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Steelers Drop Third Straight Game

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before ...

Cleveland Defeats Carolina

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff ...

West Liberty Falls To Fairmont St.

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont State’s Jason Jolly banked in an off-balance leaner with time running out Sunday to snap a 104-104 tie, giving the Falcons a 106-104 victory against No. 8 West Liberty at Joe Retton Arena. In a back-and-forth game that saw nine ties and 16 lead changes, Coach Ben ...

Tingle’s 3-Pointer Lifts Hilltoppers

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FAIRMONT — Audrey Tingle buried a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining Sunday to give the West Liberty women’s basketball team a wild 84-82 comeback victory against Fairmont State at Joe Retton Arena. Tingle’s clutch bonus bomb completed an improbable rally for Coach Kyle Cooper’s ...

Nailers Beat Fuel, 5-1

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WHEELING — For the second day in a row, the Wheeling Nailers put forth an excellent overall effort, and were rewarded with another divisional victory. Nick Saracino recorded Wheeling’s first five-point game since 2016, Cam Brown dished out four assists and Jordan Ruby made 29 saves as ...

No. 7 Tennessee Takes Down No. 1 Gonzaga

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PHOENIX — Tennessee lost the reigning SEC player of the year down the stretch against the nation’s top-ranked team. The Vols still had the Admiral to lead them. Admiral Schofield hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half, helping No. 7 ...

Dolphins Pull Off Miracle Play to Stun Patriots

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild 69-yard final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33. It was the longest touchdown to win a game with no time remaining since the 1970 ...

Short-Handed Patriots Trim Parkersburg South

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WHEELING — Facing perennial power Parkersburg South is a tall task anytime. Taking on the defending OVAC 5A champions without your star point guard is a monumental challenge. Wheeling Park, receiving positive contributions from every player who stepped on the floor, was equal to its acid ...

Park’s Bittner, McWhorter Named First Team All-State

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HUNTINGTON — During the 2018 season, Wheeling Park put up some eye-popping stats. In nine games this season, the Patriots generated more than 30 points. The offensive line certainly was the key piece to the puzzle and leading the attack was senior offensive lineman Tristen Bittner. A ...

Magnolia Girls Defeat Linsly

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WHEELING — An early season showdown between Linsly and Magnolia came down to the final minute on Saturday. The difference proved to be the size and experience of the Blue Eagles, who notched a 44-39 victory over the Cadets inside the Stifel Field House. Six-foot junior Kyndra Pilant and ...

WVU Holds Off Pitt

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MORGANTOWN — When you have played an opponent as many times as West Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh have over the years – No. 186 was on Saturday – one wonders if the “Backyard Brawl” has the same meaning it had when the two programs first met during the 1903-04 ...

Park Cheerleading Secures State Title

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The Wheeling Park cheerleading team claimed the Class AAA title at the WVSSAC State Cheer Competition on Saturday. This is the fourth time in the last five years that the Patriots have secured the hardware. Wheeling Park tallied a three-peat from 2014-2016. The Patriot squad includes, front ...

Stein Relishes State Football Championship

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WHEELING — Kurt Stein had a vision nine years ago — that being coaching a state football championship team. That is a lofty dream anywhere. But when you are building a program from ground zero such hopes may seem nonsensical. The Wheeling Central product was hired in 2010 as head ...

Nardo Selected as Top 35 College Coach

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WHEELING — Bryan Nardo is a rising star in the college football coaching profession. That was once again reaffirmed recently when the Emporia State defensive coordinator received a most prestigious honor. The Shadyside native has been chosen as one of the premier 35-and-under football ...

Oklahoma’s Murray Secures Heisman Trophy

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NEW YORK — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night, edging Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman ...

Park Wrestling Gets 2nd At Doan Ford Invitational

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BARNESVILLE — Wheeling Park and Indian Valley were locked in a two-team race for the team title as the 49th annual Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament entered the championship finals Saturday night in western Belmont County. The Patriots trailed by three points and had ...

WVU’s Grier Will Not Play in Camping World Bowl

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MORGANTOWN — For the second year in a row No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) will go into bowl season without its standout quarterback. However, unlike a year ago when then-junior Will Grier missed the Zaxby Heart of Dallas Bowl while recovering from a broken hand suffered in the Mountaineers’ ...

WJU Falls to Shepherd

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Wheeling Jesuit men’s basketball team was knocked off 81-74 at Shepherd Saturday afternoon in a Mountain East Conference game at the Butcher Center. The Cardinals fall to 0-9 overall, 0-6 in the MEC. Meanwhile, the Rams improve to 3-3 in league play, 6-3 overall this ...

Dzingel Scores in OT as Senators Defeat Penguins, 2-1

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Dzingel scored with the man advantage at 1:20 of overtime after the Penguins were called for too many men on the ice in Ottawa’s 2-1 victory Saturday ...

Wheeling Gets Back in Win Column, Defeats Toledo

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TOLEDO — The Wheeling Nailers used a powerful effort from the man advantage and a great goaltending performance on Saturday night, as they silenced 7,861 fans at Huntington Center. Michael Phillips and Cam Brown both had three-point games, while Jordan Ruby made 28 saves in a 5-2 Wheeling win ...