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Lue leaves Cavs to address health issues

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep. Lue said Monday in statement that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is and offered no timetable for his ...

Browns’ Thomas officially calls it a career

BEREA (AP) — Joe Thomas joked about his former coaches, thanked many of his ex-teammates and playfully referred to himself as a mushroom. The 10-time Pro Bowl selection commanded the room — and kept his emotions in check — until the final moments of his retirement news conference ...

WVU rolls to win over Marshall

SAN DIEGO — Two in-state foes being forced back together on the court by the NCAA Tournament thousands of miles from home became a one-sided celebration for West Virginia. Jevon Carter was the one leading the way. Carter scored 28 points, Lamont West added 18 off the bench and West ...

What has happened? Madness prevails

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A comeback for the ages by Nevada. An entire region left without a Top 4 seed in the Sweet 16 for the first time in tourney history. The 16-seed winner ...

Truex grabs first win of the season

FONTANA, Calif. — Martin Truex Jr. saw nothing but clean air and green flags down the stretch in his first victory of the new NASCAR Cup season. Truex didn’t get much of a look at Kevin Harvick, whose bid for four straight wins was ruined by an early crash at Fontana. So even while ...

Last roars are for McIlroy

ORLANDO, Fla. — The connection Rory McIlroy had with Arnold Palmer was strong even before he delivered a Sunday charge that would have made the King proud. McIlroy first played the Arnold Palmer Invitational three years ago, and Palmer teared up at dinner when he asked McIlroy if there was ...

Tennessee loses, N.C. State in Sweet 16

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee’s streak is over, N.C. State is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 11 years and Texas A&M pulled off another record comeback. It was an eventful start to the second round. The Lady Vols had been 57-0 at home in the women’s NCAA Tournament before ...

Oak Glen’s bats heat up in snowy opener

WEIRTON — When game time rolled around at Edwin J. Bowman Field for the season opening match up between Oak Glen and Madonna, it was around 32 degrees and some light snow was falling. In the fourth inning, the Golden Bears bats heated things up during the cold afternoon contest with a ...

Wilson turns heads, takes third

CLEVELAND — Not even Tariq Wilson could be too upset about Saturday afternoon. The Steubenville High School graduate put the finishing touches on a superb showing at his first NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament with a bronze-medal finish at 133 pounds. He became the first OVAC product ...

Tennis season about to get going

With the start of the spring sports season comes local athletes hitting the tennis courts. STEUBENVILLE Big Red was the OVAC runner-up on the boys side last season, and had a pair of district qualifiers in the doubles tandem of Trey and Drey Hilson. Returning starters for coach Ross ...

Weir ready for Thursday’s clinic

WEIRTON — In need of more meeting space and the added benefit of having available one of the better weight training facilities around, Weir High School has been chosen to host the Third Annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic on Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. Weir High’s long-time head football ...

Staying in Steubenville

Steubenville Big Red’s Adam DiCarlo signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and soccer careers at Fransiscan University of Steubenville on Friday inside Steubenville High School’s Crimson Center. Pictured with Adam in the front row are parents Terri and Richard DiCarlo. Back ...

Toronto runners hit the streets for a fundraiser

TORONTO — A 28-degree temperature at the starting line on Third Street didn’t keep a hearty group of runners and walkers from embarking on the 5K course for the annual Campbell-Dickinson Run-Bike-Walk Saturday morning. The annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser drew teams and individuals ...

Buckeyes get bounced from NCAA tourney

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. had 28 points, Rui Hachimura added 25 and Gonzaga is headed back into the Sweet 16 with a 90-84 victory over Ohio State in the West Region on Saturday night. Norvell hit the late tiebreaking 3-pointer against UNC-Greensboro in the opening round to help ...

Bechtel to OHSAA Officials HOF

WHEELING — Tom Bechtel is a common, down-to-earth guy. For those reasons alone, it wasn’t hard to figure out how the 66-year-old Wheeling resident would react to the news that he was headed for another hall of fame. Already a member of the OVAC Hall of Fame, Bechtel will be enshrined ...

OVAC Hall of Fame 40’s and 50’s classes to be inducted

Three prep standouts in football, track and wrestling from the Decades of the 1950’s and 1940’s will be enshrined at the 15th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 18 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Selected from the 1950’s Decade are Robert ...

LeBron gets 33 points in triple-double to lead Cavs past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Saturday night. James had 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his 15th triple-double of the ...

West Virginia cruises by Murray State, advances

SAN DIEGO (AP) — This long into their time together at West Virginia, Bob Huggins is only surprised when Jevon Carter has a bad game. What Carter did on Friday in the first-round of the East Region against Murray State is simply what Huggins expects. “I would be shocked if he didn’t ...

CCHS grad Capaldi gets term of service

BETHANY — Steubenville Catholic Central graduate Fran Capaldi, a junior at Bethany College, recently got her term of service as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) under way. While serving as a national ...

Joe Pepe humbled by OVAC HOF nod

ELKINS — One of the reasons soccer has been a growing sport in the Ohio Valley for the last 20 years has been that some of the very best in West Virginia have graced our soccer fields. Two local players and one coach were recognized for their efforts when they were among those inducted into ...