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Senators down Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 on Saturday night. Duchene also had an assist for a three-point night, Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci added goals, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. The Senators have ...

No. 7 West Virginia not looking past OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — No. 7 West Virginia hopes for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game and possibly a berth in the College Football Playoff. The next challenge for the Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) comes Saturday when they visit Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5), which is coming off a ...

Meyer, Ohio State seeking consistency against Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hates having to defend the performance of his ninth-ranked Buckeyes, who still have a shot at winning the Big Ten and the national championship heading into Saturday’s game at Maryland. Meyer bristles at those who claim this team has ...

Steelers have capable fill-ins for recently injured linemen

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without key starters on their offensive and defensive lines when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury, while defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been ruled out ...

Pitt looking to clinch spot in title game

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pittsburgh spoiled a conference rival’s special season a year ago. The Panthers don’t want Wake Forest to do the same thing to them. Pitt will clinch its first appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a win over the Demon Deacons on ...

Williams to get shot at full-time gig

BEREA — As John Dorsey prepares to make a critical decision he knows may shape Cleveland’s football fortunes, the Browns general manager spends a moment every day giving himself a pep talk. And a stern warning. “Just make sure you don’t mess it up, that’s what I tell myself,” ...

Red Riders look to send Grizzlies into hibernation

WEIRTON — Weir High played its best football of the season last week while eliminating fifth seeded Poca handily, 41-14. Can Tony Filberto’s club do it again this week as they move on to the quarterfinals of the Class AA playoffs against unbeaten and fourth-seeded Nicholas County? The ...

Penguins continue to struggle with 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins filled the penalty box in a hurry. Brayden Point loaded up the net with pucks at a rapid pace, too. Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh ...

OSU blows big lead, still tops Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bunch of newcomers carried Ohio State for much of the game against Creighton. When the Buckeyes called on their longest-tenured player, he delivered. C.J. Jackson took a cross-court pass from Keyshawn Woods and launched the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:10 to play and made ...

Streaking Steelers relying on red zone offense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner issues a warning to his wide receivers and tight ends if they happen to get tackled at the 1-yard line. “There’s a chance you might not get it again,” Fichtner said. “When you get down there, you better make ...

Mayfield raising money for Special Olympics

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield is making a handoff from the heart. The Browns rookie quarterback has teamed up with Barstool Sports to raise money for Special Olympics, an organization he first made a personal connection with while playing at Oklahoma. Mayfield has helped create a line of ...

Wilson-Frame’s 20 helps Pitt rout Central Arkansas

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared Wilson-Frame doesn’t seem to be bothered by not being in the starting lineup. The Pittsburgh senior came off the bench for 20 points on Thursday, lifting the Panthers to a 97-71 victory over Central Arkansas. Wilson-Frame has passed the 20-point barrier in each ...

WVU men get first win

Andrew Gordon shoots while guarded by Monmouth center Sam Ibiezugbe. West Virginia got its first win of the season on Thursday, 71-53, in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Mountaineers, now 1-1, play Western Kentucky in the semifinals today.

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Basketball league coming CHESTER — The George Jones Memorial church basketball league will begin on Dec. 8 at the old Chester elementary school. Age groups are 8U, 9-10 and 11-12. The league is for church teams only, no travel teams. The deadline to register is Nov. 30. The league ...

Karaffa officially signs with Ohio State

TORONTO — It took nearly 19 months to become official, but it was well worth the wait for Nate Karaffa. The Toronto High School senior, who verbally committed to play baseball at Ohio State University in April, was finally able to put pen to paper and officially became a Buckeye Wednesday ...

Pens’ Rutherford signs new deal, trades Hagelin for Pearson

PITTSBURGH — Jim Rutherford celebrated a new contract in the most expected of ways: by putting together a trade he hopes will jump-start his struggling team. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager signed a contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the club through the 2021-22 ...

Pirates, Tribe involved in five-player trade

CLEVELAND — The Indians traded one of their extra pieces. They’re keeping their bigger ones — for now. Cleveland began what could be a busy offseason on Wednesday by dealing versatile infielder Erik Gonzalez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a five-player swap. The AL Central ...

Steelers move on with Bell out of the mix

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead ...

Bell a no-show as final deadline passes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s patience on the football field sets him apart. In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions. His ability to put his hand on the back of an offensive lineman while waiting for the hole to open — much like a ...

Hall leads Devils past Pens

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Hall gave the New Jersey Devils just what they needed after a dismal seven-game trip — an MVP-type performance. Hall scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 8:07 of the third period added an empty-net tally to cap a four-point night and lead the Devils to ...