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Mitchell shines again, lifts Huskies over Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — A fast start led to a good night offensively for Harrison Central. Junior standout Kobe Mitchell collected 22 of his game-high 32 points in the first half, leading the Harrison Central boys basketball team past Indian Creek, 71-44, Monday night in a make-up game. The ...

Stallings’ persistence pays off for the Pirates

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BRADENTON, Fla. — The son’s stay in town has outlasted the father’s. The irony isn’t lost on Jacob Stallings. It wasn’t necessarily supposed to be this way. Stallings was still a catching prospect — and not necessarily a young one — in the Pirates’ organization four years ago ...

Hamlin, Newman contrast risk, reward at Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR’s most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love. Hamlin won his second consecutive Daytona 500 and third in five years on Monday night as he surged past ...

Indians’ Lindor: “I want to win here. I want to stay here.”

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GOODYEAR, Arizona — For now, Francisco Lindor isn’t going anywhere. And, if he had his way, he’d never leave Cleveland. “My approach this year is winning here,’’ the four-time All-Star shortstop said Monday following the Indians’ first full-squad workout of training camp. “I ...

McLane selected for HOF

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(Editor’s note: Incorrect information was included in a version of this article that appeared in the Sunday edition.) STEUBENVILLE — A former Steubenville Catholic Central basketball great is the latest addition to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of ...

Cavaliers, Beilein plotting next steps in rough season

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CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has admitted that losing NBA games has hit him hard. Maybe too hard. The 67-year-old former Michigan coach struggled to get through the season’s unofficial first half with the young Cavaliers, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference. It’s not ...

Bunch’s decision lifts West Liberty to victory

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WEST LIBERTY — Darius Bunch couldn't have scripted a better way to end his senior season at home. The West Liberty standout posted a major decision Sunday afternoon that lifted the No. 16 Hilltoppers (9-8) to an exciting, 22-18, decision over visiting Seton Hill (8-5) inside the ASRC in ...

Rain postpones Daytona 500 to today

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race ...

Fans wait in long lines to see President at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was wearing his firesuit and had just finished signing autographs for fans stuck in long lines to enter Daytona International Speedway when he was stopped by Secret Service. Not even the Daytona 500 pole-sitter was immune from the security ...