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West Liberty Men Back at No. 1 in Country

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After stretching its season-opening unbeaten run to 15 games with a pair of impressive road wins last week, the West Liberty men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the country Tuesday when the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released its weekly NCAA ...

McCutchen Making Switch to Right Field

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SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco’s AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again. Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all. And if he can save his legs a little bit from the action ...

Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Sharapova Advances To Round 2

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MELBOURNE, Australia — It wasn’t Maria Sharapova’s choice to miss the last Australian Open. That decision was taken out of her hands because of a doping ban following a failed test on her previous visit to Melbourne Park. The five-time major champion said it was her choice to return, ...

Severson Lifts Devils to Win

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NEW YORK (AP) — Damon Severson scored twice 1:26 apart in New Jersey’s three-goal second period, and the Devils ended a six-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall also scored for New Jersey, which was 0-3-3 since beating ...

Davis Nets 45 In OT Victory

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BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston on Tuesday night, ending the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak. Davis, who scored 48 on Sunday in an overtime win in New York, had four points in overtime ...

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Linsly’s Molly Heron pushes the ball up the floor against Steubenville Central during Monday night’s game at Stifel Fieldhouse in Wheeling.

Cadets Just Too Strong

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WHEELING — Grit, timely buckets and crucial rebounds were three areas that catapulted Linsly to a 39-32 upset win over visiting Steubenville Central on Monday night. The Crusaders came into the contest carrying an impressive 11-1 record, while the Cadets came in with a 4-8 mark. But the ...

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St. Clairsville’s Maggie Marody competes during action Monday at Wheeling Jesuit University.

St.C. Boys, Girls Sweep Two Meets

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WHEELING — Evidently to honor its head coach, Ernie Banks, St. Clairsville’s swim teams subscribed to the theory, let’s win two Monday. Despite the annual St. Clairsville Invitational, which also serves as the Buckeye 8 Championship, being pushed back a couple of days because of ...

South Has Five Top OVAC Seeds

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WHEELING — If it’s snowing in the Ohio Valley in the third week of January, it means the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament is upon us. The 65th annual event, featuring 41 teams, will take over WesBanco Arena on Thursday through Saturday. Olympic-style opening ceremonies get things ...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI-single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Giants acquired McCutchen from the Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Cutch Is Headed To Giants

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PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen didn’t run from the challenge in Pittsburgh, he embraced it. A rising star on a franchise mired in two decades of losing, McCutchen bet on the Pirates in the spring of 2012 by signing a six-year contract, gambling that he could become one of the game’s best ...

Humbled Steelers Facing Offseason Questions

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PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the pregame talk about New England. Or the seemingly weekly distractions that piled up one on top of the other, some of them self-created and others the byproduct of circumstances far beyond their control. The Pittsburgh Steelers spent Monday cleaning out their ...

West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate (50) blocks Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Jayhawks Stun Mountaineers

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MORGANTOWN — Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, including 12 over the final seven minutes, and No. 10 Kansas roared back from a big deficit to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66 on Monday night. Devonte Graham added 16 points and Udoka Azubuike scored 10 for the Jayhawks (15-3, 5-1 Big ...

Konate Stars In A Losing Effort

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MORGANTOWN — Babe Ruth was known as the Sultan of Swat for the massive home runs he would hit during his playing days for the New York Yankees. Sophomore Sagaba Konate is quickly earning that same moniker for his massive blocked shots on the basketball court for No. 6 West Virginia. The ...

Monteroso, Highsmith Make List

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. — West Liberty University’s All-American Dan Monteroso and Wheeling Jesuit senior standout have been named to the Bevo Francis Award Top 100 Watch List for the second consecutive season. The Bevo Francis Award is presented annually by Small College Basketball, Inc. to ...

Hockey Valley: PSU on Rise

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In the shadow of Beaver Stadium stands a sparkling rink with two sheets of ice that Terry Pegula hopes will be the incubator for the growth of hockey in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Eight years ago, Pegula and his wife, Kim, gave more than $100 ...

Colorado Gets Best of Anaheim

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DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday for their seventh straight win. Matt Nieto and Colin Wilson also scored for the Avs, who are outscoring opponents ...

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Hoop Shoot Winners

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Eighteen girls and boys were recently awarded trophies in the Elks Hoop Shoot Contest sponsored by Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28. The contest was held Jan. 13 at Wheeling Jesuit University. The contest included participants from public and private schools in both Marshall County and Ohio County. ...

Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Myles Jack (44), cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) and defensive back Tyler Patmon (23) celebrate Ramsey's interception of a pass from Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman intended for wide receiver Deonte Thompson in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Jags’ Ramsey: We’re Going to Super Bowl

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey did pretty much the same thing that upset his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates last week. He started looking ahead. Ramsey told thousands of fans awaiting the team’s return from Pittsburgh late Sunday that the Jaguars “are going ...

Early Aussie Exits

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year’s Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams. CoCo Vandeweghe went out next as things really started to go crazy for the U.S. women, who eventually lost nine out of 10 first-round ...

Durant Propels G.S. To Victory vs. Cavs

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their struggling NBA Finals foes. Durant scored 16 ...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) runs after catching a pass from quarterback Blake Bortles during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Jacksonville Sends Pittsburgh Packing

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PITTSBURGH — The Jacksonville Jaguars heard the chatter, read the tweets and Instagram posts. And they got a little confused. Why were the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about the New England Patriots? Didn’t they have to face the Jaguars first before reaching a rematch with the Super Bowl ...