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Big Ten commissioner stepping down in 2020

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Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the league’s relationship with the Rose Bowl. Over three decades, as Big Ten revenues soared under his ...

Bosa healthy again, following father and brother into NFL

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Bosa found himself in the news again last week when Zion Williamson sprained his right knee in the opening minute against North Carolina. The sight of his left shoe tearing apart and Williamson grabbing his right knee unleashed feverish debate over whether Duke’s ...

Hanley Ramirez makes Indians debut

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Hanley Ramirez had a low-key start to spring training with the Cleveland Indians. The 35-year-old flied out twice and grounded into a double play during Monday’s 8-0 loss to San Diego. “Slowly getting my timing back,” he said. Ramirez agreed to a minor league ...

NHL GMs pleased at meeting

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL general managers came to Florida at this time last year looking for clarity and consistency on goalie interference. They got it when the decision was made to hand the final call on the coach’s challenges to the league’s hockey operations department instead of ...

Red Wings great, NHL union pioneer Lindsay dies at 93

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DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right. He pioneered the first NHL players’ union despite intense opposition from team management, began the tradition of taking the Stanley Cup closer to fans by skating it around the ice and refused to attend his own Hall of Fame ...

Cook twins end journey together as champs

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WEIRTON — Dennis Cook has been watching his twin boys, Alec and Garrett, wrestle opponents — and one another — since they were 7 years old. On Feb. 24, he watched as a coach from their corners as both of his sons ended the high school portions of their careers as state champions, ...

Seven Big Red wrestlers headed to Columbus chasing state titles

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HEATH — Sixteen local wrestlers came to the Division II District Tournament at Heath Friday and Saturday looking for a spot at this week’s state tournament. Seven found what they were looking for. All seven donned Big Red singlets, as Steubenville had two wrestlers win district crowns, ...

OVAC All-Star hoops game rosters are set

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BELLAIRE — Though many prep basketball players are still competing for their respective teams, 61 seniors know they’ll have at least one more game in their high school jersey. OVAC All-Star Game Director J.R. Battista released the rosters for the annual game, which is slated for April 7 ...

Brooke seventh graders win tourney

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The Brooke seventh- grade boys basketball team won the Burgettstown basketball tournament on Saturday. The Bruins were 4-0 in the tournament and defeated Weir, 52-45, in overtime Saturday to clinch the championship. Members of the team are, from left, front, Jace Campinelli, Nick Sagan, Owen ...

Clarkson, Love lead Cavs to 107-93 win over Magic

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love makes the Cleveland Cavaliers a different basketball team. The Orlando Magic learned that lesson Sunday night in what could be a costly loss for their playoff hopes. A night after being held out of a 36-point loss to Detroit, Love had 16 points and 14 rebounds ...

Weir High’s Jenkins makes way to OVAC Hall of Fame class

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Two outstanding run-pass football quarterbacks and multi-sport athletes who competed at higher levels will be inducted at the 16th-annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on August 17 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Selected from the 1960’s decade are Bob DiStefano of ...

Big Red hangs on to claim Division II sectional title

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STEUBENVILLE — Senior leadership does mean a lot, and Big Red got plenty of it Saturday night in clinching a Division II sectional championship via a 60-52 victory over Philo inside the Crimson Center. Three seniors (Josh Zimmerman, James Roundtree and Jorian Jones) delivered double-digit ...

Seven Big Red wrestlers advancing to state tournament

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HEATH — Seven Big Red wreslters concluded the Ohio Division II district wrestling tournament on Saturday with at least a fourth-place finish to earn a trip to state. Overall, Steubenville finished second in the event with 164 points. Beaver Local won with 191 team points. Two Big Red ...

Harrison Central bowlers place 7th at state tourney

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CADIZ — The Harrison Central boys bowling team was recognized at halftime of the Huskies’ boys basketball sectional contest Saturday night after it finished seventh in the Ohio Division II Bowling Championships. It was a fitting conclusion for a team that achieved quite a bit of greatness ...

Calixte, Bieniemy lead Oklahoma past West Virginia

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jamal Bieniemy was calm when the pressure was on. The freshman guard scored a season-high 22 points and made 8 of 10 free throws in the closing minutes to help Oklahoma beat West Virginia 92-80 on Saturday. Oklahoma led by 13 when West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had ...

Guentzel, Crosby power Penguins

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MONTREAL (AP) — Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins started quickly — and then just kept going against the Montreal Canadiens. Crosby had a goal and three assists, Jake Guentzel scored two goals and had two assists and the Penguins cruised to a 5-1 victory Saturday night. Evgeni ...

Pistons punish Love-less Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Due to an arena-wide computer glitch, there were still several seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock when the officials signaled the game was over. The Pistons ended it much earlier. Luke Kennard scored 26 points, Reggie Jackson added 24 and Detroit made sure it ...