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Browns talk to former LB assistant Eberflus

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Eberflus has a past with the Browns. Maybe he’ll have a future as well. One day after his Indianapolis defense held quarterback Deshaun Watson and Houston’s offense to just seven points in an AFC wild-card win, Eberflus became the sixth candidate to interview for ...

New year, but not a new matchup

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney went through the familiar routine Sunday. Joint news conference, during which Swinney does most of the talking. Saban compliments Swinney’s Tigers. Swinney compliments Saban’s unprecedented run with the ...

Indians get catching help, acquire Plawecki from New York Mets

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard. After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York ...

Chargers hold off Jackson, Ravens late

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded, and by the time the rookie got the passing game going it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens. Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and Los Angeles harassed and hounded Jackson during a 23-17 victory Sunday in the ...

Foles leads Eagles to upset of Bears

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Eagles kept messing up. They’re simply a team that doesn’t give up. Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting today STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Schauffele wins at Kapalua KAPALUA, Hawaii — Xander Schauffele tied the Plantation course record with an ...

East Liverpool outlasts Blue Dons

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WEIRTON — East Liverpool turned on the jets in the quarter and were deadly from behind the 3-point line last night in an 83-51 romp over Madonna inside the Dube Dome on Saturday. The Potters, now with a record of 8-3, forced 15 first half turnovers— eight of them in the second quarter ...

Toronto girls pull away from Edison

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RICHMOND — Toronto heated up, while Edison went cold. Sparked by a long run, the Toronto girls’ basketball team broke open a close game en route to a 43-22 victory against Edison Saturday afternoon on the road to sweep the season series. The Wildcats trailed just 16-11 in the second ...

Fancher a gets big win

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SHADYSIDE — The Wheeling Park wrestling team has two big weeks ahead of it with dual meets at Steubenville and Oak Glen before the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Tournament. First-year head coach Brian Leggett knew his Patriots needed some fine tuning before those ...

Big Red graduate one of this years first inductees to OVAC HOF

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BELLAIRE — The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Famers will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 17. Today, the first two members of the Class of 2019 have been announced by the Hall of Fame Committee. Representing the decade of the 2000s are Fort Frye’s Tyler Engle and ...

Huskies top East Liveprool, 55-39

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The Harrison Central girls basketball team defeated East Liverpool, 55-39, on the road Saturday. Sydney Starr led the Huskies with 16 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double. McKayla Dunkle also had a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 boards. Lexee ...

Weir boys come back, top Burgettstown

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BURGETTSTOWN — The Weir High boys basketball team defeated Burgettsown, 59-56, in the Chuck Mahoney Classic at Burgettstown High School on Saturday. Reed Reitter led the Red Riders with 20 points. Luka Haught scored 14 points. Tanner Mikula added eight points and Elijah Gillette ...

It’s official. Brown to take over at WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Moving with the speed of light West Virginia University director of athletics, in conjunction with WVU President E.Gordon Gee, has hired Troy University head coach Neal Brown to become the Mountaineers’ 35th head football coach. “I am excited that Neal Brown and his family ...

No. 8 Michigan State holds off No. 14 Ohio State 86-77

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Riding a seven-game winning streak, No. 8 Michigan State came to Columbus to play No. 14 Ohio State with captain and scoring machine Joshua Langford sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The team’s two other veterans had to pick up the slack. Cassius Winston scored ...

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Barons have record day HAMBURG, NY - The Franciscan men’s basketball team set the program’s record for wins in a season in the DIII era with its 68-44 win over Hilbert, improving to 8-6 on the year, and junior center Matt Trent became the all-time leader in rebounds after his 17-board ...

Big Red cruises to city championship

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red claimed the 2018-19 city basketball championship Friday thanks to a 66-27 victory over Catholic Central inside the Crimson Center. Mike Haney’s club, which topped the Crusaders 82-42 in December, scored the first 22 points of the game and never looked back, as it ...

Redskins tame Panthers

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WINTERSVILLE — Experience makes a big difference in high school basketball, and that difference was on display Friday night in Indian Creek’s 66-29 win over Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local. “It was just a lot of young kids playing against a lot of veterans and (the score) was the result ...

Edison falls at home to East Liverpool

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RICHMOND — Two bad quarters proved to be too much for the Edison boys basketball team to overcome against East Liverpool. The Wildcats dug themselves an early hole, and the hole got even deeper in the fourth, as the Potters built a commanding lead en route to a 63-44 victory in a Buckeye 8 ...

Toronto boys win 10th contest

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SALINEVILLE — The Toronto boys basketball team bounced back from a sluggish first half to defeat Southern Local, 57-38, on Friday. Toronto (10-1) trailed 23-20 at halftime before outscoring the Indians, 35-15, in the second half. Lucas Gulczynski led the Red Knights with 17 points. Nate ...