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Karaffa leads locals in District 5 awards

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UHRICHSVILLE — Nate Karaffa added another player of the year honor to his credentials when the District 5 Basketball Coaches Association’s 2019 boys all-star teams were announced Monday. Karaffa, Toronto’s outstanding senior guard, was named the association’s Division IV player of the ...

Accolades keep adding up for Nate Karaffa

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TORONTO — For three-sport standout Nate Karaffa, the 2018-2019 school year brought with it one incredible ride. The ride started in the fall for Karaffa, the son of Matt and Jennifer Karaffa, when he smashed two school passing records (career touchdowns and total passing yards). He managed ...

Indians ace Kluber makes first start

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians were waiting for the right time to turn Cory Kluber loose in spring inning. Kluber made his first Cactus League start Monday, pitching 3 2/3 innings against Cincinnati and giving up three runs and six hits, including a homer by Yasiel Puig. Indians ...

Sexton, Cavs beat Raptors 126-101, 2 ejected for fight

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Even with Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup, the best fight Toronto put up in Cleveland was when Serge Ibaka threw a punch at Marquese Chriss. Ibaka and Chriss were ejected for fighting during the Cavaliers’ 126-101 victory over the Raptors on Monday night. Leonard scored ...

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Brooke soccer meeting planned WELLSBURG — There will be a boys informational meeting for anyone wishing to play high school soccer at Brooke High School on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. A parent or guardian must accompany the student. For information, contact coach Joe ...

McCann scores twice, Pens end Boston’s streak

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in nearly two months, the Boston Bruins ran out of time. It tends to happen when the Bruins play in Pittsburgh, no matter how hot they are. Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Penguins handed the Bruins their first ...

Hartzell headed to Kent

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STEUBENVILLE — Justin Hartzell, Catholic Central’s double grand quarterback in 2018, will continue his football and athletic careers at Kent State University. Last week, the speedy Hartzell, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 195 pounds, agreed to be a preferred walk-on for the Golden Flashes, ...

Oak Glen youth wrestlers place at state tourney

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Oak Glen Junior Matmen participated in the annual West Virginia Junior State wrestling tournament this past weekend, placing 10 wrestlers. They were Logan Davis (champion), Wesley Molish, Braxton Dlugopolski, Greg Sauers, Aiden Anderson, Talea Guntrum, Owen Schmidt, Rob Woolley, Monte Guntrum ...

AP source: Raiders get Brown from Steelers

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press ...

Archer back from hernia operation

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer had success against the high-powered New York Yankees and more importantly felt great afterwards. Archer allowed two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 6-5 loss on Sunday. The right-hander, who underwent ...

Buckeyes rally, but fall in OT to finish the regular season

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard wasn’t sure whether to be mad at his players for blowing a 23-point second-half lead at Ohio State or happy they found a way to win. Ultimately, Gard settled on a positive outlook after his 21st-ranked Badgers rallied for a 73-67 overtime win on ...

Chisenhall ready to move around field for Pirates

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Lonnie Chisenhall knows his new gig as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right fielder is likely temporary. Gregory Polanco is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and the Pirates say he will be out until sometime between mid-April and ...

Big Red boys advance to regional action

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UHRICHSVILLE — Eight of the nine seniors on Steubenville’s boys basketball team made the trip to Athens for the regional tournament as freshmen. With Saturday’s 54-51 victory over John Glenn in the East 1 District championship, their journey in Crimson and Black comes full circle as ...

Jackets defeat Penguins

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COLUMBUS — Columbus’ Boone Jenner was sent to the penalty box for slashing just 20 seconds into Saturday night’s game, giving Pittsburgh an early power-play chance and sucking some of the energy out of a sold-out Nationwide Arena. But the Blue Jackets killed the penalty, and Jenner ...

Indians to count on strong starting pitching again

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Presumably, they will all be ready to pitch the first week of the season. Right now, Cleveland’s loaded starting rotation is in limbo. With the March 28 opener at Minnesota drawing near, manager Terry Francona has yet to say who he will start against the Twins or how he ...

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — In two of the first four games of the 2019 ACC season, Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens scored 30 points and looked like a budding superstar. Since then, the freshman has downright struggled, averaging just over eight points per game as the Panthers went on a 13-game losing ...

Oklahoma State pulls out victory over WVU, 85-77

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday. When the game was over, OSU coach Mike Boynton addressed the fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena and told them, despite not having the ...

Busch dominates to win 11th Xfinity race at ISM Raceway

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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch certainly knows the way to victory lane at ISM Raceway. Even after the track was reconfigured. Busch took the lead shortly after the start of the final stage Saturday and cruised to his second consecutive Xfinity Series victory — and his 11th at the ...

Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is fighting a cold. It’s the kind of debilitating, in-your-throat cold that makes it painful to swallow, much less go for a run. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion tried on a cool morning in the desert but quickly bailed, putting off the ...