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Defense Leading Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Even as Notre Dame’s offense has blossomed in recent weeks, the strength of the Fighting Irish is clear to their coach. “I don’t know if they get enough credit for who they are as a defense,” Brian Kelly said after Saturday night’s 38-17 victory over ...

With Stakes High, OSU’s Victor Has Defining Moment

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer spotted signs in practice recently of a breakout moment coming for Binjimen Victor. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins agreed with Meyer, saying Victor makes plenty of eye-popping plays during the week. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day said the ...

OVAC Champion Hawks Shut Out Red Riders

WEIRTON — Weir coach Matthew Kopp described his boys soccer team as surfers riding waves. Sometimes the Red Riders catch a break and ride it to its fullest, and sometimes not. Monday evening, the ocean was flat against undefeated University. The Hawks scored early and often, while holding ...

Popcorn Problems: Steelers’ Issues Are Piling Up

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of Mike Tomlin’s favorite metaphors when things aren’t going well for the Pittsburgh Steelers is likening his team’s issues to popcorn. Translation: The problems are scattered and unpredictable. And they’re spreading. The two-time defending AFC North ...

Mahomes Rallies Chiefs Past Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-23 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night. The Chiefs (4-0) took a two-game lead over the Broncos (2-2) in the AFC West with their sixth straight win over ...

Peggy Dailer Retires As Maroon Knights Tennis Coach

WHEELING — Peggy Dailer has exemplified what it means to be a true hall of famer over her 28-year coaching career at Wheeling Central. On Saturday it became official as the Maroon Knights tennis coach was inducted into the Wheeling Central Hall of Fame. As she stood smiling at the podium ...

Ravens Down Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Eric Weddle walked into the interview room in full uniform. Then the Baltimore Ravens well-bearded safety did a little dance and made a proclamation. “I told you,” Weddle said. “These ain’t the same Ravens.” After two years and two painful near misses, he might be ...

Chad Ware Named Martins Ferry Wrestling Coach

MARTINS FERRY — Realizing a dream. Chad Ware is doing just that. Ware was recently named Martins Ferry’s head wrestling coach. He replaces Chas Yoder in that capacity. Yoder yielded the mat post after being selected as the Purple Riders’ new head football coach this spring. “It is ...

Pirates Finish 2018 Season With Victory

CINCINNATI — Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison put arms around each other as they walked off the field after Pittsburgh’s season-ending victory, enjoying perhaps their final moment together on a Pirates team they helped resurrect. Pablo Reyes scored on Jackson Stephens’ wild pitch in the ...

Europe Wins Back Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Europe waited two long years for that one moment when the Ryder Cup was back in its hands. Exactly when it happened Sunday was unclear, making it all the better. At roughly the same time, in two singles matches on two greens at Le Golf National separated ...

Browns Fall to Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw four TD passes and a game-tying 2-point conversion with 30 seconds left in regulation to set up Matt McGrane’s 29-yard field goal in overtime that gave the Oakland Raiders their first win since Jon Gruden’s return as coach, 45-42 over the Cleveland ...

Bengals Stun Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Andy Dalton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds remaining, lifting Cincinnati over Atlanta, 37-36 on Sunday. Dalton moved the Bengals 75 yards in about four minutes. He completed two passes on fourth down to Tyler Boyd, who had 11 catches for 100 ...

Indians Secure Win Over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer combined for a five-hitter, Francisco Lindor homered and scored twice, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday. Carrasco (16-10) was working with a limited pitch count in a tuneup before an anticipated start in ...

It’s Time to Molt

Birds face three major energetic challenges over the course of a year. Nesting and all its associated behaviors dominate spring and early summer. Parents must build nests, defend territories, and feed their constantly hungry broods. Migratory species travel great distances, often over ...

Blaney Gets A Victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it. It cost him a shot at an eighth NASCAR championship and allowed Ryan Blaney to steal a surprise victory in the debut race of the “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Had Johnson just ...

Wheeling Central Overpowers Linsly

WHEELING—Wheeling Central football coach Mike Young said it felt like Christmas morning on Saturday as he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Just a few hours later, his Maroon Knights gave him the greatest present of all in the form of a 31-14 triumph over visiting rival Linsly ...

Class A Teams Need to Look To 2019

WHEELING — Turn down the lights and cut the music. Saturday unofficially represented closing time for the West Virginia Class A football season. If those in power at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission are reading this, you can save everyone the time and effort simply ...

Linsly Solves Steubenville Catholic

WHEELING — For three straight seasons, the Linsly boys soccer team has come up short against Steubenville Catholic in the OVAC Class 3A/1A final. Three straight years of disappointment and frustration. No more. Linsly exploded for four goals in the second half —three coming in a ...

Knights Win 2nd Straight OVAC Title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — You know what they say about paybacks. Wheeling Central delivered one Saturday afternoon. Kenadee Wayt continued her torrid scoring pace and Jairika Baylor was splendid between the pipes as the Maroon Knights went back-to-back Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 blanking of No. 2 ...

Former Park Track Star Enters Slippery Rock HOF

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Andi Rose Barrett is one of the premier track & field athletes in Wheeling Park annals. She took it to another level in college, however, enjoying an All-American career at Slippery Rock University. So much so, Barrett was inducted into the Slippery Rock Athletic ...