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Brooke boys fall to St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s difficult to imagine that even Ryan Clifford ever envisioned his first game as the head coach of the St. Clairsville Red Devils going quite this well. It doesn’t matter the aspect of the game in which Clifford examined. His team was far superior than Brooke and ...

Terrell, Trey Edmunds ready for family reunion

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PITTSBURGH — Ferrell and Felecia Edmunds didn’t make things overly complicated for their sons Trey, Terrell and Tremaine growing up. The rules of the house were pretty simple. Especially the first two: finish everything and try your best to win. Easy to remember if not always easy to ...

Cavs get Dellavedova, first-round pick in trade

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Another popular Cavaliers player is coming “home.” LeBron’s gone. Delly’s back. The Cavaliers have agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that will return fan favorite Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland along with forward John Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021. The ...

Former Pirates, Indians prospects die in car crash

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. The 33-year-old Valbuena and 37-year-old Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it tried to ...

Big Red grabs first win over Weir High

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red girls basketball coach Jeff Lombardo was concerned that his team had trouble finishing in its first two games of the season, both ending in defeat. Thursday night, however, his club out-scored Weir High by five points in the fourth quarter and pocketed its first win of ...

Indian Creek runs past East Liverpool

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WINTERSVILLE — Forcing turnovers and scoring in transition has been the recipe for success so far this season for the Indian Creek girls’ basketball team. Indian Creek scored the first 17 points of the game against East Liverpool Thursday night, and the Redskins never looked back, en route ...

Madonna girls cruise to victory

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WEIRTON — The Madonna girls basketball team rode a strong first quarter to an 80-50 victory over Valley on Thursday. The Blue Dons led 17-2 after the first quarter and 36-21 at halftime. Andrea Alimario led Madonna with 22 points. Gia Riccadonna recorded 17 points. Jazzlyn Melnyk delivered ...

Harrison Central girls win at tough ‘House of Horrors’

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MORRISTOWN — ‘The Hangar’ inside Union Local High School is regarded as a pretty tough gymnasium for visiting basketball teams, boys or girls, to play in. Harrison Central girls head coach Nick Yourkovich knows that all too well. “This place has been a personal ‘House of Horrors’ ...

Kessel, Letang score twice, lead Pens past Islanders

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A renewed commitment to defense has the Pittsburgh Penguins back on track after a bumpy November. The Penguins’ dynamic offense appears to have found its stride, too. Kris Letang and Phil Kessel each scored twice, and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on ...

Indians give Carrasco four-year contract

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco’s career has taken some dramatic turns, re-routed by elbow surgery, a therapeutic trip to the bullpen and several freakish injuries. He persevered, blossoming into a special pitcher — and person — for the Cleveland Indians. They’re going to keep him ...