LAYUP — Weir High’s Julia Gianni attempts a layup in front of Harrison Central’s Sydney Starr during Monday’s game at the John W. Stephenson Center in Cadiz. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Weir put the pressure on Huskies

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CADIZ — The Weir girls basketball team overcame a bit of a slow start and put pressure on Harrison Central to create turnovers and pull away to reward the fans who braved the snowy elements to make the trip to the John W. Stephenson Center on Monday night with a 57-48 victory. “The girls ...

DEFENDING — Steubenville Catholic Central’s Tia Taglione and Christine Dombrowski (13) defend Linsly’s Mia Cascio during Monday’s game at Linsly. (Photo by Cody Tomer)

Linsly upsets CCHS girls

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WHEELING — Grit, timely buckets and crucial rebounds were three areas that catapulted Linsly to a 39-32 upset win over visiting Steubenville Central on Monday. The Crusaders came into the contest carrying an impressive 11-1 record, while the Cadets came in with a 4-8 mark but they did not ...

OVAC wrestlers get ready for tournament

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WHEELING — If it’s snowing in the Ohio Valley in the third week of January, it means the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament is upon us. The 65th-annual event, featuring 41 teams, will take over WesBanco Arena Thursday through Saturday. Olympic-style opening ...

Durant’s 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their struggling NBA Finals foes. Durant scored 16 ...

Steelers, Saints staffs to coach in Pro Bowl

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The coaching staffs of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints have been selected to work the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28. Mike Tomlin and his coaches, who lost Sunday to Jacksonville in the divisional round of the playoffs, will handle the AFC squad. Sean Payton and his ...

Vikings stop Saints’ rally with a last-play stunner

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings, after watching their late-third-quarter 17-point lead vanish at the hands of the indefatigable Drew Brees, went back in front of the New Orleans Saints on a field goal with 1:29 left. Trailing by two with that much time? That was no trouble for Brees, ...

Simon, Kessel carry Penguins to win

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PITTSBURGH — Dominik Simon and Phil Kessel scored milestone goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Simon got the first goal of his NHL career and Kessel scored his 20th of the season for his 700th point on back-to-back goals ...