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No. 11 WVU Gets Shot At No. 1 Gonzaga

During the downtime of last week’s Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins pounced on an opportunity to challenge his team early. Tennessee had dropped out of the Jimmy V Classic, leaving No. 1 Gonzaga without an opponent. Never one to shy away from a ...

Steelers, Ravens Set To Finally Meet … Maybe

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t into hypotheticals. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach prefers to deal with what is happening, not what might happen. This season, however, has challenged that approach. The unbeaten Steelers (10-0) are scheduled to host some semblance of the Baltimore ...

Ohio State Still 4th in CFP Rankings After Cancellation

Ohio State held on to the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night after having its previous game canceled, landing behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson for a second straight week. The selection committee’s top seven teams were unchanged from ...

Roughriders Move Closer to Being Sold

WHEELING — The West Virginia Roughriders have been sold, somewhat. According to franchise owner Gregg Fornario, he and a group — HMG Sports — have “signed an agreement deal.” HMG also owns the Baltimore Lightning. “We’ve been talking for a bit now,” Fornario said of the ...

Harrison Central, Bridgeport Pause Girls Basketball

The Bridgeport and Harrison Central girls basketball programs have officially pushed the pause buttons on their current seasons. Both the Bulldogs and Huskies are shutting down just their girls teams for two weeks as each team has one player with a case of coronavirus, which has led to the ...

Brown Squashes South Carolina Rumors

Staff Reports If there were any questions about current West Virginia coach Neal Brown being a candidate for the South Carolina head coach position, they have been answered. Brown, during a press conference Tuesday, squashed any rumors that he was a candidate for the Gamecocks’ position. ...

The Wait Continues For Steelers-Ravens

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer The Baltimore Ravens’ struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday afternoon. It’s the third fix to a matchup originally ...

Willis Resigns As JM Football Coach

MOUNDSVILLE — Coaching football can take hours away from precious family time. John Marshall football coach Jason Willis has spent nearly 20 years of his life coaching, including the last three as the head coach of his alma mater. Now, after a 5-4 regular season this year and a 15-15 ...

Hendershot Tabbed Second Team All-State

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls soccer team achieved new heights this season despite a lot of adversity. One of the main reasons was the play of senior Mikayla Hendershot. It didn’t go unnoticed as the 4-year veteran was named Division II second team all-state. The all-state ...

MLB Launches Wood-Bat League for Draft Prospects

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams will play a 68-game regular season that includes an All-Star ...

Seahawks Soar Past The Eagles

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA — DK Metcalf again made the Philadelphia Eagles regret passing him up in the draft. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Eagles 23-17 on Monday ...

Shamrocks Fall to Colts in Quiet Greenhouse

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville head coach Jason Perkins had trouble explaining his team’s lackluster performance Monday night which resulted in a 56-42 girls’ basketball loss to visiting Meadowbrook on Senior Night inside an unusually quiet ‘Greenhouse.’ “We came out a little flat to ...

Browns Picking Up Confidence with Every Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are in unfamiliar territory. The challenge is staying there. With a tougher-than-it-should-have-been win at Jacksonville on Sunday, Cleveland clinched just its third winning record over the last 21 years. The Browns strengthened their grip on a playoff spot with ...

49ers to Play 2 Upcoming Home Games in Arizona

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night ...

Ready or Not, NBA Training Camps Set to Open

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer For the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, it was the shortest offseason ever. For the eight teams that haven’t played since March, the offseason dragged for longer than most seasons last. And for all 30 clubs, questions are far more prevalent than ...

UNC Downs UNLV, 78-51

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman RJ Davis scored 16 points and No. 14 North Carolina recovered from an ugly start to beat UNLV 78-51 on Monday night in the first round of the relocated Maui Invitational. Garrison Brooks added 14 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the ...

Indians Sell Cimber to Fish

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians sold side-arm reliever Adam Cimber to the Marlins on Monday for $100,000, and Miami designated right-hander Jose Urena for assignment. Urena, the Marlins’ opening day starter in 2018 and 2019, spent six seasons with the Marlins and had been with them ...

Saban Expecting to Return

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer Alabama coach Nick Saban expects to be back Saturday at LSU. Saban, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Wednesday, had to watch the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 42-13 victory over rival Auburn from home over the weekend while offensive coordinator Steve ...

COVID-19 Claims Super Six Championships

The Super Six, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s trio of state football championship games, will not happen this season, a victim of the West Virginia Department of Education’s COVID-19 school opening map. Yet three prep football teams in West Virginia will claim ...

Oak Glen’s Season Comes To Abrupt End

NEW MANCHESTER — A football season full of anxiety and turmoil abruptly ended the only way it could for West Virginia teams Saturday night, especially for Oak Glen. Following the release of the latest COVID map, the WVSSAC decided to cancel the Super Six and award championships to teams ...