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Stakes high as streaking Steelers host Patriots

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The soul searching began the moment the Pittsburgh Steelers walked off the field last January at snowy Foxborough following painful three hours watching Tom Brady and the New England Patriots toy with them in a one-sided 36-17 victory in the AFC title game that didn’t even ...

Winless Browns blocking Ravens’ path to playoffs

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CLEVELAND (AP) — There’s no easy road to the AFC playoffs. However, the Baltimore Ravens may be on one. They’re facing a three-week pathway to the postseason deprived of much real danger. Don’t tell John Harbaugh that, though. Baltimore’s coach isn’t buying that his team’s ...

Penguins beat Coyotes to end three-game losing streak

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Olli Maatta scored with 14 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Pittsburgh pressured Arizona early and took a 2-0 lead on second-period goals by Carter Rowney and ...

LeBron, Cavs dance to Jazz music

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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James’ numbers have done more than move the Cavaliers near the top of the Eastern Conference. He also has placed himself squarely in the discussion to win his fifth Most Valuable Player award. James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his 60th career ...

Saints march to flag football championship

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The Saints finished their Milsop Community Center Outdoor flag football season undefeated in the senior division by winning the championship. Pictured are (front, from left) Gunner Newbold, Brady Fair, Tanner Newbold, Michael Henry; (back) Austin Robinson, Max Maley, Ian Robinson and coach ...

Wilson-Frame’s hot second half leads Pitt past McNeese State

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the first half against McNeese State on Saturday afternoon, Pittsburgh couldn’t get going on offense and was without senior lead Ryan Luther, who missed the game with a foot injury. In the second half, junior Jared Wilson-Frame stepped into the void as both a vocal ...

Mount Union wins Division III title

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SALEM, Va. (AP) — Justin Hill and D’Angelo Fulford have provided an offensive spark for Mount Union all season, so when the Purple Raiders were locked in a defensive struggle against Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Division III national championship, it was no surprise the pair did it ...

Madonna pressures CCHS to first defeat

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STEUBENVILLE — The Madonna boys basketball team opened it's season Friday night with a thrilling 45-43 road victory at previously unbeaten Steubenville Catholic Central. The Blue Dons, playing without anyone that saw any significant varsity playing time last year, jumped out to a 12-4 first ...

Precise shooting nets Indian Creek a victory over Weir High

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WHEELING — Most coaches will say that it's not how many shots one takes in a basketball game, but how many one makes that counts. Friday night at WesBanco Arena, Indian Creek managed only 24 field goal attempts against Weir High. The Redskins, though, made more than half of them (13) and it ...

Edison nabs first victory, downs Buckeye Local

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CONNORVILLE — The Edison boys basketball team used a big second half to pick up the team's first win of the season on Friday night, 65-54 over Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local on the Panthers home court. "This is special because you look over on the other side and you see Buckeye Local had ...

Boswell continues to deliver in clutch times

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PITTSBURGH — Danny Smith wasn’t just looking for somebody who can kick. A lot of guys can kick. The Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator was searching for something more on that raw fall day at Heinz Field two years ago. Over the course of an hour or so, Kai Forbath, Randy ...

New Browns GM rips predecessor in radio interview

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CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns general manager John Dorsey played linebacker in the NFL. Turns out, he still hits hard. Dorsey, hired last week by owner Jimmy Haslam to fix his floundering franchise, harshly criticized the team’s previous football leader Sashi Brown on Thursday, saying he ...

Santana walks, signs with Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Santana is bringing his big bat and postseason experience to the Philadelphia Phillies. The 31-year-old first baseman became the first of the offseason’s big-name free agents to find a new home, agreeing Friday to a $60 million, three-year contract with the ...

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Big Red Boosters raising money for rings STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. The Booster Club began funding for the football players to receive championship rings. To contribute, one can mail it, attend the meetings ...

Weir gets a head start on city championship, beats Madonna

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WEIRTON — It was a physical, low-scoring, scrappy contest Thursday night on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside Weir High’s Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. When all was said and done, the Red Rider girls basketball team came away with a victory over in-town rival Madonna for the first time ...

Redskins double up Golden Bears

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NEW MANCHESTER — When watching the Indian Creek girls basketball team play, it’s hard to imagine that it spends more time in practice working on its offense than defense. With great defense comes offense, though, as the Redskins forced 40 turnovers during their 62-31 victory over Oak Glen ...

Fleury bests Murray

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Merrill’s first goal of the season snapped a third-period tie, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots against his former team and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday night. It was the first meeting between the defending Stanley Cup ...

Steelers may need to ‘man up’ to slow down the Patriots

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The answer to getting to Tom Brady is right there in vivid high definition. The Pittsburgh Steelers have watched it on video repeatedly over the past 11 months since Brady and the New England Patriots turned the AFC championship game into a glorified 7-on-7 drill. Four ...

Cavaliers fend off Lakers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Lonzo Ball got an up-close look at the biggest baller of them all. LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles ...

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Big Red Booster funding championship rings STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. The Booster Club began funding for the football players to receive championship rings. To contribute, one can mail it, attend the meetings or ...