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No. 4 Ohio State will learn how good it is vs. No. 15 TCU

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State so far proved it can dispense merciless beatings to opponents it is supposed to beat. The Buckeyes will learn more about their potential when they travel to Arlington, Texas, this week to face another AP Top 25 team in TCU. This will be the first real measuring stick ...

Browns’ offense, Taylor must play better moving forward

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BEREA (AP) — Don’t blame Ty for the tie. Browns coach Hue Jackson defended starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Monday as Cleveland’s players, coaches and fans digested how a season opener that could have ended with the team’s first win since 2016 turned into a painful 21-21 draw ...

Pitt looks to regroup after humbling loss

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi puts together a penalty chart that he shares with his players the day after every game, hopeful to use each to prevent similar penalties from happening in the future. Narduzzi found his name on the list on Sunday after being flagged 15 yards ...

Adams’ homer rallies Cardinals past Pirates

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. St. Louis, which overcame deficits of 4-0 and 6-4, moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the ...

Down to its final out, Rays walk-off over Indians

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ji-Man Choi hit a two-run homer off Brad Hand with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Monday night to set a team record with their 12th straight victory at home. Cleveland ace Corey Kluber was ...

Keselowski makes it a Penske Indy sweep at Brickyard 400

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First, Brad Keselowski figured out the secret to restarting at the Brickyard 400. Then he safely and strategically bumped his way into the lead and sped to the finish line. One year after settling for second in a chaotic, crash-marred race last year, Keselowski redeemed ...

CCHS senior gets special visit

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Football has taken Bishop Sankey to nearly every corner of America. During the weekend, football and family brought the University of Washington product to Harding Stadium. Sankey, who has been on the roster of four different NFL teams, was in town to support his half-brother, Jordan Maul, ...

Team from past reunited for special night

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TORONTO — From time to time in sports a team comes along that creates something special and a lasting impression. Toronto High School recognized one such team during a ceremony at halftime of Friday’s football game against Edison when the 1998 state champion baseball team was one of five ...

Steelers, Browns start season with sloppy, rare 21-21 tie

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CLEVELAND (AP) — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that’s progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt ...

Marlins, Pirates rained out Sunday

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sunday’s game between the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed more than four hours before its scheduled 1:35 p.m. start time because of heavy rain that was expected to continue into the evening. The game was rescheduled for Oct. 1, the day after the regular ...

James Conner shines for Steelers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Steelers survived one week without Le’Veon Bell. Maybe they can do it again. Making his first NFL start, James Conner helped Pittsburgh forget that Bell — the team’s disgruntled star running back — isn’t around and may not be back anytime soon. Conner ...

Freshman Arlia steps up in Madonna’s win

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WEIRTON — Madonna got touchdown runs from three different players, and its defense shut down Vincentian Academy’s ground game to earn a gritty 25-14 win Saturday night in a steady rain and cold wind inside Jimmy Carey Stadium. The victory was the second in three starts this season for coach ...

Southern Local drains Catholic Central

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STEUBENVILLE — Prior to Saturday’s home opener with Southern Local, Catholic Central coach Steve Daley said the Indians were a very, very-good football team. Turns out the Crusader grid boss was spot on. Southern, now 3-0, scored the game’s initial 20 points, pitched a first-half ...

IC girls hand Big Red first loss of season

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MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek girls soccer team knocked Steubenville from the ranks of the undefeated. The Redskins scored three goals less than 20 minutes into the match as they defeated rival Big Red, 3-2, on a soggy Saturday afternoon at Muth Field. “Steubenville plays really ...

Bellaire stays perfect after besting HC

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BELLAIRE — Despite four turnovers and a couple of costly penalties, Bellaire is still undefeated after three weeks of high school football action. The Big Reds used a strong running game and a staunch defense in posting a hard-earned, 14-7, victory over Harrison Central Saturday afternoon ...

Red Riders silencing doubters after first test

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WEIRTON — The Weir High football team got over one hurdle in the 26-20 win over winless but playoff-tested James Monroe Friday night. After two lopsided wins to open the season, the Red Riders proved they could hold true against what still could turn out to be one of the better Class AA teams ...

Big Red staying patient early on

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STEUBENVILLE — Patience is a virtue, and Big Red coach Reno Saccoccia knows why. “I have to be really patient with this team,” he said after his squad improved to 2-1 Friday with a 40-19 victory over Canada Football North St. Joseph inside Harding Stadium. “That doesn’t mean you ...

Edison stood tall in Toronto

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TORONTO — A close football game usually comes down to one team making a big play on the defensive side of the ball. With the lead on the line late in the game, the Edison defense made four of them consecutively. The Wildcats hung on to win Friday night’s rivalry game against Toronto, ...

OG girls best Weir

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls soccer team defeated Weir High, 6-1, during its Fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors on Saturday. Maggie Kovalcik scored twice and assisted once for the Golden Bears (6-1). Natalie Sevyrka, Brooklyn Watts, Brooklyn Loveland and Reese Enochs all scored ...

No. 4 Ohio State routs Rutgers, looks ahead

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COLUMBUS (AP) — No. 4 Ohio State rolled over toothless Rutgers in a final tune-up game before the season’s first real challenge — a prime-time clash with No. 16 TCU next week in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes flashed their cache of riches at quarterback Saturday in a 52-3 rout of the ...