Roethlisberger, wife welcome son
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley are giving thanks for their new bundle of joy.
Benjamin Roethlisberger Jr. arrived Wednesday at 10:06 p.m., according to the athlete’s website. The couple’s first child weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was just over 19 inches long. The quarterback posted Thursday that mother and baby boy were doing well.
“We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, it really means a lot to us. God is so good!” he wrote.
Roethlisberger has previously been scratched from Sunday’s game against Cleveland because of rib injuries.
Cubs All-Star signs with Japanese team
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League say they have signed former Chicago Cubs infielder Bryan LaHair to a two-year, $4.5 million contract.
LeHair, who was named to the National League All-Star team last season, batted .286 with 14 home runs and 30 RBIs before the All-Star break but fell to .202 with two home runs and 10 RBIs after it.
Burton undergoes wrist surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jeff Burton had surgery on his wrist to alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Richard Childress Racing said in a statement the procedure was done Tuesday on an outpatient basis. Burton ended the season Sunday with a 19th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished 19th in the Sprint Cup Series standings. Burton will be ready to test his car next month and will not miss any time.
Mountain Ridge’s Haylee Wilson was not identified in the caption of the Miners’ girls soccer team photograph that appeared in Thursday’s Times-News. Wilson is pictured third from the left in the front row and was one of three seniors on the area championship team.
Roethlisberger, wife welcome son
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