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Pineiro’s 53-Yard Field Goal Wins it for Chicago

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DENVER (AP) — Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-point call 31 seconds earlier had given Denver the lead. The Broncos (0-2) thought time had ...

A Look at Hunting

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On September 5, 1975 CBS aired a documentary entitled The Guns of Autumn. It was a controversial anti-hunting program. A few weeks later CBS aired Echoes of the Guns of Autumn, a more even-handed follow-up to the subject. As autumn approaches 44 years later, let’s revisit the subject. Over ...

Truex Jr. Captures The Opening Playoff Race

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening round of the postseason. The win is Truex’s series-best fifth of the season and again cemented Joe Gibbs Racing as the team to beat ...

Linsly Overpowers Rival Wheeling Central

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WHEELING — The week leading up to its rivalry game with Wheeling Central is always daunting for Linsly coach B.J. Depew, his coaching staff and his team. The Cadets spent the last week hitting the practice field and the film sessions significantly hard and it showed on Saturday ...

WVU Downs N.C. State

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MORGANTOWN — Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn’t repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game. Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. McKoy helped West Virginia’s ...

Mountaineers Unleash Rushing Attack

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MORGANTOWN — What happens when you have the second worst rushing attack in major college football and must play without your two starting guards? If you are WVU, you run the ball very effectively. The Mountaineers have been nothing short of anemic on the ground in their first two games. ...

Ohio St. Knocks Off Indiana, 51-10

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses. Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State’s dynamic duo into an unbeatable combination. Dobbins ran for 193 yards and one touchdown, caught one of Fields’ three ...

Storylines Aplenty As Browns-Jets Square Off Monday Night

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Well, this isn’t quite how the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets expected to start the season. Both are coming off opening losses and look to avoid going 0-2 with a Monday night matchup loaded with juicy story lines, surprising twists and a slight hint of ...

Steelers Look to Recover From Loss in Opener

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pete Carroll watched the tape. The Seattle Seahawks coach isn’t buying what he saw from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a lopsided Week 1 loss to New England. “Opening games are always difficult,” Carroll said. “You don’t know what you’re going to get. New England ...

Will Ryan Primed to Take Cardinal Hoop Reigns

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WHEELING — It wasn’t too long ago that the common perception had Wheeling Jesuit University (now Wheeling University) dead and buried. It appeared its financial and academic woes may deal the school a fatal blow. But the Cardinals appear to be taking flight. Wheeling University’s ...

St. Clairsville Girls Drop First Game of Season

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — River View’s Emmie Brenly successfully converted a penalty kick with 32 seconds left in regulation as the visiting Golden Bears (6-2) handed St. Clairsville its first loss of the season, 1-0. The meeting pitted the No. 2 (River View) and No. 5 (St. C.) teams in Ohio’s ...

Niemann Takes 2-Shot Lead At The Greenbrier

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann was an 18-year-old amateur when he arrived in West Virginia two years ago and tied for 29th in the only PGA Tour event he played outside of the U.S. Open. In 2018, he improved to a tie for fifth at the tournament. Now he has a chance to ...

Penn St. Survives Scare With 17-10 Win Over Pitt

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Journey Brown ran for 109 yards and a touchdown and Penn State held off Pittsburgh in their 100th meeting, 17-10. Pitt opted to kick a field goal on fourth-and-goal at the Penn State 1 trailing by a touchdown with less than 4 minutes to go. Alex Kessman’s ...

Bowyer Speeds To Surprise Pole

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing surged into the opening race of NASCAR’s playoffs with a Clint Bowyer-led sweep of the front two rows at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing, meanwhile, struggled across the board in its preparation for Sunday’s opening playoff race. While SHR ...

Wheeling Park Rebounds in Win Against Hedgesville

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WHEELING — It was as good of a start as Wheeling Park could ask for. The Patriots came out of the gates quick as they scored on the opening possession, then returned an interception for a touchdown when the defense first saw the field as in a 43-26 victory against Hedgesville on Friday night ...

Shadyside Tigers Clip Magnolia Blue Eagles

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — After surrendering a 14-point lead in a loss to Ohio power Mogadore six days earlier, Shadyside showed its power on both sides of the football Friday night against Magnolia, leaving no doubt to the outcome. Sophomore quarterback Rhys Francis threw for a career-high 261 ...

Cameron Dragons Defeat Valley Lumberjacks

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PINE GROVE — Valley’s defense kept Cameron at bay early, but the Dragons’ explosive weapons could not be contained in the second half. Isaac Ball opened the third quarter with a 55-yard kickoff return and Jessop Broughton found Garrett Scott for 65 yards — both plays setting up ...

Brooke Falls Apart in Second Half in Loss to University

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WELLSBURG — Brooke came out on fire, effortlessly moving the ball down the field on its first possession and scoring a game-opening touchdown Friday against University. The Bruins offense scored three times in the first half. The second half was a different story. After halftime, it was ...