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NFL Player Reps Not Voting on Labor Deal

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NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player representatives decided Friday to not vote on a new labor deal approved by team owners, and the union instead will meet with league negotiators at the scouting combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Earlier Friday, the union’s executive committee voted 6-5 to ...

Wheeling Park Boys Tally Program’s 700th Win

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A basketball coach can game plan all he wants in order to try and stop, or at least contain, the opponents best player. However, when a player comes off the bench and shoots lights out, that game plan is about as worthless as a wooden nickel. Such was the case for St. ...

40th Annual Toughman Contest Invades WesBanco Arena

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WHEELING — Are you tough enough? Two-hundred men and women from the tri-state area will find out if they are tonight and Saturday as the 40th annual Budweiser Original Toughman Contest invades downtown Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena. The event is being promoted by Jerry Thomas’ West ...

Abby Turner, Jenna Bopp, Victoria Kidney Swim to State Titles

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MORGANTOWN -- Following a narrow, second-place finish in the 50 freestyle, Wheeling Park High School speedster Abby Turner showed the heart of a champion just minutes later in the 100 freestyle, winning her third state championship by .06 seconds. Turner and Buckhannon-Upshur freshman sprinter ...

Maple Leafs Blank Pens

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TORONTO (AP) — Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night. Toronto bounced back nicely after dropping three of four, including a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Tuesday. It was Andersen’s ...

Bucks Rout Pistons

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DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106 on Thursday night. The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. Detroit could never get enough stops to mount any significant rally ...

Magnolia Soars Over Paden City

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — Four Magnolia players scored in double figures as the Blue Eagles secured a 90-37 victory over Paden City in prep boys’ basketball action Thursday night. Qwailei Turner paced the Blue Eagles (14-6) with 26 points while Trevor Williamson tallied 21 points including ...

NFL Owners Approve Negotiated Terms For New Labor Agreement

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players’ hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.” Details of that agreement were not ...

Cardinal Women Fall Short

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WHEELING — When a team isn’t playing well or is in a slump in a small stretch of a game, sometimes all it takes is one big play to provide a spark. Fairmont State experienced that Wednesday evening against Wheeling. Leading by as as many as 11 in the third quarter, the Cardinals went on a ...

Super Six Staying in Wheeling for Long Term

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WHEELING — The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission announced on Wednesday that the Super Six will be returning to Wheeling Island Stadium for another four years, running from 2020-23. Wheeling Island Stadium has played host to many spectacular games over the course of the ...

Riders Stave Off Big Reds Comeback

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MARTINS FERRY — During the regular season, Martins Ferry and Bellaire split their two meetings, so it didn’t surprise Purple Rider coach Dave Reasbeck when the Big Reds elected to play Ferry in the opening round of the Division III sectional tournament. As one would expect in a ...

St. Clairsville ‘Fab Five’ Hit Pool Today for State Meet

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls swimming team enters this weekend’s annual OHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championship with all attributes needed for success. The Red Devils’ version of ‘The Fab Five’ boasts experience and talent. Both will be on display, starting ...

Royals Spoil Big Night for Nailers’ Abt

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WHEELING — Wheeling defenseman Matt Abt netted his first two goals of the season but Reading spoiled his breakthrough night, taking down the Nailers 6-3 on Wednesday night inside WesBanco Arena. Reading came out more energized, outshooting Wheeling 28-16 in the first two periods, knocking ...