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Nailers Record 50 Shots, But Indy Wins on Late Goal

INDIANAPOLIS — The Wheeling Nailers dominated Friday night’s game against the Indy Fuel, but the opposing goaltender’s sparkling performance resulted in an unfavorable decision. Matt Tomkins made 48 saves for the Fuel, and Michael Neal snapped a 2-2 tie with 3:04 remaining in the third ...

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River’s Lukas Isaly drives to the basket during Friday’s game against Monroe Central.

River Dominates Monroe Central in Opener

HANNIBAL — The more things change, the more they stay the same. It can be an overly used saying, but, at least Friday night, it applied to the River boys’ basketball team. With seven new players dotting the Pilots roster, veteran coach Mark Romick wondered how his squad would react to ...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Japan's starter Shohei Ohtani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. Ohtani's agent put out a statement Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, saying the prized two-way player had decided to sign with the Angels, a surprise winner over Seattle, Texas and several other teams.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Ohtani to Sign With Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has decided he’s on the side of the Angels. The Japanese two-way star announced Friday he will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, ending the sweepstakes surrounding his move to the majors in a surprising destination. Ohtani, who intends to be both a ...

Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. The Pacers won 106-102. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Pacers Snap Cavs’ Win Streak

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo had 33 points and eight rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 on Friday night to end the Cavaliers’ winning streak at 13 games. Indiana has won three straight, nine of 12 and is the first team to beat Cleveland twice this ...

Panarin Leads Jackets Past Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Artemi Panarin had five primary assists, setting up the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night and a split of their home-and-home series. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Lukas Sedlak, Scott Harrington, Alexander Wennberg and Zach Werenski ...

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Paden City Volleyball Standout Malayna Price Commits to Wheeling Jesuit

Paden City volleyball standout Malayna Price recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit. Malayna has received several honors while performing for the Wildcats. She has been named to the first team of both the OVAC and the Mason Dixon ...

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Tyler Consolidated’s Amanda Reynolds Inks With Bethany

Tyler Consolidated senior standout Amanda Reynolds recently signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Bethany College. Reynolds is a four-year letterman at Tyler Consolidated and a three-year member of the All-LKC team. She has also been named to the All-Valley and ...

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, bottom, is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Williams Adjusts With Friend Shazier Hurt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It wasn’t so much a conscious decision Vince Williams made to wear teammate Ryan Shazier’s jersey during Steelers practice this week. And there wasn’t anyone who compelled him to do it, either. For Williams, donning the No. 50 of his close friend while he’s in the ...

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, right, introduces the NFL football teams new general manager, John Dorsey, left, during an introductory press conference in Berea, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.  (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer via AP)

Finding QB Is Top Job For New Browns GM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn’t mince words or waste time. He introduced John Dorsey as the general manager Friday, then removed any doubt about what must be done. “The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback,” Haslam said. ...

Photo by Cody Tomer / Cameron’s Pea Gossett (4) looks for an open teammate while Magnolia’s Sierra Walker defends during action of their game Thursday night game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Bench Gives Cameron Victorious Boost, 35-19

CAMERON — Coach Roger Cain knew his Cameron squad needed a spark in a close battle Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He found what he was looking for next to him on the sideline. In the third quarter, Cameron was clinging to a 16-13 lead with 2:26 left in the period when Cain ...

No Lull This Time as Jets Power Way Past Huskies in Cadiz

CADIZ — In besting Ridgewood this past Monday, Union Local led by 17 at halftime only to see its lead dwindle to four after three quarters before winning by seven. Thursday night inside the John W. Stephenson Center, the Jets led Harrison Central by nine at halftime. This time, though, there ...

Steubenville Central Tames Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Steubenville Catholic Centras girls’ basketball team used a big second-half rally to earn its fourth win in five starts Thursday inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Down by seven at halftime, the Crusaders outscored Bridgeport 34-20 during the final 16 minutes to ...

Atlanta Falcons free safety Damontae Kazee (27) tackles New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

Atlanta Keeps Its Title Hopes Alive

ATLANTA — Deion Jones made a leaping interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, setting up a three-way race for the NFC South title. Matt Ryan shook off three interceptions to ...

Moats Trying To Replace Shazier

PITTSBURGH — This is not the way Arthur Moats or anybody else wanted the veteran linebacker to get back into the regular rotation for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. As teammate Ryan Shazier rested in a hospital Thursday recovering from surgery to stabilize his injured spine, his long-term ...

U.S. Still Planning for Olympics

By The Associated Press Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the nation’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was “an open question,” and the USOC responded by saying it has no plans on pulling out. The ...

Browns Fire VP Sashi Brown

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sashi Brown brought analytics, a bevy of draft picks and some stability to the Cleveland Browns. In the end, losing mattered most. With the Browns not winning and still the NFL’s saddest franchise, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam decided it was time to make yet another ...

Hunwick Propels Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Hunwick scored 1:29 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night. Pittsburgh led 3-1 in the third period, but the Islanders tied it with goals in the final 4:53. Hunwick ended the game with his third of the season by ...

WVU Women Rout Panthers

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Teana Muldrow had 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 10 West Virginia beat archrival Pittsburgh 73-52 in the first matchup between the schools since 2012. The Mountaineers (8-0) cruised to the victory after opening the game on a 12-0 run. Pitt (5-4) was outscored 26-13 in ...

Mayfield Is Named AP Player of Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998. Mayfield easily outpointed Stanford running back Bryce Love, who came in second. Louisville quarterback ...

Ingram Wins It For L.A.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 21 points including the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds remaining to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson added 16 points apiece for the Lakers, who ...