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Creek’s Connor selected as OVAC head coach for Ohio

The Ohio Valley’s kick off to football season, the Rudy Mumley Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star football game, is less than six weeks away. The 74th annual affair is slated for July 27 at Wheeling Island Stadium. A pair of first-time coaches are set to lead Team Ohio and West ...

Post 573 hopes for a better ending

CONNORVILLE — The Brilliant Post 573 American Legion baseball team peaked last summer at the annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East tournament, finishing third. This season, Post 573 is looing to peak at the end of the season and make a deeper run, and possibly win the Ohio Region 7 Legion ...

Roughriders one win away from championship

WHEELING — West Virginia will play for the American Arena League indoor football championship, mainly because of the play of the only two local players on team. The Roughriders (12-0) continued to dominate opponents — both offensively and defensively — in a 45-6 beat-down of visiting ...

Marlins bounce back, defeat Pirates 4-3

MIAMI — For the second straight game Pittsburgh jumped on Miami, this time though the Marlins’ answered and Pablo Lopez and his teammates were able to lock down the Pirates the rest of the way. Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the ...

Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose and his first ...

Mickelson’s quest for career grand slam put on hold again

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson looks like he won’t be able to celebrate his 49th birthday by completing the career grand slam. Needing to post a low score in the third round at Pebble Beach to get into contention Saturday, Mickelson failed to drain birdie putts early and ...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn’t dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis’ first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was ...

Bieber sharp, Martin steals home as Indians beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin noticed Victor Alcantara putting his head down while preparing to pitch. It was the right time for the Cleveland baserunner to take off for the plate. “I wasn’t afraid, man,” Martin said. Martin stole home in the eighth inning for an insurance run, and ...

Raptors’ president encounter with deputy being investigated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA ...