Local Sports

Big 12 sticking with 10 schools

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner ...

Indians hold off Tigers after delay

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland’s rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians continued ...

Cavaliers move on, release J.R. Smith

CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith’s never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over. Cleveland released the colorful shooting guard Monday before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. The Cavs had been trying to trade Smith for months, but the team was unable to find the ...

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back ...

BRIEFS

Volleyball camp upcoming RICHMOND — Edison will hold a volleyball camp beginning Monday and ending on July 26. Cost per camper is $25. Students from grades 9-12 will camp from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., grades 7-8 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and grades 2-6 from noon to 1:15 p.m. Racquet club ...

Cubs complete three-game sweep of Bucs

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders. Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL ...

Toronto stays hot, tops Weirton

TORONTO — Good hitting and good pitching is a good recipe for success. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team has received both in the last few games, and it has paid off, as Post 86 is playing its best ball of the season. Toronto jumped out to an early lead against Weirton Post 10 en ...

Post 33 wins on the road

ELKINS ­— The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team defeated Elkins on Sunday, 8-4. Its second game against Charleston was stopped by rain with the score tied a 4-4 in extra innings. In the win over Elkins, Jefferson County was led by three hits, two doubles and two RBIs from Luke ...

Local legion teams get their draw for tourney

The draw and schedule for the American Legion baseball district tournament was announced on Sunday. Brilliant Post 573 drew the No. 1 seed in a random draw, while Jefferson County Post 33 drew the No. 2 seed. Toronto Post 86 drew No. 5. Coshocton (No. 3) and Conneaut (No. 4) are also in the ...

Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep

CLEVELAND (AP) — With the AL Central in danger of slipping away for the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Santana delivered. Santana, coming off his first career All-Star appearance, hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the Indians avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the ...