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Roughriders battle Energy for AAL championship tonight

WHEELING — When the West Virginia Roughriders first arrived in the Friendly City, head coach Mook Zimmerman had one goal for his team. He wanted it to be 1-0 every week. Mission accomplished. The Roughriders have run roughshod over a dozen opponents in advancing to the American Arena League ...

Roughriders look to add to Wheeling’s arena football history

WHEELING — With the West Virginia Roughriders just one victory away from bringing Wheeling its third professional indoor football championship when it hosts the Carolina Energy in the American Arena League title tilt tonight inside WesBanco Arena, many may be wondering how the sport was born ...

Rapinoe has two goals and U.S. knocks France out, 2-1

PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the United States in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France had been vying to become the ...

Post 10 battles back for first win

WEIRTON — Despite a delay of roughly an hour and an elevated pitch count, Justin Pennybacker did not want to leave the mound. His coach granted his request to stay in the game, and the right-hander put away Weirton Post 10’s first win of the season, 8-5, in come-from-behind fashion over ...

Post 33 splits

STEUBENVILLE — No rest for the weary sums up the first month of the season for the Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team. Post 33 has played 28 games in 27 days — including a split doubleheader Thursday at Vaccaro Field. Jefferson County rolled to a 13-5 victory over Moundsville ...

Bell homers again as Pirates cruise past the Astros, 10-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the ...

Bell not among All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) — Surrounded by sweet-swinging sluggers Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Ronald AcuÒa Jr., All-Star stalwart Nolan Arenado is set for a new role with the National League — elder statesman. “It shows how good these young guys are,” Arenado said. The five-time ...

No place like home for Post 33

STEUBENVILLE — It had been more than two weeks since Post 33 was last on Vaccaro Field. In that time, the weather has gotten warmer and the dugouts have received a fresh paint job. One thing has stayed the same, though — Jefferson County winning baseball games. Post 33 swept a ...

This time, Toronto hangs on against Brilliant Post 573

CONNORVILLE — The players, coaches and fans experienced a little bit of deja vu Wednesday evening during the Legion baseball game between Toronto Post 86 and Brilliant Post 573. Toronto came out swinging the bats early on as Post 86 plated 11 runs through the first two innings. Brilliant ...

Pirates stomp Astros, 14-2

HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to give rookie Dario Agrazal a little early run support against Houston in his second career start. They ended up giving him much more than that to help him earn his first major league win. Josh Bell hit his 21st homer, Corey Dickerson had ...