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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 ...

Oak Glen’s Kovalcik Picked As AA/A All-State Captain

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NEW MANCHESTER — Maggie Kovalcik is a natural-born leader. During Sunday’s OVAC All-Star Game, Kovalcik was barking out instructions to her teammates. Yes, in a game meant to be fun, the Golden Bears senior was taking it as serious as a state tournament game. One of the most gifted ...

WVU Among Four Teams Alive for Big 12 Title Game

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Sixth-ranked Oklahoma or No. 7 West Virginia will play in the Big 12 championship game. They might be facing each other, too. The Sooners, Mountaineers, No. 13 Texas and No. 18 Iowa State are the final four teams still in contention for the two spots in the Big 12 title game Dec. 1. There are ...

NHL, Retirees Settle Lawsuit

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The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court ...

Manning’s Late TD Is A Winner

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night. Manning threw two TD passes to Odell Beckham Jr. and then engineered ...

Jags Struggling, Steelers Up Next

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars are busting defensive assignments at an alarming rate. They are allowing receivers to get wide open across the field. They are letting tight ends go completely uncovered. They are missing calls, failing to communicate coverages and giving up ...

Bengals Fire DC Teryl Austin

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis got the Bengals’ head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He’s now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati’s season back from the brink. The Bengals fired defensive coordinator Teryl ...

Jets, Buccaneers, Raiders Go Through Ugly Performances

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To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole. To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate. There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa Bay areas, much of the ...

Browns Show Promise, Growth

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CLEVELAND (AP) — From disorganized and dysfunctional to disciplined — and according to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, dangerous. The Cleveland Browns are looking a lot better these days. Not great, but improved. Greatly improved. Two weeks after coach Hue Jackson’s long overdue ...

No. 2 Clemson Is Not Done Yet

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson left guard John Simpson is excited about the Tigers’ latest achievement. He’s even more thrilled for what comes next. Second-ranked Clemson (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, CFP 2) clinched its fourth straight ACC Atlantic Division title — and seventh ...

Lundqvist Ties Plante on List

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the New York Rangers’ younger players helped veteran goalie Henrik Lundqvist get a big milestone win. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored to back Lundqvist’s 437th career win as the Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 Monday night. Lundqvist tied Jacques ...

Brodeur Enshrined in Hockey HOF

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TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O’Ree and NHL commissioner led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player’s category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women’s star Jayna ...