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SHOOTING — Madonna’s Gab Staffileno attempts a shot over Hundred’s Mahala Britton (1) and tori Hawkins (33) during Monday’s sectional play-in game at Madonna High School. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Madonna pulls away from young Hundred to advance

WEIRTON — Some years in high school basketball a team ends up with inexperienced players and competing is sometimes a challenge. Winless Hundred is like that this year, but they showed up Monday night and played hard to the end before bowing to Madonna 78-15 in the matchup between the No. 4 ...

Joe Musgrove sees a lot of opportunity with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros’ prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future. Musgrove was the centerpiece of a four-player package the Pirates acquired ...

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Standout with Weirton roots

Nathan Dragisich, a junior at West Allegheny High School, was named WPIAL AAA Player of the Year for the 2017 soccer season. It is the first time in the West Allegheny soccer program’s history that a player achieved this honor. Dragisich scored 21 goals with 14 assists to lead West Allegheny ...

VICTORY — Austin Dillon gets a kiss from his wife, Whitney, in Victory lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
-- Associated Press

Dillon takes No. 3 to Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was ...

DEFENSE — Pittsburgh’s Carl Hagelin looks to stop Nick Foligno during Sunday’s game in Columbus.
-- Associated Press

Sheahan scores twice in Pens’ win

COLUMBUS — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background. Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored twice in the first period and the Pittsburgh ...

TO THE BASKET — Ohio State’s Jae’Sean Tate tries to shoot while defended by Michigan’s Duncan Robinson and  Moritz Wagner during Sunday’s game.
-- Associated Press

Ohio State suffers tough loss at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan’s seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the lead, and they never trailed in the ...

Harrison wants to win, period

BRADENTON, Fla. — Josh Harrison is still with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and his feelings aren’t much different than they were a month ago. Harrison spoke to reporters Sunday, the day before the first spring training workout for Pittsburgh’s full squad. The Pirates traded outfielder ...

Team LeBron edges Team Steph in all-star game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA’s best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer. Defense? In an All-Star Game? That was just one of the many exciting surprises ...

Florida State rallies in second half to get win over Pitt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton took his two of his leading scorers out of the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. Their replacements ended up being more than adequate. P.J. Savoy led the Seminoles with 18 points and M.J. Walker added 16 as ...

Bubba Watson trending in right direction after win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bubba Watson says he was contemplating retirement. The two-time Masters champion had gone two years without winning. He fell out of the top 100 in the world ranking for the first time in 10 years. He was losing power and losing confidence, and didn’t matter which color ...