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In my last column, I suggested a turtle hunt — a DNR-sponsored citizen survey for box turtles in our state — as a way to social distance and practice responsible recreation. After several of you reached out to me with kind words about the turtle hunt, I decided to dig deeper in hopes of find…

Ray Lee was looking forward to coaching in the North-South Football Classic. Even more, he was happy for the players to get one more shot after a most unusual end to their senior years. Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.” Read more

Many of us consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer. After winter and a very wet spring, the thoughts of the summer sun and lazy days full of warmth might be just the cure for what ails you. And after our recent stay-at-home situation, which included watching way too much TV and … Read more

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The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

MORGANTOWN — It is becoming more and more evident that short of a nationwide flare up of the COVID-19 pandemic that put sports on the unable to perform list this spring, we will have some form of college athletics this fall. But the structure and the starting date remain variables. Read more

During my recent not-going-anywhere-soon phase, I have found myself scouring the outdoor news for good stories. As a longstanding member of the outdoor industry, I like to think I have my pulse on all things related to hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation. Having said that, being groun… Read more

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman says he has no memories of his harrowing accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He doesn't remember being in the hospital, who came to visit or anything else about his two-night stay for treatment of a head injury. Read more

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon thought his wife, a former model, was kidding when she asked the NASCAR Hall of Famer to color her graying roots. He realized she was serious after the third request, FaceTimed her regular stylist and took a crash course in mixing color. Read more

A high school football combine organized by former Bluefield High School football standout J.T. Powell slated for Saturday at Mitchell Stadium had to be postponed Tuesday due to coronavirus guidelines recently updated by West Virginia governor Jim Justice. Read more

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League clubs could be allowed to complete the season at their own stadiums after police pulled back on their insistence that neutral venues were the only safe way of staging games during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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