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Creek girls use big run to stay unbeaten, top Beaver

WINTERSVILLE — It looked as though Beaver Local might put the Indian Creek girls basketball team’s undefeated record in jeopardy — for a half. The Redskins came out of the locker room after the break locked in a tie, and wasted little time taking the game over, dominating the final 16 ...

Shadyside shuts down Crusaders

STEUBENVILLE — Serge Gentile, Shadyside’s girls basketball coach, was spot on when he said defense made the difference in his Tigers’ 51-37 victory over Catholic Central Monday night. The Tigers held their hosts to a season-low point total in the battle between two of the OVAC’s top ...

Wheeling Park pulls away from Weir High

WEIRTON — The Wheeling Park girls went on a big run midway through the first quarter and the first minute of the second and never looked back, downing Weir High, 67-39, Monday night inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. Coach Ryan Young’s club applied their superior quickness on defense, ...

Huskies fall at Linsly

WHEELING — The Harrison Central girls basketball team dropped a 52-37 decision to Linsly on Monday. The Huskies, now 4-8, trailed 32-19 at halftime. Sydney Starr led Harrison Central with 11 points. Kobey Johnson finished with eight points and Audrey Corder had six points. Charlie ...

Round four, title go to Clemson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Clemson needed a big performance to unseat defending champion Alabama. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish. Cornerback A.J. Terrell got it rolling with a 44-yard pick six on Tua Tagovailoa’s third pass of the game, Justyn Ross had a stunning ...

Haskins headed for draft

COLUMBUS (AP) — Dwayne Haskins is NFL bound after one spectacular season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback. The third-year sophomore who rewrote the school record book had been expected to enter the draft and is a projected first-round pick. Haskins said on Twitter on Monday he would ...

Polamalu makes College Football HOF

(AP) - Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches. Young was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship with ...

Browns interview offensive coordinator Kitchens

CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens got his formal, sit-down interview with the Browns. He aced the on-field one. Kitchens, who in eight weeks rose from unknown assistant to hot coaching commodity, became the seventh candidate to interview for Cleveland’s juicy job on Monday. Kitchens met ...

Cavs’ Love still weeks from return to court after surgery

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Kevin Love’s comeback has been slow and steady. The Cleveland Cavaliers need it to speed up. Love said Monday that he’s still weeks away from doing any significant on-court work as the five-time All-Star forward recovers from left foot surgery that has sidelined him ...

BRIEFS

Steelers fire RB coach James Saxon PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with running backs coach James Saxon. Coach Mike Tomlin announced Monday that the team opted not to renew Saxon’s contract for the 2019 season. Saxon spent five years with the Steelers after coming ...