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St. Clairsville’s Keri Klinkosi attempts a shot while Bellaire’s Katrina Davis defends during Monday’s game.

Bellaire Beats St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The last time Bellaire took the court for a girls’ basketball game, it was embarrassed at home by Wheeling Central. The Big Reds wanted to show people they weren’t that bad of a team. Monday night Bellaire pressured St. Clairsville into submission in the first quarter ...

Creek Downs Beaver Local

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls’ basketball team delivered another strong night on the defensive end. Indian Creek jumped out to a nine-point lead against Beaver Local, and the Redskins pulled away in the second half en route to a 60-39 victory Monday night at home. “I believe ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Colorado Avalanche's Carl Soderberg (34) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Avalanche Top Pens

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots and Mark Barberio scored in the third period, helping the Colorado Avalanche top the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night. Blake Comeau added an empty netter against his former team as Colorado won its ...

Elkins’ Triplett Receives Fulton Walker Award

By GREG CAREY The Exponent Telegram Of all the things Elkins kicker George Triplett acomplished in his senior season, perhaps one aspect stood out above the rest to first-year Tigers’ coach Evan Hott. “We gave up 45 return yards on punts,” Hott said. “That totally speaks to ...

Rockets Win 10th Straight

HOUSTON (AP) — Clint Capela scored a career-high 28 points, James Harden had 26 points and 17 assists and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123 on Monday night for their 10th straight victory. The game was tied with about three minutes remaining after Harden made two ...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) looks to pass, during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Dolphins Down Pats

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part. Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and Miami snapped ...

Jackson Dismisses Idea Job Is Still in Jeopardy

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Once Hue Jackson stopped laughing, he got serious. A day after dropping to 0-13 for the second straight season and 1-28 in his two years coaching the Browns, Jackson said he doesn’t believe a report that new Cleveland general manager John ...

New Yankee Giancarlo Stanton shows off his new jersey during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Yankees Get NL MVP Stanton From Marlins

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Now slugging for the Bronx Bombers, Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton’s trade to the New York Yankees from Miami was finalized Monday, a deal that sent second baseman Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers to the Marlins for the NL ...

Villanova No. 1 in AP Top 25

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Villanova’s unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 , while Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year coach Bobby Hurley. After a tumultuous week in which unanimous No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kansas lost, the ...

File-This Dec. 2, 2017, file photo shows Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) dropping back to pass in the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against TCU in Arlington, Texas.  Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the Sooners more players on the first team than any school. The All-America team, selected by a panel of 17 Top 25 voters, was released Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Oklahoma Leads With Three 1st-Team AP All-Americans

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the ...

Tours to Eliminate 2-Shot Scorecard Error for Reviews

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Players no longer will be penalized two shots for an incorrect scorecard if they were not aware of a rules violation when they signed their card. The USGA and R&A also will no longer respond to most TV viewers’ calls during the tournament. The ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) slips the tackles of Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57), left, and Eric Weddle, rear, for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Pittsburgh Locks Up AFC North

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh’s defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore’s last-gasp drive in the ...

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Dr. Bill Welker stands with his most recent book “The Sparrow’s Spirit” and the first-place awards he received for it in the 6th annual Beverly Hills International Book Contest. His book won in the sports category.

Welker Receives National Acclaim for Latest Book

WHEELING — Dr. Bill Welker was, and still is, a great ambassador of high school wrestling. He recently retired after a 40-year career as a referee and later as a rules interpreter and clinician for the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission. However, Welker, a former ...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams rushes for a 25-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Packers Stun Browns in OT

CLEVELAND — Your turn, Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers saved their season just in time for their star’s return. Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-21 win on ...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) carries during the first half against Indiana in an NCAA college football in Bloomington, Ind. Taylor finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting this and depending on what the juniors do ahead of him, he could be the highest placing returnee. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Handful in Race For Heisman ’18

The 2018 Heisman Trophy race could be wide open. There will be no returning winner, with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield becoming the first senior to win the award since 2006. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the 2016 winner and a finalist this year, is a junior likely to jump to the ...

WVU Women Down Coppin St.

MORGANTOWN, — After three Power 5 games, there wasn’t much for No. 10 West Virginia to learn on Sunday. Coach Mike Carey was less than pleased with the some of his players’ habits as the Mountaineers cruised to victory over Coppin State, 101-43. “Tough game to play,” Carey said. ...

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount runs past Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Alec Ogletree during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Philadelphia Clinches NFC East in Victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury, and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left as the Eagles clinched the NFC East title as they defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 43-35. Two sources familiar with ...

Blackhawks Defeat Coyotes

CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford made 31 saves, Artem Anisimov scored with 4:47 left in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday night. Tommy Wingels and Nick Schmaltz also scored in the third to help Chicago win its second straight after dropping five ...

Oladipo Scores 47; Pacers Beat Nuggets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists in the Indiana Pacers’ 126-116 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Pacers used an 8-0 scoring run, capped by Thad Young’s putback with 5 seconds left in regulation, ...

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Brooke’s Nick Leonard Picks Alderson Broaddus

Brooke baseball standout Nick Leonard signs his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Alderson Broaddus University. Leonard is flanked by his mother Allison and sister Kourtney. Back row are Leonard’s father, Kenny and coach Ron Ujcich.