New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hogan Runs Wild On the Steelers

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the ...

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan runs for a touchdown during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Falcons Blow Past Packers

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ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for a dominant playoff performance, and the Atlanta Falcons ignored all those ghosts from the last half-century. Next up: Super Bowl 51. Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns in another MVP-worthy showing, while Jones shook off a toe ...

Attempt to Oust Young Makes No Sense

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WHEELING — It’s safe to say the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has had better weeks. Turmoil quickly surfaced Thursday when Diocesan officials announced the closing of Bishop Donahue High School at the end of the academic year. The news blindsided the Donahue Nation. The move was ...

Brady Vs. Ryan Will Highlight Super Bowl 51 Tilt

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A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. While much of the attention between now and the NFL championship game on Feb. 5 in Houston will be focused on ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to shoot in front of Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and goalie Tuukka Rask, rear, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Sheary Nets Two Goals to Lead Pens Past Bruins

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PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary is in the midst of a career-best stretch — and he enjoyed another big game against his hometown team. The Pittsburgh forward scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins ...

Holgorsen Turns Attention to Class of 2017

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ORLANDO, Fla. —  With National Letter of Intent Signing Day slated for Feb. 1, West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff has been busy since the Mountaineers’ 31-14 loss in the Russell Athletic Bowl in December looking to fill the holes left by a senior ...

United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Serena Moves on at Aussie Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat intensified on Monday. She had a little bit of luck in some big moments, but ...

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) goes up for a shot in front of Orlando Magic forward Serge Ibaka (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Warriors Win Seventh Straight

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each hit seven 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors won their seventh straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 118-98 on Sunday. Tied at the half, the Warriors woke up from West Coast time in the second half to pull away. This was the ...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 28, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, that Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Royals Pitcher Ventura Killed in Car Crash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic. It was a chance tryout with the Kansas City Royals that changed the trajectory ...

Teddy Greenstein, right, a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune, presents Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett with the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Northwestern and Ohio State, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State QB Barrett Says Changes Were Needed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback J.T. Barrett said coaching changes were needed at Ohio State and getting new offensive coordinators played into his decision to return for his final year of eligibility. During the Ohio State basketball game on Sunday, Barrett accepted the Chicago Tribune ...

St. Bonaventure To Honor Dailer

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St. Bonaventure basketball greats Jim Baron and Suzie Dailer have been named Bona’s representatives in the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Basketball Legends Class of 2017, the league announced earlier this week. Baron and Dailer are the fifth pair of Bona representatives since the Legends ...

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Wheeling Park’s Sarah Heilman competes in the OVAC 100 butterfly as she set a new school record for the event.

Record-Setting Day For Wheeling Park, Linsly, Martins Ferry

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WELLSBURG — Records are meant to be broken, but who knew so many could be broken in one day? Nine records were set Saturday at the OVAC Swimming Championship at Brooke High School, including three meet records and one pool record. Linsly’s Kevin Pietz broke two meet records, ...

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Oak Glen’s Peyton Hall, top, grapples with Shadyside’s Greg Quinn during their championship match at 120.

Parkersburg South Claims Wrestling Title

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WHEELING — Parkersburg South continued its stranglehold on the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament by piling up 298 points Saturday as the 64th annual event wrapped up its three-day stand inside WesBanco Arena. The Patriots, who placed 13 of 14 individuals, captured their seventh ...

West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) clips the chin of Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) while shooting during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas St. Stuns WVU

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MANHATTAN, Kan.— After coming close on a few occasions this season, Kansas State finally picked up that elusive win over a ranked opponent. Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown each scored 13 points to help Kansas State rally to upset No. 7 West Virginia 79-75 on Saturday night. Brown reflected ...

Patriots Get Back in The ‘W’ Column

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WHEELING — Playing its fourth game in five days, the Wheeling Park boys basketball team put a cherry on top to finish out the busy week. The Patriots had four players score in double figures and held a double-digit lead for the whole second half as it defeated rival John Marshall, 60-46, on ...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown makes a catch in drills during their NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers face the New England Patriots in the AFC conference championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Patriots-Steelers Filled With Respect

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There are few things that Bill Belichick respects more than history in the NFL. And few teams elicit as much praise from the Patriots coach as the Pittsburgh Steelers. Part of it is the reverence that Belichick holds for the way Steelers founder Art Rooney and his ...

John Marshall’s Kristin Lewicki Gains Another Hockey Honor

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Kristin Lewicki has skated her way to an outstanding collegiate career. The Adrian College (Mich.) senior is one of the premier Division III hockey players in the nation. The All-American forward added yet another impressive honor recently as she was featured in the Jan. 12 issue of ...


John Marshall Girls Hang On to Beat St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Since losing Grace Frohnapfel to a knee injury, John Marshall girls’ basketball coach Brock Melko will take victories any way he can get them. Such was the case Saturday afternoon on John Jenkins Court at St. Clairsville. The Monarchs appeared to be on their way ...

WLU Rolls Notre Dame

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The No. 4-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team opened on a 15-5 run and never looked back Saturday in rolling to a 93-76 victory against Notre Dame at Murphy Gym. It was the 10th straight win for Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers (17-1, 11-1 ...

Wheeling Jesuit Win Three Titles

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WEST LIBERTY — In the 2017 West Virginia Intercollegiate Invitational, Wheeling Jesuit claimed three title winners and 14 other placewinners in finishing second to Alderson-Broaddus. Dustin Warner (133), Nic Skonieczny (165) and heavyweight Maxwell Lacey won their way through the ...