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Kansas St. Knocks Off No. 13 Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown scored 18 points, Xavier Sneed hit a crucial 3-pointer with a minute to go, and Kansas State roughed up No. 13 Kansas 74-67 on Tuesday night to snap a frustrating eight-game losing streak against its biggest rival. Sneed finished with 14 points and Dean ...

University Outworks Wheeling Park To Advance to Title Game

WHEELING — University coach David Price knows his team isn’t going to light up the scoreboard. So when playing a rival like Wheeling Park, the Hawks were going to have to outwork the Patriots. That is just what they did. University, despite being ranked higher than Wheeling Park in the ...

Shadyside Knocks Out Wheeling Central

SHADYSIDE — The Shadyside girls’ basketball team came up short in the 2018 OVAC Class 2A championship last February. It has been on a mission since then and it took another step toward completing that Monday night in a sweltering Tiger Den. The Tigers — the top seed in the Class 2A ...

John Marshall Advances to 5A Championship

WINTERSVLLE — In a hostile environment and a chance to compete for an OVAC Class 5A championship, John Marshall senior Shay Straughn gave her team all she had and more. Indian Creek, despite having one of the best defenses in the area, could not stop Straughn. She finished with 40 points ...

Beallsville Moves On In Class 1A

BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville coach Tori Jarrett always puts full trust in her players. It showed Monday night. With four fouls each, Makenna Phillips and Olivia Muncy were given the opportunity to shine in the fourth quarter and they did just that. In a three-point game, Muncy stepped back ...

West Virginia Is Hammered By Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brandone Francis scored a season-high 16 points and No. 18 Texas Tech overwhelmed cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50 on Monday night. The Red Raiders (18-5, 6-4 Big 12), who lost four of their previous five Big 12 games, took control with a 13-0 run midway through the ...

Red-Hot Fort Frye Eliminates Magnolia, 70-52

BEVERLY — Fort Frye may well be playing its best basketball of the season and with tournament time just around the corner they couldn’t have picked a better time. After Saturday night’s thrilling come-from-behind win over arch-rival Waterford, the Cadets rolled to a 70-52 win over ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alimario’s Free Throws Lift Madonna

WEIRTON — Andrea Alimario overcame a rough start and an early injury as she drained two free throws with 55.3 seconds left as Madonna defeated Trinity, 39-37 in Monday’s OVAC Class A semifinal. The Blue Dons will face Beallsville in the title game on Saturday at Ohio University ...

Was This The Finale for Gronk?

ATLANTA (AP) — Rob Gronkowski rumbled down the field, got past two defenders and hauled in the football to set up New England’s go-ahead touchdown. If this was the farewell performance for the Patriots tight end, he went out in playmaking style. Was it his biggest catch ever? “You ...

Frankie Is Back: Bucs Ink Liriano

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano is back with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 35-year-old left-hander agreed to a minor- league contract with the team Monday that includes an invitation to big league camp. He pitched for Pittsburgh from 2013-16, going 41-36 with a 3.67 ERA and 659 ...

West Liberty Men Leapfrog IUP in D2SIDA Region Poll

EDINBORO, Pa. — A 10-game winning streak highlighted by a big win Saturday has boosted the West Liberty University men’s basketball team to the No. 1 in this week’s D2SIDA Atlantic Region poll of select regional sports information directors. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (17-2) ...

Big Game from Giannis Helps NBA-Best Bucks

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets 113-94 on Monday night. The injury-depleted Nets missed 19 of their first 20 3-point attempts, making it another easy night for the team with the ...

New Guys Settling for Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It wasn’t the hastily arranged private plane ride from Miami to Pittsburgh. Or the police escort from the airport to PPG Paints Arena. It wasn’t the sight of a black-and-gold jersey with his name on the back hanging in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ locker room. It wasn’t ...

To Squash Cheating, NASCAR Goes to Disqualification

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system. “If you are illegal, you don’t win the race,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s ...

Bengals, Dolphins Introduce New Head Coaches

CINCINNATI (AP) — After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor as their next coach in hopes of ending a long streak of futility. Taylor’s already been in ...

Patriots Claim 6th Lombardi Trophy

ATLANTA — Defenses dominated what was supposed to be a super shootout until Tom Brady led one classic drive to win the New England Patriots their record-tying sixth Super Bowl. Brady threw two perfect passes to Rob Gronkowski to set up rookie Sony Michel’s 2-yard score — the only ...

Edelman Is Named Most Valuable Player

ATLANTA — Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers. Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady’s favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again. Edelman had 10 receptions for ...

Goff, Rams’ Electric Offense Shorts Out in Defeat

ATLANTA — Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams’ electrifying offense shorted out in the Super Bowl. Goff’s 19-of-38 performance for 229 yards with a key fourth-quarter interception played a large role in the Rams’ 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night. He got a ...

Baylor Impresses In Toppers’ Opener

WEST LIBERTY — Four-time defending national champion Baylor flexed its No. 1-ranked muscles Sunday as the visiting Bears handed the West Liberty University acrobatics and tumbling team a 275.805-227.695 loss in a mutual season opener before a good crowd at the ASRC. Hilltoppers coach ...