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Rine’s NFL Week 15 Picks

WHEELING — Call it being a defender, an apologist or any other derogatory word you can come up with. But almost without fail I have backed Mike Tomlin being the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, even when the rest of the wolves were showing their teeth. That ends today, right in this ...

Tigers Top Cadets To Stay Perfect

WHEELING—With sophomore sharpshooter Baylee Wach, Shadyside’s leading scorer, shut out in the first half and the Tigers having loads of difficulties rebounding and taking advantage of Linsly turnovers, Coach Serge Gentile’s squad found themselves in a dogfight against the homestanding ...

Bears Beat Weir

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen girls basketball coach Scott Wiley knew visiting Weir would provide his Golden Bears a physical challenge. After overcoming a slow start, Oak Glen was up to the task, taking over in the fourth quarter to claim a 52-44 victory over the rival Red Riders. “We ...

Bellaire Upends St. Clairsville

BELLAIRE—Even when good basketball teams don’t play their best, they still find ways to come out on top. Bellaire did just that Monday night in girls’ action inside the ‘House of Champions’ on Guernsey Street. The Lady Reds (4-0) relied on the veteran leadership as they shot just 44 ...

Roughriders Return to American Arena League

The West Virginia Roughriders will return to the American Arena League for the 2019 season. The AAL is an east coast league comprised of teams as far south as the Carolinas and Georgia and stretching up into the northeast region of the country. The league schedule will be released in the ...

Steelers Reeling Heading Into Tough Final Stretch

PITTSBURGH— Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged his team’s spotty track record in Oakland before the AFC North leaders headed west last week but added “it’s not a major component of logistical preparation.” Maybe, but history ended up repeating itself anyway in a ...

Seahawks Defeat Vikings for Fourth Straight Win

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE— Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey’s field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle’s fourth straight victory. Chris Carson ...

Pens Victorious In Shootout, 2-1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored the decisive goal in the shootout to lift Pittsburgh over the Islanders. Guentzel also assisted on Derick Brassard’s tying goal in the third period, helping Pittsburgh improve to 3-0-1 in its last four games. Casey DeSmith had 25 saves through ...

76ers Take Down Pistons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 24 points in his return to the lineup after a one-game absence, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 116-102 on Monday night. Jimmy Butler, who had 38 points to lead Philadelphia to a 117-111 victory in Detroit on Friday, exited in the ...

Baines Shocked By Hall of Fame Selection

LAS VEGAS (AP)— Harold Baines answered the phone and learned he was a Hall of Famer. “Very shocked,” he admitted. So were many others around the baseball world. In fact, in the hours after his selection by a Hall-picked panel was announced Sunday at the Mandalay Bay resort, a lot of ...

Tide Lands Four On All-America First Team

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more ...

Steelers Drop Third Straight Game

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before ...

Cleveland Defeats Carolina

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff ...

West Liberty Falls To Fairmont St.

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State’s Jason Jolly banked in an off-balance leaner with time running out Sunday to snap a 104-104 tie, giving the Falcons a 106-104 victory against No. 8 West Liberty at Joe Retton Arena. In a back-and-forth game that saw nine ties and 16 lead changes, Coach Ben ...

Tingle’s 3-Pointer Lifts Hilltoppers

FAIRMONT — Audrey Tingle buried a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining Sunday to give the West Liberty women’s basketball team a wild 84-82 comeback victory against Fairmont State at Joe Retton Arena. Tingle’s clutch bonus bomb completed an improbable rally for Coach Kyle Cooper’s ...

Nailers Beat Fuel, 5-1

WHEELING — For the second day in a row, the Wheeling Nailers put forth an excellent overall effort, and were rewarded with another divisional victory. Nick Saracino recorded Wheeling’s first five-point game since 2016, Cam Brown dished out four assists and Jordan Ruby made 29 saves as ...

No. 7 Tennessee Takes Down No. 1 Gonzaga

PHOENIX — Tennessee lost the reigning SEC player of the year down the stretch against the nation’s top-ranked team. The Vols still had the Admiral to lead them. Admiral Schofield hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half, helping No. 7 ...

Dolphins Pull Off Miracle Play to Stun Patriots

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild 69-yard final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33. It was the longest touchdown to win a game with no time remaining since the 1970 ...

Short-Handed Patriots Trim Parkersburg South

WHEELING — Facing perennial power Parkersburg South is a tall task anytime. Taking on the defending OVAC 5A champions without your star point guard is a monumental challenge. Wheeling Park, receiving positive contributions from every player who stepped on the floor, was equal to its acid ...

Park’s Bittner, McWhorter Named First Team All-State

HUNTINGTON — During the 2018 season, Wheeling Park put up some eye-popping stats. In nine games this season, the Patriots generated more than 30 points. The offensive line certainly was the key piece to the puzzle and leading the attack was senior offensive lineman Tristen Bittner. A ...