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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo (51) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Steelers Hand Chiefs First Loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers spent Sunday beating up on the Kansas City Chiefs. Beating up the goal-post padding, too. The Steelers’ star running back churned out 179 yards and a touchdown in a performance reminiscent of January’s playoff victory ...

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) scrambles to avoid a Texas Tech defensive lineman Eli Howard (53) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Texas Tech 46-35. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

WVU Puts Big 12 on Notice

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia was supposed to be in rebuilding mode in the Big 12 this season as the conference welcomes the return of its championship game. Behind national touchdown receptions leader David Sills V and comeback kid Will Grier, the Mountaineers’ latest performance has put the ...

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Grier Helps WVU Save the Season

MORGANTOWN — It is better to win ugly than lose pretty. Dana Holgorsen has to be feeling that way ever since WVU pulled out a 46-35 win over Texas Tech Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers stunk up sun-baked Milan Puskar Stadium for nearly three quarters, trailing by as many as 18 ...

Houston Texans safety Kurtis Drummond (23) stops Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) from advancing the ball on a run in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Watson, Texans Best Browns

HOUSTON — Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson wants more. After setting two rookie touchdown records in a win over Cleveland on Sunday, Watson wasn’t completely satisfied. Watson threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first rookie in NFL history with at least three TD ...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner celebrates after a three-run walk off home run against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Turner Hits Walk-Off HR

LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Turner drove in every run for Los Angeles, going the other way for a tying ...

Kyle Busch (18), Kurt Busch (41), Martin Truex Jr. (78), Michael McDowell (95), Landon Cassill (34) and Austin Dillon (3) crash during a NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Dale Davis)

Keselowski Into Third Round

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski was in trouble when he arrived at Talladega Superspeedway ranked 10th in the playoff standings. He knew he’d need a big finish to keep his championship chances intact. He delivered. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the ...

In this Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 photo, coach John Galligan, left, congratulates players during a Rookie Tackle youth football game in Islip, N.Y. USA Football has introduced the pilot program called Rookie Tackle, a scaled down version of football for young players. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo)

New Version Of Football Targets Falling Participation

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Nobody is keeping track of the score or exactly how much time is left in the game. Then again, the Colts and Cougars have been playing in the rain for about an hour and a coach still has to remind the official that a fumble is a dead ball. It is not just the padded-up ...

Yankees Try to Overcome Another 2-0 Deficit

NEW YORK (AP) — Trailing again 2-0 in the postseason, these young New York Yankees remain even keeled going into Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. “I don’t know if it’s maturity or just being dumb,” Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said Sunday. At 36 the ...

Packers QB Rodgers Injured in Loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison Smith led Minnesota’s defense in a thorough dismantling of Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game on Sunday with a broken collarbone during a 23-10 victory that drastically altered the course of the NFC North. Smith ...

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John Marshall’s Kori Blake serves during the OVAC 5A Championship on Saturday at Union Local.

John Marshall Earns First Title in 29 Years

MORRISTOWN—John Marshall has put together a stellar season but was at its best on Saturday, claiming its first OVAC championship since 1988. The Monarchs swept Morgantown 25-18, 25-21 and 25-19 in the OVAC Class 5A title match at Union Local to secure its first OVAC trophy in 29 ...

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Paden City’s Kameron McClain, left, delivers a hit, while teammate Malayna Price looks on during Saturday’s OVAC Class A Championship.

Paden City Wins 1A Title In Five Sets

MORRISTOWN—Fred King’s Paden City Wildcats have lost in the OVAC championship game in seven of the last nine years, but it was their turn to take home the trophy on Saturday. Paden City cruised to victories in the first two sets, before allowing Beallsville to rally and knot the match at ...

West Virginia wide receiver Ka'Raun White (2) catches a touchdown pass in front of Texas Tech defensive back Desmon Smith (4) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

WVU Rallies Past Tech

MORGANTOWN— West Virginia finally beat a ranked opponent, using a big rally to do it. Will Grier threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half and West Virginia overcame an 18-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 24 Texas Tech 46-35 on Saturday. West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 ...

Kingsbury Stunned By Sudden Collapse

MORGANTOWN — After watching his No. 24 Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) surrender an 18-point lead to host West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) Saturday during Homecoming Day at Milan Puskar Stadium, Coach Kliff Kingsbury was at a loss for words to explain his team’s sudden ...

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Potters Go Back to Back

MORRISTOWN—The talent on the East Liverpool volleyball team is easy to see, but just in case there was any doubt, the Potters proved it on Saturday. East Liverpool swept Oak Glen 25-14, 25-20 and 25-22 in the OVAC 4A Championship at Union Local to complete back-to-back titles. “Winning ...

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It’s Time to Watch Feeders

I’m often asked, “Is feeding birds is really necessary?” The simple answer is no. We feed birds because we enjoy seeing them in our backyards. But while we’re at it, why not make our efforts a bit more worthwhile by participating in Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s ...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison sacks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Kansas City, Mo.  The unbeaten Chiefs are eying some revenge when the Steelers roll into town Sunday. It was Pittsburgh that knocked the AFC West champs out of the playoffs last season. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

K.C. Seeking Revenge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith lived through last year’s playoff loss to Pittsburgh, then relived it countless times on video, trying in vain to learn how the Chiefs lost to a team that didn’t even score a touchdown. With the Steelers rolling into town today, he had a chance to see ...

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Shown are two sets of families that provided 11 football players all coached by Jay Circosta. Front row, from left, are Robert Fowler, representing Brent Habig, Brad Habig, Chuck Habig Sr., Chuck Habig, Danny Habig, Wendall Habig and Bruce Habig. In back row are, from left, Greg Schumacher, Luke Schumacher, John Schumacher, Barb Schumacher, Dan Schumacher, Andy Schumacher and Steve Schumacher.

Family Tradition Plays Big for MC’s Circosta

WOODSFIELD — Jay Circosta is in his 50th year of coaching high school football. That is a remarkable and elongated feat. Along the way, he has coached more than 500 players, be it at Woodsfield High or Monroe Central. The names and faces change each season, but two families have taken the ...

St. Clairsville Unveils Hall of Fame Class

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A trio of athletes took their rightful place in the St. Clairsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night. The school’s hall of fame inducted its 13th class at halftime of the game against rival Union Local. Inducted were Dr. John Hughes, Dominic Prezzia and ...

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Bellaire quarterback Mason Ramsay is brought down by Shadyside’s Alex Krupa during Saturday’s game at Nelson Field.

Shadyside Pulls Away in the 4th

BELLAIRE — Shadyside appeared to be on the verge of blowing out rival Bellaire on Saturday afternoon as the visitors rolled to a 26-0 lead at the half. However, that’s why football games are played in two halves. The Big Reds got an early touchdown in the third quarter and went on to ...

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts after scoring the game-winning run during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 2-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros Win It in the 9th

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa’s double in the ninth inning, Justin Verlander struck out 13 in a complete game and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Correa also homered, but Houston needed a ...