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Wild Things fall to Joliet in FLCS

WASHINGTON, Pa. — In the winner-take-all Game 5 of the Frontier League Championship Series, Joliet defeated Washington, 4-2, on Tuesday for its second title. The Wild Things scored first as center fielder James Harris singled before left fielder Roman Collins walked. Two batters later, ...

Weir High starts strong, finishes stronger in win against rival Oak Glen

WEIRTON — From the first game of this season all the way to Monday evening, Weir High boys soccer coach Matthew Kopp is constantly tweaking his lineup, seeing what works and what connections his young Red Riders can make. Monday’s contest against Oak Glen was the best so far, as the ...

Brooke spikes Big Red

WELLSBURG — The Brooke volleyball team swept Steubenville, 25-17, 25-15, 25-23, on Monday. Landyn Haynes led the Bruins (3-6) with five aces, 18 digs and six kills. Hope Bowman had seven aces, 14 kills and 10 blocks. Chloe Fox recorded three kills and 18 assists, while Courtney Engle added ...

Steelers battling defense and drama

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been here before. Often in fact. A jarring early-season misstep filled with mental breakdowns and missed opportunity is kind of their thing. So too, it seems, is finding new ways to explain the erratic behavior of All-Pro wide receiver Antonio ...

Browns trade Gordon to Patriots for pick

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a ...

Browns release kicker Gonzalez

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zane Gonzalez got kicked straight to the curb. The Browns released the wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday in New Orleans cost Cleveland a possible first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the Saints. Gonzalez has been replaced by rookie free agent ...

Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as “a window in time I made an error.” He ...

Pirates walk-off on Royals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Jacob Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. After Jordan Luplow grounded into a double play, Kevin Kramer walked and moved to second on Kevin ...

Mahomes burns Steelers D, Chiefs hold on to win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. “Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh. Hill ...

Maragos family’s ties to Cartwright Field deep

RICHMOND — The Maragos family has some lengthy ties to Edison’s Cartwright Memorial Field. According to Cristopher Maragos, those ties began in the 1940s when his uncle Ted played on the field. Many family members followed suit, playing through all the Jefferson Union years and a few for ...