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Why Schools Rush To Extend Coach Contracts

Coming off a division title that included a victory against its archrival, Auburn faced the prospect of losing its coach. Who knows whether Gus Malzahn really wanted to return to his home state and become the head football coach at Arkansas, another SEC school, but Auburn’s leadership ...

Some Starters Returning for OSU Defense

COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 2 Ohio State expects to get back a couple of starters on a banged-up defense that has shown a weakness for giving up big plays all season. Despite their 30-14 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the Buckeyes — who moved up a spot in the AP Top 25 — looked ...

Tagovailoa Scare a Reminder Alabama’s Plan B Is Good, Too

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee. But the situation could have been worse — on multiple levels. The Crimson Tide got a break, Tagovailoa was able to trot off the field and apparently ...

Senators Beat Stars, 4-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time. Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Ottawa is also getting contributions from its rookies, ...

Brewers Take Game 3 of NLCS

LOS ANGELES — A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run ...

NBA Preview: It’s The Warriors, And Then Everyone Else

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over ...

Packers Defeat 49ers, 33-30

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A pick, a beneficial penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San ...

Red Riders Down Blue Eagles

WEIRTON — The Weir girls soccer team scored five goals in the first 23 minutes of the game Monday night and defeated Magnolia, 5-1, in the opening round of the Class AA/A sectional tournament at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The win advanced the Red Riders (10-9), who are the third seed, into a ...

Brown’s Late TD Lifts Steelers Past Bengals

CINCINNATI — Ben Roethlisberger saw the defensive alignment and knew immediately that the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance for a winning touchdown. All he had to do was get the ball to Antonio Brown right away. Brown took a few strides, caught the pass and ran behind Justin Hunter’s block ...

Rivers, Chargers Blow Out Browns

CLEVELAND — Ol’ man Rivers keeps rolling along. Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the 36-year-old quarterback even threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the ...

Red Sox Even Series

BOSTON — David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price ...

Pernell To Enter Hall Of Fame

WEIRTON — Ray Pernell has lived his life around wrestling. The Weirton resident was a two-time state and two-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference champion during his days at Weir. He also qualified for the National AAU team and won a pair of matches against the West Germany team in Chicago. ...

North To Be Lauded

MARTINS FERRY — Passionate, dedicated and incisive work all too often goes unnoticed. Fortunately, that is not the case for Kim North. The veteran and talented Times Leader sportswriter has earned his just reward for his 30-plus years of work in the newspaper business, much of which ...

U.S. Into World Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Heath’s first came in the first two minutes of the ...

Amirola Advances In NASCAR Playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for Almirola and atoned for his ...

Jesuit Blanks Denison, 31-0

WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit football team shutout the Denison Big Red junior varsity squad, 31-0, in a Sunday afternoon exhibition game at Bishop Schmitt Field. The Cardinals got out to an early lead, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Wide receiver Kiaran Turner caught the first ...

Palmieri Lifts Devils Past Sharks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored two goals for the third straight game and the New Jersey Devils rallied from their first deficits of the season to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Sunday. Jean-Sebastien Dea capped the two-goal, third-period outburst with the winner at 3:25. Keith ...

Ravens Record 11 Sacks; Blank Titans, 21-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Ravens piled up a franchise-record 11 sacks in the rain. Za’Darious Smith had three sacks and Patrick Onwuasor had two for the Ravens (4-2), who had six sacks by halftime, in a 21-0 victory against the Tennessee Titans. They finished a sack off the NFL record for ...

Paden City Claims OVAC 1A Title

MORRISTOWN — Coming into the 2018 season, one thing high on the list for Paden City was proving people wrong. After graduating six seniors and returning only two starters (Mallory Yeater and Hope Weber) from last yearís squad, the Wildcats thought it was their duty to prove they were still a ...

East Liverpool Sweeps Oak Glen

MORRISTOWN—Another year, another OVAC championship for East Liverpool. The Potters have a dynasty in the making as they secured their third straight OVAC 4A title as they defeated Oak Glen 25-17, 25-14, 25-23 Saturday at Union Local High School. “I love it,” East Liverpool coach ...