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From Golden Bear to Mountaineer, Stokes signs with West Virginia

NEW MANCHESTER — Skye Stokes has been dazzling the area with her special volleyball skills throughout her scholastic career, and now the Oak Glen senior has the next chapter in her volleyball career planned. On Thursday, just days removed from leading Golden Bears to a seventh state title, ...

Garrett’s suspension upheld

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided the ...

Islanders best Penguins in overtime, streak at 16

NEW YORK — Brock Nelson came through in overtime again for the New York Islanders. Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of the extra period, lifting the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 ...

Pitt defeats Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 66-41

PITTSBURGH — At one point, it looked like Justin Champagnie might not have a freshman season with Pittsburgh. Champagnie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Brooklyn, New York, suffered a knee injury in the lead-up to the season that was feared to be season ending. But after a second opinion, he was ...

Doege gives WVU hopes for bowl berth

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s chances for an elusive bowl berth rest with a quarterback who wasn’t a significant part of the offense a few games ago. Bowling Green transfer Jarret Doege delivered last week in his first start when West Virginia needed a spark at Kansas State to end a ...

Club Hollywood plans volleyball tryouts

STEUBENVILLE — Club Hollywood Volleyball will hold tryouts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Steubenville High School. Tryouts are $20 per person. For information, call (330) 383-1181 or (740) 317-1118.

Golden Bears easing the Payne

POCA — Something will have to give on Saturday afternoon inside O.O. White Stadium. Oak Glen, the No. 6 seed in Class AA, has had one of the best defenses in the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area all season, but it will face its toughest challenge yet when it squares off with No 3 seed ...

Garrett awaits ruling after hearing

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett looked composed and casual, a stark contrast to the last time he was seen in public. Stylishly dressed in a bright blue suit and black turtleneck, the Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end met Wednesday with an appeals officer in New York in hopes of getting a ...

Rudolph: ‘No acceptable excuse’ for role in brawl

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph wanted to get away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. The way Rudolph went about it — a process that contributed to a brawl that culminated with Rudolph getting smacked in the head with his own helmet and led to ...

Robinson’s record night helps Heat beat Cavs

MIAMI — John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before. None of those were at his expense. Robinson put on a show for his college coach — and got himself into the Miami record book as well. He set team marks with seven 3-pointers in the second ...

Key AFC South matchup tonight: Colts at Texans

Earlier in the schedule, the AFC South looked like one of the NFL’s deepest divisions. That might still be true, though none of the four members has exactly distinguished itself. Certainly, the Texans didn’t when they got mauled last week in Baltimore. As for the Colts, whom they host on ...

Enochs will captain Class AA/A all-state team

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen is turning into one of the premier soccer teams in West Virginia, advancing to two-straight state tournaments and, this year, making its first state title game. Next year, the Golden Bears will look to take that next step, and a big part of that optimism has been ...

Oak Glen’s Clark, Weir’s Givens chosen for the second team

CLARKSBURG — Fairmont Senior’s return to the top was a team effort, and that is reflected in the West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s all-state team for Class A/AA. The Polar Bears placed two players on the first team in junior defender Isaac Branch (seven goals, seven assists) ...

Nelson’s OT goal lifts streaking Islanders over Penguins, 5-4

PITTSBURGH — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz insists his team isn’t keeping track of its torrid start, even as the weeks pass and the victories pile up. Probably time to start. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped another frantic comeback to lift the ...

Tomlin says brawl vs. Cleveland is ugly for the game of football

PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just don’t expect Tomlin to use the ...

‘Blowout Buckeyes’ may finally be tested in final weeks

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day has been saying all season how he wants to see how his team plays when a game is tight, nasty and intense in the fourth quarter. That hasn’t happened yet. Through 10 games, Day has had the luxury of the Buckeyes running away from other team by ...

Cherington: Scouting will drive success

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are ...

Who’s left? Steelers running out of players and time

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chaotic ending will live on in infamy. The carnage that came before it, however, could have just as significant an impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season. The ugly confrontation between Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph ...

Surging No. 10 Ohio State blows out Stetson, 86-51

COLUMBUS (AP) — Fresh from routing Villanova and vaulting into the top 10 for the first time in two seasons, Ohio State kept up the momentum in another tuneup game that the Buckeyes likely could have won with half the effort. The No. 10 Buckeyes steamrolled Stetson 86-51 on Monday night ...

Haley gets double-double, WVU beats Northern Colorado, 69-61

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley rescued West Virginia from certain embarrassment after the Mountaineers let a big lead over Northern Colorado slip away. Culver and Haley combined for all of West Virginia’s points in a late 10-0 run that enabled the Mountaineers to pull ...