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MLB plan is to start season July 23-24

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final result of ...

MLB on way back

Ron Gardenhire and Dusty Baker are a little uneasy. Jim Crane hopes his Houston Astros can play in front of fans at some point. As baseball scrambles to start an abbreviated season, the prevailing mood is one of nervous excitement. “Is it a risk? Absolutely,” said Gardenhire, the ...

Ferry stops athletictraining

MARTINS FERRY — For the fourth time in five days, a Belmont County school has announced it is suspending its summer sports workouts and conditioning programs due to COVID-19. Martins Ferry became the latest Wednesday afternoon when the school district released its plan to shut down all ...

Workouts put on hold

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Trying its best to get out ahead of possible COVID-19 issues in the peak of the vacation season, St. Clairsville schools suspended athletic conditioning and workouts for the next two weeks. Superintendent Dr. Walt Skaggs announced the decision Tuesday afternoon. The ...

AROUND THE HORN

Pirates sign top pick PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday they signed shortstop Nick Gonzales, the club’s first-round selection and seventh overall in the 2020 draft. The 21-year-old Gonzales was named the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s National Player of the ...

SPORTS ON TV

5:25 a.m. (ESPN) Korean Baseball: Doosan at SK. 12:55 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Watford at Burnley. 3 p.m. (GOLF) Golf: PGA, Travelers Championship, first round. 3:10 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Manchester City at Chelsea. 6 p.m. (GOLF) Golf: Korn Ferry, ...

No charges coming after Talladega incident

TALLADEGA, Ala. — NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality. Wallace had successfully called for the ban of the Confederate flag and received threats. Fans paraded past the main ...

Valley Spring Scramble

Valley Spring Scramble The team of (front) Jeff Jackson, (back from left) Dave Dees, David Johnstone, Jr., and Terry Davidson shot a 16-under 54 to win the 37th annual Valley Spring Scramble at the Valley Golf Club. They finished one stroke ahead of the team of Tony Chiarello, Steve Wash, Norm ...

Storm clouds in Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — A noose was found in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less than two weeks after he successfully pushed the auto racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. NASCAR announced the discovery ...

Know what you are signing up for

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before they could begin using team facilities during the pandemic. The document SMU is requiring its athletes to sign is much more direct: Acknowledgment of Risk for COVID-19 ...

Kiick played for perfect Dolphins

MIAMI — Jim Kiick, the versatile running back who helped the Miami Dolphins achieve the NFL’s only perfect season in 1972, died Saturday at age 73 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, daughter Allie said. The former University of Wyoming star was part of a formidable backfield ...

Sports on TV

1:25 p.m. (ESPN) Soccer: Serie A, AC Milan at Lecce. 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Burnley at Manchester City. 3 p.m. (8, 19, 53) Auto racing: NASCAR Cup, GEICO 500.

Happy Father’s Day

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father’s Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father’s laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his Sunday yellow shirt ...

GOLF RESULTS

Salem VFW Post 892/AMVETS Post 45 Salem Hills Monday Night League Standings: Lynn Hivley/Bruce Clyton 49, Glenn Prox/Daryl Tashwer 41, Mark Fowler/Ron Louk 40, Ron Black/Wally Black 36 1/2, Carrie Prox/Sandy Price 36 1/2, Rich Cranmer/Gerald Wilheim 36, Lenny Carreon/Larry Paxson 34, Jay ...

SPORTS ON TV

SATURDAY 7:25 a.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Leicester City at Watford. 9 a.m. (3, 9, 11, 21) Horse racing: Royal Ascot, closing day. 9:20 a.m. (FS1) Soccer: Bundesliga, SC Frieburg at Bayern Munich. 9:55 a.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Arsenal at Brighton. 11:30 a.m. ...

Spring training sites close

Every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a move that came in the wake of the Philadelphia Phillies announcing Friday five players had tested positive for COVID-19. The closures come while MLB owners and players try to ...

Snyder has waited for his time with Blue Devils

LISBON — The coaching change for the Lisbon girls basketball team will be a seamless transition. Longtime assistant Ryan Snyder was named the new head coach by the board of education Thursday, replacing Jamie Entrikin, who led the Blue Devils for 14 seasons in two stints. “Entrikin and I ...

AROUND THE HORN

Getting back to sports COLUMBUS — Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Thursday all high school sports can participate in contact practice beginning June 22. Ohio high school sports were shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic and resumed individual conditioning this ...

Bobcats joining Buckeye 8

CAMBRIDGE — For the second time since its founding in 2005, the Buckeye 8 Athletic League is taking on new membership. By virtue of a 9-0 league vote earlier this month and Tuesday’s approval by its board of education, Cambridge will become the 10th member of the Buckeye 8. The Bobcats ...

Lude’s back where he belongs

BERLIN CENTER — Jason Lude had hectic first day as Western Reserve’s head football coach. “It’s been a crazy day,” he said. “We’ll remember this one.” On Wednesday he said goodbye to his old team after 12 seasons as a Salem assistant coach, his son’s first birthday ended in ...