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Holgorsen Sounds Off on Big 12 Conference

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MORGANTOWN­-West Virginia University football coach has had enough and he’s calling those in charge in the Big 12 Conference out. “I think David (Long Jr.) leads the charge, clearly,” Holgorsen replied when asked about his team’s depth at linebacker. Then the sometimes-animated ...

Indians, Pirates Trade

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded one of their extra pieces. They’re keeping their bigger ones — for now. Cleveland began what could be a busy offseason on Wednesday by dealing versatile infielder Erik Gonzalez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a ...

Pens Trade Hagelin To LA for Pearson

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford celebrated a new contract in the most expected of ways: by putting together a trade he hopes will jump-start his struggling team. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager signed a contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the club through the ...

Pistons Top Raptors

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TORONTO (AP) — Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving coach Dwane Casey a victory over his former team. GRIZZLIES 116 BUCKS 113 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marc ...

Blackhawks Beat Blues

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton got his first win as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night, stopping an eight-game losing streak. Chicago’s slide began with a 7-3 loss at St. Louis on Oct. 27, and ...

Pittsburgh Moves On With Bell Out of the Mix

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in ...

Jackson Back With Bengals

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By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI — Hue Jackson was talking to reporters outside Paul Brown Stadium when quarterback Andy Dalton yelled at him that practice was about to begin. Just like old times. The former Bengals offensive coordinator is back in town, though this time ...

Patriots Swimmers Fall in Season Opener

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WHEELING—Bridgeport’s young group of freshmen were not intimidated by the records hanging on the wall at the Wheeling Park Pool or the state championship experience of the Patriots on Tuesday. Instead, the Indians’ youngsters raced out in front and stayed there as they cruised to victory ...

Central’s Estep Selected First Team All-State

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CLARKSBURG — The Wheeling Central soccer program has grown through the past few years and a big part of that has been the play of forward Jacob Estep. The Maroon Knights junior led the team with 44 goals and 14 assists, was named the OVAC Class 3A/1A Player of the Year and today is selected ...

Nailers Fall To Walleye, 2-1

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WHEELING — Armed with the knowledge they entered Tuesday morning with a 9-0-2 record in their last 11 Education Day games, the Wheeling Nailers had to like their chances. Armed with perhaps their most complete roster since being reborn as an ECHL franchise, the Toledo Walleye certainly liked ...

Leggett Takes Over Park Wrestling

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WHEELING — Stability is the backbone of any sports program. Despite changing head coaches for the third time in the last five seasons, newly named Wheeling Park wrestling coach Brian Leggett knows that stability is there for the Patriots in the upcoming campaign. The 2012 West Liberty ...

Bell Is a No-Show, Must Miss Season

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PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s patience on the football field sets him apart. In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions. His ability to put his hand on the back of an offensive lineman while waiting for the hole to open — much like a child ...

Shawn Rine’s NFL Picks

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WHEELING — Suddenly the planets seem to be aligning just right, as they seem to do about this time every autumn under the direction of Mike Tomlin. The Pittsburgh Steelers put up 52 points this season and are on a tear. It’s going to be interesting to see where this road goes. What we ...

WLU Lands 6 on All-MEC

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BRIDGEPORT — Six members of the West Liberty University football squad were named to the 2018 All-Mountain East Conference Team. Senior linebacker Cliff Clark earned his second consecutive first-team berth while junior cornerback Josh Ojo also earned first-team All-MEC laurels. A pair of ...

Poor Field Condition Moves MNF Game to L.A.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL moved the Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium. The league announced the extraordinary decision six days before one of the most-anticipated ...

Hall Nets 2 as Devils Edge Pens

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Hall scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 8:07 of the third period and added an empty-net tally to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 victory over the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Hall also had two assists, and Travis Zajac and Damon ...

Melvin, Snitker Are Top Managers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Melvin’s job was a lot different as a rookie manager with Seattle in 2002, and even when he was voted Manager of the Year with Arizona in 2007 and Oakland in 2012. “Organizations and certainly front offices are more a part of it now, and you have to understand ...

No Change at Top Of College Football Rankings

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The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week. The third rankings of the season were drama-free Tuesday night after every top-10 team won last weekend. In fact, the selection committee’s ...

No. 11 Edinboro Rolls Past WJU

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit University women’s basketball team was defeated 92-61 by No. 11 Edinboro on Tuesday evening in a non-conference game inside the McDonough Center. The Cardinals fall to 1-2 overall this season. Senior forward Chenelle Moore recorded her second ...

WVU LB Long Is on AP All-American Watch

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The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia’s virtually unblockable linebacker, UCLA’s ...