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Late bucket lifts Buckeye

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CONNORVILLE — Tom Figurski found out a lot about his Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team Wednesday night. Trailing visiting Linsly by 11 points after three quarters, he told his squad he was disappointed and thought they were better than they were showing. He left them with two words ...

Slumping Steelers weigh changes

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger’s ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he’ll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few certainties for a team in ...

Blackhawks end slide with win over Pens

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. “I think we played a winning style ...

Struggling Boswell fighting for his job

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell knows the drill. Heck, the drill is the reason he’s in the NFL in the first place. The Pittsburgh Steelers kicker earned a roster spot three years ago by booting balls in the rain and wind at Heinz Field during an open tryout after Josh Scobee flamed out ...

Hood’s late basket sends Cavs past Knicks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 113-106 Wednesday after squandering a 22-point ...

Armed, dangerous: Browns’ Mayfield flexing rocket arm

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BEREA (AP) — As Baker Mayfield threw long passes to his wide receivers and short ones to backs before Sunday’s game against Carolina, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams knew his rookie quarterback was going to have a good game. It wasn’t any sight. It was a sound. “You can hear ...

BRIEFS

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Record setter with local ties FREDERICK, Md. — Elena Zinaich, granddaughter of Milt Zinaich of Weirton, completed her volleyball career at Hood College in Frederick, Md., with school records in kills, attack percentage and points. During her four years at Hood, a Div. III school in the ...

Big Red stops East Liverpool

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville boys basketball coach Mike Haney had to use a timeout with 3:37 to go in Tuesday’s game in the Crimson Center after watching his team’s 21-point halftime lead trimmed to five by visiting East Liverpool. Big Red’s experienced group of nine seniors responded ...

Creek beats rival Edison

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WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek controlled crunch time. Keyed by a late run in the third quarter and a big fourth quarter, the Indian Creek boys’ basketball team rallied to defeat rival Edison, 48-44, Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. Trailing 47-44 with 19.8 seconds left, the Wildcats had ...

Weir High nabs first victory

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WEIRTON — Down by four points at halftime, Weir High outscored John Marshall by 14 in the third quarter and hung on going down the stretch to get the first win of the season, 63-60, Tuesday on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. In the lead 40-30 after ...