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Gordon To Be Introduced Into NASCAR Hall of Fame

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on “Thursday Night Thunder” to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little more than his Nintendo Game Boy. The 20-year-old from California, who briefly ...

Varner Shares Lead At Phoenix Open

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Harold Varner III overcame an early bogey with three straight birdies, moving himself in position to tie for the lead. He got it with a long putt and a dab on the loudest hole in golf. Varner snaked in a long birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale on ...

Penguins Take Care Of Lightning, 4-2

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PITTSBURGH — After a baffling loss to a last-place team and with a visit from the NHL’s best club looming, the Pittsburgh Penguins called a players-only meeting on Tuesday in an effort to clear the air. “We needed an answer,” defenseman Kris Letang said. For a night, they found ...

Brown Takes Over as Cameron Football Coach

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CAMERON — Coaching is a hard thing to get out of your system. Just ask Tim Brown. After a decade-long stint leading Groveport Madison, Brown came back to his hometown of Cameron and became the school’s athletics director. While coaching football was in his blood, he didn’t seek the head ...

OVAC Dual Championships Now Friday

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The polar vortex Mother Nature delivered to the Ohio Valley early Wednesday has forced postponement of the sixth annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Wrestling Championships. Instead of competitions being held Wednesday night and tonight at Brooke High School in ...

Iowa State Rolls Past WVU, 93-68

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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net. It was that kind of night for Wigginton, who has ...

WLU’s Brown Makes History

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Marissa Brown scored her 1,500th career point and the West Liberty University women’s basketball team rolled to its third straight win here Wednesday, breezing past Shepherd, 79-61, in Mountain East Conference action at the Butcher Center. The win capped a season sweep for ...

Lots of Questions for Goodell, Not a Lot of Answers

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTA — Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick’s football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty ...

Donald, Suh to Lead Rams’ Super Bowl Pursuit

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ATLANTA — Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald’s feats of ridiculous athleticism. Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers’ left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam ...

Celtics Take Down Hornets

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BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 on Wednesday night despite Kyrie Irving’s absence. Terry Rozier had 17 points and tied a career high with 10 assists in place of Irving, ...

Pirates Sign Two To Minor League Deals

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed reliever Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck to minor league contracts that include invitations to big league camp when spring training begins next month. Maurer, 28, is 16-31 with 36 saves and a 5.36 ERA in 289 games with Seattle, ...

Schellhase Chases Down School Record

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WHEELING — Not only was senior night at Wheeling Park a time to reflect on the last four years but it was also a night to create new memories. The Patriots won every event on Tuesday night and rolled to victory over Bridgeport but Park senior Charles Schellhase had one last thing on his ...

Wheeling Park Improves to 9-2

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PARKERSBURG — Keondre’ King scored 36 points as Wheeling Park overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Parkersburg South, 84-67 Tuesday night at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. It was the first time since 2015 that Wheeling Park defeated Parkersburg South on its home floor. A 12-2 ...

Williamson’s 27 Paces Magnolia Past Paden City

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — With freshman Trevor Williamson struggling with his shot, veteran Magnolia Coach Dave Tallman enlisted the help of one of his former All-West Virginia players, Mark Winters, to assist. A couple of slight adjustments later and the results were on display Tuesday night as ...

Girls OVAC Basketball Semifinal Pairings Set

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BELLAIRE — The road to an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship is set. The OVAC Basketball Championship Committee met Tuesday morning at the OVAC office to formally nail down the pairings for the semifinals, which will be played on Monday at the higher seed’s gym, and the ...

Cooks Grabs 2nd Shot At Super Bowl After Pats Trade

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ATLANTA — In the past three NFL seasons alone, Brandin Cooks has caught passes from Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff while playing for Sean Payton, Bill Belichick and Sean McVay. “I guess I know how to pick ‘em, right?” Cooks asked Tuesday with a laugh. Cooks has racked up 3,786 ...

Pelicans Take Down Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) — Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets in their first game since Anthony Davis’ agent said the five-time All-Star wanted to be traded. James Harden scored 37 points for Houston to ...

Sabres Beat Blue Jackets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Conor Sheary scored early in the third period to lift the Buffalo Sabres over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-4 Tuesday night. Sheary and Evan Rodrigues each had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, who won their first game back from a bye week and the All-Star break. ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Shadyside’s Andes Wins 300th Career Game

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SHADYSIDE—Shadyside coach Ed Andes won his 300th game at his alma mater on Tuesday with a 59-29 victory over Bellaire. “Three hundred wins means I coached a lot of good players, helped by good assistants, who stuck around awhile and supported by a quality administration,” Andes ...