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Rockets Rebound To Defeat Raptors, 119-109

TORONTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 119-109 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game road losing streak. Ben McLemore had a season-high 28 points, ...

Wheeling Central, Linsly Begin Inaugural Bowling Seasons

WHEELING — A new era began in the OVAC sports Wednesday. Since its inception, OVAC bowling has been comprised of only Ohio schools. That all changed when Wheeling Central and Linsly were introduced to the league when they squared off at Rose Bowl Lanes. The Maroon Knights and Cadets will ...

Big 12 Honors Colton McKivitz

MORGANTOWN — Colton McKivitz had just wrapped up dinner with his parents — Matt and Wendy — Wednesday afternoon and was ready to get on the road back to Morgantown when he took a quick glance at his Twitter account. The former Union Local High School standout and now former Mountaineer ...

Jarry Stops 28 Shots as Penguins Defeat Blues, 3-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stefan Noesen celebrated his return to the NHL with his first goal of the season and the banged up Pittsburgh Penguins handed the St. Louis Blues their first regulation road loss since before Halloween with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night. Noesen, a five-year veteran who ...

COLLEGE AND PREP ROUNDUP: No. 14 West Liberty Men Upset at the Buzzer

WEST LIBERTY — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Dusan Vicentic hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to complete an improbable comeback Wednesday night as the hot-shooting Bobcats shocked No. 14-ranked West Liberty, 94-91, in Mountain East Conference action at the ASRC. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers ...

Ohio State Takes Down UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Duane Washington Jr. had 18 points and No. 6 Ohio State shot 54% after halftime to beat No. 7 North Carolina 74-49 on Wednesday night, handing the Tar Heels their most lopsided home loss under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams. E.J. Liddell added 12 points for the ...

Wheeling Central’s Adam Murray Seeing Time on Offense

By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer WHEELING — Adam Murray etched his name into not only Wheeling Central history, but West Virginia history two years ago as a sophomore when he won the Sam Huff Award. The following year, he made history again by becoming the only player to win the Huff Award twice. ...

Wheeling Central Girls’ Defense Smothers Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wheeling Central girls basketball team is back to full strength. It showed on Tuesday night as the Maroon Knights forced 32 turnovers and rolled to a 64-34 victory over host Magnolia. “We just wanted to make sure we put pressure on their guards and not let (Kyndra) ...

OSU, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP Position

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the great debate by Saturday night. Utah was fifth, ...

Heat Hand Raptors First Home Loss

TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, Duncan Robinson scored 22 points and the Miami Heat spoiled Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto’s lineup by beating the Raptors 121-110 in overtime Tuesday. Butler scored eight consecutive points in 55 seconds to begin ...

Golden Knights Down Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored three straight goals in the third period to rally the Vegas Golden Knights over New Jersey 4-3 Tuesday night, hours after the Devils fired coach John Hynes. Marchessault scored twice in the first 5:04 of the third to give the Golden Knights a ...

Josh Strope’s Week 14 NFL Picks

As we head into the final month of the NFL season, I have been fairly happy with how my first season as an NFL picker has turned out. I have learned it is a lot harder than I thought it would be. The NFL is so unpredictable. One week a team can look like world-beaters and the next, fall to the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Kelly Hendershot Nets 1,000th Point in Shadyside Victory

SHADYSIDE — Kelly Hendershot delivered 22 points and reached 1,000 career points as Shadyside downed Steubenville Catholic 78-50 on Tuesday night. Barnesville 85 River 77 BARNESVILLE — Luke Powell set a career-high and a Barnesville single-game record with 46 points, breaking his ...

OSU, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP Position

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the ...