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FANTASY PLAYS: Elliott's suspension makes RB spot tougher


The running back position was already one of the most volatile in fantasy football to strategize for. Ezekiel Elliott's six game suspension makes it even tougher as fantasy players prepare for upcoming drafts.

Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches


As college football season approaches teams all over the country are choosing captains, those hard-working, high-character players who set an example for their teammates to follow through both actions and words.

Somerset Co-ed Softball League gives back to community


The Somerset Co-ed Softball League originated in the spring of 2016 and has since doubled its size by adding four more teams this season.

Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Bennett was alone in sitting. He wasn't alone in support from his teammates.

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Fant's injury cast shadow over Seahawks' win over Vikings


SEATTLE (AP) — Just when the Seattle Seahawks were getting settled on its shaky offensive line, it's once again their biggest question with the regular season approaching.

Smith vaults to early lead at US gymnastics championships


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ragan Smith admits it's a little weird to look at the scoreboard during a gymnastics meet and not see Simone Biles' name at the top.


Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short


MASON, Ohio (AP) — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between. Rafael Nadal couldn't do the…


US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.

NFL linebacker Greene says dropped gun charge 'was false'

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player's attorney said.


Let me go! Uncertainty surrounds stars of European soccer


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With two weeks left in European soccer's summer transfer window, it cannot close quickly enough for those teams desperate to keep their best players.

$300 million later, Man City still striving to fix defense


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has spent more than $300 million in an effort to improve its defense since last winning the English Premier League in 2014.


Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way for David Ortiz

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to change what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance.

Friday, Aug 18

August Scholastic Sports Schedule


A new school year quickly approaches and with that comes varsity, junior varsity and junior high athletics.

Local sports for Aug. 18


NS, Ferndale football

Outdoors column: In the sticks


Countdown to archery season ... 45 days. I’m crossing off the days on my calendar. The Somerset County Fair starts this coming week and school the next. It seems like summer flew by.

Thursday, Aug 17

LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field


A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she fueled at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe.

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing


More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal.

Wednesday, Aug 16

PSG loans Spanish forward Jese to Stoke for rest of season


PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has loaned forward Jese to Premier League club Stoke for the rest of the season.

Spangenberg's 4 RBIs lift Padres past Phillies 8-4


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cory Spangenberg shined on the field in almost every way possible Tuesday night.

Albers earns 1st win in 4 years, Mariners top Orioles 3-1


SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Albers earned his first major league win in four years, pitching five effective innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Local sports for Aug. 16


King’s Mt. seniors

Tuesday, Aug 15

Stanton hits team-record 43rd homer, Marlins beat Giants 8-3


MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his team-record 43rd home run, connecting in his fifth straight game and sending the Miami Marlins over the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Monday night.

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1


MASON, Ohio (AP) — Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times.

Local sports briefs for Aug. 15


Northwinds Club Championship

Wiltrout becomes three-time winner at Jennerstown


JENNERSTOWN — Former Champion Garry Wiltrout, of Somerset, became the third driver to visit victory lane three times in the Martella’s Pharmacies Late Model division during 2017, after winning on Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway…

Monday, Aug 14

After withstanding Trout's injury, Angels on a run


When Mike Trout went on the disabled list May 29 with a torn ligament in his left thumb, the Los Angeles Angels were 26-27 and seemingly in a lot of trouble.

Red Sox rookies Devers, Benintendi key win over Yanks in 10


NEW YORK (AP) — So much for inexperience. Red Sox rookies Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi can simply swing the bat.

The 'stability player,' Matic already making Man United tick


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As Nemanja Matic was winning towering headers, intercepting passes, dribbling round opponents and generally running the midfield in his first Premier League game for Manchester United, imagine what Antonio Conte…

Seahawks win 48-17 in Chargers' debut game at StubHub Center


CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers' sharp throw found Antonio Gates in the middle of the end zone, and StubHub Center shook with cheers from fans who were thrilled to see this familiar teamwork in a brand-new setting.