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SPORTS BRIEFING

West Virginia Derby off today

CHESTER, W.Va. — The 51st running of the West Virginia Derby that was scheduled for today was a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort canceled the race a week after announcing it would be held without fans.

Live racing continues at the track.

Kipnis homers in Cubs win

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night.

Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one, bouncing back nicely after he struggled in his first start last weekend against Milwaukee. The Cubs are counting on the Japanese right-hander to help anchor their rotation after he finished strong last year.

Chicago also got a solo home run from Jason Kipnis in its fourth win in five games. It was the first homer of the season for the veteran second baseman, a suburban Chicago native.

Mount Union meets Yellow Jackets

CANTON — There will be no Mount Union football games this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Purple Raiders have played plenty of classic games.

Another one will be broadcast by WIVM-TV at 7 p.m. Saturday — the 2017 regular-season matchup against Baldwin Wallace.

Current senior running back Josh Petruccelli made his first career start in the game as the Purple Raiders took a 20-0 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 55-7 victory in front of 2,917 fans at Mount Union Stadium..

Petruccelli ran for 127 yards on 13 carries to go along with a 32-yard reception and a 43-yard kickoff return.

WIVM-TV is on channel 39 over the air, Spectrum Channel 989 in Canton and online at WIVMTV.com.

Dayton told to halt sports

DAYTON — Montgomery County health officials recommended Friday all schools in the county begin with remote learning and halt “high-risk extracurricular activities.”

The Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County said schools should not have contact sports, band and choir this fall due the county being in the red level during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kipnis homers in Cubs win

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night.

Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one, bouncing back nicely after he struggled in his first start last weekend against Milwaukee. The Cubs are counting on the Japanese right-hander to help anchor their rotation after he finished strong last year.

Chicago also got a solo home run from Jason Kipnis in its fourth win in five games. It was the first homer of the season for the veteran second baseman, a suburban Chicago native who agreed to a minor league deal with the Cubs in February.

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