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Transfer quarterbacks beginning to shine ahead of The Game

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COLUMBUS — While being led to the Ohio Stadium visitors dressing room through a crowd of Ohio State fans raining abuse on him, Shea Patterson looked up and retorted. “We’ve got you next year at our place,” the Michigan quarterback shouted before disappearing into the tunnel after the ...

Ogunjobi back from suspension

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CLEVELAND — Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi probably won’t get another chance to shove Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph this season. Ogunjobi was reinstated to Cleveland’s roster Tuesday after serving a one-game suspension for his involvement in the recent benches-clearing brawl ...

Red Knights come from behind to win season opener over Bridgeport

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TORONTO — The Toronto girls basketball team opened its season with a close 41-35 victory over Bridgeport on Monday. Trailing by one after three quarters, the Red Knights outscored the Bulldogs, 16-9, in the decisive fourth quarter. Abby Liddick led Toronto with 12 points. Jensyn Jackson ...

Guentzel scores in OT to lead Penguins

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PITTSBURGH — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan thought Alex Galchenyuk was working hard, even during a 14-game goal drought to start his tenure in Pittsburgh. It finally paid off Monday night. Galchenyuk scored his first goal with the Penguins and Jake Guentzel beat David Rittich on a rush ...

Steelers facing improbable QB debate

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PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph has the pedigree and the pressure. Devlin Hodges has the charisma and the confidence. And their head coach has a very important decision to make between the two young quarterbacks before the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Cleveland Browns next Sunday, one that could ...

Browns emerge from Garrett chaos with legit shot at playoffs

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CLEVELAND — The controversy-around-every-corner Browns emerged on the other side of the helmet-swinging Myles Garrett maelstrom a more connected team. They bonded during a week loaded with suspensions, appeals, fines, and outside noise by playing an incident-free game on Sunday. There was ...

Dinwiddie’s jumper leads Nets over Cavs, 108-106

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CLEVELAND — Spencer Dinwiddie keeps coming through in the clutch for the Brooklyn Nets. Dinwiddie’s fadeaway jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining gave Brooklyn its fourth straight victory, 108-106 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Dinwiddie scored 23 points on the day he was ...

Big Red honors football players at annual banquet

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Steubenville High School held its annual football banquet Sunday in the Crimson Commons and presented awards to a number of seniors. Those honored were, seated, from left, front, Deonbre Anderson (Abe Bryan/Punque Cartledge Award), Noah Howarth (Hustlin’ 8 Award), Luke Zorne (player of the ...

Collaros leads Winnipeg to championship

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CALGARY, Alberta — Andrew Harris ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and caught a scoring pass to help the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win their first Grey Cup title since 1990, 33-12 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night. The Blue Bombers won their 10th title, becoming the first third-place ...

Browns rout the Dolphins

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CLEVELAND — The distractions didn’t bother the Browns. The Dolphins didn’t get in their way either. Jarvis Landry caught two touchdown passes against his former team and Cleveland won its third straight Sunday, 41-24 over the Miami Dolphins in the Browns’ first game since losing star ...

Roughriders returning to defend championship

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WHEELING — The West Virginia Roughriders indoor football team will be returning to the Ohio Valley in the spring of 2020 as part of the fledgling National Arena League. In their first season in the ‘Friendly City’ after re-locating from Richmond, Va., the Roughriders ran roughshod over ...

Family, trust, love for the game

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POCA — It’s family, it’s trust, it’s love. Those are the words that an emotional Ted Arneault said has made the difference for Oak Glen late in games this season when it has had to dig deep. The Golden Bears found themselves in such a situation Saturday afternoon at Poca High School ...

Wheeling Central advances

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central, under coach Mike Young, knows all about winning on the road in the playoffs. The No. 10 seed Maroon Knights tallied another victory away from Wheeling Saturday afternoon. Wheeling Central’s defense played lights out, while the offense opened the game with a ...

No. 2 Ohio State tested but tops No. 9 Penn State, 28-17

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COLUMBUS — After cruising through the first 10 games against teams that didn’t put up much a fight, No. 2 Ohio State found itself in a slugfest with No. 9 Penn State. The Buckeyes responded, winning with defense. Justin Hillard intercepted Penn State backup Will Levis’ pass and the ...

Browns, Hubbard lead OSU by WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Here’s something else to add to the conversation for Chuba Hubbard’s Heisman Trophy chances: The nation’s rushing leader is a solid receiver, too. Hubbard set career highs with seven catches for 88 yards Saturday in No. 22 Oklahoma State’s 20-13 win over West ...

Bengals hope to avoid “horror show” vs. Steelers

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton could barely protect himself as the Steelers poured through the line, sacking him eight times at Heinz Field in September — one of the quarterback’s worst moments in a nine-year career. Now it’s rookie Ryan Finley’s turn to feel the heat. The winless ...

Browns enter season’s stretch changed after Garrett incident

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CLEVELAND (AP) — As they walked out of FirstEnergy Stadium into the darkness more than a week ago, the Browns couldn’t celebrate their biggest win in an uneven season as a cloud of uncertainty hung over them. It burst open. They return Sunday a changed team. Myles Garrett’s ...

Hooker’s two TD passes lead No. 25 Virginia Tech over Pitt

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — There was little for Virginia Tech fans to be disappointed about on Saturday, but coach Justin Fuente put a damper on a festive day when he reaffirmed that Bud Foster planned to retire at season’s end. “I think his mind is pretty made up,” Fuente said, ...