OVAC announces baseball award winners

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WHEELING — The homers have landed and uniforms have been turned in. Now, all that’s left are the awards. The OVAC handed out this year’s Coach and Player of the Year Awards and Wheeling Park’s James Salvatori (5A), Harrison Central’s Treston Nemeth (4A), Barnesville’s Ayden ...

Niekro Classic: ‘The Last Pitch’ scheduled for Friday

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BRIDGEPORT — It’s been said on more than one occasion that ‘all good things must to come to an end.’ Unfortunately, that scenario will play out Friday at Belmont Hills Country Club just west of St. Clairsville. An overflow — and record — field of 196 golfers will tee off for ...

Nassib reveals he’s gay

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Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib, who is entering his sixth NFL season and second with the Raiders, announced the news on Instagram, saying he wasn’t doing it for the attention but because he felt ...

Bird, Taurasi earn spots on 5th women’s Olympic hoops team

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Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will try and become the first five-time Olympic gold medalists in basketball as they lead the U.S women’s team at the Tokyo Games. The duo was selected for their fifth Olympics on Monday, joining Teresa Edwards as the only basketball players in U.S. history to ...

Indians blank Cubs; lose Civale to finger injury

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CHICAGO (AP) — Bobby Bradley and Josh Naylor homered, helping the Cleveland Indians overcome the loss of Aaron Civale during a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Civale, who leads the majors with 10 wins, exited with two out in the fifth inning because of a right middle ...

St. Clairsville Post 159 wins weekend tourney

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GREENSBURG, Pa. -- St. Clairsville American Legion Post 159 captured the Atlantic Coast Baseball Tournament by going 3-0-1 over the weekend at Seton Hill University. Post 159 (6-1-1) and the Pittsburgh Select were both 3-0 entering the final game Sunday afternoon. However, after the locals ...