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Holgorsen Talks Grier, Injuries in Preparation

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MORGANTOWN — Two things West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen won’t do when it comes to his No. 14 ranked Mountaineers — make excuses concerning injuries or divulge any secrets when it comes to redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier. “Well, injuries affect ...

West Virginia Looking to Avoid Upset Against Penguins

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MORGANTOWN — It took the University of Tennessee only three series to figure out that the only way to keep No. 14 West Virginia’s offense out of the end zone was to control the football. And, now you can bet that every team remaining on the Mountaineers’ schedule will attempt to mock ...

Linsly Hoping to Get Revenge on Mogadore

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WHEELING — Following a pair of convincing victories to begin the season, Linsly gets its first real acid test of the season Saturday afternoon when Ohio perennial small school power Mogadore visits Fawcett Field inside Lockhart Alumni Stadium. Coach Matt Adorni’s Wildcats (2-0) are a team ...

Wheeling Central, East Hardy Renew Rivalry

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WHEELING — What a difference a year makes. At this time last season, Wheeling Central entered its showdown with East Hardy limping, an 0-2 record in tow. Fast forward and it’s the Cougars who come in licking their wounds with a winless mark. East Hardy (0-2) and top-ranked Wheeling ...

Cameron Not Looking Past Rival Lumberjacks

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CAMERON — Coach Scott Holt and his Cameron football team have been living by the motto “There is no place like home.” After all, his team has not lost at Dragon Stadium since November 6, 2015, and Friday night Cameron will look to add Valley to that list as the Lumberjacks invade ...

Keys, Osaka to Meet in Open Semis

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NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys is into her third semifinal in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the U.S. Open. She’s still in search of major title No. 1. The 14th-seeded American used her big-strike game built on serves and forehands to overpower No. 30 ...

Falcons Present Tough Test for Champ Eagles

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The last time the Eagles opened a season as NFL champions, it was 1960 and, well, who remembers what folks did then in Philadelphia? What they’ll certainly do Thursday night at the Linc when the Falcons come to town is roar with approval at the site of the Lombardi Trophy and the ...

Linsly Earns Win Over Central

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WHEELING — Another chapter of the Linsly and Wheeling Central girls soccer rivalry was on display Tuesday night at East Wheeling Sports Complex. It didn’t take the Cadets long to get started as they scored three goals in just under four minutes as they defeated the Maroon Knights, 4-1. ...

Tigers Maul Big Reds

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SHADYSIDE—As hot as it was inside the Tigers’ Den Tuesday night, Shadyside was even hotter as it swept past Bellaire in high school volleyball action. The Lady Tigers (7-1) prevailed by scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-10 in a match that took a little more than an hour to play. The hosts ...

Weir Blanks Madonna, 5-0

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WEIRTON—The coveted trophy will remain with Weir High for another year. Julia Gianni netted a hat trick, leading the Weir girls soccer team to a 5-0 win over city-rival Madonna Tuesday evening at Jimmy Carey Stadium to claim the city championship. “It means a lot to the girls,” Weir ...

Pirates Take Down Reds

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PITTSBURGH— Starling Marte hit a two-run homer, Gregory Polanco had a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Tuesday night. Joe Musgrove (6-8) took a shutout into the seventh inning for the Pirates, who improved to 12-4 against the Reds this ...

Williams Advances at U.S. Open

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NEW YORK — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes ...

Lindor, Indians Roll Royals, 9-3

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing, Francisco Lindor shook the Indians from their early September slumber. The All-Star shortstop homered leading off the first again, Mike Clevinger struck out 10 and Cleveland moved closer to its third straight AL Central title with a 9-3 win over the Kansas ...

Kaepernick’s Nike Deal Sparks Debate

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By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality ...

Conner Ready If Bell No-Shows

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH— Mike Tomlin doesn’t know when Le’Veon Bell is going to show up for work. Maybe it’ll be in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back to be ready for Sunday’s season opener at Cleveland. Or maybe Bell will skip a week to ...

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WHEELING — Another season is upon us, and with it comes far more questions than answers. How will the NFL deal with its record-low ratings? Will the national anthem hot-button topic be as big of news as it has been recently? Those are important issues, to be sure. But in this space ...

Linsly Senior Giovengo Proves To Be as Tough as They Come

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WHEELING — He’s not the biggest, fastest or strongest player on the Linsly football team. But Jules Giovengo is unquestionably the toughest. Benwood tough, in fact. ‘‘That’s why I play how I play, because that’s where I grew up,’’ Giovengo said of his hometown after the Cadets ...

Time Running Out on Pittsburgh’s Killer Bs

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t talk like someone eyeing the finish line. If anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is doing what he can to push it further into the distance. The 36-year-old overhauled his diet in preparation for his 15th season and points to the lack of ...

Meyer Back With Buckeyes, But Not All the Way

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Monday for the first time in a month, arriving before dawn for a staff meeting. Under the terms of his suspension by Ohio State , Meyer can be on campus, talk to assistants and conduct practice, but ...

Djokovic Is Through On A Hot Day

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NEW YORK — Facing much more resistance from the 90-degree heat and 50-percent humidity than from his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic figured he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic ...