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Myers, Lucchesi lead Padres over Pirates, 4-3

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers helped give the San Diego Padres an early lead and closer Brad Hand barely held onto it. Myers homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and rookie Joey Lucchesi threw five scoreless innings to lead San Diego to a 4-3 victory ...

Pirates rally for 4 runs in 9th to beat beleaguered Mets 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — After bringing in Felipe Vazquez with his team trailing by two in the eighth inning, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was asked by bench coach Tom Prince whether the closer would stay in the game if his turn to bat came up in the ninth. "At the time, I counted off and said this ...

Bell, Polanco homer as Pirates beat Mets 6-4 to stop skid

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to shake his squad out of its slump, Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle juggled the top of his lineup. Didn't hurt that the Pirates ran into the perfect opponent, too — a team struggling even worse than they were. Josh Bell hit ...

2 more officials out in West Virginia disaster housing rift

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two more officials involved in an embattled housing program aimed at helping West Virginia flood victims are out of their jobs. Mary Jo Thompson and Russell Tarry of the West Virginia Development Office were scheduled to speak Tuesday at an interim legislative ...

In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's first such wagering arrangement. The Greenbrier announced Tuesday that New York-based FanDuel ...

Auditors seek answers on state Supreme Court spending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislative auditors have expressed concern on how the West Virginia Supreme Court accumulated around $29 million in its excess revenue funds in fiscal year 2012. Justin Robinson with the legislative auditor's office says the court had $1.4 million in its rainy-day ...

West Virginia gov OKs session to mull justice impeachment

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Days after a member of the West Virginia Supreme Court pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, Gov. Jim Justice has called the Legislature into special session to determine whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against any ...

West Virginia man dies after going in river to help child

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Search crews have found the body of a West Virginia man who disappeared in New River Gorge National River where he went in to help a child. The park said the body of 49-year-old Terrance Bell of Oak Hill, West Virginia, was located Monday morning in the river where ...

Disease spread prompts deer transport restrictions

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have placed restrictions on the disposal and transport of deer carcasses in two more counties in response to a disease. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release the restrictions start July 1 in Berkeley and Mineral ...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to ...