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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Local athletes set sights on state titles
A host of local athletes, including five individual region champions and five region champion relay teams, will have their sights set on state titles this weekend at the Maryland Track and Field State Championships at Morgan State University.
Ridgeley VFW runs over Keyser, 12-2
Kirk Robinette, Noah Bible and Nate Strietbeck tripled to lead a 12-hit attack that carried Ridgeley VFW/First Peoples past Keyser Moose, 12-2, at Kruk Field.
FSU’s Kean named CAC Player of Year
Frostburg State junior outfielder Kevin Kean was named the Capital Athletic Conference’s baseball player of the year and had five teammates join him on the all-conference team, the most selections for the Bobcats since joining the league in 2011.
Ringler ropes in 2-1 win
Jessica Ringler got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the sixth, then doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh to send Hope for Hyndman Charter to a 2-1 win over Tussey Mountain in an opening round game of the Class A, District V playoffs.
Steelers ready to work after bumpy offseason
Troy Polamalu walked off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice field on Tuesday with rookie safety Shamarko Thomas hanging on the veteran safety’s every word.
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Alco rolls to title game
Allegany spotted Bohemia Manor an early lead and then dominated things the rest of the way, rolling to a 9-3 victory in their Class 1A state semifinal Tuesday night at McCurdy Field.
Miners going to state!
It’s déjà vu all over again for the Mountain Ridge Miners after they beat Perryville by one run, 4-3, for the second straight year to earn a return trip to the Maryland 1A State Finals this weekend at the University of Maryland.
Petersburg, Moorefield seek West Virginia championships
When Petersburg takes to the field today sometime around noon it will be the latest in a season any team in school history has ever played as the Vikings take part in their first-ever West Virginia Class AA State softball tournament when they face James Monroe in the opening round at Jackson Park in Vienna, W.Va.
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