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SPORTS BRIEFING

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Burkhart hits hole-in-one BELOIT — Joe Burkhart of Salem aced Westville Lake Country Club’s 130-yard No. 6 with an 8-iron on Tuesday. It was his second hole-in-one. Witness was Fred Ring of Salem. Clippers start at 4 p.m. COLUMBIANA — Today’s Jefferson Area at Columbiana ...

Dogs, Eagles ousted

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UNITY — One strike away from getting out of a first-inning jam, East Palestine saw the flood gates open. Devin Ray and Chase Vickery hit consecutive pitches for doubles to the fence to guide 21st-seeded Pymatuning Valley past 20th-seeded East Palestine, 19-3, in a Division III sectional ...

Cavs chances slim

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CHICAGO — Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, though. Their misery is set to make a good year even better for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs who can get ...

Eastern Ohio Athletic Meet

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Fourth Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Meet At East Palestine Saturday BOYS MVP: 28 points, Garrett Krzyston (Wellsville), 1st in 110 hurdles, 1st in 300 hurdles, 3rd in 200 dash, 2nd in 400 relay. GIRLS MVP: 31 points, Emily McNicol (Wellsvile), 1st in 100 hurdles, 1st in 300 hurdles, ...

Preakness is the Epicenter

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BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter was set Monday as the 6-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, which will be run without Rich Strike. The surprise Derby winner at 80-1 is not in the field of nine for Saturday’s $1.65 million race. Rich Strike’s owner felt the ...

Cubs leadoff hitter gets first-inning grand slam against Bucs

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CHICAGO — Willson Contreras led off with a double and became a rare leadoff hitter with a first-inning grand slam as the Chicago Cubs burst to an eight-run lead and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0 on Monday night. Contreras became the 10th leadoff hitter since 1901 with a first-inning slam, ...