RED KNIGHTS IN DISTRICT — Toronto’s Ty West, Trillion West, Nate Karaffa and Nick Sninchak walk off the court after falling to Strasburg in a Division IV district semifinal. (Mike Mathison)

Red Knights eliminated by Tigers in district semifinal

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GNADENHUTTEN — For first-year Toronto boys’ basketball coach Sean Tucker, it wasn’t about Tuesday evening. It was all about the journey to get there. “The one thing that everybody who reads this needs to understand, is the growth of these young men from Day 1 to now,” he said. ...

KEEP AWAY — Brooke’s Logan Williams controls the ball as University’s Austin Forbes defends during Tuesday’s Class AAA sectional game in Morgantown. The Hawks beat the Bruins, 92-31. (Contributed)

University defeats Brooke in postseason

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MORGANTOWN — The Brooke boys basketball team fell in a Class AAA sectional game to University in Morgantown on Tuesday. The Hawks defeated the Bruins, 92-31. For Brooke, Garrett Pauls scored 10 points and Chris Yachini added eight. Brooke’s record dropped to 4-21 while University ...

Martin shines in WVU women’s tourney run

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MORGANTOWN — When the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament started on Wednesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, No. 2 ranked, and defending champion, Baylor was the favorite to take home the championship trophy. Texas’ Karen Aston and junior guard Brooke McCarty were the ...

Pitt tops GT at ACC tournament

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NEW YORK — Michael Young scored 17 points and fellow senior Jamel Artis added 11 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh rode its two seniors to a 61-59 victory against Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The 14th-seeded Panthers ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bogut (6) is helped up by Cleveland Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Cleveland. Initial X-rays and evaluation of Bogut revealed a fractured left tibia. The Heat won 106-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Tough break for Cavs

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James didn’t need to speak with Andrew Bogut or see the X-rays on the center’s leg. “I heard it break,” he said. “I heard it crack.” In an ugly instant, Cleveland lost much more than a game Monday night. Bogut broke his left leg less than one minute into ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer heads to first after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 6, 2017, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Chris Sale throws 2 innings in spring debut

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Boston Red Sox newcomer Chris Sale gave himself mixed reviews after his first spring training performance, an outing that ended a little earlier than originally planned. Acquired from the Chicago White Sox in December, the dominant lefty gave up two runs, one of them earned, in two innings ...

Johnson playing like he’ll be at No. 1 for a while

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MEXICO CITY — Fresh off his victory at Riviera that elevated Dustin Johnson to the top of the world ranking, the question was how he would handle the expectations and attention that come with being No. 1. “I’ve only been No. 1 for about 30 minutes,” he said. “Ask me in a couple of ...

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rivalries are the lifeblood of sports, and NASCAR sorely needs a few to spice up the action. The discourse among drivers has been tame for several years, in part because wives and children have seemed to mellow the competitors. They live inches away from each other in the ...

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot by Buffalo Sabres' Evander Kane (9) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 5, 2017. The Penguins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Fleury stands tall in relief, Penguins rally by Sabres 4-3

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PITTSBURGH — His team flat, listless and basically overwhelmed during a miserable first period against Buffalo on Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan looked down his bench searching for a jolt. He found one in Marc-Andre Fleury, who wondered in recent weeks if his time with the ...