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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 ...

Celtics Edge Trail Blazers

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BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on Super Bowl Sunday. Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Patriots ...

Knights Top Capitals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the go-ahead goal with 5:12 remaining and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders. The Knights rallied three times from one-goal deficits before Tuch’s shot from in close. Capitals goalie ...

Buckeyes Hold Off Illinois, Earn 20th Win

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 35 points and had 13 rebounds for No. 17 Ohio State. The Buckeyes (20-5, 11-1 Big Ten) played without suspended guard Kam Williams. Jae’Sean Tate added 11 points. Mark Alstork paced Illinois (12-12, 2-9) with 19 points. NO. 1 ...

Park Boys Claim Regional Swim Title

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WHEELING—Region One belongs to the boys of Wheeling Park. The Patriots continued their torrid pace this season by claiming the WVSSAC Region One Swim Championship on Saturday at Brooke with a score of 115, six points ahead of runnerup Parkersburg. Charles Schellhase, Caleb Lucas, ...

WVU Ends Losing Skid

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MORGANTOWN — Even with several players recuperating from the flu bug, West Virginia’s defense can still frustrate the tar out of opponents. One game after allowing the most points in a Big 12 game since joining the league in 2012, No. 15 West Virginia overwhelmed Kansas State with its ...

Bolden Nets 13 In First Career Start

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MORGANTOWN — Sophomore James ‘Beetle’ Bolden came to West Virginia University with the moniker of being an outstanding shooter. Throughout his first 49 games with the Mountaineers, the Kentucky native continued to show flashes of the shooter that averaged 19.2 points per game as a ...

Eagles’ Blake Gives Super Bowl Glen Dale Flavor

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GLEN DALE — Super Bowl 52 will be extra super for a Glen Dale couple. Joe and Trudy Blake are in Minnesota today for the NFL championship game, pitting the Philadelphia Eagles against the New England Patriots. They have a vested interest in the game — their son, Craig, is the assistant ...

No. 5 Hilltoppers Win 20th

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WEST LIBERTY — The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team pulled away down the stretch Saturday, clinching its 14th straight 20-win season with a 105-92 victory against Concord before a full house at the ASRC. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (20-1, 15-1 Mountain ...

OVAC High School Kick-Off Gets Tennis Players Ready

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The Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club will present the fourth annual OVAC high school kick-off on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Wheeling Park Indoor Tennis Facility. All prospective OVAC players are invited to attend the two hour event, which will run from 1-3 p.m. Participants are asked to sign up ...

Weir’s Rea Stuns No. 3 Teasdale

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CONNORVILLE — Caleb Rea had heard the talk all day long inside Buckeye Local High School. Not many high school wrestling gurus thought the Weir senior could beat Jefferson Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale in the 132-pound weight class at the annual Ohio Coatings Panther Classic Invitational. He ...

Wheeling Park Survives in OT

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WHEELING—It took overtime but host Wheeling Park was able to outlast Preston, 64-60. Alex Vargo led the way with 21 points, followed by Keondre’ King’s 19. Alex Dunlevy and Travis Zimmerman each tallied 11 points in the win. Hiland 68, River 53 HANNIBAL—Hiland gave host River its ...