Team USA advances to quarterfinals

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Associated Press Massillon Jackson High School graduate and former Ashland University football and track athlete Carlin Isles evades a tackle by Ireland’s Jordan Conroy in their men’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday in Tokyo. Isles had a try in the USA’s 19-14 ...

Alaskan teen makes a splash

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TOKYO — Alaska, of all places, has an Olympic champion at the pool. Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby gave the United States a victory in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, knocking off teammate and defending champion Lilly King on Tuesday. Jacoby was the first swimmer from the Arctic ...

Smith-Schuster stays loyal to Pittsburgh

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a voluntary pay cut during the offseason. Roethlisberger’s restructured deal helped the Steelers free up enough money to persuade wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to return to the team ...

First gold medal for Bermuda

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TOKYO (AP) — Flora Duffy won the Olympic women’s triathlon early Tuesday, earning Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal and its first medal of any kind since 1976. Duffy is a two-time former world triathlon series champion. She’s competing in her fourth Olympics and is one of just two ...

Steelers took a chance on Shell

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Donnie Shell knew he had a little time to make an impression. The life span of an undrafted free agent rookie is short. Really short. Especially for undrafted free agent rookies from a Historically Black College and University like South Carolina State, where the undersized Shell spent years ...

Buckeye win-streak snapped at OVAC game

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WHEELING — Defense certainly wins championships but apparently it wins all-star games, too. It did just that on Saturday night in the 75th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game as West Virginia scored both of its touchdowns on defense and defeated Ohio 17-6 inside Wheeling Island ...