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No. 12 Notre Dame Takes Care of No. 14 Michigan

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brandon Wimbush connected on a long touchdown pass to help No. 12 Notre Dame jump out to a big first-half lead, Te’von Coney and the defense made it stand with a late takeaway, and the Fighting Irish beat No. 14 Michigan 24-17 on Saturday night as the rivalry returned ...

Ohio State Routs Oregon State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With coach Urban Meyer serving a suspension, new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw for a record five touchdowns as No. 5 Ohio State routed Oregon State 77-31 in the opener for both teams Saturday. After a preseason fraught with drama, the Buckeyes shook off ...

Atlanta Defeats Pittsburgh, 5-3

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman hit a tiebreaking, RBI single in the four-run eighth inning, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves rallied to snap a three-game skid and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night. The Braves increased their division lead by three games over Philadelphia. ...

Bethany Falls To Ursinis, 34-13

BETHANY — Bethany was dealt a 34-13 loss in its season-opening game against Ursinus Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium in a non-conference contest. Bison junior quarterback Carlin Bason led the team with 90 yards rushing on 20 attempts with a touchdown and completed 11 for 20 passes for 127 ...

Federer’s ‘Unreal’ Shot at U.S. Open; 10 of Top 13 Women Out

NEW YORK — The most pivotal part of Roger Federer’s U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam. The most spectacular part? That came, anyone who saw it surely would ...

Steelers Keep, Dobbs, Cut Jones

PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs’s impressive preseason ended up costing Landry Jones his job. The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph as the primary backup quarterbacks behind Ben Roethlisberger when they pared the roster to 53 on Saturday. The decision left Jones, a ...

It’s Migration Time

Shorter days and chilly mornings signal curious naturalists that certain predictable natural phenomena are about to unfold. Brilliant goldenrod turns old fields into seas of sunshine. Tree leaves have begun to morph into their fall colors glory. Look for red maples, sassafras, and poison ivy ...

Monarchs Edge Mountain Ridge

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall coach Jason Willis knew his team had to come up with a momentum changer in the second half, or its game against Mountain Ridge was going to get out of hand. And the second half looked more of the same as the Miners were putting together a long opening drive that ...

Wheeling Park Rolls Allderdice

WHEELING — Entering the season Wheeling Park was a team with plenty of question marks at the skill positions after losing a boat load of talent to graduation. Two weeks into the campaign, Coach Chris Daugherty’s Patriots may not have answered all those questions, but heading into their ...

Indian Creek Hangs On to Beat East Liverpool

WINTERSVILLE — Every snap mattered under the bright lights of Kettlewell Memorial Stadium on Friday night. Indian Creek made just enough big plays to stave off a fierce East Liverpool rally in pocketing a 26-20 victory. The Potters reeled off 20 unanswered points in the second half but ...

Yellowjackets Rebound, Sting Blue Eagles, 20-8

NEW MARTINSVILLE — In the first two weeks of the 2018 prep football season, Williamstown has taken on the top two teams in West Virginia. The Yellowjackets’ second foray into the Class A minefield turned out a lot more to Coach Terry Smith’s liking. Carter Haynes scored on three short ...

Big Red Earns 1st Win

STEUBENVILLE — Big plays on both sides of the football helped Steubenville earn a 21-17 victory over Morgantown on Legends Night Friday inside Harding Stadium. Up 14-10 at the half, Reno Saccoccia’s club needed just three snaps in the third quarter to put points on the board. Senior ...

Missed Opportunities Doom Shamrocks in Loss

BARNESVILLE — Converting on nearly every scoring chance against a high-caliber offensive football team is of the utmost importance. Case in point was Friday night at Shamrock Stadium. Barnesville drove into the red zone four times against Meadowbrook and came away without a point on any of ...

Red Knights Blank Bulldogs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It took a week longer than he would have liked but Josh Franke has his first win at his alma mater. Franke witnessed his Toronto Red Knights dominate both lines of scrimmage while taking advantage of several Bridgeport miscues en route to a 36-0 triumph at St. Clairsville ...

Weir Clobbers Anacostia, 71-20

WEIRTON — After a slow start, Weir pushed it into high gear and ran away from Washington, D.C., Anacostia, 71-20, to put the icing on a celebratory night that saw 29 of the 53 players from the 1998 state championship football team reunite with most of the coaching staff. The Indians, ...

Michigan State Rallies to Beat Utah St.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Heyward scored his second touchdown with 2 minutes left to put No. 11 Michigan State ahead and the Spartans held on to beat Utah State 38-31 on Friday night. The Spartans trailed until the second quarter, built a 13-point lead late in the third and fell ...

No. 17 WVU Opens Season Today Vs. Vols

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The hype and the practices are over. Now it’s time for No. 17 West Virginia University and Coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff to show Mountaineers fans what they can expect to witness when the 2018 edition of the Mountaineers run onto the field today at Bank of America ...

Serena Gets Best of Venus

NEW YORK — Serena Williams kept booming big shots for winners, never allowing herself to feel sorry for the overmatched player on the other side. So what if it happened to be her big sister? The Williams sisters, long ago in careers that have spanned 20 years and 30 meetings as ...

Polanco Leads Bucs Past Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Gregory Polanco’s eighth-inning single drove in Adam Frazier with the tiebreaking run, and the Pittsburgh Pirates recovered after blowing a two-run lead to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Friday night. The first-place Braves, who have lost five of their last seven, saw their ...

Clean-Cut Cutch Headed to Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — With shoulder-length dreadlocks and a well-crafted beard, Andrew McCutchen spent his 20s forcing the baseball spotlight to shine bright on small-market Pittsburgh. Now, a clean-cut McCutchen is coming cross-country to one of the sport’s grandest stages. “Just gonna ...