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Pebble More Than Land, Sea

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Pebble Beach is renowned as the most felicitous meeting of land and sea. The tournament is a meeting of a different variety. For some, it’s an acquired taste. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a confluence of some of the most important elements on the PGA ...

Orlando Rallies, Routs Cavaliers

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Jonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter and the Orlando Magic overcame a 21-point deficit Tuesday night to beat the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers, 116-98. The Cavaliers scored 43 points in the first quarter, but then went almost 6 1/2 ...

Tennessee Gets Past Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lamonte Turner scored 16 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining, Admiral Schofield followed with a dunk off a turnover and No. 15 Tennessee edged No. 24 Kentucky 61-59 on Tuesday night for its sixth consecutive victory. The Volunteers ran down ...

Dragons Advance to Class 1A Championship Contest

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Meintel powers Cameron with 19 points, 11 boardsCAMERON — Cameron hasn’t been challenged much this season so when Madonna jumped out to a 13-4 first-quarter lead, Dragons coach Roger Cain didn’t panic. He didn’t even call timeout. He wanted to see what his team was made of. Cain ...

Wheeling Central Takes Down Fort Frye in Semis

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A 14-0 run to start the third is key to victoryWHEELING — Every minute counts when it comes to basketball, and the first three of the third quarter was the difference in an OVAC 3A semifnal battle between Wheeling Central and Fort Frye. The Maroon Knights came out after halftime and used a ...

Wheeling Park Rattles Indian Creek in Girls Basketball

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls’ basketball team has relied on its defense all season, but it was Wheeling Park’s defense that made the difference Monday night. The Redskins battled, but the veteran and talented Patriots were too much to overcome as No. 4 seed and state-ranked ...

Buckeye Local Prevails Panthers Prevail At BuzzerAt Buzzer

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CONNORVILLE — Two days removed from stunning Steubenville in overtime inside the Crimson Center, the Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team did it again on its home court to advance to the Class 4A title game of the 11th Annual Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Tournament at Ohio ...

Mountaineers Sweep Sooners

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NORMAN, Okla. — Lamont West scored 17 points, and No. 19 West Virginia survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma’s Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on Monday night. Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate each scored 14 and Jevon Carter added 10 points, eight assists ...

Fleury Returns To Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury doesn’t think anything he’s experienced in his 14-year career that could prepare him for his return to Pittsburgh. The Vegas Golden Knights goaltender — who won three Stanley Cups with the Penguins, including the last two seasons — will be back in ...

Boras: Baseball Needs Incentive

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NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. Boras attributes baseball’s attendance ...

Eagles, QB Foles Persevere

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — He has traveled a long road: starter and castoff, journeyman and backup. Now Nick Foles stands at the summit of his sport. How did it happen? Oh, sure, there was the mid-December injury to rising star Carson Wentz, with Foles stepping in and stepping up. But how, in ...

Change in Recruiting Makes February Less Frantic

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There’s a strange sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with college football recruiting this time of year. The arrival of a December signing period has removed much of the suspense from the traditional national signing day that takes place on the first Wednesday of ...

Tigers Eliminate Zeps

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SARAHSVILLE — Shadyside had become pretty much a constant in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 2A Girls Basketball Championship game. After appearing in five of the first six title games, the Tigers have found themselves at home on championship Saturday each of the last five years. That is ...

Pistons Stay Perfect With Griffin

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DETROIT (AP) — Stan Van Gundy worried over the weekend that the Detroit Pistons were becoming too reliant on Blake Griffin. That wasn’t a problem Monday night. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-91 for their fourth straight ...

Suspect Deported Twice

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man being held in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been twice deported from the U.S. — a revelation an Indiana congressman said Monday should anger “all Americans.” Manuel ...

Eagles Soar To Super Bowl Win

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles’ flight from last to first ended up with a Lombardi Trophy. In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady of the favored New England Patriots, the backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 ...

Foles Wins MVP

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he outdueled the great Tom Brady to do it. Foles, who took over when Carson Wentz injured his right knee in mid-December, matched the five-time champion and three-time MVP big ...

Graham’s Strip-Sack Sparks Win

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. That’s when Brandon Graham delivered one of the few defensive highlights in the most prolific offensive game in NFL history, ripping the ball out of Brady’s hands ...

Woodland Wins Phoenix Open In Playoff

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Playing three groups ahead of Reavie, Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for a 7-under 64 — the best round of the day — to finish at ...

WVU Looks To Sweep OU

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MORGANTOWN— Rebounding. Toughness. Play hard. A trio of traits which all basketball players are expected to display if they are going to be successful on the hardwood. But, for sophomore forward Logan Routt they were the key for the former-Cameron High School standout to advance from ...