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Ohio’s team has speed to burn

SALEM — This has been a busy spring for some of the area’s best track and field athletes. Fresh off state track tournament appearances in early June, a solid core of Columbiana County state track placers are returning to the gridiron to offer their speed for the 42nd Penn-Ohio Stateline ...

Woods not needed to spice up Open

The spectacular ocean vistas will fill TV screens as usual, along with the obligatory shots of hang gliders prancing above the cliffs of Southern California. In an era where betting is the rage, there’s probably a bookie somewhere who will offer an over/under on the number of times fans at ...

Gambling legality closer to reality

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate approved legislation to legalize sports betting in Ohio on Wednesday along with a bill to allow college athletes for the first time to earn money based on the use of their names, images and likenesses. Both bills now go to the House for consideration. The sports ...

On to the state tournament for Oak Glen

KEYSER, W.Va. — Next stop, the state tournament. The Oak Glen softball team struck first against Keyser in Game 3, and thanks to strong pitching performances from Lizzie Kell and Maddie McKay the Golden Bears held on to defeat the Golden Tornado, 4-3, to capture the Class AA Region 1 ...

State championship games to return to Canton

CANTON — The Ohio High School Athletic Association and Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced a three-year agreement for the Hall to host the state football championships in Canton. The games, across Ohio’s seven divisions, will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium ...

U.S. OPEN TEE TIMES

U.S. Open Tee Times At Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) San Diego All Times EDT (a-amateur) Thursday-Friday First Hole-10th Hole 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Sahith Theegala, United States; Edoardo Molinari, Italy; Greyson Sigg, United States. 9:56 a.m.-3:41 p.m. — Chris Baker, ...

Sports Briefing

OVAC baseball All-Stars Named to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star baseball team are Beaver Local senior Ryan Cunningham, East Liverpool junior Paxton Grimes, Oak Glen senior Hunter Patterson and Edison senior Blake Connelly in Class 4A; Southern Local senior Conner Lewis in Class ...

Phil’s a major success

SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson accepted a special exemption from the USGA with reason to believe this might be his last shot to finally win a U.S. Open. Now he gets five more years, courtesy of his stunning victory last month at the PGA Championship that made him the oldest winner in 161 years ...

Indians shake off Bieber’s injury

CLEVELAND — The Indians didn’t let a rough day get any worse by losing to the woeful Orioles. Jose Ramirez picked up a pair of RBIs — made possible by Baltimore blunders in the field — and Cleveland shook off losing ace Shane Bieber for at least a few weeks by extending the Orioles’ ...

Larson appears to be unstoppable

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Everybody knew Kyle Larson was going to win races once he started driving Rick Hendrick’s cars. But this? This looks like a driver capable of chasing down the modern-era record of 13 wins in a season set in 1975 by Richard Petty and tied in 1998 by Larson’s childhood ...