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Mountaineers Set To Face NJIT

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MORGANTOWN — Fresh off a championship performance at the AdvoCare Invitational and with a Top 20 showdown with Virginia looming in the near future, No. 19 West Virginia (6-1) plays host to New Jersey Institute of Technology tonight. Trailing by 16 points in the second half the Mountaineers ...

Steelers Red-Hot In Prime-Time

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PITTSBURGH — Maybe it’s Ramon Foster’s pep talk in the tunnel before the Pittsburgh Steelers head out onto the field. Sure, let’s go with that. Before every prime-time game, the longtime left guard will gather his teammates around him and remind them that the rest of the NFL has ...

West Liberty Hammers Urbana

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URBANA, Ohio — The unbeaten and No. 7-ranked West Liberty men’s team continued its impressive early-season run Wednesday night with a 115-86 blowout of Urbana in Mountain East Conference action at the Grimes Center. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (6-0, 3-0) led virtually wire-to-wire in ...

Eagles Watch Washington-Dallas With Eagerness

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer What once looked like a showdown in the NFC East now is a matter of survival for Dallas and Washington. A Redskins victory or tie clinches the division for what has been the league’s team of the year, the Eagles. Yes, not even into December and ...

Harden, Houston Secure Victory Over Indiana

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and the Houston Rockets rolled past the Indiana Pacers 118-97 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Thaddeus Young cut the lead to 10 with a hook shot with about eight minutes left. The Rockets put it ...

Bruins Hold Off Lightning

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BOSTON — Charlie McAvoy and Riley Nash scored first-period goals, Tuukaa Rask made 19 saves to snap his four-game losing streak and the Boston Bruins hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Torey Krug also scored and Brad Marchand assisted on the first two ...

Duke Gets Win Over Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Grayson Allen added 21 points to help No. 1 Duke get past pesky Indiana 91-81 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. It sure wasn’t easy for the Blue Devils (9-0), who needed a late 17-4 spurt ...

Young Oklahoma Coach Faces TCU Veteran

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NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley won’t slow down to reflect. That’s just now how he operates. The youngest coach in the FBS has won more games in his first year than any of Oklahoma’s greats; he passed Barry Switzer and Chuck Fairbanks last week with a victory over West ...

Big 12 Now Guaranteed Title Game Rematch

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The last Big 12 championship game rematch 10 years ago cost the league a national title shot. Back then it was Oklahoma knocking off then-No. 1 Missouri. When the Big 12’s title game is revived Saturday after a six-season hiatus, it will be the No. 2 Sooners (11-1, 8-1, No. 3 CFP ) trying ...

Badgers Star Taylor On Verge of Freshman Mark

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MADISON, Wis. — Jonathan Taylor’s most important carry of the year may have come before No. 3 Wisconsin took a regular-season snap. The setting: a scrimmage in the second week of training camp. Taylor busted through what would become one of the nation’s best defenses for a big ...

Wheeling Central Girls Impress in Opener against Linsly

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WHEELING — The expectations are there and Wheeling Central is not shying away from it. A season that begins with a state title on the mind of every player in the maroon and white began Tuesday at the Wheeling Central gymnasium and quickly showed why they will be one of the favorites to cut ...

Weir Girls Defeat Oak Glen in Basketball

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WEIRTON — Although Tuesday night was Weir’s season opener, senior Bailey Stead already began questioning her shot early on. She nailed a few 3-pointers here and there, but she could not find a rhythm. She had to get out of her own head in the fourth quarter if the Red Riders wanted to ...

From Adversity to Opportunity

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WHEELING—President Teddy Roosevelt once said “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty.” The Wheeling Central football team would agree with that statement as it heads into this weekend’s Class A state championship game. The ...

Penguins’ Murray Placed on IR

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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to try to shake out of their early season funk without goaltender Matt Murray. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions placed Murray on injured reserve Tuesday with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan called Murray ...

Maguire Reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers have announced two transactions, which takes effect immediately. Pittsburgh has reassigned goaltender Sean Maguire to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Additionally, Wheeling has signed goaltender Will King to an ECHL contract. Maguire, 24, is playing in ...

Tomlin Fine With Hyping Up Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — Sitting across from a Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster, Mike Tomlin decided to do longtime friend Tony Dungy a solid. Asked about his team’s potential during a taped segment before the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Green Bay on Sunday, Tomlin said aloud what’s long been ...

Blue Jackets Top Hurricanes in Shootout

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their first game after ...

Love Powers Cavs Past Heat

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night. Love had his way ...

Kansas Takes Down Toledo

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devonte Graham scored a career-high 35 points, Malik Newman added 17 and second-ranked Kansas ran roughshod over Toledo 96-58 on Tuesday night to extend the Jayhawks’ best start in seven years. Svi Mykhailiuk hit five 3-pointers and added 15 points for Kansas (6-0), ...

Can OSU O-Line Stop The Badgers Defense?

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By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coach Urban Meyer has long said that any successful offense starts with a rugged offensive line. And it was the big guys up front who absorbed much of the blame last year when the Buckeyes’ attack sputtered at times. With improvement in ...