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Panthers, Steelers both surging

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Newton spent a portion of the summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out alongside Antonio Brown, something the Carolina Panthers quarterback did out of a mix of curiosity and respect. Newton found himself enamored of Roethlisberger’s footwork — “The play ...

Oshie scores winner to lift Caps over Pens 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie watched the clock in the training room hoping he’d get back on the ice. Oshie was back there for a second time Wednesday night after he took a shoulder to the head from Evgeni Malkin that made an earlier stick to the face seem like an afterthought. With Malkin ...

Injuries continue to pile up on Browns defense

BEREA (AP) — The losses are piling up for the Browns — in the standings, and on the sideline. On Wednesday, two defensive starters were added to the stack. Cleveland placed linebacker Christian Kirksey and cornerback E.J. Gaines on injured reserve, ending their seasons with seven games ...

Ohio State stops Cincinnati, 64-56

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio State knew what awaited when the Buckeyes agreed to help Cincinnati reopen its on-campus arena. It was even louder than expected until the closing seconds, when the Bearcats fans were silently filing out. With a solid effort, the visitors from up north spoiled the ...

Briefs

Fan bus going to Poca WEIRTON — There is a fan bus sponsored by the Weir High football boosters to Weir High’s Class AA first round playoff game at Poca Saturday. Cost is $35 per seat but does not include a ticket to the game. Tickets can be purchased at the game or online at ...

Big Ben skips practice, but expects to face Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out practice on Tuesday to give his broken left index finger a rest but he is expected to play on Thursday night when Carolina visits Heinz Field. Roethlisberger said the finger was “fine” after he threw the ball 47 ...

Big Red, Hubbard’s ground games set to collide

BOARDMAN — A couple of teams that like to run the football will square off Saturday in the Division IV, Region 13 semifinals. Second-seeded Steubenville, the defending Division IV champion, ran for 335 yards in its 38-13 quarterfinal victory over Akron Buchtel. Meanwhile, Hubbard, the third ...

Capel wins Pitt debut against YSU

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trey McGowens scored 17 points, fellow freshman Xavier Johnson added 16 points, six assists and five rebounds and Pittsburgh opened the Jeff Capel era with a 69-53 victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday night. Malik Ellison, a transfer from St. John’s, scored 13 for ...

WVU’s Holgorsen is still not ready to talk about the playoffs

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen will talk about anything these days — well, almost anything. Asked about using the Big 12 Conference championship game as a carrot to motivate his No. 9 (CFP) Mountaineers (7-1, 5-1 Big 12) as they prepare to take on an ...

Nailers forward Josephs ready for bigger role

WHEELING — In minor league hockey, things can change quickly. Such is life in a game where the main mode of transportation is a bus. Take the case of Wheeling Nailers forward Troy Josephs, for example. A year ago Josephs (6-foot, 194 pounds) was a wide-eyed rookie but has had to morph ...

Another big season for local product

West Allegheny senior Nathan Dragisich became the all-time career leader in goals and assists in West Allegheny soccer history. With his 74th career goal and his 46th career assist he surpassed the previous marks. Dragisich has committed to play Division I soccer at Duquesne University where he ...

New faces leading OVAC programs

WHEELING — While a handful of high school football teams are still seeking state championships in Ohio and West Virginia, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling season officially kicked off Monday night when coaches, head and assistant, and media members from across the area converged ...

District 5 volleyball All-Stars announced

The District 5 Volleyball Coaches Asscociation All-Star teams were released on Monday. In Divison II, Steubenville’s Sidney Snyder was a first-team selection. Indian Creek’s Chelsea Connor made second-team. Big Red’s Sammi Cucarese and the Redskins’ Sarah Mazzaferro were honorable ...

Steubenville Broncos are champions

The Steubenville Broncos won the OVYFL championship on Sunday, defeating Beaver Local 18-0 in the championship game.

Boyle, Devils defeat Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle wants to serve as a role model in the fight against cancer. He certainly was inspiring on Monday night. The cancer survivor scored three times for his first career hat trick, leading the Devils to a 5-1 victory over the slumping ...

Conner, Steelers keep rolling as Bell hints possible return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell might be ready to head back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t exactly look like they need him. The star running back tweeted “Farewell Miami” on Monday, possibly indicating the end of his months-long standoff with the club. Bell hasn’t been ...

Have Buckeyes solved running game?

COLUMBUS (AP) — After seeing its two star running backs shut down by a series of less talented opponents, No. 8 Ohio State finally managed to break them loose on Saturday. It was a timely development, as the Buckeyes this week prepare to face the top defense in the country against the ...

1st-place Pitt? Resilient Panthers lead ACC Coastal Division

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi didn’t throw the ACC Coastal Division standings up on the wall during his team’s annual Sunday night meeting. There was no need. Narduzzi is well aware his players know where the Panthers (5-4, 4-1 ACC) sit heading into Saturday’s visit ...

RB Duke Johnson’s re-emergence in loss a positive for Browns

BEREA (AP) — Duke Johnson wore a backpack on Monday that seemed symbolic. The Browns finally asked him to carry a larger load. Of the handful of positives to emerge from Sunday’s 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, capping another stormy week of change and uncertainty in Cleveland, ...

BRIEFS

Big Red Boosters sponsoring bus STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club is sponsoring a bus to Boardman for Saturday’s game against Hubbard. Seats are $35, ticket included, on a first-come basis. The bus will be at Harding Middle School at 4:30 p.m. and leave before 5 p.m. It will be an ...