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PASSING BY — Madonna’s MaKayla Virden kicks in front of Tyler Consolidated’s Kelsi Vandruff during a Class AA/A Region 1 Section 1 matchup on Monday at Brooke. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Perfect passing paces Madonna past Tyler

WELLSBURG — Adjusting to Brooke Memorial Stadium’s wet turf Monday night, the Madonna girls soccer team struggled shooting against Tyler Consolidated. The passing was nearly perfect, however, and the Blue Dons capitalized on a few of those during their 3-0 victory in a Class AA/A Region 1 ...

PASSING THROUGH — Oak Glen’s Coleman Conley passes to teammate Parker Provenzano during a Class AA/A Region 1 Section 1 matchup against Trinity on Monday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Harris’ two-goal performance advances Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys soccer team handily disposed of Trinity Christian 2-0 Monday evening in the opening round of the Class AA/A Region 1 Section 1 tournament and are looking toward getting some revenge when they move on to play Wheeling Central Wednesday at 7:30 at Wheeling ...

Monarchs eliminate Bruins in Class AAA tournament

GLEN DALE — The speedy Zara Zervos and teammate Tressa Begley were a deadly combination on the pitch during Monday’s Class AAA sectional match at John Marshall. Begley delivered three assists to Zervos, who raced past the Brooke defense for four goals, leading the Monarchs to a 5-1 ...

HEADED TO THE END ZONE — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown runs for a touchdown ahead of Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Phillip Gaines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday.
-- Associated Press

Steelers outlast Chiefs to down NFL’s last unbeaten

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Le’Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers spent Sunday beating up on the Kansas City Chiefs. Beating up the goal-post padding, too. The Steelers’ star running back churned out 179 yards and a touchdown in a performance reminiscent of January’s playoff victory over ...

Playoff spots at stake in Thursday special

A Thursday night special with loads of playoff implications headlines the local Week 9 football schedule. It matches a pair of cross-river rivals (unbeaten Madonna and Catholic Central) and is set for Weir High’s Jimmy Carey Stadium. Madonna, the surprise team of the year in The Herald ...

Browns still winless after another QB struggles

HOUSTON — Cleveland started a new quarterback on Sunday. The results were the same. Kevin Hogan became the 28th different starter at quarterback for the Browns since 1999 after rookie DeShone Kizer was benched this week. But Hogan’s mistakes kept the Browns (0-6) winless with a 33-17 ...

Turner’s homer in ninth downs Cubs

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Turner drove in every run for Los Angeles, ...

Star-studded Cavs eyeing another title

CLEVELAND — Before LeBron James sat down for a 45-minute news conference in which he took a few swipes at Kyrie Irving, President Trump and temporarily quieted the drumbeat about his future, the superstar succinctly summarized Cleveland’s offseason. “Long summer,” he said. “Really ...

LeBron tests ankle in practice, but status for opener unclear

CLEVELAND — LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener. James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the ...

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about ...