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It Appears Browns Have Chose Kitchens as New Coach

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns didn’t have to go far to find their new coach. Freddie Kitchens was already in the building. The 44-year-old Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as the team’s interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing a contract to become Cleveland’s ...

Spieth Looking At A Fresh Beginning

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HONOLULU (AP) — Jordan Spieth showed up in Hawaii three years ago hopeful that a new year would be more of a continuation than a fresh start. Back then, he was coming off two majors, five victories, the FedEx Cup and he was No. 1 in the world. He’s in a different spot at the Sony ...

VanSickle Lifts Park In Thriller Vs. Big Red

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WHEELING — Coaches say all the time to be ready when you number is called. For Wheeling Park’s Dustin VanSickle, this couldn’t have been more true. Despite only playing the final four minutes Tuesday night against Steubenville, it was VanSickle who may have made the biggest ...

Central Runs By Cameron

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CAMERON — It was not exactly a textbook first quarter for Wheeling Central. However, after a sloppy first eight minutes, the Maroon Knights were able to get back to their style of play as they scored 31 points in the second quarter to secure a victory Tuesday night over Cameron, 77-44. ...

76ers Sign Highsmith to Two-Way Contract

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand announced Tuesday the team has signed Haywood Highsmith to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Highsmith made his NBA debut with the Sixers on Tuesday, draining a 3-pointer and adding one ...

Monarchs Hang On Vs. Bruins

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WELLSBURG—In a game in which both visiting John Marshall and winless Brooke were missing key components for at least part of Tuesday night’s contest, the difference between winning and losing turned out to be a nearly 11-minute stretch of time between the second and third quarters. While ...

Unorthodox Move Pays Dividends for Nailers

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WHEELING — Save for in late-game or end-of-the-period situations involving offensive-zone draws, it is not often a hockey team deploys five forwards on its power play. The Wheeling Nailers have been doing it more frequently recently and the results have been impressive. The Nailers, who ...

St. Clairsville Overpowers Indian Creek, 79-51

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE—Just before the second half began, Ryan Clifford came to the scoring table to take a quick look at the scorebook. He was checking on personal fouls because, to hear him tell it, he “doesn’t care who scores the ball.” That was never really a concern against Indian ...

Ferry Tops UL, Kildow Nets 1,000th Point

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Martins Ferry 60 Union Local 51 MARTINS FERRY — Cal Kildow scored his 1,000th-career point, but Union Local fell to Martins Ferry. Kildow led the Jets with 25 points while Elijah Baker netted 18. For the Purple Riders, Dasyn Hores and DeAndre Pugh both netted 16 points while Logan ...

Kitchens Looks to Be Front-Runner for Browns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling. After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team’s search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet ...

Huggins Looking For Solutions in Sour Season

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By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia coach Bob Huggins grew tired of a lack of commitment from his players in a season that has been sour since it began, so he sent them a message by giving a freshman walk-on his first start in a Big 12 road game. The move didn’t last long, but ...

Pens Drop Panthers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray tries to keep it simple. Show up for work. Try to improve a little bit each day. Don’t get too high or too low. Yes, it’s boring. It’s also highly effective for a player who has regained his confidence and swagger just in time ...

Pacers Hand Cavaliers 10th Straight Defeat

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indiana Pacers found plenty to be displeased about after a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers were upset that they had to make several plays in the closing minutes to hold off Cleveland 123-115 and send the Cavaliers to their 10th straight loss. Indiana ...

Record Day For Red Devils, Patriots

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WHEELING—The talent on the Wheeling Park and St. Clairsville girls 200 relay teams is extraordinary. Thanks to their coaches, those swimmers had the opportunity to put their skills to the test during Monday’s meet at Wheeling Park. “(St. Clairsville coach) Ernie (Banks) and I talked ...

Linsly Sweeps Martins Ferry

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WHEELING — When two perennial powers come together for a swim meet, it will come as no surprise when a handful of events come down to the final stretch. That was exactly the case for Martins Ferry and Linsly on Monday night. Six races came down to one and half seconds or less, three of which ...

Flannery, River Rout Magnolia

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HANNIBAL — Whenever River girls’ basketball is discussed, the conversation — rightfully so — usually begins with Lauren Flannery. The future Division II collegiate point guard is the engine that makes the Pilots go. It’s sometimes overlooked, however, that she’s surrounded by ...