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Weir High overwhelms Madonna

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WEIRTON — Although Thursday marked the second game of the season for the Weir High girls, it already looks like it is in midseason form. So far, the Red Riders’ recipe for success has been to build a double-digit lead in the first half, weather the storm of a potential comeback attempt ...

Oak Glen falls down the stretch to Wheeling Central

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WHEELING — Although it came one day later than she hoped, Wheeling Central girls basketball coach Roberta Olejasz pocketed her first win at the helm of her alma mater on Thursday with a 66-59 triumph over visiting Oak Glen. A day after a 52-47 setback to Weir High on the road, the Maroon ...

Park girls rout Brooke in opener

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke girls basketball team opened its season with a 72-22 defeat to Wheeling Park on Thursday. Madison Platt led the Bruins with eight points, and Angelina Lippolli had seven. For Park, Lindsey Garrison, Sophie Abraham and Bella Abernathy dropped 14 points ...

Steelers, Roethlisberger agree to new deal for 2021 season

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a new contract that assures the 39-year-old will be back in ...

Flyers rally from early deficit to stun Penguins 4-3

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the night on a tap-in with 2:08 remaining and the Philadelphia Flyers recovered from an early Pittsburgh deluge to slip by the Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night. The Flyers trailed by three following a 71-second first-period onslaught ...

Huggins earns win No. 899 as WVU tops TCU

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Following Tuesday’s heartbreaking overtime loss, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins told his No. 6 Mountaineers not to let the dread of defeat linger. His team appeared to have taken those words to heart. On the back of forward Jalen Bridges, who earned his first career double-double, ...

Weir High girls return with key win

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WEIRTON — March Madness has a new meaning this year, and that began with the long-awaited season opener for West Virginia high school basketball on Wednesday. The Weir High girls almost gave head coach Rick Stead a heart attack already after nearly blowing an 18-point halftime lead over ...

Diserio signs with Bethany College

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Brooke senior Katie Diserio signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at Bethany College. With her are, front, from left, father Dan Diserio and mother Lisa Diserio. Standing are brother Daniel Diserio and Principal Lee Weppler.

WVU hopes to bounce back against TCU tonight

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The No. 6 West Virginia men’s basketball team sat in the locker room tired and defeated following Tuesday’s loss to No. 3 Baylor. Despite the trio of Taz Sherman, Miles McBride and Sean McNeil combining for more than 60 points, the Mountaineers could not keep countering the high-powered ...

Rotation spot secure, Pirates lefty Brault settling in

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(AP) - Steven Brault can exhale — sort of. For the first time in his major league career, the relentlessly upbeat Pittsburgh Pirates lefty is not spending spring training freaking out over whether he'll have a job at the end of the month. The 28-year-old will be in the starting rotation ...

Detectives look at SUV’s ‘black box’ from Tiger Woods crash

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are looking at data from the "black box" of Tiger Woods' SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department ...

Creek’s memorable run concludes in Zanesville

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ZANESVILLE — When the greatest run in Indian Creek girls basketball history officially concluded in a Division II Region 7 semifinal on Tuesday, every Redskin kept his or her head up high heading to the bus. Nobody was disappointed, mad or upset. The Redskins gave it everything they had in ...

Pens beat Flyers 5-2 in front of fans for 1st time in a year

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins won in front of their fans for the first time in almost a year, as state coronavirus restrictions were eased at the beginning of the month and ...

West Virginia loses overtime heartbreaker to Baylor

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The No. 6 West Virginia men’s basketball team saw firsthand Tuesday why No. 3 Baylor is among the best teams in the nation. It took five extra minutes to declare a winner, but after converting a handful of late free throws, it was Baylor who emerged with the 94-89 overtime victory ...

Indians’ Francona says team didn’t cover up for Callaway

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Responding to claims the team protected Mickey Callaway, Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization “covered up” for the former pitching coach who’s under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of sexual ...

Creek’s Fab Five ready for regional action

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WINTERSVILLE — Since this group of girls basketball players made a name for themselves three seasons ago, Indian Creek has been known as a Big 3 with Kylie Kiger, Taylor Jones and Makenzie Taylor. All were on the All-Eastern District list a year ago, and Jones and Kiger are 1,000-point ...

Wilson claims his spot on top of the podium

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The third time definitely was a charm for Tariq Wilson. After placing second at the ACC Wrestling Tournament the past two seasons, Wilson, a Steubenville High School graduate, made it to the top step of the awards podium Sunday night following a convincing 10-1 major ...

WVU finally gets shot vs. Baylor

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MORGANTOWN — Following countless postponements and reschedulings, arguably one of the most anticipated matchups in the Big 12 will become a reality. When No. 6 West Virginia hosts No. 3 Baylor at 5 p.m. today (ESPN), it’ll be the first time the two teams have faced off this season and the ...

In-game video returning to baseball

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For Chris Owings’ first seven years in the majors, he could pop into the video room to take a look at his at-bats during a game. Then last season, the utility infielder for the Colorado Rockies had to make due with a printout. “You’d come back in the dugout and you’d say, ‘Hey ...