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Getting back to sports COLUMBUS — Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday all high school sports can participate in contact practice beginning June 22. Ohio high school sports were shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic and resumed individual conditioning this ...

Potters on the edge

COLUMBUS — Area high school basketball teams will remain in their same divisions except for the Springfield girls. The Tigers drop to Division IV and will be the largest school in that girls division. The 2020-21 season divisional assignments were released by the Ohio High School Athletic ...

Lude’s back where he belongs

BERLIN CENTER — Jason Lude had hectic first day as Western Reserve’s head football coach. “It’s been a crazy day,” he said. “We’ll remember this one.” On Wednesday he said goodbye to his old team after 12 seasons as a Salem assistant coach, his son’s first birthday ended ...

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Watson hits hole-in-one CALCUTTA — Allan Watson of East Liverpool hit a hole-in-one Monday at Turkana Golf Course. He used an 8-iron to ace the 132-yard sixth hole. It was witnessed by Rex Campbell. U.S. Open with less FLUSHING, N.Y. (AP) — Electronic line-calling will be used ...

Tiz the Law is the favorite entering Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. — While there won’t be school buses of fans hoping to see a New York-bred horse make Belmont history, there is a busload of Triple Crown expectations heading into Saturday’s race. Seventeen years ago, Jack Knowlton and the other owners of Funny Cide packed into school buses ...

Mount’s Borchert on HOF ballot

ALLIANCE — Former Mount Union quarterback Bill Borchert is back on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation on Tuesday announced the 78 players and seven coaches from major college football who are up for selection to the ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Junior tops class CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his whole life chasing meaningful rewards. He waited longingly for a pat on the back from his famous father, worked diligently to generate compliments from crew members and other drivers and reveled in the roar of his ...

Open without fans awaits government OK

Moving closer to holding the first Grand Slam tournament of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association is awaiting the go-ahead from the New York state government to play the U.S. Open in New York starting in August — without fans and with strict health protocols. “We’re ready ...

Elliott tests positive for virus

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday that Elliott was feeling OK and recovering. Arceneaux did not immediately return messages seeking comment, but a person with direct ...

MLB season faces another major obstacle

NEW YORK — The chance that there will be no Major League Baseball season increased substantially Monday when the the commissioner’s office told the players’ association it will not proceed with a schedule unless the threat of legal action by the union is resolved. MLB informed the union ...