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Bengals QB Joe Burrow tweets ‘See ya next year’ after injury

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Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury. “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the Cincinnati Bengals franchise quarterback tweeted after he was carted off the field early in the ...

Oak Glen back in the Class AA semifinals

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NEW MANCHESTER — When senior running back Paxton Shuman went down with a leg injury on just the second play from scrimmage Saturday, the Oak Glen players looked over at Herbert Hoover’s sideline. None of the Huskies took a knee. Shuman eventually was placed in an ambulance and taken to ...

No. 3 Ohio State beats back comeback bid by No. 9 Indiana

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COLUMBUS (AP) — After climbing to its highest AP Top 25 poll ranking in more than a half century, No. 9 Indiana got a chance find out how it measured up with Big Ten behemoth Ohio State, a team the Hoosiers hadn't beaten in 32 years. They came up short but sure made it interesting — and a ...

Big Ten picture should get clearer as unbeatens spar

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The Big Ten’s four unbeaten teams square off Saturday in two games that could go a long way toward settling the division races. No. 9 Indiana faces No. 3 Ohio State in a top-10 matchup featuring the conference’s overwhelming favorite against its best early season story. The Hoosiers ...

Steelers look for perfect 10 vs. Jags

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh and Jacksonville have played some real nail-biters. Ten of their past 12 meetings have been one-score games, including several decided on the final drive and a few on the final play. The past two might have been the best between the former AFC Central ...

Big hit: Browns star Garrett on COVID list, out for Eagles

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CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett has been slowed down just when the Browns need him most. Cleveland’s dynamic star defensive end and the NFL’s leader in sacks will miss Sunday’s game against Philadelphia — and maybe more — after testing positive for COVID-19, dealing the Browns a major ...

Buckeyes respond to adversity

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State football coach Ryan Day says he liked how the Buckeyes responded to having last week’s game at Maryland abruptly canceled because of eight positive tests for COVID-19 in the Terrapins football program. But he won’t have a final verdict on that situation until he ...

Browns hopeful for sack leader’s return

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CLEVELAND — NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett remained isolated from his teammates for the second straight day, but the Browns expect him to return Friday and play this weekend against Philadelphia. Garrett, who has 9 1/2 sacks, has stayed at home the past two days after not feeling well. As ...

Seahawks hang on vs. Cardinals, grab edge in NFC West

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SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. Wilson was flawless, erasing the mistakes from the past ...

Oak Glen prepares for second-round action vs. Herbert Hoover

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen has so many weapons on offense that it can be hard to keep up with their statistics. Hunter Patterson is one of the best players in West Virginia. Nick Chaney is the right man for the right job at quarterback. Paxton Shuman bulldozes over wimpy tacklers each and ...

Toronto’s Parker catches West Liberty University’s attention

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TORONTO — Despite not playing his junior season, Chris Parker impressed enough to sign his letter of intent Wednesday. The senior will continue his academic and baseball careers at West Liberty University. “I think I had my heart set on West Liberty from the get go,” Parker said. “A ...

Ohio State says no families at football game against Indiana

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COLUMBUS — There will be no fans in Ohio Stadium when No. 3 Ohio State plays No. 9 Indiana on Saturday. OSU allowed families and friends of players and coaches to attend the first two home games against Nebraska and Rutgers. But the university announced Wednesday that people in those ...

Steelers search for run game

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want it.” Upon second glance, maybe not. While ...

NFL lacking parity through season’s first 10 weeks

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There has never been more disparity across the NFL than this season. A league built on parity has 15 teams with at least six wins and 12 others with three or fewer, the most ever in both categories through 10 weeks. New England (4-5) is the only team in between those two extremes in the ...

Ohio girls soccer players honored on All-East District list

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Seven local area girls soccer players made the first-team All-Eastern District list released Tuesday. Senior Mary Marshall represents Big Red on the first team. Making the second team are junior Chloe Petrelle and sophomore Jaleyss Scales. Senior Lakyn Blackburn, as well as juniors Libby ...

Steelers looking for run game

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want it.” Upon second glance, maybe not. While ...

Mountaineers content, but more still must be fixed soon

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MORGANTOWN — In a year as crazy as 2020 has been, it seems fitting that, despite being mid-November, the West Virginia football team is still in contention for a Big 12 Championship berth. The team matched its win total from a season ago with a 24-6 win over TCU on Saturday, and the ...

No. 12 Maryland women will be challenged in improved Big Ten

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Undaunted by losing all five starters from a team that won the Big Ten women’s basketball championship, Maryland coach Brenda Frese restocked the roster with enough talent to potentially keep the Terrapins atop a conference they’ve ruled since arriving in 2014. Maryland is among five Big ...