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Red Raiders to Invade Mountaineer Field

LUBBOCK, Texas — Ask anyone with knowledge of Big 12 football and they will tell you that there will be a lot of NFL-ready talent on the artificial surface at Milan Puskar Stadium when No. 24 Texas Tech (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) looks to snap its losing ways against unranked West Virginia (3-2, ...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif.  The 49ers won't be forcing their players to stand during the national anthem, safety Eric Reid said Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Reid, the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in protest last season, said he had a conversation recently with 49(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Eric Reid: 49ers won’t force players to stand for anthem

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers won't be forcing their players to stand during the national anthem, safety Eric Reid said Wednesday. Reid, the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in protest last season, said he had a conversation recently with 49ers CEO Jed York, who ...

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John Marshall’s Lydia Knutsen serves during the OVAC semifinals at John Marshall on Tuesday.

John Marshall Rolls Into Final

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall seemed to get stronger and stronger as Tuesday’s OVAC 5A semifinal match went on. The Monarchs (18-3) hosted the first round of the tournament and used the homecourt to their advantage on the way to a 25-21, 25-18 and a dominating 25-10 sweep of University, ...

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Wheeling Central’s Julie Padden tries to keep the ball in play during Tuesday’s match against Crestview.

Wheeling Central Ousted At Crestview

COLUMBIANA—The Crestview volleyball team’s first Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament match went off without a hitch. The top-seeded Rebels took command early and maintained control the rest of the way as they dispatched fourth-seeded Wheeling Central Catholic 25-8, 25-17, 25-8 in ...

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Marshall’s Zara Zervos runs to an 11th place finish at the TRAC cross country meet at Grand Vue Park on Tuesday. 

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John Marshall’s Zervos Places 11th

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall’s Zara Zervos has had a busy schedule for her first year as a Monarch. Just one day after scoring four goals in a victory over Magnolia, the freshman led the way for the Monarchs as the TRAC cross country meet at Grand Vue Park on Tuesday. Zervos finished 11th in ...

President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to honor the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump Sticks to Hockey in Honoring Penguins

WASHINGTON — After adding to the uproar over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump mostly stuck to hockey in honoring the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, calling them “true champions and incredible patriots.” Trump welcomed the ...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, and manager Terry Francona share a laugh during a baseball workout, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians host the New York Yankees on Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALDS. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Yankees, Indians Set for Game 5

CLEVELAND — There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness. As the Cleveland Indians got ready for their biggest game this season, a winner-take-all Game 5 against the New York Yankees, everything seemed normal, routine. Before answering ...

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Wheeling Central’s Daniel O'Leary (13) and Alex Magruder battle for possession with Indian Creek’s Malik Archie during Tuesday’s game in Mingo Junction.

Indian Creek Outlasts Wheeling Central, 5-3

MINGO JUNCTION — The first half Tuesday evening was a tale of two different performances. The Indian Creek boys’ soccer scored the first three goals against Wheeling Central, and the Redskins tacked on two more after that en route to a 5-3 victory at Muth Field. “That is the best ...

Toppers Close Gap At MEC Tourney

DANIELS—The West Liberty University men’s golf team shot a low round score of 295 on Tuesday to close the gap on front-running Charleston and take over second place heading into the final round of the Mountain East Conference championship tournament at The Resort at Glade Springs. West ...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) warms up before of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

Big Ben Still Believes He Is a Top QB

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On second thought, Ben Roethlisberger believes he still has “it.” In fact, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure he’s never lost “it,” even if he found himself somewhat facetiously wondering it out loud after his career-high five interceptions led to ...

Peterson Traded To the Cardinals

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals, with the worst rushing game in the NFL, have acquired running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. The 32-year-old Peterson has rushed for 11,828 yards and 97 touchdowns in his 10-plus pro ...

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Good grief, where do you even start? That’s how bad things are both on and off the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’ve been to two games this season — at Chicago and Sunday at home against Jacksonville — and they have been some of the worst performances by a Pittsburgh team in my ...

U.S. Loses, Fails to Qualify for 2018 World Cup

COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — The United States was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans’ streak of seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase. Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory here put the Americans back in the ...

Jackets Win In Overtime

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sonny Milano scored two goals, including the game-winner on a breakaway with 22 seconds left in overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Milano scored midway through the third period before Jeff Skinner tied ...

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Can JM’s Hess Win The Kennedy Award?

GLEN DALE — Only twice in the last 20 years has the Harrison H. Kennedy Award, given annually to West Virginia’s best prep football player, been awarded to someone in the Ohio Valley. Magnolia’s Justin Fox took home the hardware in 2010 while Weir’s Quincy Wilson shared the honor with ...

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Weir’s Kelsey Vacharese controls the ball while Harrison Central’s  Jenna Easlick goes in to defend on Monday.

Weir Beats Harrison Central

WEIRTON — The 10 seniors on the Weir girls’ soccer team went out in style in their final home regular season game Monday evening. The Red Riders controlled the ball for most of the game as Weir scored three goals in each half en route to a 6-0 victory over Harrison Central on senior night ...

Bell Wants To Stick to The Ground Game

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger. The Pittsburgh Steelers game plan is another matter. The Pro Bowl running back wasn’t offered any explanation on why he carried the ball just 15 times against the NFL’s worst run defense in a stunning 30-9 loss to ...

Yankees Force Game 5 in ALDS

NEW YORK — Luis Severino bounced back from his playoff debacle, slumping Aaron Judge delivered a big hit and the New York Yankees took advantage of shoddy defense by Cleveland to beat the Indians 7-3 Monday night and push their AL Division Series to a decisive Game 5. Gary Sanchez homered ...

Jackson Undecided on QB Situation

BEREA, Ohio — Hue Jackson made a drastic decision on Sunday with DeShone Kizer. Now he’s got a bigger one: keep the rookie quarterback on the bench or play Kevin Hogan. And as weighs the pros and cons on how to best handle Cleveland’s latest quarterbacking conundrum, Jackson again said ...

Keenum Leads 3 Scoring Drives, Vikings Beat Bears

CHICAGO — Case Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Sam Bradford, and the Minnesota Vikings spoiled prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s debut with a 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal in the closing ...