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Pair of Seniors Step Up for Central

WHEELING — Staring at 0-2, and its schedule not getting any easier, Wheeling Central needed someone to step up. And the Maroon Knights got exactly that in a big way Friday night against Shadyside. A pair of seniors, Jordan Waterhouse and Payton Marling made key plays in all facets of the ...

Tekely Leads JM Girls to Win

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Lauren Tekely carded a 48 to lead John Marshall (205) to victory over the Red Devils (224) on Monday at the Par-36 Belmont Hills Country Club. Lakyn Parker turned in a 50 for the Monarchs, while Bethany Schaber (53), Sydney Coss (54) and Payten Clark (54) also contributed ...

Lucas Steps Down as Beallsville Football Coach

BEALLSVILLE — When the Beallsville football team returns to the field on Friday, Oct. 9 against Racine Southern, there will be a new voice leading the Blue Devils. Head coach Rusty Lucas, who was in his second season as head coach, submitted his letter of resignation — effective ...

Raiders Open New Las Vegas Stadium With 34-24 Victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24 on Monday night. The new $2 billion stadium in the desert held its first event ...

Lightning Pull Even with Stars

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. Kucherov had the primary assists on power-play goals by Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat in the first period before Kevin Shattenkirk scored and the ...

Pittsburgh’s Bats Go Silent in 5-0 Loss to Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings and the Cubs inched closer to their first NL Central title since 2017 with a 5-0 shutout of the Pirates on Monday night. Lester (3-2) struck out one and walked one in his first victory since Aug. 11. He retired the first nine ...

Deion Sanders to Coach at Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. Jackson State’s new football coach then stated “I believe” many times about what he envisions happening on and off the field. “I have a commitment to excellence in each and every thing I ...

Wheeling Park Boys XC Team Off to Fast Start

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park boys cross country team has gotten off to a great start to the 2020 season. Three meets in, the Patriots have claimed the top spot in every invitational. They opened the season winning their annual Wheeling Park Fall Classic on Sept. 5 followed by a victory at ...

Steelers Hold Off Driskel, Broncos, 26-21

PITTSBURGH — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t overthink things. His team’s defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers ...

DeChambeau Wins U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra ...

St. Louis Tops Pittsburgh, 2-1

PITTSBURGH — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek ...

OVAC Soccer Pairings are Set

COVID-19 has struck the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer playoffs, especially in Class 1A/3A and Class 5A as several West Virginia schools aren’t allowed to participate due to state restrictions. On the boys side of things, Wheeling Central (5-1-0) and University (2-0-0) would have ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Patriots Pocket Thrilling Victory

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park girls soccer team delivered an epic come-from-behind 4-3 win on Saturday over Buckhannon-Upshur in a contest that Coach Carrie Hanna said was “one of the most exciting Park games I’ve coached.” The Patriots erased a 2-0 deficit and rallied once again with ...

Davis’ 3 at Buzzer Lifts Los Angeles

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis made a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Davis finished with 31 points. He scored Los Angeles’ last 10 points and ...

Cowboys Rally to Stun Falcons, 40-39

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired after Dallas recovered and onside kick, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons 40-39 in coach Mike McCarthy’s home debut Sunday. The ...

Matthew Wolf Takes Detour To U.S. Open Lead

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Matthew Wolff is playing his first U.S. Open and carving his own path. That starts with shots he gouges out of the rough. It ends with him making six birdies, the last one a towering 7-iron from the first cut of rough that landed over the steep slope on the 18th green ...

Marshall Rolls Appalachian State, 17-7

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Doc Holliday and his young quarterback saw the two injured Appalachian State players on the ground after a collision. So they knew what to do next. Holliday called for redshirt freshman Grant Wells to run toward the side of safety Ryan Huff’s ...

Pogacar Crushes Roglic, Seals Tour Title

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he’ll win cycling’s showpiece event ...

Florida State Coach Norvell COVID Positive

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. He said his wife and daughter tested negative ...

Pitt Overcomes Mistakes, Top ‘Cuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about. That won’t be an issue going forward. While Narduzzi ...