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Jags, Titans to Square Off in AFC South Showdown

The AFC South is shaping up as quite a division race. Should the Jaguars win at home Thursday night against the Titans, it would tighten up things early in the season. But Tennessee, ranked 18th in the AP Pro32, is a 1¢-point favorite over Jacksonville. The Colts, even without Andrew Luck, ...

Police: Pirates’ Vazquez Attempted to Have Sex With Minor

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vazquez is charged with ...

13th Annual Cancer Research Classic Slated for Jan. 3 and 4

WHEELING — The 13th annual Cancer Research Classic schedule features some new faces and some of the teams area basketball fans have become accustomed to seeing aren’t on the lineup. Regardless, the event, which is the brainchild of Dr. Gregory Merrick, will still feature 12 of the ...

Pirates’ Vazquez Arrested on Child Sex Charges

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vazquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania ...

Seattle Blanks Pittsburgh, 6-0

PITTSBURGH — Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 on Tuesday night after Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested on multiple felony charges earlier in the ...

Steelers Begin Post-Ben Life

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance will not change,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. A day removed from announcing ...

Magnolia Golf Wins Inaugural MOVL Title

POWHATAN — The Magnolia golf team made history Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Eagles — by virtue of their round of 341 — won the inaugural Mid Ohio Valley League Championship — in any sport — at the Clair-Mar Golf Course. Magnolia finished 23 shots ahead of Frontier, which is in ...

Josh Strope’s NFL Week 3 Picks

What a 24 hours for the Pittsburgh Steelers! It began with news that franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need surgery on his elbow that ends his season. It ended with the team trading away a first-round draft pick to acquire defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. Let’s begin with ...

Wheeling Park Earns Sweep Of John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — Wheeling Park first-year volleyball coach Samantha Gentle has been working with her team to improve its play at the net. That work has been paying off, especially on offense, and it showed on Monday night as the Patriots swept John Marshall 25-14, 25-21 and 26-24 at the ...

Carl Nyh, Mark Kaufmann Pace Linsly Running Game

By CODY TOMER Staff Writer WHEELING — Linsly coach B.J. Depew wanted to get as many running backs involved as he could during Saturday’s game against rival Wheeling Central. He did just that. A total of seven players carried the ball for the Cadets and two ran for over 100 yards in ...

Big Ben Done For Season

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl ...

Browns Take Down Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham Jr. had an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, and Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns did just enough to beat the short-handed and banged-up New York Jets 23-3 on Monday night. Beckham, traded ...

Fitzpatrick Traded To Pittsburgh

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick got his wish and was traded Monday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round draft pick in 2020, two people familiar with the negotiations said. The people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of ...

Brown’s Status Again In Limbo This Week

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown’s availability is again in limbo this week with the NFL preparing to meet with the former trainer that has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the star receiver of rape and sexual assault. On Monday, the NFL declined to ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeling Park Girls Take Out Parkersburg, 6-0

WHEELING — Emma Delk scored two goals while Gracey Hanna dished out two assists as Wheeling Park stomped Parkersburg, 6-0 in prep girls soccer action Monday evening. Abbey Anderson tallied a goal and an assist for the Patriots. Also scoring were Faith Mealy, Mia Zecca and Adlie ...

Sabres Defeat Penguins in OT

In State College, Pennsylvania, Jack Eichel scored 4:52 into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eichel finished with a goal and an assist. John Gilmour, Conor Sheary, Henry Jokiharju and Tage Thompson also scored for the Sabres. Carter Hutton ...

Twins Open 5-Game AL Central Lead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night. Seeking their first AL Central title since 2010, the Twins opened a five-game ...