Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown with Tennessee Titans cornerback LeShaun Sims (36) defending during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers Drill Titans, 40-17

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night. Running the no-huddle offense extensively for the first time all season, Roethlisberger ...

FILE - Clockwise from top left are 2017 file photos showing: Houston Astros' Jose Altuve lifted by teammates after Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in Houston;  Astros' Jose Altuve hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 10th inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series in Los Angeles; Jose Altuve in 2017; and Astros' Jose Altuve reacting after scoring the game-winning run during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's ALCS against the New York Yankees, in Houston. Houston dynamo Jose Altuve and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award while Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton is the top candidate for the NL prize, to be announced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.  (AP Photo/File)

MVP Honors Go to Altuve And Stanton

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NEW YORK — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge ...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) tries to tip a puck in front of Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during first period NHL hockey action, in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hornqvist, Guentzel Lead Pens to 3-1 Win

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel each scored in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Riley Sheahan scored into an empty net at 19:29 of the third for the Penguins. Matt Murray made 21 saves ...

Allen Scores 18 as Gators Dominate North Florida

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Behind a balanced effort and six double-figure scorers, No. 8 Florida dominated the visiting North Florida Ospreys 108-68 on Thursday night. Junior KeVaughn Allen was Florida’s top scorer with 18 points. The balanced scoring helped the Gators (2-0) dismantle the ...

Celtics Rally Past Warriors

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BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 on Thursday night for their 14th straight victory. Jaylen Brown had 22 points and seven ...

Manfred: Pace Change to Happen

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players’ association. Management proposed last offseason to institute a 20-second pitch clock, allow one trip to the mound by a catcher per pitcher each inning and ...

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Wheeling Jesuit’s Preston Boswell (4) floats a shot toward the basket during Wednesday’s victory against Virginia Union.

Boswell’s Floater Lifts Wheeling Jesuit to Victory

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By SHAWN RINE Staff Writer WHEELING — With time winding down in a back-and-forth game, Wheeling Jesuit men’s basketball coach Danny Sancomb left the final call up to senior standout Pat Moseh. ‘‘Pat Moseh is a special player and he’s hard to keep out of the lane,’’ Sancomb ...

West Virginia's Logan Routt shoots against American during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

WVU Rolls American

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia got going once its defense did. The 24th-ranked Mountaineers shook off a slow start to beat American University 98-064 on Wednesday night. The Mountaineers (1-1) were tied with the Eagles 24-24 with 6 ¢ left in the first half. West Virginia then closed the half ...

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John Marshall will look to pull off an upset when it travels to take on defending state champion Martinsburg on Friday.

Big Challenge Awaits John Marshall Monarchs

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MARTINSBURG — Everyone has heard of all the typical sports cliches: it’s why they play the game, any given Friday, who knows what might happen. All are true, and all are thoughts that may be going through the minds of John Marshall fans as the Monarchs prepare for their biggest task to ...

FILE - At left, in a July 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Cleveland. At right is a 2017 file photo showing Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber. Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw duel for the NL Cy Young Award while Corey Kluber and Chris Sale top the candidates for the AL prize. The Cy Young Awards are announced Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/File)

Scherzer, Kluber Win Cy Young

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Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles — and now another Cy Young Award for each. The animated Scherzer of the Washington ...

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Drew Wagnild (23), Zac Talbot (63), Drew Dietz (88) and the rest of the River defense will look to slow down 11-1 Danville on Friday in Zanesville.

River Looks to Keep Run Going

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ZANESVILLE — Legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi once said — “Everyone has a will to win, but very few have the will to prepare to win.” As the Ohio high school football playoffs reach the regional final round Friday night, eight teams in each of the state’s seven ...

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Steubenville’s Javon Davis doesn’t have to throw much, but is effective when he does.

Big Red, Perry Set for Rematch

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NILES — Steubenville and Perry will match 12-0 records when the two teams collide Friday for the Division IV, Region 13 championship. The kick is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Bo Rein Memorial Stadium. Big Red, the region’s top seed, punched their ticket to the title game with a 19-14 victory ...

West Virginia's Al-Rasheed Benton (3) celebrates following an interception during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Morgantown, W. Va., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Walter Scriptunas II)

Linebackers Are Key For WVU and Texas

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MORGANTOWN — Ask veteran defensive coordinator Tony Gibson what makes West Virginia and the University of Texas so hard to figure out and you get a simple reply. “Linebackers,” he said. “We both have very, very good linebackers that fly around and make plays everywhere on the ...

Texas coach Tom Herman and tight end Robert Willis (43) watch from the sideline as Texas plays TCU during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 24-7. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Longhorns Will Lean On Their Defense

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AUSTIN, Texas — For the second Saturday in a row West Virginia (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) will face an opponent — unranked Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) — needing a victory to reach bowl eligibility. “Texas is getting better and better,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen stated during Monday’s Big 12 ...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Steelers Seek Statement ‘W’

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have a commanding lead in the AFC North and are in a two-way race with New England for homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs as Thanksgiving looms, exactly where they expected to be all along. It just doesn’t necessarily feel like it. While ...

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) runs during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Nov. 4, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. Wisconsin won 45-17. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Playoff Races Break For Mismatches

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Maybe college football could use a break after two straight weeks of ranked matchups and playoff-race altering results, and with two weeks coming up that will be loaded with rivalry games and championship implications. The Southeastern Conference as usual is doing its part to give many of its ...

Thursday Game Worth Tuning In

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Many weeks, football fans find other things to watch on Thursday nights. The matchups aren’t exactly intriguing. This is a week to tune in. Pittsburgh, ranked third in the AP Pro32, is a 7-point favorite over No. 11 Tennessee. It’s an important game for several reasons: — Both teams ...

Cowboys’ Elliott Drops His Appeal

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Elliott’s agents said Wednesday the decision by last year’s NFL rushing leader “is in no way an admission of ...