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Brooke wins second-straight contest over an arch rival

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WEIRTON — Brooke volleyball coach Lori Lynn Jackson knew this week was an important one for her Bruins. So far, so good. The Bruins picked up a second win over a rival in as many nights, sweeping past Weir High, 25-16, 25-14, 25-8, Tuesday night on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court ...

Big Red girls win 8th game

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GLEN DALE — The Steubenville girls soccer team defeated John Marshall, 3-2, on Tuesday. Mary Marshall, Chloe Petrelle and Libby Saccoccia each scored once for Big Red (8-2). Anastasia Crisante and Jadyn Bennett each tallied one assist. Zoe Nocera made two saves in goal, while Lakyn Blackburn ...

Barnesville volleyball sweeps HC

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BARNESVILLE — After dropping its first match of the season Monday night, Barnesville head volleyball coach Nikki McEndree posed the following question to her team — “How are you going to respond?” It didn’t take McEndree long to get her answer Tuesday night, as her Shamrocks came ...

West Virginia must slow down Kansas State’s quarterbacks

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MORGANTOWN — Even the least knowledgeable football fan knows that ‘to stop Kansas State, you have to be able to stop the quarterback run’. “Well, they block,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen when asked how teams stop KSU’s quarterback run. “The most important aspect ...

Steelers plan to talk to Brown about social media usage

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn’t like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football. Antonio Brown, however, isn’t giving his boss much choice. Tomlin said he plans to speak to the All-Pro wide receiver ...

Wild Things fall to Joliet in FLCS

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — In the winner-take-all Game 5 of the Frontier League Championship Series, Joliet defeated Washington, 4-2, on Tuesday for its second title. The Wild Things scored first as center fielder James Harris singled before left fielder Roman Collins walked. Two batters later, ...

Brooke spikes Big Red

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke volleyball team swept Steubenville, 25-17, 25-15, 25-23, on Monday. Landyn Haynes led the Bruins (3-6) with five aces, 18 digs and six kills. Hope Bowman had seven aces, 14 kills and 10 blocks. Chloe Fox recorded three kills and 18 assists, while Courtney Engle added ...

Steelers battling defense and drama

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been here before. Often in fact. A jarring early-season misstep filled with mental breakdowns and missed opportunity is kind of their thing. So too, it seems, is finding new ways to explain the erratic behavior of All-Pro wide receiver Antonio ...

Browns trade Gordon to Patriots for pick

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CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a ...

Browns release kicker Gonzalez

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Zane Gonzalez got kicked straight to the curb. The Browns released the wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday in New Orleans cost Cleveland a possible first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the Saints. Gonzalez has been replaced by rookie free agent ...

Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as “a window in time I made an error.” He ...

Pirates walk-off on Royals

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Jacob Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. After Jordan Luplow grounded into a double play, Kevin Kramer walked and moved to second on Kevin ...

Mahomes burns Steelers D, Chiefs hold on to win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. “Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh. Hill ...

Maragos family’s ties to Cartwright Field deep

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RICHMOND — The Maragos family has some lengthy ties to Edison’s Cartwright Memorial Field. According to Cristopher Maragos, those ties began in the 1940s when his uncle Ted played on the field. Many family members followed suit, playing through all the Jefferson Union years and a few for ...

Bucs fend off the Brewers, 3-2

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL ...

Kicking woes costly for Browns

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed less than 10 minutes to obliterate what looked like a milestone victory for the seemingly cursed Cleveland Browns. Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of ...

Keselowski gives Penske 500th win

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LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski nailed the final restart and roared away from the field in the scorching Vegas heat. With another huge performance in his late-season surge, Keselowski finished up front again — and he’s got NASCAR’s Big Three drivers looking over their ...

Indians rest several regulars in loss

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason. The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove in a career-high four ...

Sessi’s big night lifts Madonna

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WEIRTON — Madonna dominated Beallsville in every phase of the football game Saturday night behind a career performance from sophomore running back Thomas Sessi’s 449 total yards and walked out of Jimmy Carey Stadium with a 40-20 victory. Sessi, in his first season as a starter after ...