8-5 win, take three of four from Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — The San Diego Padres squeezed out a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freddy Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run ninth inning with San Diego’s second successful squeeze bunt of the game, and the Padres rallied to beat the Pirates 8-5 Sunday for their third win of the ...

Red Riders ready for next challenge

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WEIRTON — Outsiders might have been skeptical in March when Weir High baseball coach Jason Angle said in the preseason preview he was confident his 2018 Red Rider diamond edition would be capable of going out and competing. That was despite the fact he lost 10 players from the 2017 state ...

Boston’s Game 3 loss to Cavs another playoff pothole

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CLEVELAND — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren’t straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn’t an issue on the road in the postseason. Playing games is the ...

McCullers, McCann lead Astros to 3-1 win over Indians

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HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers allowed one hit over seven innings and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night. With the game still scoreless in the seventh inning, McCann sent the ball over the Astros’ bullpen in ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting today STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Legion baseball tryout coming TORONTO — Toronto Post 86 is holding tryouts for all eligible players at 5 ...

Jorian Jones has big day as district meet concludes

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BYESVILLE — Obviously, any time a team competes, it wants to win. However, most track coaches would tell you advancing to the next level is just as important. Numerous area competitors subscribed to that theory Saturday as the Division II Eastern District Championship meet concluded at ...