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Bradford, Vikings Cruise Past Saints, 29-19

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MINNEAPOLIS — Sam Bradford started his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday night and spoil Adrian Peterson’s first game with the Saints. Stefon Diggs had seven receptions for 93 yards, two ...

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Liberty’s Briella 
Taylor (10) battles for possession with 
Wheeling Jesuit’s Kayla Klock (7) during Sunday’s MEC match at West Liberty.

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West Liberty Blanks Wheeling Jesuit, 3-0, in Women’s Soccer

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WEST LIBERTY — After giving up a game-winning goal with 65 seconds left Friday at Fairmont State, how the West Liberty women’s soccer team would bounce back was at the top of Coach Barry Christmas’ mind. The answer: Pretty well. The Hilltoppers earned their first Mountain East ...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates a first down catch as Cleveland Browns defensive back Jason McCourty (30) watches during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Brown Paces Steelers In Opening Victory

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For Pittsburgh’s first road game, Antonio Brown wore a bow tie and purple and black suit embroidered with fire-breathing gold dragons. He completed his outlandish outfit with ruby red-sequined sneakers. The flashy look was both dazzling and jaw-dropping — just like ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs for a first down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Rusty RB Bell Has Quiet Opener

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CLEVELAND — Le’Veon Bell ended his contract holdout and came back last week. He was mostly missing from the Steelers’ opener. Bell looked rusty and hardly like one of the NFL’s best players on Sunday, gaining just 32 yards as Pittsburgh turned to its defense and a late Ben ...

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after beating Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, in the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nadal Wins 3rd U.S. Open

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NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch — and that’s exactly what it was. His game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Anderson 6-3, 6-3, ...

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is unable to catch a double by St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Molina, Wacha Lead Cardinals Past Pirates

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ST. LOUIS— Yadier Molina’s teammates could tell their All-Star catcher was not happy. After taking a fastball from Ivan Nova high and tight, Molina hit the next pitch for a three-run homer to help the St. Louis Cardinal beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday. “Everyone knows ...

ND’s McGlinchey Takes Blame for Loss

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As Saturday night turned into Sunday morning following Georgia’s 20-19 victory over Notre Dame, Fighting Irish offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey took the blame. “It’s awful, absolutely awful ... it came down to execution at the end and I blew it,” said ...

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) sacked Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, center left, in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Ravens Blank Bengals, 20-0

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CINCINNATI (AP) — With Joe Flacco easing back in from a back injury, the Ravens went out and got a victory old-style. Baltimore’s rebuilt defense picked off Andy Dalton four times and forced him to fumble Sunday, and the Ravens pulled away to a 20-0 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals ...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor is greeted by third base coach Mike Sarbaugh after Lindor's solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Tribe Winning Streak Hits 18

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Sunday night behind homers from Francisco Lindor and Roberto Perez. Cleveland’s streak is the longest in the majors since Oakland won 20 straight in ...

West Virginia wide receiver Ka'Raun White (2) catches a touchdown pass while being defended by East Carolina defensive back Corey Seargent (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

West Virginia Torches East Carolina in Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN — Will Grier gave West Virginia fans the offensive show they had been waiting more than a year for. Grier threw five touchdown passes, including three to David Sills, to lead the Mountaineers to a 56-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday. “It was unbelievable, man,” ...

Grier, WVU Offense Explode on Pirates

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MORGANTOWN — Coming into the 2017 season it was a well-known fact West Virginia (1-1) and veteran coach Dana Holgorsen would have a lot of weapons on offense to surround University of Florida transfer Will Grier. Fans of the Mountaineers saw some of those weapons in the Mountaineers’ ...

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New AD Welcomed At Jesuit

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WHEELING — Rudy Yovich has been on the job for less than a week but feels right at home in The Friendly City. Yovich is the new athletics director at Wheeling Jesuit University. The 53-year-old comes well-groomed for his new challenge, serving most recently in the same capacity at Defiance ...

Photo by Cody Tomer / Wheeling Central’s Addyson Thomas delivers a pass during Saturday’s Bishop’s Cup.

Knights Just Short in Cup Final Action

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WHEELING—The Bishop’s Cup Soccer Tournament did not result in a championship victory for Wheeling Central on Saturday but the Maroon Knights left Bishop Schmitt Field with a sense of accomplishment. Central (4-3-1) gave Charleston Catholic all it could handle by grabbing the lead early ...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates scoring a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Pittsburgh. Freed by NFL officials to let loose in the end zone, Brown hopes to strut his stuff in Sunday's opener in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)

Steelers All-In to Chase Patriots

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger insists his lengthy flirtation with retirement last spring was very real. And while the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback ultimately opted to return for a 14th season, Roethlisberger’s two months of radio silence while he pondered his future sent a very clear ...

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins, left, runs the ball as Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly tries to make the tackle during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Oklahoma Routs Ohio State in ‘Shoe’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Baker Mayfield threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns as No. 5 Oklahoma pulled ahead in the second half to knock off No. 2 Ohio State 31-16 on Saturday night to give first-year head coach Lincoln Riley an early signature victory. Mayfield lived up to his billing as a ...

Wheeling Central Falls in Cup Final

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WHEELING—A season ago, Charleston Catholic was dethroned as the Bishop’s Cup champions as it fell to Huntington St. Joes. The Irish had won eight consecutive titles before that loss but they hoisted the trophy once again on Saturday, as they overpowered Wheeling Central 8-0 at Bishop ...

Wheeling’s Wojcik Lands Job at ECU

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — Doug Wojcik admits he was torn. The long-time college basketball coach has been away from the bench for the last three seasons. During that time, the Wheeling Central and Naval Academy graduate had ample opportunity to spend time with his family and watch his two sons ...

Georgia Outslugs Notre Dame

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy led a swarming Georgia defense and the No. 15 Bulldogs got just enough plays from an offense starting a freshman quarterback to beat No. 24 Notre Dame 20-19 on Saturday night in their first road trip to this part of country in more than ...

Barkley Scores Twice, Penn State Stops Pitt

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley’s 46-yard catch-and-run, and No. 4 Penn State pulled away from Pittsburgh for a 33-14 win on Saturday. McSorley completed 15 of 28 passes for 164 yards, helping the Nittany Lions (2-0) avenge a ...

West Virginia Wesleyan Shuts Out West Liberty

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan got three first-half touchdowns from its defense and special teams units Saturday and West Liberty couldn’t dig itself out of the hole in a 34-0 setback at Cebe Ross Field. A nightmarish opening half for Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers (1-1 overall, ...