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Saints Get By Browns

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NEW ORLEANS— Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed less than 10 minutes to obliterate what looked like a milestone victory for the seemingly cursed Cleveland Browns. Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two ...

West Liberty Adding Six Greats to Hall of Fame

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The 38th annual induction ceremony for the West Liberty University Athletic Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the university’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. This year’s class features Darren Banks (football), Rich Brothers (football), ...

Pirates Hold Off Brewers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL ...

Betts Hurt In Red Sox Victory

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BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left the game after hurting his left side making a throw to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday that cut Boston’s magic number to two for a third straight AL East title. BLUE JAYS 3 YANKEES 2 NEW YORK (AP) — ...

Packers, Vikings Play To Second Tie of the Year

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie after rallying from a late 13-point deficit. The rookie pushed his final kick wide right, just like his attempt from 49 ...

Keselowski Wins At Las Vegas

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski raced to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup victory Sunday, persevering through a wreck-filled Sunday afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime to claim the playoff opener. Keselowski secured team owner Roger ...

Fall Planting Season Is Here

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When fall colors begin to reveal themselves, itís time to plant woody vines, small trees, and perennial wildflowers. Being in the ground for five or six months allows plants to acclimate to local conditions and leads to vigorous spring growth. Furthermore, nurseries, garden centers, and ...

Jesuit Blanks Muskingum JV, 52-0

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WHEELING, W.Va. (Sept. 16) - The Wheeling Jesuit University football team overwhelmed the Muskingum Junior Varsity team 52-0 Sunday afternoon at Bishop Schmitt Field. Freshman quarterback Tucker Strachan (Kensington, Md./Bullis) finished the day 7-of-11 for 121 yards and two touchdowns. ...

Bellaire Too Physical for JM

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BELLAIRE — Bellaire wasted little time in asserting its will Saturday afternoon at hot and muggy Nelson Field. In a show of brute force, the Big Reds pushed around John Marshall early and often, rolling to a 39-7 victory against the top-rated football team in West Virginia Class AAA. Cole ...

Big Red Knocks Off The Hun

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STEUBENVILLE — Heading into Saturday’s contest with The Hun School from Princeton, N.J., Steubenville coach Reno Saccoccia knew he needed a monumental effort from his Big Red. The veteran coach got that and more as Steubenville earned a hard-fought 27-14 victory inside Harding ...

Saunders Tops at Colt Carnival

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BYESVILLE — Wheeling Park and Martins Ferry turned in outstanding performances Saturday morning during the 25th running of the Colt Carnival on the campus of Meadowbrook High School. The Patriots, with five runners in the top 13, captured the boys’ race with 32 points, while the Purple ...

Ohio State Rolls In 2nd Half

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Big defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones returned an interception thrown right at him 28 yards for one of No. 4 Ohio State’s three touchdowns in a four-minute span of the third quarter in a 40-28 victory over No. 15 TCU on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (3-0), in their last ...

Monarchs, Bobcats Battle to 1-1 Tie

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MOUNDSVILLE — When it comes to evenly matched games, one play could be the difference. For the Cambridge and John Marshall, each made one big play on the offensive side in a 1-1 stalemate Saturday morning at John Marshall stadium. The Monarchs were able to score the first goal of the game ...

Pastilong: Moore a Great Player, Great Person

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MOUNDSVILLE — Harry Moore. He was best known as “Moo.” Moore is an Ohio Valley basketball legend who is unknown to many people today. That is not surprising as he graduated Moundsville High way back in 1948. Moore died this past Tuesday at age 89. His basketball exploits, however, ...

Bulldogs Rout Paden City

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MARTINS FERRY — It’s been quite an eight days for Fred Ray at the Dave Bruney Football Complex. The Martins Ferry graduate was inducted into the Purple Riders Athletic Hall of Fame a little more than week ago, and Saturday night he picked up his first head coaching victory at ...

Steelers Welcome Chiefs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran. Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that. Still, the two-time Super Bowl winner’s eyes get a little wide when talking about ...

Browns to Release WR Gordon

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose immense talent has been overshadowed by substance abuse that has derailed a promising career. The ...

Pirates Best Brewers, 3-1

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies failed to hold an early lead and gave up a go-ahead double to Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night. Milwaukee lost for just the fourth time in 15 games and dropped 2¢ games ...

Bethany Off to Best Start Since 2014

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BETHANY — Behind a two-touchdown game from junior running back Raekwon Wright, the Bethany College football team was lifted to a 22-13 win over Waynesburg University inside Bison Stadium. With the victory, the Bison move to 2-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, ...

Notre Dame Survives Vandy

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give No. 8 Notre Dame a fourth-down stop and a 22-17 victory. Kyle Shurmur threw for 326 yards and a touchdown for Vanderbilt (2-1), rallying his team from a 16-3 ...