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Buckeyes respond to adversity

COLUMBUS — Ohio State football coach Ryan Day says he liked how the Buckeyes responded to having last week’s game at Maryland abruptly canceled because of eight positive tests for COVID-19 in the Terrapins football program. But he won’t have a final verdict on that situation until he ...

Browns hopeful for sack leader’s return

CLEVELAND — NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett remained isolated from his teammates for the second straight day, but the Browns expect him to return Friday and play this weekend against Philadelphia. Garrett, who has 9 1/2 sacks, has stayed at home the past two days after not feeling well. As ...

Seahawks hang on vs. Cardinals, grab edge in NFC West

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. Wilson was flawless, erasing the mistakes from the past ...

Oak Glen prepares for second-round action vs. Herbert Hoover

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen has so many weapons on offense that it can be hard to keep up with their statistics. Hunter Patterson is one of the best players in West Virginia. Nick Chaney is the right man for the right job at quarterback. Paxton Shuman bulldozes over wimpy tacklers each and ...

Toronto’s Parker catches West Liberty University’s attention

TORONTO — Despite not playing his junior season, Chris Parker impressed enough to sign his letter of intent Wednesday. The senior will continue his academic and baseball careers at West Liberty University. “I think I had my heart set on West Liberty from the get go,” Parker said. “A ...

Ohio State says no families at football game against Indiana

COLUMBUS — There will be no fans in Ohio Stadium when No. 3 Ohio State plays No. 9 Indiana on Saturday. OSU allowed families and friends of players and coaches to attend the first two home games against Nebraska and Rutgers. But the university announced Wednesday that people in those ...

Steelers search for run game

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want it.” Upon second glance, maybe not. While ...

NFL lacking parity through season’s first 10 weeks

There has never been more disparity across the NFL than this season. A league built on parity has 15 teams with at least six wins and 12 others with three or fewer, the most ever in both categories through 10 weeks. New England (4-5) is the only team in between those two extremes in the ...

Ohio girls soccer players honored on All-East District list

Seven local area girls soccer players made the first-team All-Eastern District list released Tuesday. Senior Mary Marshall represents Big Red on the first team. Making the second team are junior Chloe Petrelle and sophomore Jaleyss Scales. Senior Lakyn Blackburn, as well as juniors Libby ...

Steelers looking for run game

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want it.” Upon second glance, maybe not. While ...

Mountaineers content, but more still must be fixed soon

MORGANTOWN — In a year as crazy as 2020 has been, it seems fitting that, despite being mid-November, the West Virginia football team is still in contention for a Big 12 Championship berth. The team matched its win total from a season ago with a 24-6 win over TCU on Saturday, and the ...

No. 12 Maryland women will be challenged in improved Big Ten

Undaunted by losing all five starters from a team that won the Big Ten women’s basketball championship, Maryland coach Brenda Frese restocked the roster with enough talent to potentially keep the Terrapins atop a conference they’ve ruled since arriving in 2014. Maryland is among five Big ...

Washington has virus case, Giants, Falcons add to COVID list

The New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons each put a player on the NFL’s COVID-19 list Tuesday, while Washington had its first instance of someone in the organization testing positive for the coronavirus since the season began. The NFL said there were 17 new confirmed positives among players ...

Big Ben for MVP? Steelers QB makes compelling case

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s resume is stacked. Two Super Bowl rings. Six Pro Bowls. Two passing titles. A spot likely awaiting in the Hall of Fame five years or so after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback retires. There is one accolade Roethlisberger hasn’t achieved in 17 ...

Indianapolis may host entire 2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American sports history at the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The madness kept coming that March from Pittsburgh to San Diego. Top-ranked Xavier ...

Browns put Janovich on COVID list

CLEVELAND — Browns fullback Andy Janovich was placed on the COVID-19 list on Monday, a day after he played 26 snaps in a 10-7 win over the Houston Texans. The team was notified of Janovich’s positive coronavirus test in the morning and immediately closed its facility in Berea, Ohio, to ...

Steelers rip Bengals to move to 9-0

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger spent the week stuck at home, equal parts pre-Kindergarten teacher to his young children and overzealous student to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff after being forced to prepare remotely because of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. It wasn’t exactly ...

Chubb, Hunt rush Browns past Texans, 10-7

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Chubb stepped out of bounds and on the Texans’ necks. With a heady play in the game’s closing moments, Chubb made sure the Cleveland Browns put away Houston on a day where both teams equally fought the elements and each other. Chubb returned from a stint on ...