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Home runs help Bucs, Nova in road victory

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SAN FRANCISCO — Ivan Nova had little problem extending Pittsburgh’s streak of strong road starts. Three home runs, including a milestone shot by David Freese, gave the right-hander all the cushion he needed. Nova allowed two runs in six innings, Freese hit his 100th career home run, and ...

Mayfield impresses for Browns

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If first indications are accurate, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants hit it right in taking Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley with the top two picks in the NFL draft. Mayfield threw two touchdowns in two-plus quarters and Barkley ripped off a dazzling ...

Bavis introduced as Nailers head coach

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WHEELING — It’s been quite an unusual offseason for the Wheeling Nailers but things look to be getting back on track. After the turmoil surrounding coach Jeff Christian at the end of last season and the sudden departure of recently hired coach Mark Dennehy, the Nailers seem to have found ...

Indians walk-off Twins again with Brantley single

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley knew what was coming after giving the Cleveland Indians their second straight walk-off victory over the Minnesota Twins. Brantley was mobbed by his teammates as he rounded first base following his ninth-inning single that gave Cleveland a 5-4 win ...

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Upcoming events at Chester-Newell NEW CUMBERLAND — The Chester-Newell Sportsmen Club has four events coming up. This weekend the club will hold its final catfish tournament of the season. It begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and ends at 7 a.m. Sunday. All fish must be measured by 7 a.m. Sunday ...

Woodland leads PGA with 64

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It’s a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive. Woodland delivered his ...

Archer wins first with Bucs

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DENVER (AP) — Adam Frazier has been doing damage with his bat lately. But it was his glove that helped Pittsburgh take a series in Colorado. Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field, and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday. Chris Archer (4-5) was ...

Toronto golf team tops Steubenville

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TORONTO — The Toronto golf team defeated Steubenville on Wednesday at Dyer Country Club. The Red Knights finished with a team score of 179, besting Big Red’s 211. Cole Degarmo and Hunter Keenan finished as co-medalists, both shooting scores of 42. Also for Toronto, Andre Roach and ...

Lindor’s homer lifts Tribe

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped down the third-base line, crossed home plate and suddenly couldn’t breathe. He wasn’t alone. Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL ...

Mayfield not nervous before debut

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York ...