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.
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It’s ‘Jeff Gordon Day’ at Indy for record 5th time
INDIANAPOLIS — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
Post 13 handles Sykesville, 14-6
SYKESVILLE — Cumberland Post 13 rode a seven-run first inning to a 14-6 victory over Sykesville Post 23 Sunday afternoon in an American Legion game.
Rams rebuilding job leans heavily on kids
Training camp opened with 62 players age 24 or younger, many of them front-liners. The Rams are counting on the kids to grow up fast and lead the way for a franchise seeking its first winning season since 2003.
Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach
Byron Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.
Seniors occupy most of All-AMAC team
CUMBERLAND — Experience and seniority took center stage on the 2014 All-Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference Softball Team after four of the 10 positions were filled with familiar names and eight total spots were snatched up by seniors.
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Always in complete control in the circle or in the batter’s box, Jenna Miller was rewarded for helping Mountain Ridge to its third undefeated championship in a row by being voted the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year by the league’s seven head coaches
Ridgeley, Kiwanis advance to Hot Stove semifinals
Wyatt Yates knocked in the tie run and Nate Strietbeck brought in the winning run with singles in the bottom of the seventh inning as Ridgeley rallied from a one-run deficit to beat Bedford, 5-4, and advance to the next round of the Hot Stove League playoffs Friday in the decisive Game 3 at Hamilton Field.
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