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OVBL 2020 Schedule

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Sunday, June 7 Weirton at Barton (DH), 1 p.m. Moundsville at Maynard (DH), 1 p.m. Monday, June 8 Weirton at Maynard Barton at Moundsville Wednesday, June 10 Moundsville at Weirton Maynard at Barton Friday, June 12 Weirton at Maynard Barton at Moundsville Sunday, June ...

Hockey teams look to capture chemistry

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Claude Giroux’s Philadelphia Flyers were the hottest team in the NHL back when hockey was still being played. That was more than two months ago and their next game could be two more months away. He can’t predict how things might go if the season resumes. “I don’t know,” Giroux ...

Nailers announce protected list

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their 2020 protected list. The Nailers’ list includes defensemen Jeremy Beaudry, Marc-Olivier Duquette, Steve Johnson, Kyle McKenzie, Nick Minerva, Craig Skudalski and Spencer Trapp; forwards Cam ...

IndyCar restarts at Texas before another month off

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season. “We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind of had all that pent-up tension to get ...

MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

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NEW YORK — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form — the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles. Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and full prorated ...

Coronavirus-proofing sports facilities presents major challenge

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MINNEAPOLIS — The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very air be safe in a closed arena with other ...

Keselowski in right place at right time at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he’s convinced he can compete for a championship this year. Being in the right place at the right time is helping. Keselowski inherited his second win ...

Future of stadiums promises high tech, low capacity

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a standstill for months has everyone wondering what games will be like when spectators are finally allowed back in. It will almost surely be different in ways big and small. Fans could have their every move scrutinized by ...

NHL plans to test players daily for coronavirus

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By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a must ...