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Pitt suffers 21st consecutive road defeat

BOSTON (AP) — A leaking roof, blood on the floor from one of Boston College’s starters that sent him to the locker room and two more starters sitting out with an injury. Not your average way to get a victory. Ky Bowman scored 14 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, and the ...

Malkin suspended one game for high stick

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been suspended one game for high-sticking Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl late in Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win over the Flyers on Monday night. The league announced the suspension on Tuesday following a hearing between Malkin and the ...

High school football adopts 40-second play clock

The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday seven rules revisions for high school football, including the play clock beginning at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds beginning this fall. This change was one of seven rules revisions recommended by the NFHS Football ...

Creek girls continue struggling, fall on road

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sometimes it’s good to have a short memory. The St. Clairsville girls basketball team showed it has one Monday evening during senior night on John Jenkins Court. Just a little more than 48 hours removed from dropping a gut-wrenching, one-point decision to Beaver Local in ...

Madonna twins headed to state tournament

Madonna seniors Garrett Cook, left, and Alec Cook are headed to the wrestling state tournament next weekend in Huntington. Garrett Cook advanced by winning the 220-pound weight class at regionals this past weekend. He is 43-0 this season and owns a career record of 136-17. Alec Cook won the ...

Oak Glen holds on to defeat Potters

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Oak Glen girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 62-54 victory over East Liverpool on Monday. Maggie Kovalcik led the Golden Bears (10-12) with a game-high 22 points and six steals. Reece Enochs had 15 points. Alexa Andrews contributed 11 points and ...

Browns sign controversial running back Hunt

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns believe there’s remorse in Kareem Hunt’s heart. The NFL hasn’t gotten that far. Following their own investigation, the Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him ...

Murray, Crosby lead Penguins past Flyers, 4-1

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Murray guzzled a sports drink through part of his postgame interview. It’s not surprising the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie needed to rehydrate after such an intense outing. Murray made a career-high 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins ...

Cavs hand Knicks franchise record 17th-straight defeat

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks’ franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland ...

Pirates, Cabrera agree to minor league deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their minor league contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will report to major league spring training. If added to the 40-man roster, the 34-year-old would get a one-year contract that would pay a $1.15 million salary while in the ...

Boys sectional pairings are set

CAMBRIDGE — Seedings and pairings for the 2019 Eastern District boys basketball tournament were announced Sunday. Toronto earned the second seed in the very strong Division IV bracket. Sean Tucker and his state-ranked Red Knights, winners of 11 straight, will begin tournament play on Feb. ...

Big Red’s Camilletti gets HOF nod

STEUBENVILLE — Rick Camilletti has held many titles during his career in education. Currently the assistant principal at Big Red, he’s also been a teacher, an assistant coach and a head coach. Recently, he added another one to his resume — hall of famer. In late January, Camilletti, ...

Steubenville hosts junior high wrestling tourney

Ethan Waggoner of Harding faces off against Austintown Fitch’s Tlyer Lintner in the 132-pound final at the Ohio Athletic Committee Junior High District Tournament held at Steuhenville High School on Sunday. Waggoner won the match by decision. Elite junior high wrestlers from across the state ...

Wesson’s tie-breaking dunk lifts Buckeyes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —Ohio State’s Andre Wesson kept fighting through the muck Sunday. When he finally got free in the final minute, he stole a win. Wesson forced a game-changing turnover in the final minute and then slipped behind one defender and got to the basket for a tie-breaking dunk ...

BRIEFS

Big Red Boosters meeting today STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. Head football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance. All are welcome and memberships are available. No. 16 Iowa swamps Buckeyes COLUMBUS — Megan ...

Pulice’s breakout game lifts Blue Dons

WEIRTON — Madonna took the lead midway through the second quarter and Magnolia was unable to get it back the rest of the game as the Blue Dons celebrated senior night with a handy 56-46 win inside the Dube Dome Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a five-game Madonna losing streak and gives it ...

Madonna girls put up good fight, fall in OVAC 1A final

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The old saying is “defense wins championships.” That was true for Beallsville during Saturday’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championships at Ohio University-Eastern. Beallsville held Madonna to one of its lowest outputs of the season, defeating the Blue ...

Travis’ late heroics lifts Oak Glen boys

NEW MANCHESTER — With the game tied in the final minute, Oak Glen senior Ethan Travis capped off a big day by scoring a bucket, drawing a foul and making the free throw for what turned out to be the final lead change of the game at the Golden Bears defeated Region 1 foe North Marion, 57-52, ...

Power gets a win, Dover sweeps sectional meet

STEUBENVILLE — Saturday, the meet local swimmers have been working for all season, the OSHAA East District Sectional, took place inside Steubenville High School’s Big Red Natatorium. Swimmers from 21 boys teams and 22 girls teams competed in the event, vying to earn a bid to districts. ...

Buckeye’s Palmer, Harrison’s Gamble win at 30th Panther Classic

CONNORVILLE — While Barnesville had some goals dashed over the last couple of weeks, the Shamrocks rallied around those setbacks to capture the Ohio Coatings Panther Classic Saturday night inside Buckeye Local High School. With four runnersup and a third-place finisher, head coach Jayson ...