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W. Virginia still has some hope

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WHEELING, W.Va. — While Ohio closed the book on its 2019-20 winter sports season Thursday morning, West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Executive Director Bernie Dolan is still holding out hope to complete the girls and boys state basketball tournaments as well as play an ...

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Shoots canceled CHESTER, W.Va. — The Chester-Newell Sportsmen’s Club has canceled all remaining turkey shoots and the April 7 club meeting, following the state and federal guidelines for the coronavirus COVID-19. For future updates, see the club’s Facebook page. A day of wrestling on ...

County golf courses open for business

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With much of American life brought to a halt over the past two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, golf has remained one of the few sports that people can still take part in while maintaining a safe distance from each other. But for a little while on Sunday, it looked as if even that might ...

Coronavirus wins by default

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As the days extended into weeks in the coronavirus crisis, those involved in high school wrestling in the state of Ohio knew the possibility of a canceled state wrestling tournament was strong. On Thursday, the expected announcement wrestling teams dreaded came as the Ohio High School ...

An opening day with no players or fans

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ARLINGTON, Texas — There will be no hot dogs on the grill, no beer on tap, no vendors in the stands selling peanuts and Cracker Jack. The shiny new stadium deep in the heart of Texas will still be waiting for its first Rangers game. Instead of warming up for his debut with the New York ...

OHSAA cancels winter tournaments

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association canceled all remaining winter sports tournaments on Thursday. No champions will be awarded for boys basketball, girls basketball, ice hockey and wrestling in 2020.

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Pens’ Guentzel could return PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star forward Jake Guentzel’s recovery from shoulder surgery is on schedule, opening the door for him to play at some point should the NHL return this season. General manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday that Guentzel ...

McComas named OVAC’s best

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WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local senior Cole McComas was named the Dr. Bill Welker OVAC Wrestler of the Year this week. He shares the award with Parkersburg South’s Braxton Adams, the No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound wrestler in the country. McComas’ sparkling career has included three ...

U.S. soccer wants to settle women’s lawsuit

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NEW YORK — The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to state that settling a lawsuit filed by women’s national team players is a top priority. “A lot of damage has been done, and I think we are going to ...

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Virtual racing live on Fox CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fresh off its initial experiment in televising simulated NASCAR racing, Fox Sports will broadcast the entire eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series season beginning with the virtual Texas Motor Speedway race at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The race will ...