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Ernie Els gearing up for what could be final Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Ernie Els has memories at every corner of Augusta National, typical of someone who is playing the Masters for the 23rd time. Nothing haunts him as much as the sight of the practice green. That’s where he was in 2004, hopeful of a playoff after closing with a 67, tied ...

Walker coping with mono

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — PGA champion Jimmy Walker says he has been coping with mononucleosis that has contributed to his lethargic play. Walker captured his first major last year with a wire-to-wire victory in the PGA Championship, contended in the second FedEx Cup playoff event and went 1-2 in ...

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina for men’s title

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For those who follow college basketball, the idea that Gonzaga is playing North Carolina for the national title doesn’t seem all that strange. For those who don’t — or only get involved when it’s time to fill out a bracket — it still might. Gonzaga? ...

West Virginia sweeps Ohio in OVAC All-Star Games

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Leading up to Sunday’s 40th annual OVAC Samuel A. Mumley All-Star Basketball Games, all of the coaches involved in the game talked first and foremost about wanting their teams to have a good time. As both the boys and girls games unfolded, however, it was easy to tell ...

W.Va. gets best of Ohio in boys/girls doubleheader

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Leading up to Sunday’s 40th annual OVAC Samuel A. Mumley All-Star Basketball Games, all of the coaches involved in the game talked first and foremost about wanting their teams to have a good time. As both the boys and girls games unfolded, however, it was easy to ...

Staley proud of title

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DALLAS (AP) — Dawn Staley hopes to pass along a piece of her first championship net to another aspiring African-American coach — the same as Carolyn Peck did for her years ago. Staley joined Peck as the only African-American coaches to win an NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday ...

Reading ends Wheeling’s ECHL playoff hopes

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WHEELING — Captain Nick Sorkin insists the Wheeling Nailers were so close. It turned out to be so close, yet so far away. Olivier Labelle scored a pair of power-play goals and Mark Dekanich robbed Christian Hilbrich late in the third with a save of the year candidate, as the Reading Royals ...

Pens weather Hurricanes; jump Blue Jackets

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan keeps insisting his team isn’t looking ahead. That the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t let their eyes creep ahead to next week when their injury riddled regular season ends and the real defense of their Stanley Cup begins. Sullivan’s team backed up its ...

Red Sox host Pirates today

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BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox returned to Boston from spring training to find the city blanketed by a fresh coat of snow that arrived less than 48 hours before they were scheduled to open the season. By the time they arrived at Fenway Park for one last workout on Sunday, the snow had melted off ...

Henley rallies for PGA win

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HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Russell Henley no longer gets to take a week off, and he couldn’t be happier. He’s going to the Masters. Henley overcame a four-shot deficit Sunday in the Houston by closing with a 7-under 65 for a three-shot victory, one of the most important final rounds of his ...

Wallace powers Ferry by St. C.

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MARTINS FERRY -- Dom Wallace clubbed a pair of doubles and drove in a run as Martins Ferry defeated visiting St. Clairsville, 6-4, Sunday afternoon in high school baseball action high atop the Purple City. Corey Bennett singled tice and plated a run, while Dalton Hoover doubled in another. ...

Cavs hold off Pacers in 2OTs

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The playoffs are nearing. The Cavaliers are already feeling the pressure. LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana’s Paul George, and Cleveland opened its April schedule with an emotional ...

Thompson’s penalty overshadows Ryu win

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson heard fans chanting her name as she approached the 18th green, and it moved her to the brink of tears for the second time in an hour. Although she had lost her big lead at the ANA Inspiration on a four-shot penalty for a day-old rules violation , ...

Thompson’s penalty overshadows Ryu win

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson heard fans chanting her name as she approached the 18th green, and it moved her to the brink of tears for the second time in an hour. Although she had lost her big lead at the ANA Inspiration on a four-shot penalty for a day-old rules violation , ...

Capitals deal CBJ loss

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Braden Holtby turned away a furious third-period rally by the Columbus Blue Jackets and helped the Washington Capitals hold on for a big win as they try to put some distance between ahead of their Metropolitan Division rivals in the last week of the regular season. Holtby ...

OVAC basketball stars set to shine

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For many of the 60 participants in Samuel A. Mumley OVAC All-Star Basketball Game, today’s event will be the final time they play in a competitive basketball game. So, the games, which tip off at 3 and 5 p.m., respectively at Ohio University Eastern’s Health and ...

Magnolia girls win Bellaire Early Bird

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BELLAIRE — Magnolia’s girls track team flexed its muscle at last year’s OVAC meet and didn’t stop as it finished as West Virginia Class A state champions. So far, in 2017, the Blue Eagles have simply picked up where they left off. Magnolia added another piece of hardware to the ...

Shadyside’s Quinn earns A-A

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INDIANA, Pa. — Greg Quinn has added another prestigious honor to his already impressive high school wrestling resume, and he had to take the long road in doing so. Saturday afternoon inside the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Center, the Shadyside senior earned All-American status during ...

Trio captains all T-L boys hoop team

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MARTINS FERRY — Boys basketball season has come and gone for 2016-17, but many of the impressive individual and team performances remain fresh in our minds. The Times Leader is putting the bow on the season with the announcement of its annual All Times Leader Team. This caps five straight ...