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Cavs bounce back, slam struggling Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James matched Michael Jordan’s streak of 866 consecutive double-digit scoring games with 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-105 on Wednesday night. James finished 14 of 26 from the field and had 10 rebounds and eight assists for ...

Browns send Kessler to Jaguars for pick

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CLEVELAND — No longer part of the Browns’ plans, Cody Kessler got passed to a new team. Cleveland traded its former starting quarterback to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, the latest move for the Browns who have spent the offseason upgrading the team’s most troublesome position ...

New helmet rule likely to be part of replay for officials

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The NFL’s new rule outlawing a player from lowering his head to initially make any sort of hit with his helmet likely will be included in replay reviews for officials. That has not been decided yet, but Commissioner Roger Goodell and competition committee chairman Rich ...

MLB Opening Day has finally arrived

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros will take the field as World Series champions for the first time. Giancarlo Stanton, J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer will wear new uniforms following an odd offseason when tanking teams helped sink the free agent market. First-time managers will fill out ...

Red Wings fly past Pens, 5-2

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are a team in transition, and that was evident Tuesday night. Veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored a goal for his 400th point, while rookie defenseman Joe Hicketts, playing his second NHL game, grabbed a pair of assists for his first career points ...

Pitt brings in Capel to rebuild program

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh is turning to Duke’s Jeff Capel to rebuild its reeling basketball program. The Panthers hired the former Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma coach and longtime Duke assistant on Tuesday, tasking him with returning Pitt to prominence following two tough years under ...

Wade, Heat stymie LeBron, Cavaliers

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MIAMI (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Dwyane Wade blocked a pair of shots by LeBron James as part of a stifling defensive effort by Miami, and the Heat had little trouble on the way to beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-79 on Tuesday night. Josh Richardson and James Johnson each ...

Indians finish spring training

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PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Napoli homered, Trevor Bauer struck out seven over five innings of three-hit ball, and the Cleveland Indians finished spring training with a 3-3 tie against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Napoli, who has been told he will not be on the opening-day roster, hit a ...

It’s a catch: Owners approve simplified catch rule

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new ...

Penn State in NIT final

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a month after Penn State was bounced out of the Big Ten Tournament, the Nittany Lions are back at Madison Square Garden with another chance to win a championship. Tony Carr scored 21 points, Shep Garner added 18 while breaking the school record for career 3-pointers ...

Briefs

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Tournament upcoming RIPLEY — The NAYS Prove your game tournament will be held April 7-8, and has several opening remaining for seventh-, eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade and varsity boys teams. For information, call (866) 352-5915, or visit northamericanyouthsports.com. Discounts are ...

Rosnick’s arm, Webster’s bat lifts Weir over Oak Glen

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WEIRTON — If the Weir High softball team wants a deeper run come tournament time this season, it must defeat the big rivals and take care of business at home. That is exactly what the Red Riders did against Oak Glen on Monday. They utilized a strong second inning — offensively and ...

Gasvoda no-hits Central in win

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STEUBENVILLE — It was the best of starts, it was the worst of starts. The Madonna softball team pounded out 16 hits in its much-awaited first game of the season, while Catholic Central was held without a hit by Katie Gasvoda as the Blue Dons defeated the Crusaders, 15-0, in five innings ...

Crusaders bounce back late to defeat Red Riders

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WEIRTON — The Catholic Central baseball team was looking for a bounce back Monday night at Edwin J. Bowman field after dropping both games of a doubleheader Saturday at Barnesville, and got it with a seventh-inning comeback to top Weir High, 4-3. “We had a rough start on Saturday facing a ...

Big Red softball struggles

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GLEN DALE — In just its second game of the young season, John Marshall looked polished in all phases of the game. The Monarchs laced 10 hits, all-state senior Carli Lightner was electric in the circle and the defense was solid behind her in a 10-0, four-inning mercy rule victory over ...

Beaver’s historic day comes at Creek’s expense

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CALCUTTA — Opening day was filled with smiles for the Beaver Local baseball team and the community on Monday. “I’ve played three seasons here, and we played at the (Columbiana County) Career Center (in Lisbon),” Beaver Local’s Luke Call said. “It’s a great feeling to finally ...

PREP SOFTBALL BOXES

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Toronto 7, Wellsville 4 Toronto 1-0-3 2-0-0 1 — 7 9 3 Wellsville 1-0-0 1-1-0 1 — 4 6 3 TORONTO (1-0): J. Anderson (7IP, 4R, 6H, 8K, 2BB) and Reed. WELLSVILLE: Aleia H. (7IP, 7R, 9H, 9K, 3BB) and Alaya H. TWO OR MORE HITS: Toronto: Reed S, T; Wellsville: Emily R. S, D. Aleia H. ...

PREP BASEBALL SCORES

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BASEBALL Steubenville 10, Cambridge 1 Steubenville 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-9 —10 9 1 Cambridge 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0 — 1 9 0 STEUBENVILLE (2-0): Bickerstaff (8IP, W, 1R (0ER), 4K, 1BB) and Criss. CAMBRIDGE: A. Valentine (7IP, 1R, 5K, 2BB), Moore (1IP, L, 9R, 0K, 1BB) and Brumfield. TWO OR MORE ...

PREP TENNIS RESULTS

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Indian Creek vs. Wheeling Central GIRLS Indian Creek 5, Wheeling Central 2 FIRST SINGLES: Laina Anderson (WC) def. Alyssa Campbell, 8-0 SECOND SINGLES: Carly Laughery (IC) def. Megan Staley, 8-0 THIRD SINGLES: Miah Thompson (IC) def. Flower Hua, 8-1 FOURTH SINGLES: Hailey Taylor ...

Bowyer snaps 190-race losing streak with Martinsville win

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When snow at Martinsville Speedway gave NASCAR a rare day off, Clint Bowyer loaded his car with kids and drove them to North Carolina for a day at the Hall of Fame. As Bowyer returned to the track for Monday’s rescheduled race, he told his 3-year-old son he wanted ...