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League Park comes to life

CLEVELAND — About 3 miles away from all of the festivities at Progressive Field over Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game break, League Park quietly entertained fans looking to make a pilgrimage to a unique place in American baseball history. League Park was in service as a baseball ...

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Rockets, Thunder swap LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a ...

Sayle takes place among state’s best

EAST LIVERPOOL — John Sayle of East Liverpool grew up in Greenville, Ohio in very close proximity to Vandalia and the home of the nationally recognized Great American World Trapshooting Tournament. It’s no wonder Sayle, 80, was pulled into the sport and developed a lifelong passion which ...

It could not have been better for Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley came back, took a well-deserved bow and delivered like always. Shane Bieber pitched a perfect inning and took home an MVP trophy and a shiny new pickup truck. Carlos Carrasco stood up to cancer. On an idyllic night for baseball, Cleveland connections shined ...

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Four classes in WV hoops CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — High school basketball teams in West Virginia are being divided into four classes instead of three, creating a larger and longer state tournament for at least the next two years. News outlets report the West Virginia Board of Education ...

Ohio River catfish tournament winners

At left, Randy Dickson of Cadiz captured longest fish honors during the Chester-Newell Sportsman’s Club Ohio River catfish tournament on June 29-30. Dickson pulled in a 39 1/4 inch flathead to win. William Robb (right) won the second-place lucky draw with a catch of 24 1/2 inches. Three ...

WV plans to throw

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — When a coach plans to throw the ball a lot, having a multitude of receivers to pick from is helpful. Such is the case for the West Virginia squad that will line up against Ohio in the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, which is slated for Wheeling ...

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Wilson transfers to Kent KENT — Two-time Ohio Division III state golf champion Jared Wilson is coming back home. Wilson, a 2018 graduate of Columbiana High School, is transferring to Kent State University after playing one season at Wake Forest University. “Jared Wilson has signed ...

Seven is lucky at Cedar Hills

GLENMOOR — Larry Mills of Wellsville didn’t let the weatherman keep him away from his appointed rounds at the Cedar Hills Golf Course. Despite all the gloom and doom forecasts, Mills on Sunday spent a few hours at one of his favorite spots on earth — and it’s a good thing he ...

More hardware for youth golfer

Elijah Stewart, a 7-year-old from East Liverpool, recently won his second consecutive U.S. Kids Golf Ohio State Invitational title at Avalon Lakes Country Club. Elijah shot a par 36 on the first day and a 1-over-par on the second day to win by 7 strokes in the 7-year-old division. The win ...