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Rust, Johnson help Penguins rally past Bruins

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored ...

Mahomes’ feet, arm lift Chiefs to Super Bowl berth over Titans

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl since 1970. Oh sure, Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half ...

Mostert, 49ers run past Packers to Super Bowl

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — From No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers. Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, ...

No. 2 Baylor women top WVU for record 45th-straight league win

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WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has another record winning streak. Moon ...

McGregor holds all the cards after comeback win

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three years without a victory, Conor McGregor needed only 40 seconds to reclaim his place at the center of the mixed martial arts world. McGregor’s dynamic stoppage of Donald Cerrone in UFC 246 on Saturday night put the Irish superstar firmly in control of the future ...

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers

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NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to lift the Blue Jackets over the New ...

Fort Frye concludes Big Red’s streak

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STEUBENVILLE — When Fort Frye visited the Upper Ohio Valley in December, things didn’t go well for the Cadets, as they dropped a double-digit decision to Wheeling Park. On Saturday, coach Dan Liedtke and his talented squad made the ride again from Washington County. This time, the results ...

Johnson, Watson slated for OVAC Hall of Fame

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BELLAIRE — Though in different sports, running was the name of the game for both of the latest selections to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Wheeling Park graduate Daryl “Boogie” Johnson and Magnolia alumnus Josh Watson are the latest to have their ...

Weir boys fall to North Marion

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FARMINGTON — The Weir High boys basketball team fell to North Marion, 76-55, on Saturday. Brodie McUmar led the Red Riders (7-4) with 10 points. Jayson Nosko had nine points, while Sebastian Spencer and Elijah Gillette evenly divided 16. Weir High travels to Oak Glen on Tuesday. North ...

Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson could have chosen a cliche, something about how no one game is more important than any other. Instead, the Pittsburgh point guard went the other way. Two years ago, the Panthers went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Saturday they completed their ...

Diarra, Gordon lift Kansas State over No. 12 WVU

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State needed career highs from Cartier Diarra and Dajuan Gordon to knock off No. 12 West Virginia. Diarra tied a career high 25 points, Gordon scored a career high 15, including 13 in the first half, and Xavier Sneed had 16, moving into the top 15 in school ...

Penn State upsets Ohio State

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Penn State upset No. 20 Ohio State 90-76 on Saturday. Myreon Jones scored 20 points, Seth Lundy added 12 and Myles Dread had 10 for the Nittany Lions (13-5, 3-4 Big Ten) who snapped a three-game losing ...

Weir High holds off rival Brooke, 62-51

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WEIRTON — Weir High won its fifth game in a row, beating arch-rival Brooke, 62-51, inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. But, it wasn’t easy, especially in the first half. Brooke, winners of only one game thus far this season, played an inspired first half but couldn’t keep up the hot ...

Crusaders hang on to early lead, defeat Blue Dons

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STEUBENVILLE — Don Ogden put his Catholic Central basketball squad through a couple of tough practices following Tuesday’s disappointing loss to Toronto. That hard work paid off for the Crusaders Friday, as they built a big lead early, then made a bunch of free throws down the stretch to ...

East Liverpool boys complete season sweep over Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — The East Liverpool boys basketball team ripped off a big run in the first half, and the Potters never looked back, en route to a 79-39 victory over Indian Creek Friday night in a Buckeye 8 North Division game. “They are the first team we played in the summer league last ...

Several local wrestlers advance to more OVAC tourney action today

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WHEELING — After four championship rounds and two days of wrestling, the 67th annual Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships will run to its conclusion tonight at Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena. Several local wrestlers moved on to today’s rounds and have guaranteed themselves a spot on their ...

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins best Red Wings

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DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored ...

Red Riders run past Bruins, 59-45

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WEIRTON — The Weir High girls were coasting along with a solid 27-point lead with a little less than three minutes left in the third quarter Thursday when, suddenly, Brooke caught fire. Coach Amy Serevicz’s club got to within seven points in the fourth quarter before bowing out, ...