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Blue Jackets Defeat Kings

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night. Lukas Sedlak and Josh Anderson also scored and Cam Atkinson had assists on both Panarin goals as the Blue Jackets snapped a ...

Patriots Take Down Monarchs

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WHEELING — Another classic chapter of the Wheeling Park and John Marshall rivalry was written Wednesday night as the Patriots and Monarchs went head-to-head in a wrestling match at Wheeling Park High School. The Patriots got out to a quick start securing the first three matches and never ...

Panthers Get Past Cadets

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CONNORVILLE—Tom Figurski found out a lot about his Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team Wednesday night. Trailing visiting Linsly by 11 points after three quarters, he told his squad he was disappointed and thought they were better than they were showing. He left them with two words before ...

WLU’s Morrison Named Academic All-American

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AUSTIN, Texas — West Liberty University senior defensive back Brandon Morrison joined an elite group this afternoon when he was named to the 2018 Google Cloud NCAA Division II Academic All-America Football Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America ...

Boswell Fighting for His Job

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PITTSBURGH— Chris Boswell knows the drill. Heck, the drill is the reason he’s in the NFL in the first place. The Pittsburgh Steelers kicker earned a roster spot three years ago by booting balls in the rain and wind at Heinz Field during an open tryout after Josh Scobee flamed out four ...

Nailers Pull Away in Third

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WHEELING—The Wheeling Nailers and their fans left Wednesday night’s game at WesBanco Arena feeling pretty good, as they beat the Allen Americans in their first meeting since the 2016 Kelly Cup Final. Nick Saracino broke a 1-1 tie in the third period and Kevin Spinozzi added insurance, ...

Malashevich Earns Fulton Walker Award

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You could say Graeson Malashevich didn’t exactly follow in his father’s footsteps. Malashevich, the most versatile and perhaps most important player on Spring Valley’s Class AAA runner-up team, left an indelible mark on the program with his contributions all over the field. He was a ...

TNF Ends With Special Game

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer For those fans who dislike Thursday night football, rejoice that this week is the final game of the season on such short rest. Also rejoice that it’s one of the best matchups of the year, with hefty implications in the standings, as Kansas City ...

Morton Signs With Tampa Bay, Cincinnati Gets Roark

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By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer LAS VEGAS— An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining ...

Chicago Ends Slide, Tops Pens

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped an eight-game losing streak by topping the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Wednesday night. Marcus Kruger, Brent Seabrook, Andreas Martinsen, Brandon Saad each had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which ...

Irving Lifts Celtics in Overtime

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington ...

Texas Tech Routs NW. ST.

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver scored 15 points, Tariq Owens had 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 11 Texas Tech ran out to a 43-point halftime lead in a 79-44 victory over Northwestern State on Wednesday night. The Red Raiders (9-0) matched their best start since 2008-09. All of ...

St. Clairsville Lights Up Scoreboard Again

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There was no drama on John Jenkins Court on Tuesday night. St. Clairsville dominated at both ends of the floor from start to finish and handed Union Local an 83-42 Buckeye 8 defeat in what was the conference opener for the Red Devils. After pouring 101 points on Brooke ...

Purple Riders Down Huskies

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MARTINS FERRY — After a sluggish start in its home opener, Martins Ferry caught fire towards the end of the first quarter, carried it over to the second and rallied past Harrison Central, 63-55, Tuesday inside Tolbert Gymnasium. With his team’s start not to his liking, youthful Martins ...

Weir Defeats John Marshall in Thriller, 63-60

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WEIRTON — Down by four points at the half, Weir outscored John Marshall by 14 in the third quarter and hung on going down the stretch to get its first win of the season, 63-60, Tuesday night on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. “My guys worked hard ...

Roethlisberger OK, Boswell Not as Steelers Weigh Changes

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he’ll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few certainties for a team in search ...

Nailers’ Brown, Saracino Share ECHL Players of Week

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers announced Tuesday that forwards Cam Brown and Nick Saracino have been selected as co-recipients of the Inglasco/ECHL Player of the Week for the week of December 3-9. Brown, 25, has been a fantastic playmaker for the Nailers, as he is in the midst of his ...

WJU Men Fall to Seton Hill

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GREENSBURG, Pa. — A late surge by Seton Hill sent the Wheeling Jesuit men’s basketball team to a 92-81 loss Tuesday night in a non-conference game. The Cardinals fall to 0-10 overall, while the Griffins improve to 2-6 on the season. Sophomore guard Brendan Hoban finished with 23 points ...

Caps Beat Red Wings, 6-2

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night. Ovechkin entered the night as the NHL’s goal leader and stretched his total to 25 through 30 games, halfway to a potential ...

Fairmont Senior’s Neal Wins House Award

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FAIRMONT — Before all of the shotgun snaps, all of the touchdowns, all of the broken records and all of the lopsided scores, quarterback Connor Neal sat down with the rest of his offense to map out a plan of what it would take for Fairmont Senior to win its first state championship game in ...