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Steelers not tagging Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And while the team will explore moving ...

Ohio State stays in tournament contention

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State badly needed a win over Northwestern to stay teetering on the NCAA Tournament bubble. The Buckeyes overcame a sluggish start and found their footing in the second half to pull away from Northwestern 63-49 on Wednesday night behind Kaleb Wesson’s 22 points and ...

Georgia Tech snaps streak with win over Pitt

ATLANTA (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored a career-high 29 points, James Banks had 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Georgia Tech snapped a seven-game skid with a 73-65 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. In matchup of ACC bottom dwellers, the Yellow Jackets (12-15, 4-10 Atlantic ...

Zimmerman, Big Red shine on senior night

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s pressure defense produced plenty of offense in Tuesday’s 54-36 senior night victory over Edison inside the Crimson Center. Down 10-2 after the opening quarter despite committing eight turnovers, the Wildcats were hanging tough in the second and trailed 16-8 ...

Championship time for Madonna girls

WEIRTON — The ability to adapt to what an opponent is throwing at one is important. Doing so in the tournament is vital. Tuesday night inside the Dube Dome, the No. 1 seed Madonna girls basketball team did just that, utilizing Kennedy Martin inside to build a big lead and open the Class A ...

Huskies race past Crusaders

STEUBENVILLE — Harrison Central turned up the heat, and Catholic Central wilted from the pressure. After a shaky start, the Harrison Central boys basketball team changed its defense against Catholic Central in the first quarter. The Huskies applied pressure, and the Crusaders had a ...

Edison girls, boys improving before tournament time

RICHMOND — Edison’s second season is officially underway. The Edison girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season Thursday, while the boys team concluded its regular season Tuesday night at Big Red. The girls are set to open play at 7 p.m. today at Bellaire in a Division III ...

Brooke hopes to strike fear during sectionals

WELLSBURG — Both the Brooke boys and girls basketball teams are hoping to peak when it matters most — the tournament. For the girls team, that begins at John Marshall in the Class AAA sectional tournanent. That game is scheduled for tonight and, as of late Tuesday was still on despite ...

Penguins avoid being swept by Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins seem to be getting their act together for a playoff push and one clear sign of that is finally finding a way to beat the New Jersey Devils. Bryan Rust scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and the Penguins avoided the ...

Briefs

Creek boys fall on senior night WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek boys basketball team fell on senior night, 58-48, to Buckeye 8 opponent St. Clairsville. Austin Judson led the Redskins with a game-high 20 points, while Michael Allan finished with 17 points. Derrick Eakle had eight points. ...