Eisner upsets Djokovic
MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic’s bid to become the first player to win all nine Masters events has been put on hold for at least another year.
Top-ranked American John Isner upset Djokovic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday.
The world’s top-ranked player has never won Cincinnati, losing in the finals four times. He lost to Roger Federer in the title match last year.
Steelers’ Bell returns to practice
LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell said Friday the left knee injury he re-aggravated during practice a day earlier isn’t believed to be serious.
The second-round draft pick called the injury “nothing major” and practiced in a limited capacity Friday. He did not participate in team drills.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Bell has a “clean bill of health.” It remains uncertain whether Bell will be available when the Steelers play in Washington on Monday night.
Slow-pitch softball tourney Aug. 24
KEYSER, W.Va. — There will be a men’s slow-pitch softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 24 at Larinum Park. For information, call Butch Mason at 304-788-0990, Chip Mason 304-813-5429 or Craig Courtney at 304-788-5511.
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Allegany survives, wins region thriller
The Allegany Campers refused to take no for an answer Saturday afternoon, and in a game full of twists and turns, heroes off the bench and dramatic overtime endings, beat Manchester Valley in double overtime, 63-62, for the Class 1A West Region championship and a trip to next week’s state tournament.
Southern does it again!
Something felt awfully familiar with the Southern girls basketball team Saturday, but the Lady Rams are right at home with familiarity and are extremely satisfied with the status quo that comes with winning their second straight Maryland 1A West Region title.
McDonogh holds off Good Counsel, 39-37
McDonogh took a 31-16 lead into halftime, and looked to have complete control before Good Counsel cut the lead down to 10 points by the start of the fourth and got to within two points at the end, a 39-37 McDonogh win in the championship game of the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament.
Martz, Shaffer win state titles
Mountain Ridge’s Adam Martz put the finishing touches on a perfect season by winning a state championship, and Southern Garrett’s Austin Shaffer also returns home a state champ after a big weekend at the Class 1A-2A State Wrestling Championships at the University of Maryland.
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Reed builds 2-shot lead at Doral; Tiger in the mix
In only his second year on the PGA Tour, Patrick Reed already is used to playing in the final group on Sunday — and winning.
Keselowski holds on for Nationwide win in Vegas
Brad Keselowski once blew a tire while leading the final lap of this same Nationwide Series race, so he knew he couldn’t get excited about a victory in Vegas until he actually crossed the line.
NASCAR’s changes get 1.5-mile test in Las Vegas
NASCAR is about to start finding out whether its offseason changes will pay off on tracks like Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Streets steers Keyser’s win
Ryan Streets led five double-figure scorers with 18 points and Keyser built a big lead and held off a furious fourth-quarter rally by Frankfort for a 76-73 win and the Class AA, Region II, Section 1 championship on Friday night.
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