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Cavs hand Knicks franchise record 17th-straight defeat

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks’ franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland ...

Pirates, Cabrera agree to minor league deal

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their minor league contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will report to major league spring training. If added to the 40-man roster, the 34-year-old would get a one-year contract that would pay a $1.15 million salary while in the ...

Boys sectional pairings are set

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CAMBRIDGE — Seedings and pairings for the 2019 Eastern District boys basketball tournament were announced Sunday. Toronto earned the second seed in the very strong Division IV bracket. Sean Tucker and his state-ranked Red Knights, winners of 11 straight, will begin tournament play on Feb. ...

Big Red’s Camilletti gets HOF nod

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STEUBENVILLE — Rick Camilletti has held many titles during his career in education. Currently the assistant principal at Big Red, he’s also been a teacher, an assistant coach and a head coach. Recently, he added another one to his resume — hall of famer. In late January, Camilletti, ...

Steubenville hosts junior high wrestling tourney

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Ethan Waggoner of Harding faces off against Austintown Fitch’s Tlyer Lintner in the 132-pound final at the Ohio Athletic Committee Junior High District Tournament held at Steuhenville High School on Sunday. Waggoner won the match by decision. Elite junior high wrestlers from across the state ...

Wesson’s tie-breaking dunk lifts Buckeyes

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —Ohio State’s Andre Wesson kept fighting through the muck Sunday. When he finally got free in the final minute, he stole a win. Wesson forced a game-changing turnover in the final minute and then slipped behind one defender and got to the basket for a tie-breaking dunk ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting today STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. Head football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance. All are welcome and memberships are available. No. 16 Iowa swamps Buckeyes COLUMBUS — Megan ...

Pulice’s breakout game lifts Blue Dons

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WEIRTON — Madonna took the lead midway through the second quarter and Magnolia was unable to get it back the rest of the game as the Blue Dons celebrated senior night with a handy 56-46 win inside the Dube Dome Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a five-game Madonna losing streak and gives it ...

Madonna girls put up good fight, fall in OVAC 1A final

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The old saying is “defense wins championships.” That was true for Beallsville during Saturday’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championships at Ohio University-Eastern. Beallsville held Madonna to one of its lowest outputs of the season, defeating the Blue ...

Travis’ late heroics lifts Oak Glen boys

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NEW MANCHESTER — With the game tied in the final minute, Oak Glen senior Ethan Travis capped off a big day by scoring a bucket, drawing a foul and making the free throw for what turned out to be the final lead change of the game at the Golden Bears defeated Region 1 foe North Marion, 57-52, ...

Power gets a win, Dover sweeps sectional meet

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STEUBENVILLE — Saturday, the meet local swimmers have been working for all season, the OSHAA East District Sectional, took place inside Steubenville High School’s Big Red Natatorium. Swimmers from 21 boys teams and 22 girls teams competed in the event, vying to earn a bid to districts. ...

Johnson has go-ahead goal, Lightning beat Penguins

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson had a key goal and a tussle with Sidney Crosby, too. Johnson and J.T. Miller scored third-period goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a rare two-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. After Johnson got his first ...

NC State holds off Pitt 79-76 to snap 3-game skid

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — North Carolina State opted for modified shootaround late Friday night after arriving in Pittsburgh. No plays. Just shots. Lots and lots of shots, not the worst idea in the world less than a week removed from a record-setting loss to Virginia Tech in which the Wolfpack ...

Ramey scores 19, leads Texas in 75-53 win over WVU

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as Texas made light work of West Virginia for a 75-53 win on Saturday night. The Longhorns (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the game to pick up their third win in the last four games. Texas made ...

Panthers win BMC eighth grade title

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The Buckeye Local Junior High basketball team won the eighth grade BMC championship Tuesday night at Edison High School.The team is coached by Tom Valuska and consists of Kalia Hundley, Rylee Glover, Carly Long, Karlea Thompson, Emily Valuska, Janyah Withers, Kaydence Kinyo, Isabella Hoffman, ...

Bucs largely stand pat hoping to build off 2018

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The franchise’s fourth-best season in a quarter century wasn’t good enough for Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly. While Coonelly pointed to Pittsburgh’s 82-79 finish in 2018 as a “move in the right direction,” he stressed it shouldn’t get confused ...

Remodeled Indians enter ‘19 with major questions

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians swung a wrecking ball at their roster this offseason. With a frugal eye on their future, the three-time defending AL Central champions slashed payroll by nearly $20 million while letting core championship players like All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley, ...

Steubenville bounces back, spoils Brooke’s senior night

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WELLSBURG — The Steubenville boys basketball team opened the game with the hot hand, scoring 47 first-half points and coasting to a 74-39 win over Brooke Friday night inside the Brooke Wellness Center. Coach Mike Haney’s club seemingly couldn’t miss in the first half, but came out cold ...

Mitchell scores 30 to lead Harrison Central

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WINTERSVILLE — When a team has a player like Harrison Central’s Kobe Mitchell, it can be hard for any opponent to stop him, or even slow him down. Indian Creek found that out first-hand Friday night, as the Huskies’ sophomore shook off a slow start and early defensive pressure to score ...