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
- Local Sports
Lohr helps Cork’s Cars to 4-0 win
Broc Lohr allowed one hit on the mound and had his team’s only hit at the plate as Cork’s Cars scrapped together four runs to shut out Madigan’s Auto Parts 4-0 on Monday at the Hot Stove Complex.
Northside blanks Hite in opener
Evan Rodeheaver tossed five innings of two-hit, shutout ball to allow the Northside Diamond Dogs to gain a 1-0 lead in its opening round playoff series by beating Hite Roofing 10-0 Monday at Northern High School.
Titans sweep on shutouts
Cody Ellsworth and Jacob Foreman both pitched complete-game shutouts to keep the Tri-State Titans undefeated in the Pen-Mar-WV League after sweeping the Cumberland Orioles Sunday afternoon at Bel Air Field.
- Sports Roundup - 07/22/2014
- Sports Calendar - 07/22/2014
Jeter turns small part of attention to business
Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.
RTA could close disconnect between teams, NASCAR
There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.
Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping
Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.
Madigan’s moves on, 7-6
GRANTSVILLE — Madigan’s Auto Sales built a 7-2 lead through six innings then held on as Grantsville Sons of American Legion scored four times in the bottom of the seventh to make it close before Madigan’s got the final out Sunday afternoon at Grantsville Park.
- Sports Roundup - 07/21/14
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Lohr helps Cork’s Cars to 4-0 win