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Browns’ Mayfield Is Humbled By Brees’ Praise

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield has assorted shiny trophies, plaques and awards from his college days. Probably more than he realizes. So far, his biggest NFL honor can’t be hung or placed on a shelf. Mayfield was humbled by compliments made toward him by Saints star quarterback Drew ...

U.S. Davis Cup Players Cautious With Feelings

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ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — The men on the United States’ Davis Cup team are treading very carefully over Serena Williams’ insinuation that sexism played a role in the code violations she received during the U.S. Open final. Then again, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison are about to ...

Torres, Ciganda Ahead At LPGA Evian Event

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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Aiming to stylishly cap a rookie season that Hurricane Maria almost denied her, Maria Torres shared the first-round lead on 6-under at the final women’s golf major Thursday. Torres, the first Puerto Rican player to get an LPGA Tour card, went ...

Bengals Blast Rival Ravens

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By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday ...

Wheeling Park Travels to University for Key Showdown

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MORGANTOWN — Wheeling Park looked impressive in winning its first two games of the season before taking its bye last week, but the Patriots will have to be in top form Friday night as they embark on their biggest task thus far when they hit the bus to take on 2-1 University. Coach Chris ...

Wheeling Central Flexes Its Muscle

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WHEELING — When it comes to scoring goals, it is well known that Kenadee Wayt does the majority of the damage for Wheeling Central. While Wayt did lead the way in scoring during Wednesday’s game against Magnolia, the Maroon Knights showed what kind of firepower they have. Six different ...

Paden City Roars By Rival Blue Devils

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PADEN CITY — Paden City grabbed the reigns early and never looked back during Wednesday’s volleyball match. The Wildcats tallied the first 11 points of the opening set and cruised to a convincing 25-10, 25-17 and 25-16 straight-set victory over visiting Beallsville. Cora Anderson ...

Keselowski Winning Streak Pumps Life Into Playoffs

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A snoozer of a NASCAR season got a huge jolt of energy right before the playoffs with back-to-back wins by Brad Keselowski. Keselowski wasn’t a championship contender before the two crown jewel victories — at the Southern 500 and the Brickyard 400 — pushed him into ...

Steelers’ LBs Dupree, Watt Splash After Flipping Sides

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PITTSBURGH — On the surface, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason decision to flip outside linebackers Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt looked a little bit of a reach. While Watt was steady and occasionally spectacular as a rookie in 2017 for a team that led the NFL in sacks, Dupree has spent much ...

The Rise of Rose as No. 1 Professional Golfer in World

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose would like to have changed how he reached No. 1 in the world. But not when. Rose felt emotionally conflicted when the BMW Championship ended in a light rain at Aronimink Golf Club. He was going for his third title in the Philadelphia area, including ...

Bengals-Ravens An Early Big One

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Considering what happened in the rain at Cleveland last Sunday, the rugged AFC North looks like it will be wide open. So tonight’s visit to Cincinnati by Baltimore takes on an extra bit of importance, even in mid-September, after the division-favorite Steelers stumbled and bumbled to a ...

Taillon Helps Pirates Top Cards

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A small bump in the road. That’s what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong says Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates was. “At this point we’re flushing this one,” DeJong said. “And getting ready for L.A.” The Cardinals begin a key four-game ...

Snell Nearly No-Hits Indians

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays’ longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award. Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the Rays over the Cleveland Indians ...

Unbeatens St.C., Ferry to Clash

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An old-fashioned ‘slobber-knocker.’ That’s the kind of game that first-year Martins Ferry coach Chas Yoder is expecting Friday night when his Purple Riders visit St. Clairsville for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Why would anyone expect any differently? After all, both the ...

Magnolia, River Are Both Looking to Right the Ship

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HANNIBAL — Magnolia and River could not have started the season much different with the Blue Eagles winning their opener then losing the next two and the Pilots dropping their first two but picking up their first victory last week. Friday night at Martin Flannery Field, Coach Dave “Doc” ...

Monarchs, Big Reds Put Perfect Records on Line

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BELLAIRE — Nelson Field should be rocking Saturday afternoon as two of the OVAC’s 11 unbeatens — Bellaire and John Marshall — meet in a matinee showdown. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. The Monarchs are off to one of their best starts in years under first-year head coach Jason Willis. ...

WVU Players Move On to K-State

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MORGANTOWN — It was the players’ turn to take on questions from the media following head coach Dana Holgorsen and coordinators Tony Gibson and Jake Spavital. Unsurprisingly, their answers were very much like the men who coach them day to day. “I actually just found out about five ...

No. 17 Boise St. Gets Big Chance

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The ceiling for teams outside the Power Five in the College Football Playoff race seems to be set pretty low — as any Central Florida fan will be quick to point out. Maybe Boise State can bust through it this year. To do so, Saturday’s game at No. 24 Oklahoma State will be crucial for the ...

WLU To Face 2-0 Charleston

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CHARLESTON—It’s a big city night for the West Liberty University football team this week as Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers prepare to take on Charleston in tonight’s Mountain East Conference Game of the Week. Kickoff is set for 7:10 p.m. at UC Stadium. The game will be broadcast ...

Ohio State to Find Out How Good It Is

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State so far proved it can dispense merciless beatings to opponents it is supposed to beat. The Buckeyes will learn more about their potential when they travel to Arlington, Texas, this week to face another AP Top 25 team in TCU. This will be the first real ...