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Clegg Signs With Ohio State

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Toronto standout Nolan Clegg signs his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and baseball careers at Ohio State University. Clegg is flanked by his brother AJ Clegg, father Aaron Clegg and mother Korey Clegg. Back row is Coach Brian Perkins and athletics director Chelsey Perkins.

Beltran Retires After Winning 1st World Series

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HOUSTON — It took quite some time, but Carlos Beltran finally got there, winning a World Series title after 20 seasons in the majors. Now he is leaving the Houston Astros and leaving baseball, retiring after a career in which he was a nine-time All-Star and was Rookie of the Year. The ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half of a NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

James, Korver Provide Spark in Cavs Win

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NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101 on Monday night. James also had a technical foul after a first-quarter altercation ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reaches to fans during driver intros before the NASCAR Series Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Earnhardt Long Ago Outgrew His Father’s Shadow

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — He was so shy, so skinny, not yet somebody. It was around 1997 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was testing at Talladega Superspeedway, wearing an all-white firesuit. Bobby Labonte was the star at the Alabama test that day, and all the media crammed into Talladega’s ...

Oklahoma in Ideal Position for Run at Playoff Spot

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NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma is trying really hard to avoid looking ahead. It’s tough not to when everything appears to be stacked in your favor. The Sooners (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) are coming off a 38-20 win over TCU on Saturday that put them in sole possession of first place in the Big 12. ...

Florida State Needs to Win Out for 36th Straight Bowl Trip

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Instead of Florida State being in the hunt for a College Football Playoff spot, the Seminoles go into their final three games needing to win out in order to go to a bowl game for the 36th consecutive season. In a season where not many things have gone right, Florida ...

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, left, and Miles Bridges talk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Florida, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Champions Classic Uniquely Timed Test For Hoops Blue Bloods

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The biggest thing Kansas coach Bill Self wants to change about the Champions Classic is his record. The teams? The timing? The location? He’s good with all of it. So are his counterparts at Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, who have been involved in the annual ...

Not Thinking Often Means Not Winning In Pro Sports

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Professional athletes recognize perfection might be a goal, though not a realistic one. Teammates, coaches, owners, even fans can handle losses as long as their teams are diligent and passionate. It’s when the brains stop working that things become hard to handle. So if folks in ...

Florida Wins In Season Opener

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Egor Koulechov scored 34 points, hitting six 3-pointers in his Florida debut, to lead the eighth-ranked Gators to a 116-74 victory against Gardner-Webb in the team’s season opener Monday night. Koulechov, a graduate transfer from Rice, broke the school record for ...

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Linsly's Manuel Suita pushes the ball down the sideline with St. Clairsville's Kyle Hendershot defending during the OVAC All-Star Game on Sunday at St. Clairsville.

W.Va. Squad Drubs Ohio Team in OVAC All-Star Game

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Four years ago, Joe Pepe took over the boys’ soccer coaching job at Brooke. In his first day on the job, he was joined by freshmen Konner Govey and Gage Barnhart. The trio went on to have a remarkable four years with the program and it concluded with a perfect ending ...

Nailers goalie Will King stands in net during Sunday’s game at WesBanco Arena.

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King Wins First Start for Wheeling Nailers

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WHEELING — It’s easy to overlook the performance of a goaltender in a 5-3 win, but Sunday at WesBanco Arena the Wheeling Nailers goalie stole the show. Will King, a 23-year-old from Valencia, Pa., who had family in attendance and had been to Nailers games in the past as a fan, stopped 39 ...

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks a game-wining field goal from the hold of Jordan Berry after a game-winning field goal against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The Steelers defeated the Colts 20-17. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Steelers Edge Colts, 20-17

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INDIANAPOLIS — Ben Roethlisberger’s old game plan still works. Pittsburgh’s quarterback kept taking shots Sunday, and eventually the Steelers’ playmakers broke through. Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point deficit and then hooked up with Antonio ...

Cleveland Still Seeking 1st Win

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DETROIT — Matthew Stafford started slow, getting sacked on his first snap and throwing a pick on his second drive. He bounced back and threw three touchdown passes in the second half to help the Detroit Lions come back and beat the winless Cleveland Browns 38-24 Sunday. The Lions (5-4) ...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers Finally Break Through, Beat Giants

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third score to lead the San Francisco 49ers to their first win of the season, 31-21 over the New York Giants on Sunday. Beathard connected on an 83-yard TD to Marquise Goodwin and a 47-yarder to ...

Matt Kenseth celebrates his win in Victory Lane after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kenseth Wins Race, Keselowski Earns Spot

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Matt Kenseth doesn’t get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he’s got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete for championships. But, the economics of the sport have made Kenseth a casualty of NASCAR’s new youth movement. He ...

WLU’s Cooper Gets First Win

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The West Liberty University women’s basketball team scored the game’s first eight points and never looked back Sunday in racing away to a 76-55 victory against Mercyhurst on the final day of the MEC/PSAC Crossover event at Murphy Gym on the campus of Notre Dame ...

Trier Nets 30 in Arizona Romp

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Allonzo Trier scored 30 points and No. 3 Arizona overpowered Maryland-Baltimore County for a 103-78 win on Sunday. DeAndre Ayton added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-0), who scored over 100 points for the second time in two games this season. Arizona ...

Celtics Notch 12th Straight

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BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford had 21 points in his return from a two-game absence for a concussion and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 on Sunday for their 12th straight victory. Boston (12-2) was playing without Kyrie Irving after he took an inadvertent elbow to the ...

West Virginia wide receiver Ka'Raun White (2) avoids Kansas State defensive back Kendall Adams (21) as he runs 75 yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WVU Defeats Kansas State

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Will Grier scrambled to his right and then retreated to his left, time ticking off the clock in the first half and No. 23 West Virginia seemingly content to take a one-point lead over Kansas State into halftime. Then Grier unloaded a pass toward the end zone. Ka’Raun ...