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WVU Will Look to Make It Three Straight Vs. Kansas State

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MANHATTAN, Kansas — Veteran Kansas State coach Bill Snyder won’t talk comparisons when his unranked (2-1) Wildcats invade Milan Puskar Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. showdown with No. 12 West Virginia (2-0). “I think West Virginia does a wonderful job doing what they do, and we need to do a ...

Park’s Romanek Finishes 2nd at First Girls Tourney

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ELIZABETH—The future of high school golf in West Virginia changed forever. The inaugural West Virginia High School Girls Golf Championship was hosted by the WVSSAC and held at the Mingo Bottom Golf Club on Tuesday and fell nothing short of spectacular. There were two lead changes in the ...

Park Nips JM in Thriller

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WHEELING — When Wheeling Park and John Marshall come together in a faceoff, no matter what sport, one thing is almost for certain: it’s going to come down to the wire. Tuesday’s volleyball match was no exception. The Patriots and Monarchs played in a back-and-forth, five-set match before ...

Patriots Down Big Red

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Staff Reports STEUBENVILLE — With the OVAC Soccer Tournament cutoff Thursday, the Wheeling Park boys team clinched the No. 2 spot in the annual event and earned a home game with a 5-1 victory against Steubenville on Tuesday at Harding Stadium. “I thought we did a very nice job, ...

Steelers To Have Talk With Brown

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn’t like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football. Antonio Brown, however, isn’t giving his boss much choice. Tomlin said he plans to speak to the All-Pro wide receiver ...

Lavarnway Lifts Bucs in 11th

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PITTSBURGH — Ryan Lavarnway was an unlikely candidate to get a big hit in a pressure situation for the Pirates. The 30-year-old fourth-string catcher was playing his 142nd career game, spread out over seven seasons with five teams, and spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Indianapolis. In his ...

Shawn Rine’s NFL Picks

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WHEELING — Who would have thought we would reach the point where the Cleveland Browns seem to be on better footing than the Pittsburgh Steelers? It has arrived, folks. The starting receiver threw another hissy fit on the sideline, mentioned the word trade online and then didn’t show up ...

Hall of Famers Threaten Boycott of Inductions

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A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and ...

St. Clairsville Girls Claim First Buckeye 8 Title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville has always had a pretty good girls’ soccer program. However, as good as it has been, a Buckeye 8 championship trophy wasn’t on the resume. That all changed Tuesday night when the Red Devils (7-2) blanked visiting Beaver Local, 1-0, on the pitch inside ...

Weir Boys Shut Out Oak Glen, 2-0

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WEIRTON — From the first game of this season all the way to Monday evening, Weir boys’ soccer coach Matthew Kopp is constantly tweaking his lineup, seeing what works and what connections his young Red Riders can make. Monday’s contest against Oak Glen was the best so far, as the ...

Hundred Basking in Glow of Snapped Streak

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HUNDRED — As far as the see-saw of emotions go, last week was a doozy for the small town of Hundred. It started with the community laying to rest its beloved fire chief, 43-year-old Bert Anderson. The finish was a time for celebration and perhaps in a manner of speaking, for everyone to begin ...

Steelers Battling Defense, Drama

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been here before. Often in fact. A jarring early season misstep filled with mental breakdowns and missed opportunity is kind of their thing. So too, it seems, is finding new ways to explain the erratic behavior of All-Pro wide receiver Antonio ...

Browns Trade Gordon to Pats

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CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a ...

Meyer Moves Toward Repairing Scandal Damage

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as “a window in time I made an error.” He ...

Stallings Caps Pirates Comeback Win vs. Royals

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PITTSBURGH — Rookie Jacob Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. After Jordan Luplow grounded into a double play, Kevin Kramer walked and moved to second on Kevin ...

Bears Get Win Over Seahawks

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CHICAGO — Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory. Mack, who landed with Chicago after a ...

Ganassi, Penske Shine on Strong Day of Motorsports

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SONOMA, Calif. — Roger Penske stood atop the timing stand at Sonoma Raceway, transfixed by the overtime laps of NASCAR’s playoff opening race at Las Vegas. He had three drivers in contention for a critical victory, and when Brad Keselowski crossed the finish line for Team Penske’s 500th ...

FSU in Trouble 3 Games Into Taggart Era

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Willie Taggart walked into the room, took a nervous swig of water and did his best to get his flailing program back on track. The words had clearly been swirling around in his head for the past 48 hours, since another dismal performance by the Florida State Seminoles. He even jotted them down ...

All-Girls Golf Title On The Line

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WHEELING—Girls golf in West Virginia is finally getting its due. At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the WVSSAC and the Mingo Bottom Golf Club will host the Inaugural West Virginia High School Girls’ Golf Invitational Championship. Participants will tee off from the lady’s tee’s during ...

Chiefs Top Steelers

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PITTSBURGH— Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. “Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh. Hill responded by ...