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Ducks score 4 in second and hold off Pens

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Though the Anaheim Ducks found themselves trailing at the end of the first period despite controlling play, head coach Randy Carlyle had a simple message: Stick with it. The Ducks did that and erupted in the second period to start a critical five-game homestand off with an ...

Ohio State’s Holtmann makes Big Ten history

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Chris Holtmann figured an off-night from Keita Bates-Diop was inevitable. So, too, is the Ohio State coach’s first Big Ten loss. But it did not coincide with his star player’s first subpar performance in weeks. Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win ...

STAYING WARM — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley coaches against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo)

Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley’s return next season

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PITTSBURGH — Todd Haley’s contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up. And coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t sound as if he’s in a rush to decide whether Haley will be back next season. Tomlin sidestepped several attempts to endorse Haley’s return on Tuesday as ...

Browns interview McAdoo for OC job

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CLEVELAND — Bounced from New York, Ben McAdoo might get a new opportunity with the Browns. McAdoo, who was fired as Giants coach in December after going 2-10 and benching star quarterback Eli Manning, interviewed Tuesday to be the offensive coordinator for Cleveland coach Hue Jackson. The ...

McCutchen eager for challenge of a tough right field with Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco’s AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again. Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all. And if he can save his legs a little bit from the ...

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 ...

IMMACULATE RECEPTION — Franco Harris eludes a tackle by Jimmy Warren of the Raiders on a 42-yard run to score the winning touchdown in a Dec. 23, 1972, AFC playoff game at Three Rivers Stadium. The run and score came after Harris made his famous catch off of a deflected ball.
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Remembering: The Immaculate Reception

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press is republishing its story about the most famous game-winning touchdown in NFL history, the Immaculate Reception on Dec. 23, 1972. The AP’s story contains a racial and ethnic description of Franco Harris that would violate current standards. The AP has ...

Ohio State improves to 6-0 in Big Ten

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ohio State opened up the season without much expectation. So, making the Top 25 and leading the Big Ten surely wasn’t anticipated. Now, when the new weekly rankings come out, the Buckeyes will likely have both. “We had talked about it a little bit,” ...

Kizzire outlasts Hahn in playoff

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HONOLULU (AP) — Patton Kizzire never lost his cool even in the midst of a wild week on Oahu he won’t soon forget. He woke up Saturday morning to a push alert about a ballistic missile strike on Hawaii that turned out to be a false alarm. Kizzire received a text the next morning from the ...

Dan Gurney, racing pioneer, dead at 86

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers, Inc. “With ...