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Big Ben makes debut, Steelers beat Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger needed three short series to show he’s ready for the regular season. The Tennessee Titans did their best to protect Marcus Mariota on a wet and ugly night Roethlisberger capped his night with a 17-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster, and ...

Oak Glen returning lettermen

The Oak Glen returning letterman are, front, from left, are Gage Patterson, Jacob Jones, Ethan Mick, Hunter Patterson and Michael Lemley; middle, Nick Chaney, Matthew Malick, Connor Adams, Zach Taylor, Seth Mozingo, Preston Brown and Ethan Hooker; and back, Kyler O’Connor, Danny Bealles, ...

Bauer rocked as Bucs beat Reds 9-8 for three-game sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Bauer’s beginning with the Cincinnati Reds has been about as rocky as his ending with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer allowed eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 Sunday to sweep a three-game series. Since being acquired from the ...

Indians lose to Royals after losing Ramirez with broken hand

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez swung and felt something crack. It was a bone in his right hand. It may as well have been Cleveland’s postseason hopes. Ryan O’Hearn led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game, sending the Kansas City Royals to a wild 9-8 win Sunday over ...

Moffitt wins 2nd week in a row at Chevrolet Silverado 250

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Brett Moffitt led 45 of 64 laps of Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on his way to a second straight win in the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs. Moffitt won last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway and the back-to-back victories give ...

McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy marched to the 18th green Sunday at East Lake with victory in hand and $15 million in the bank. Even better was what he saw — and heard — behind him. The scene was all too familiar. The gallery ducked under the ropes and rushed to encircle the green to ...

Oak Glen girls run by Catholic Central

STEUBENVILLE — Coming off a trip to the West Virginia state tournament a season ago, Ryan Wells knew his Oak Glen soccer team was going to have a few holes to fill. A couple of injuries added more holes before the season began. It has not slowed down the Golden Bears, though, as it has ...

Weir boys start off season with win

WEIRTON — The Weir and Grafton boys’ soccer teams battled it out for 80 hard-fought minutes, but in the end, the Bearcats blinked and the Red Riders were able to take advantage. Weir netted a goal in each half, en route to a 2-0 victory against Grafton Saturday afternoon at Jimmy Carey ...

Pulice lifts Madonna girls over Wheeling Central

WHEELING — With a roster that includes seven players with a year of high school soccer experience or less, Madonna head girls coach Bob Kolanko might have been thrilled if his team just showed up Friday against Wheeling Central and put on a decent performance. However, Kolanko was even more ...

Edison returning lettermen

The Edison returning lettermen are, front, from left, Vinnie Marcino, Tyler Shrieve, Tristan Hughes and Levi Waggoner; back, from left, Noah Woods, Lukas McClain, Logan Hanchin, Tyler Griffith and Cody Waggoner. Look for the area’s most comprehensive high school football preview issue, The ...

Big Red girls stop Potters

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Big Red girls soccer team defeated East Liverpool, 4-1, on Saturday Chlie Petrelle put Steubenville (3-0) on the board first with an assist from Jadyn Bennett. The Potters tied the game with a penalty kick goal by Kenzie McKinnon to tie the game. Mary Marshall ...

Crusaders finish 1-2 at Lisbon Spike Off

LISBON — The Catholic Central volleyball team went 1-2 in the Lisbon Spike Off on Saturday. In the first game, the Crusaders defeated Warren JFK 25-15 and 25-10. Theresa Bahen had eight points, one ace, 13 digs and four kills. Adriana LeFever tallied seven points, seven aces, 10 assists and ...

Pirates shut down Reds

PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell topped 100 RBIs for the first time in the majors, hitting a three-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Cincinnati Reds 14-0 on Saturday night. After Colin Moran gave Pittsburgh a 7-0 lead with a pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth inning, Bell lined a fastball ...

Reyes lifts Tribe past Royals with homer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes hit a three-run homer to help Cleveland beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday night in a game in which the Indians lost third baseman Jose Ramirez to a right wrist injury. Reyes’ 30th homer of the season highlighted a four-run third inning against the ...

Baker, Browns don’t live up to hype in clunker vs. Bucs

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the hype around the Browns seemed hilarious. They didn’t look anything close to being Super Bowl contenders in their third exhibition game, the one many teams view as the final tuneup for the regular season. Baker Mayfield was strangely inaccurate and ...

Youngstown State begins with huge win

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Nathan Mays threw for two touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers to lead Youngstown State to a 45-22 win over Samford in the FCS Kickoff Classic on Saturday. In the second kickoff of the 150th season of college football, Mays had two short scoring passes in ...

Cervelli signs with Braves, makes immediate impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Cervelli caught on with a playoff contender, just as he hoped. The first-place Atlanta Braves signed Cervelli to a one-year contract Saturday and immediately plugged the veteran catcher into the starting lineup against the New York Mets. After recovering from his ...

Andrew Luck retires from NFL

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday. Then he said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is ...

Changes in Death Valley

STEUBENVILLE — Much like a fine wine, Harding Stadium keeps getting better with age. One of the finest high school facilities in Ohio, Harding Stadium opened in 1930. Construction actually began in 1929, and the stadium was completed at a cost of $45,000. Since 2000, the Steubenville ...

Brooke returning lettermen

The Brooke football team’s returing three-year letterman is Max Camilletti, top, left. The two-year returning lettermen on the left are, front, from left, Aaron Scipio, Drake Hukill, Camden Bates, Austin Williams and Joshua Shorts; back, from left, Andrew Stewart, Samuel Casto, David McCombs ...