Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

by Associated Press on July 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera. Machado, a 26-year-old power hitter… Continue Reading

Ohio Open Chase Wilson

by Brian Armstrong on July 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Defending Ohio Open Champion, Chase Wilson, from Zanesville posted a 68 on Wednesday at Weymouth. This followed up his 65 on Tuesday at Fox Meadows. He finied the tournament in third at 9 under and 4 shots of the winner.

Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major

by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 7:52 am

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods doesn’t feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Woods is back at the British Open for the first time in three years, and he believes his confidence and his chances of winning are getting better as the year goes on. He missed the last two Opens while… Continue Reading

Houston, Phoenix among future Final Four sites

by Associated Press on July 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Final Four is headed back to Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis. The NCAA announced the sites for 2023-2026 on Monday, with all four cities recently hosting the finale of the NCAA Tournament. Houston, site of Villanova’s last-second win over North Carolina in 2016, will host the Final Four in 2023…. Continue Reading

Ohio honors 1st documented black pro football player

by Associated Press on July 16, 2018 at 8:58 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio has approved legislation creating a day to honor the first documented, black professional football player, known by the nickname “The Black Cyclone.” Republican Gov. John Kasich  signed the legislation designating Feb. 3 as Charles Follis Day. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Follis was born on Feb. 3,… Continue Reading

Anderson edges Isner 26-24 in 5th for 1st Wimbledon final

by Associated Press on July 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm

LONDON (AP) — Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a 6-hour, 36-minute marathon between two big servers on Friday. The fifth set alone lasted… Continue Reading

10 months after baby, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber

by Associated Press on July 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby. “Every time I go out there, I want to, I guess, take a giant step forward,” she said. “Keep taking giant steps, but keep improving.” Williams… Continue Reading

New Lexington football

by Brian Armstrong on July 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio- New Lexington High School football team hired longtime Newark Catholic football coach, Bill Franks. WHIZ met with the new coach during the 2018 ‘New Lex Football FASST-aThon’ to learn more about the coach.

Zanesville Seniors Classic had a scare at the 13th hole

by Brian Armstrong on July 11, 2018 at 9:36 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- It’s the final round of the 54th edition of Zanesville Seniors Classic and the winner of this years tournament is Rich Bubenchik.  But, he had a scare on the golf course that was far more important than a round of golf.

Senior Pioneers Banker’s Night

by Brian Armstrong on July 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Muskingum Valley Old Timers’ Annual Banker’s Night at Gant Municipal Stadium is Wednesday night. The Senior Pioneers will play against the Juniors with first pitch being at 7:05 P.M. Admission to the game is free and open to the public.