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Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champ in DC, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. He thrived in his role as a workmanlike leader. “I never played pretty,” Unseld said when elected to the ...

Recapturing chemistry a challenge for NHL teams

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 ...

B1G’s Warren creates anti-racism coalition

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Big Ten’s Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league’s athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism. Warren announced Monday the formation of the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism ...

Nailers announce protected list for 2020-21 season

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their 2020 Protected List. Teams are allowed to protect as many players as they wish, provided the players protected meet the guidelines as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ...

Non-revenue sports fret over college compensation

College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various sports – hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming and gymnastics, among them – have signed a ...

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a major challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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 ...

WVU slates phased return for football

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - With the country and state starting to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has initiated a phased approach to bringing its football staff and student-athletes back to campus. The Big 12 Conference ...

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye dies at age 80

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. ...

Monteroso headed back to Germany to play pro basketball

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For probably the first time in his athletic career, Dan Monteroso found himself at a crossroads. As he’s worked to come back from a serious knee injury, Monteroso had to make a decision whether or not continuing to play professional basketball overseas or starting to ...

OVBL season slated to open June 7

The Ohio Valley Baseball League will swing into action on Sunday, June 7, according to league president Laney Simone Sr. The former Maynard manager said there are four teams in the league. They are the Barton Braves, Maynard Indians, Moundsville Expos and Weirton Bobcats. The Wheeling ...

1990: A season of fulfilled dreams for WLU baseball

WHEELING - West Liberty University has a rich baseball tradition. One of the brightest moments in the sparkling Hilltopper diamond history played out 30 years ago. It was in 1990 that West Liberty captured the WVIAC/NAIA District 28 Tournament crown en route to gaining a NAIA World ...

2020 OVBL Schedule

OVBL 2020 Schedule 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 ...

Barnesville’s Meade to play baseball at Coastal Carolina

BARNESVILLE — It didn’t take Alex Meade many college visits to know where he wanted to continue his academic and baseball careers. It was during a baseball trip — as a young player — to Myrtle Beach that Meade found what he hoped to be his future college home. Now, the dream is ...

Steubenville’s Tuttle keeps the D-I tradition alive

STEUBENVILLE — Keeping the tradition alive. Steubenville High School had four recent graduates wrestling at the NCAA Division I level last season. This year there will be five competing. David Tuttle, a 4-year standout on both the mat and the football field, recently announced that he ...

Steubenville’s Bodnar to wrestle at N.D. College

STEUBENVILLE — Keith Bodnar had an outstanding wrestling career at Steubenville Big Red. He hopes to do the same at the next level. Bodnar, a 4-year regular on the mat for head coach Mike Blackburn, recently announced his intentions on attending NCAA Division II powerhouse Notre Dame ...

Toronto’s Perkins named OVAC Coach of the Year

TORONTO — Brian Perkins etched his name into illustrious company last June when he led the Toronto baseball team to the Division IV state baseball championship. Thursday evening, he joined another illustrious club. The personable Red Knights skipper was announced as the 2020 winner ...

COVID-19 could sack Davis for summer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The global COVID-19 pandemic could possibly do something that not many defensive players have done in Nate Davis’s football career. For nearly a decade, Davis, a former 5th round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers after a standout career at Ball State University, ...

Belmont Classic Cars is weekend sponsor of NASCAR’s No. 53

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Rick Ware Racing (RWR) welcomes back Belmont Classic Cars as the primary sponsor on board the No. 53 Chevrolet, for this weekend’s Super Heroes 500 presented by Food City at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bayley Currey will be back behind the wheel of the No. 53 RWR Chevrolet, ...

Shadyside baseball seniors receive proper send off from 2020 season

SHADYSIDE — It didn’t matter if you asked the players, coaches, dozens of fans or even the umpire. Each person was excited for the scene at Shadyside’s Fleming Field Wednesday afternoon. After a season that wasn’t because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Shadyside baseball team ...