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Getting his kicks?

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COLUMBUS — At first, all Austin Brizee wanted was a free Chipotle meal. Now there’s a chance the Ohio State junior could realize a dream not even he thought possible. On Dec. 27, just after Ohio State’s marching band had finished practice inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, ...

Dustin Johnson poses with his trophy on the 18th green after winning the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Johnson goes to No. 1 with win at Riviera

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LOS ANGELES — Dustin Johnson’s raw talent and a trophy case that keeps growing allowed him to believe he was the best player in golf. Now he can say it. Even if he doesn’t understand the math involved with being No. 1. Johnson extended a remarkable run, which began with his first major ...

Indians eye title after ’16 run

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Above the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland’s training complex is a new sign that serves as both a reminder and motivator. “American League Champions 2016,” it says. The Indians have some ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares for a face off in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. The Red Wings won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Tatar, Vanek lead Red Wings past Penguins

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PITTSBURGH — Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the ...

Chase Elliott looks at the leader board after a qualifying run for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt. As the series shifts into a new era, those distinguished names are out front again and will give the start of the Daytona 500 a throwback feel. Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt ...

High school lineup

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Tuesday Boys basketball Buckeye Local at Edison, 6 p.m. New Philadelphia at Steubenville, 6 p.m. West Virginia Sectionals Class AA Oak Glen at Fairmont Senior, 7 p.m. Wednesday Girls basketball Ohio Division II John Glenn at Buckeye Local, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at Cambridge, 7 ...

West tops East, 192-182

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NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis had an All-Star Game for the record books. And on a night when Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant provided a glimpse of the past, Giannis Antetokounmpo showed he’s clearly part of the future and a midcourt lob attempt from James Harden even went in, Davis ...

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HELP FROM A TEAMMATE — Steubenville’s Alec Davis drives to the basket after getting a screen from teammate Isaiah Lee-Granatir during the first half of Saturday’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys’ Basketball Championship game at Ohio University-Eastern. The Colts defended their championship with an 81-73 victory.

Meadowbrook avenges loss to Steubenville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Following Tuesday’s OVAC semifinal victory over Buckeye Local, Mike Haney predicted his Big Red would need a better defensive effort in the Class 4A title game. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Second-seeded Meadowbrook took the ball to the hoop early and often on ...

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STRONG TO THE HOLE — Madonna’s Joey Ewusiak goes to the basket against Wellsville’s Michael Shope during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys’ Basketball Championship game. The Blue Dons won, 65-62, to capture the Class 1A trophy.

OVAC CHAMPS

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Chris Blair watched his team and their transformation Saturday at Ohio University-Eastern. In a game that the second-year Madonna coach said “earlier in the season, we would have found a way to lose this game,” the Blue Dons held on down the stretch to beat Wellsville ...

Kim North
WINNING ANOTHER TITLE — Brooke senior Alex Edgell battles Cameron Payne of Buckhannon-Upshur in the 220-pound final at the West Virginia Class AAA Region 1 championships Saturday evening at Wheeling Park. Edgell won, 3-1. He is 35-3 on the season.

Bruins’ Edgell claims crown at 220

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WHEELING — Half of the 14 individual championships at the W.Va. Region I, Class AAA wrestling tournament came from Ohio Valley Athletic Conference schools Saturday afternoon at Wheeling Park’s “Palace on the Hill.” John Marshall and Wheeling Park claimed three titles each, while Brooke ...