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Haskins’ Numbers Worthy Of Heisman

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By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS— It was subtle, but that definitely was the Heisman Trophy pose that Dwayne Haskins Jr. struck in the end zone after throwing his fifth touchdown pass of the Big Ten championship game last weekend. It wasn’t quite the hey-look-at-me, Desmond ...

It’s a New ‘Day’ at OSU

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By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS— When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day’s salary to $1 million per year after last season and ...

Seattle Team Breaks Ground for New Arena

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By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE— The celebration outside the building Seattle’s NHL team will eventually call home Wednesday came with all the formality of a groundbreaking event with the principals taking turns giving remarks and ceremonially shoveling dirt. It also came with a ...

Linsly Boys And Girls Swim to Win

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WHEELING — Two Linsly girls swam their way to victory in multiple individual events while the boys team also impressed as Bill Brubaker’s squads secured victories Tuesday night against Brooke, Bridgeport and St. John. The Cadet girls came away with a first place finish in eight out of 11 ...

Beallsville Spoils Return of St. John’s

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BELLAIRE—Boys’ basketball is back at St. John Central. The Fighting Irish hoops program was put in dry dock last year due to a lack of numbers. St. John’s launched its comeback campaign Tuesday night, but it was Beallsville doing the celebrating as the Blue Devils rolled to an ...

Tigers Pounce On Bulldogs

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SHADYSIDE—Getting your basketball legs after an extended football season can be a challenging thing for players. It was a challenge that Shadyside wasn’t quite ready for during its season opener last Friday against Shenandoah as it scored just 32 points. Actually, that was just part of ...

Florida Outlasts WVU In Jimmy V Classic, 66-56

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NEW YORK — Kevaughn Allen scored a game-high 19 points to lead Florida to a win over West Virginia in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Even though Allen was the only Gator to finish in double-figure scoring as Florida won its third game in its ...

Meyer to Retire After Rose Bowl

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COLUMBUS, Ohio— As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from ...

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WHEELING — This is a difficult one to write because I’ve tried — and failed — to not come off as a whiny baby following Pittsburgh’s 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Listen, I get that the Steelers led 23-7 at halftime. I also understand that the game wasn’t over at that ...

Penguins Double Up Avalanche, 6-3

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — There isn’t a lot of finesse in Patric Hornqvist’s game. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward understands his job is to get to the places on the ice that not everyone wants to go, set up camp there and make something happen. His team in serious need of a kick-start after ...

Mavericks Top Trail Blazers

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DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night. DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for ...

Conner Out With Sprained Left Ankle

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will head to Oakland without running back James Conner. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Conner is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will not play when the AFC North leaders take on the last-place Raiders. Conner, who is second in the NFL ...

NHL Adds Seattle As League’s 32nd Team

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By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer SEA ISLAND, Ga.— Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set ...

Knights’ Murray Captains Class A All-State Defense

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central coach Mike Young is a believer that if each player does his job with the team in mind, that individual success is a natural byproduct. Perhaps no team in Young’s 48-year coaching career embodied that premise more than this one. Because of that attitude, he said, ...

Holt Steps Down as Cameron Football Coach

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CAMERON — Being a coach can take up a lot of time away from your family. Because of that, Scott Holt felt it was time to go in a different direction. Despite football being part of his life since he was in second grade, now is the time to step away. Monday, Holt turned in his letter of ...

Turnovers Doom Linsly Vs. Warren

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WHEELING — Linsly girls’ basketball coach Rebecca Upton admits that her Cadets are still a work in progress and trying to figure out just exactly what their identity will be. Those answers did not appear Monday night as Linsly shot 30 percent from the field and turned the ball over 25 ...

Three Are Named Heisman Finalists

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NEW YORK — Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours after the deadline for ...

Robbins Is Athlete of the Month

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Wheeling Central football standout Anthony Robbins, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for November. Robbins has been a key two-way standout all season for the Maroon Knights as they pursue another WV Class A state championship. He is shown receiving his ...

Hoge Lauded By Elks Lodge No. 28

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Cameron football stalwart Hayden Hoge, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for November. The senior two-way standout was one of the Dragons’ unsung heroes from his offensive and defensive line positions, and was part of an elite class that helped ...

Steelers Blame Themselves, Not Officials for Losing Skid

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The excuses aren’t hard to find if the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the mood to look for them. The false start that wasn’t called on a play that ended with a Los Angeles Chargers touchdown . The apparent block in the back that helped spring Chargers punt returner Desmond ...