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Transfer named WVU QB starter MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall has been named West Virginia’s starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against FCS James Madison. West Virginia coach Neal Brown on Tuesday announced the choice of Kendall, who ...

Dupree looks for break out season

PITTSBURGH — Bud Dupree seemingly has the total package. A chiseled 6-foot-4 and 269-pounds, long and athletic with raw speed and explosiveness rarely amassed for an NFL edge rusher. Dupree’s skillset has tantalized the Pittsburgh Steelers for years, even if his pass-rushing production ...

Tribe has a rough night in Queens

NEW YORK — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night. J.D. Davis also went deep and Steven Matz (8-7) permitted only one ...

Trump, not China, has upper hand in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON — President Trump has warned China that it must respond "humanely" to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It's about ...

Biden’s gaffes make Trump look like Churchill

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in December 2018, said, “I am a gaffe machine.” File that under the category of truer words have seldom been spoken. President Donald Trump benefited in the 2016 presidential contest because the unfavorable numbers of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, ...

Steelers rookie dedicates season to coach

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is dedicating his rookie season to Darryl Drake. Drake died a week ago and Johnson honored the Steelers’ former wide receivers coach with his first NFL touchdown reception in Pittsburgh’s second preseason game, a home ...

Epstein and the reality of 21st century politics

The death of Jeffrey Epstein highlights an important reality underlying 21st-century American politics. Just 36% of American adults believe the official story that Epstein committed suicide. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 30% think he was murdered, while 34% are not sure. As ...

Maybe liberty isn’t a lost cause in China

Here’s a crazy idea: Maybe the forces of liberty will win. Sadly, few people are rooting for liberty these days, and even among those who are, there’s a dismaying amount of pessimism about its prospects. Consider China. There’s a new bipartisan consensus these days: The “elites” ...

What Hong Kong means

The protests in Hong Kong are heartbreaking to witness. I recall the gloom that accompanied the handover of sovereignty ceremony in 1997. Prince Charles was there. So was Tony Blair. Only eight years had passed since the communist Chinese government had mowed down an estimated 10,000 democracy ...

Browns getting impatient with kickers

BEREA— Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn’t quite ready to give his kickers the boot. Despite erratic performances — wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights — in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no ...