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Young wide receivers impress with Steelers

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his teammates — and he’s not the ...

Zambori takes on cancer, 5K’s

WHEELING — Leo Zambori is only 7 years old, but inspiration cannot be measured with age. The young boy from Martins Ferry has left his mark on the Ohio Valley, and even professional athletes, as he courageously battles cancer. Zambori was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on ...

OVAC ALL-Conference AcaDemic team

All schools were asked to submit the names of any student/athletes who fit the following criteria: *Be in grades 9-12 *Earned a 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the 2017-2018 school year *Participated in at least one varsity sport. They did not have to letter, but participate for the ...

Justin Allgaeir wins at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON (AP) — Justin Allgaier used fresh tires to pass rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allgaier used the sixth restart of the race to squeeze by Cindric on Turn 1, then held off his challenge on ...

Steelers backup QBs impressive

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph can do the math. The Pittsburgh Steelers have four quarterbacks in training camp. They’ll carry three at most into the regular season. Translation: one of them will be out of a job when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Sept 1. The ...

Pickett enters season firmly in charge at Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett never doubted he’d be here. Not as a scrawny 130-pound freshman quarterback growing up in New Jersey. Not when he enrolled early at Pittsburgh in the spring of 2017 as a distant third on the depth chart behind Max Browne and Ben DiNucci. Not last fall, when ...

No ‘Deflategate’ sequel coming

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective. The league said in a statement Friday that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in ...

Jim France chooses to stay quiet while interim NASCAR CEO

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International ...

Woodland sets record but only leads by a stroke

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gary Woodland followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book Friday at the PGA Championship. Woodland had no choice but to play well to stay ahead of Kevin Kisner and everyone else. On a day of record scoring, Woodland had a 4-under 66 ...

Denny Hamlin grabs pole at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. Hamlin went 202.794 mph in Friday’s session to win a pole for the second consecutive ...