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Pirates trade Marte to Diamondbacks

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PITTSBURGH — When the Arizona Diamondbacks landed ace Madison Bumgarner in free agency last month, the three-time World Series winner made a surprising offer, one that came with a very urgent catch. Bumgarner told the Diamondbacks they could defer some of the money on his five-year deal if ...

Browns hire, bring back Andrew Berry as new GM

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry is coming back to the Browns. This time as the boss. Berry, who left Cleveland’s front office last year to work in Philadelphia, agreed Monday to become the Browns’ new general manager and executive vice president, a person familiar with the decision told ...

Hunt told police he’d fail drug test during stop

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. Hunt was cited for speeding — but no other charges — last week when he was ...

Bryant, daughter killed in crash, 7 others dead

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity ...

Teams look to defend titles in this week’s OVAC wrestling duals

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Three defending champions are among the field for the seventh annual OVAC Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet championships this week. Wheeling Park (Class 5A), St. Clairsville (4A), Shenandoah (3A) and Bridgeport (Class 1A/2A) all won titles last winter when Mother Nature forced postponement of the ...

Pro Bowlers remember Kobe Bryant as AFC tops NFC again

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay linebacker Za’Darius Smith hastily organized an homage to Kobe Bryant minutes before the Pro Bowl. Smith and his NFC teammates learned about Bryant’s death while they were in the locker room getting ready for the NFL’s all-star game Sunday. Smith ...

Bryant’s death leaves NBA players, others in shock

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were ...

Woods stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant’s death

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to ignore it. Most puzzling was what he kept hearing along the back nine Sunday at Torrey Pines. “Do it for Mamba.” Only after Woods finished his final round of ...

Weir girls run away with win

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NEW MANCHESTER — What a difference a half can make in a basketball game. Home-standing Oak Glen never trailed in the first half and never led in the second half, as Hancock County rival Weir High went on what amounted to a 21-point run that spanned the last three quarters to pocket a 60-42 ...

Union Local wins Buckeye 8 title, hands Creek first defeat

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CONNORVILLE — It’s amazing how quickly momentum can swing. Indian Creek was starting to feel really good about itself and was staring up at just a four-point deficit shortly before halftime of Saturday night’s Buckeye 8 Girls Basketball Championship Game at Buckeye Local High ...

Madonna boys get back to winning

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SISTERVILLE — The Madonna boys basketball team got back in the win column with a 70-49 victory over Tyler Consolidated on Saturday. Matt Amaismeier led the Blue Dons (8-5) with 16 points. Evan Boniti netted 13 points, Lucky Pulice a dozen and Thomas Sessi 10. Madonna travels to Oak Glen ...

Jets spoil Edison’s senior night

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RICHMOND — Edison was game, but Union Local pulled away late. The Wildcats were within striking distance of the Jets for most of the game, but a late run proved to be the difference, as the Union Local boys basketball team came away with a 62-48 victory Saturday on the road to spoil ...

No. 14 WVU beats Missouri in Big 12/SEC Challenge

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — No. 14 West Virginia’s inside dominance turned a close game into a rout and moved coach Bob Huggins another notch higher on the all-time wins list. Jermaine Haley had 15 points and nine rebounds, Miles McBride scored 15 points and No. 14 West Virginia broke open a close ...

Boeheim scores 21, Syracuse beats Pitt

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the game was on the line, Marek Dolezaj stood tall for Syracuse. The slender 6-foot-10 native of Slovakia had 17 points and seven rebounds, Buddy Boeheim added 21 points, and the Orange held off Pittsburgh 69-61 on Saturday. The Orange won despite off nights for ...

Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries during his professional career. He’s also undergone surgeries to repair a sport hernia and remove ...

Ohio Valley holding awards banquet

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The Ohio Valley Football Coaches’ Association will hold its annual football awards banquet at noon on Feb. 9 in the Steubenville High School Commons. The cost of the banquet is $10 per coach and $15 for each first-team OVAC selection. There also is a $20 cost for special awards. For ...

Red Riders fend off Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — Weir High scored the game’s first 18 points, held off a couple of Indian Creek rallies and collected a 58-44 road victory Friday. The Red Riders could do no wrong on either end of the floor during the opening quarter. They forced 11 Creek turnovers, turning several into ...

Crusaders rally, edge Bellaire

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STEUBENVILLE — Wins don’t have to be pretty. A late surge enabled the Catholic Central boys basketball team to rally and defeat Bellaire, 37-35, on a rough night offensively for both teams Friday night inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. The Crusaders won despite having multiple scoring ...

Red Knights sneak past Wildcats

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TORONTO — The Toronto Red Knights cashed in at the foul line late and then held on for a thrilling 41-39 win over Edison Friday night inside the George Kunzler Gymnasium. The victory gave coach Sean Tucker’s beat up crew a four-game win streak along with a third win in four days, but they ...