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Martinez goes 8, Bader 3-run HR as Cards sweep Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Martinez pitched eight marvelous innings, Harrison Bader hit an early three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. St. Louis has won seven straight against the Pirates and is 20-6 versus Pittsburgh ...

Ramirez, Hernandez homer as Indians blank White Sox 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Ramirez and Cesar Hernandez homered, Amed Rosario had three hits and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Sunday. Zach Plesac and three relievers combined to limit the White Sox to four hits as Cleveland took two of three in a series between AL Central ...

Toronto shuts down River in 2A baseball

TORONTO — The Toronto baseball team keeps rolling along. The top-seeded Red Knughts jumped out to a big lead against fourth-seeded River in an OVAC Class 2A semifinal, had a bit of a hiccup in the fifth enabling the Pilots to get back into the game, but bounced right back and put the game ...

Martins Ferry topples Barnesville to reach OVAC 3A title game

BARNESVILLE — After his club defeated Barnesville on Monday in a regular-season game in nine innings, Martins Ferry head coach Anthony Reasbeck said “big wins come in May.” The calendar has flipped to May, and ironically, his Purple Riders posted their biggest win to date. Taking ...

Tonkovich sharp as St. Clairsville blanks Cambridge, 2-0

       ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Veteran St. Clairsville baseball coach Tom Sliva was hoping for three solid innings from his ace.        What the Hall of Fame mentor received was a masterpiece from Tyler Tonkovich.       The senior dandy hurled a complete-game gem, helping the Red ...

Shadyside fends off Shenandoah to advance in OVAC 2A

That’s baseball! Both coaches summed up Saturday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal between Shadyside and Shenandoah in that manner, but when the dust settled it was a jaw-dropping ending that resulted in the host Tigers scoring a 1-0 victory over the Zeps. Pitchers Rhys Francis of Shadyside and ...

Caldwell unloads on River in OVAC 2A softball final

ELM GROVE -- River was looking for its first Ohio Valley Athletic Conference softball championship. The Pilots are still in search of that elusive crown. Saturday afternoon under ideal weather conditions, second-seeded River (17-4) couldn't get its bats going or its fielding -- at times -- in ...

Off the Tee: Barnesville Athletic Scramble held

The annual Barnesville Athletic Department scramble was held last weekend at the Cambridge Country Club. Winning by one shot was the team of Denny Huntsman, Ryan Powell, Jeff Hunkler and Dylan McMilan. That squad finished at 12-under, 60. Tying for second with a round of 61 were the teams ...

Barnesville blanks Central in baseball; River softball wins

BARNESVILLE — The Shamrocks got a solid tuneup before Saturday’s OVAC semifinal with a 2-0 victory against Wheeling Central. Barnesville received sterling pitching from Brady Wildes, who went the distance with seven strikeouts and one walk. Jake Edwards came through with two singles and ...

Malathaat rallies in stretch to win Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After Malathaat outdueled Search Results down the stretch to win the 147th Kentucky Oaks by a neck, runner-up jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. patted Malathaat’s mount, John Velazquez, on the shoulder to congratulate him. “We just got beat today,” Ortiz said. “She ran a ...

Hall of Famer Alomar fired by MLB over sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar has been fired as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league’s ineligible list after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing Friday, saying in a ...

Mickelson misses cut and is worried about lack of focus

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson said he is struggling to keep his concentration on the golf course, leading to short spells where his mind goes numb. One such example came Friday at the end of his round, and it cost him at the Valspar Championship. Two bogeys over the last three ...

Bradley ends with eagle and ties Burns for Innisbrook lead

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Sam Burns kept piling up birdies Friday, turning a solid start into a great round of 8-under 63 for a share of the lead in the Valspar Championship. Keegan Bradley got there with one shot. Bradley ended his round by holing out for eagle from 100 yards in the ninth ...

Inbee Park tied for lead at LPGA event in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Hee Young Park birdied her final hole Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park at the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club. Hee Young Park (68) and No. 2-ranked Inbee Park (69) had two-round totals of 11-under 133 at the LPGA event. Inbee ...

Want a top prospect? Draft from the SEC

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer From beginning to end, much like the first night, the second round of the NFL draft was all about the SEC. And naturally, Alabama was a major place to go. Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell to Jacksonville and Mississippi wide receiver Elijah Moore ...

With fans and flowery hats, Derby is back at its old home in May

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The bourbon is flowing again, flowery hats and humans are on the scene and 20 horses are ready to run the most chaotic race of their lives. After being disrupted by a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby is back with many of its traditions intact. America’s longest ...

Carpenter hits another HR as Cardinals beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit his second pinch. three-run home run in as many days, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Friday night. Carpenter connected off Duane Underwood Jr. in the sixth inning to put the Cardinals ahead 6-1 while batting for John ...

Bieber strikes out 11, sets K record as Indians beat Chisox

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber struck out 11, setting a major league record in the process and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Friday night. Bieber (3-2) fanned at least eight in his 18th straight game, breaking a tie for the mark set by Hall of Famer Randy ...

St. C.’s Malin to play soccer at Walsh University

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Macy Malin always dreamed of playing college soccer. Those dreams nearly came crashing down when she injured her knee prior to her senior season at St. Clairsville. However, with a determined work ethic and constant support, she will realize that dream this ...