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Penguins blow late lead, fall in OT

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished ...

West Lib comes back, advances

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INDIANA, Pa. — The West Liberty men’s team faced a little deja vu in the opening minutes of their Atlantic Regional Tournament semifinal matchup on Sunday. Like with East Stroudsburg, the Hilltoppers got off to another slow start, but were able to grind it out and survived a 3-pointer ...

Duke top seed for NCAA tourney

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(AP) - The clock is ticking. The rest of college basketball has three weeks to figure out how to stop Duke’s freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson. Williamson and the Blue Devils got the overall top seed in the tournament, while Gonzaga and two more Atlantic Coast Conference teams — ...

Big Ten has 8 teams in the tourney

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(AP) - The Big Ten Conference has doubled its presence in the NCAA Tournament a year after its fewest picks in a decade. A record eight Big Ten schools were selected for the 68-team field on Sunday, the most for any league. The ACC, which had three of the No. 1 seeds, and the SEC each got ...

West will be wild, but Duke will win title

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(AP) - Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame. Duke vs. North Carolina is as good as any, if not better. They have met in basketball 251 times. They now have a combined 93 NCAA ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting today STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and memberships are available. Girls hoops tourney upcoming SISSONVILLE — The W.Va. AAU Girls Basketball Organization is having a ...

Red Riders open season with DH sweep

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WEIRTON — The Weir High baseball team got the 2019 season off to a good start with a 5-0 no-hit win over East Fairmont, then swept the Bees with a come-from-behind, 6-5, walk-off victory in the second game of a doubleheader at Ed Bowman Field Saturday afternoon. The afternoon got underway ...

Weir High starts strong, beats Fairmont Senior

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WEIRTON — The master and the apprentice teamed up to inflict a lot of damage. Senior Liv Rosnick and freshman Chesney Tice combined for three extra-base hits and seven RBIs while striking out seven, leading the Weir softball team to a 12-2 victory against Fairmont Senior Saturday ...

Brooke softball falls on the road at Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN — The Brooke softball team dropped a tough loss, 5-3, to Morgantown on the road Saturday. The Bruins had a 3-1 lead before the Mohigans scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to get the win. Brooke got three singles from Megan Cross, a single and two RBIs from ...

Blues stop Pens’ win streak

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four goals in two periods gave the St. Louis Blues a shot of sorely needed confidence. Now the Blues hope a solid showing against a surging opponent can put them back on track in the battle for a Western Conference playoff spot. Vince Dunn scored twice and Pat Maroon had ...

Cavs comeback falls short

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DALLAS (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Dirk Nowitzki closed within three points of Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA scoring list and the Dallas Mavericks ended a seven-game losing streak with a 121-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Nowitzki got hot early in ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and meberships are available. Girls hoops tourney upcoming SISSIONVILLE — The W.Va. AAU Girls Basketball Organization is having ...

Linsly handles Madonna in opener

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WEIRTON — Linsly rode the strong right arm of sophomore pitcher Kobe Hill and a big 15-run third inning to down Madonna, 19-2, in the mutual opening baseball game of the season Friday evening at Edward Bowman Field. Blue Don sophomore Dom Brncic made it through the first two innings, giving ...

Wheeling Central boys out

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CHARLESTON — Any coach will say that when his or her team gets to Charleston for the state tournament, seeds are just numbers. Every team that makes it to this point is a good team. Parkersburg Catholic is doing its best to prove that notion. Despite being seeded No. 6, the Crusaders opened ...

Browns’ RB Hunt banned for 8 games

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CLEVELAND — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word. The league suspended the Cleveland Browns running back for eight games on Friday for two “physical altercations,” one in which Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a hotel hallway while he played for Kansas ...

Browns GM tempers expectations after Beckham deal

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Fans are scrambling to get their hands on tickets, jerseys and make their first Odell Beckham Jr. sighting. It’s only mid-March and Cleveland’s in a full-blown football frenzy. Expectations for the upcoming season, which were already enormous before the team traded for ...

Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway on Friday after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career pole essentially by default after a bizarre scene that left fans booing the ...

Brooke’s Kazmirski no-hits Oak Glen

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WELLSBURG — Brooke’s Rachel Kazmirski was on cruise control for a good bit of Thursday’s game. Although she did experience a few speed bumps along way, the Bruins junior ace shut down Oak Glen — in the scoring and hit columns. Kazmirski struck out 13, collected two assists and ...