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AB for MVP? Steelers WR Brown on historic run

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrius Heyward-Bey wants to get something out of the way about the latest addition to Antonio Brown’s rapidly expanding highlight reel. It wasn’t a toe tap. It was a toe drag. The difference isn’t semantic. It’s vital. And one of the many reasons Heyward-Bey ...

Luther leads Pittsburgh to win over Duquesne

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Luther scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Pittsburgh pulled away late for a 76-64 victory over Duquesne in the annual City Game on Friday night. Parker Stewart added a career-high 14 points for the Panthers (4-4), who won their fourth straight and avenged ...

LEADING THE WAY — Big Red’s Seana Ragusa dribbles past Martins Ferry’s Madison Ging during Thursday’s win over the Purple Riders inside the Crimson Gym. Ragusa led the way for Big Red with 15 points. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Big Red girls bounce back to top Ferry

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STEUBENVILLE — On Thursday night inside Steubenville High School’s Crimson Gym, the Big Red girls basketball team was looking for a bounce-back performance after a disappointing, season-opening loss at rival Catholic Central on Monday, and they got it, controlling the Martins Ferry Purple ...

Oliver, Taglione lead Central past Linsly, 55-35

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WELLSBURG — Isabella Oliver and Tia Taglione combined for 24 points Thursday as Catholic Central knocked off Linsly 55-35 in the opening game of the inaugural Brooke Lady Bruins Tip-Off Tournament. Oliver netted 13 to pace the now 2-0 Crusaders and completed a double-double by hauling down ...

Basketball Roundup

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Creek tops Buckeye RAYLAND — Indian Creek topped Buckeye Local 50-36 on Thursday, led by 13 points from Taylor Jones. Emily Holzopfel led the way for the Panthers with 19 points. Indian Creek 50, Buckeye Local 36 IC 13-16-13-8 — 50 BL 8-13-11-4 — 36 INDIAN CREEK (50) -- Cooper ...

Steelers defense searching for ways to cure big play blues

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heading into December, the numbers are gaudy. Second in sacks. Third against the pass. Fourth in total yards allowed. Fourth in points against. Fifth in interceptions. They are the kind of numbers that back up Mike Tomlin’s words back in July, when the ...

Carter leads No. 19 WVU to 102-69 win over NJIT

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Following a career-high 29 points in a 16-point comeback against Missouri on Sunday, Jevon Carter was in for another special night. Carter scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds and became West Virginia’s all-time steals leader in a the 19th-ranked Mountaineers’ ...

James, Love power Cavs

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ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James’ unusual midgame defensive switch was the hot topic after he helped Cleveland extend its winning streak. James took command of a challenging defensive assignment and stuck around to see the end of the Cavaliers’ 10th straight victory, 121-114 over the Atlanta ...

No. 14 Duke holds off No. 8 Ohio State

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Although No. 14 Duke never trailed, its victory against No. 8 Ohio State was anything but easy. Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell scored 19 points each to help the Blue Devils beat the Buckeyes 69-60 on Thursday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Erin Mathias had 10 ...