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Minnesota Hands OSU First Loss

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By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Marcus Carr scored a career-high 35 points and Daniel Oturu had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota toppled undefeated and third-ranked Ohio State 84-71 on Sunday night for coach Richard Pitino’s first win against a top-five ...

A Birder’s Poem for Christmas

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Every December, readers make two requests: please reprint your Christmas poem and your suet recipe. I’m happy to oblige. I offer this a bit early to get a jump on Christmas. First published in 1988, the poem is an attempt to instill in younger family members a sense of the wonder and fun ...

Texans Edge Titans To Take Control of AFC South

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Houston Texans grabbed control of the AFC South by beating the Tennessee Titans 24-21 Sunday. The defending division champs are looking for Houston’s fourth AFC South title in six years under coach Bill O’Brien. The Titans haven’t won this division since ...

Golden Knights Defeat Canucks

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 Sunday night. Nick Holden, Valentin Zykov, Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone also scored for the Golden Knights. It was the fifth time this season Vegas had five ...

Lakers Win 7th Game in a Row

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ATLANTA (AP) — Not looking the least bit tired after a whirlwind weekend, LeBron James scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven with a 101-96 victory over the pesky Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. The Lakers pulled even with Milwaukee for the NBA’s ...

Alex Dunlevy Named First Team All-State in Class AAA

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MARTINSBURG — Wheeling Park quarterback Alex Dunlevy finished his prep football career with a bang. Not only did he pilot the Patriots to a few come-from-behind wins during the season, he set a few records along the way as well. Dunlevy threw for 370 yards against Morgantown to break the ...

John Marshall Boys Defeat Weir in Home Opener

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MOUNDSVILLE — In a high-tempo game with a high-energy atmosphere, Coach Chad Clutter watched his Monarchs pull out a 61-54 victory over Weir in its home opener Saturday night inside the Moundsville Field House. Adam Miller paced JM with 15 points and Derrick Derrow dropped in 11 in the ...

LSU’s Burrow Wins Heisman

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NEW YORK — Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU. The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record landslide vote, becoming the first LSU player to bring college football’s ...

Wheeling Park Cheerleading Wins State Title for Second Year in a Row

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The Wheeling Park cheerleading team claimed its second consecutive West Virginia Class AAA state championship on Saturday. The Patriots have been a force in the state as they have claimed five of the last six. “The pressure to win is high, to defend your title is even higher,” Wheeling ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo Scores 1,000th Point

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WHEELING — Alex Vargo hit a 3-pointer from the corner to record his 1,000th point in front of the home crowd on Saturday. The senior sharp-shooter also turned in 28 points and 10 rebounds to record a double-double in a 71-51 victory over Buckhannon-Upshur. Travis Zimmerman accumulated 23 ...

Phil Lewton Award Highlights Sportsmanship

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WHEELING — Sportsmanship. It is a quality that is all too often lacking these days in athletics. Fred “Fritz” Lewton is stepping up in the most generous of fashions to bring sportsmanship to the forefront for OVAC basketball teams. Lewton, who resides near Dallas Pike, is the father ...

Pens Prevail In SO, 5-4

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored twice in regulation and got the lone goal in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 on Saturday night. Rust faked a shot on the forehand and flipped a blocker-side backhander past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick for ...

WVU Defeats Nicholls St.

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s young inside presence stood out, but it was a balanced scoring attack that helped the Mountaineers outlast Nicholls State’s pesky defense. Sophomore Derek Culver scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds while freshman Oscar Tshiebwe had 15 points and 11 ...

Wheeling Drops Two To Charleston

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WHEELING — It was a tough day to be a Cardinal. Wheeling University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both suffered lopsided defeats to the University of Charleston at the McDonough Center Saturday afternoon. The Cardinal women dropped a 75-43 decision in the opener while their ...

Perry Leads No. 21 Navy Past Army

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Navy used a trick play to help reverse a rare losing streak against Army and Malcolm Perry ran for a career-high 304 yards and two touchdowns in front of President Donald Trump in the No. 21 Mids’ 31-7 victory Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Navy (10-2, No. 23, ...

Nailers Complete 3-Game Sweep

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Wheeling Nailers put together a phenomenal three-game road trip, as they won all three matches against the Rapid City Rush at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. On Saturday night, Christopher Brown tallied twice, while Renars Krastenbergs’ second period marker turned out to ...