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Cardinals look to take next step as a program

WHEELING — Speaking at MEC Football Media Day Wednesday, Wheeling University head coach Zac Bruney said the Cardinals are looking to take the next step as the program enters its fifth year. “We’re in that phase where it’s time to take that next step,” Bruney said. “We’ve had ...

Hilltoppers hope for better fortunes

WEST LIBERTY — There were a lot of negatives one could take away from West Liberty’s injury-plagued 2021 season in which the Hilltoppers finished with just a 4-7 record. One of the positives to having so many injuries was the opportunites they opened up for a number of WLU’s younger ...

Reynolds Hits 2 HR, Bucs Stop Skid

PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds hit two home runs, JT Brubaker pitched seven shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Thursday night. The Pirates avoided a three-game sweep and sent Boston back to one game under .500 at 59-60. ...

Browns’ Watson Suspended 11 Games, Fined $5 Million

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve an 11-game unpaid suspension, pay a $5 million fine and undergo professional evaluation and treatment as part of a settlement with the NFL following accusations of sexual misconduct by two dozen women. The league had ...

John Marshall Sweeps Tri

MOUNDSVILLE — Ethan Cook continued a strong start to the season and led the Monarchs to a win on their home course over East Liverpool and Harrison Central. Cook shot 1-under 69 at the Moundsville Country Club to claim medalist honors. His round included four birdies as JM won with a team ...