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No. 19 Ohio State avoids major upset to Illinois

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CHICAGO (AP) — Keyshawn Woods scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, Kaleb Wesson added 13 and No. 19 Ohio State rallied in the second half for a 77-67 victory over Illinois on Wednesday night. Musa Jallow had 11 points and nine rebounds as Ohio State (8-1) improved to 2-0 in the ...

Penguins trade Elliott, Lindberg to Senators

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Macoy Erkamps and forward Ben Sexton. The swap of minor leaguers was announced on Wednesday. Elliott and Lindberg will ...

Jaguars-Titans should be a defensive standoff

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Jacksonville won the AFC South and Tennessee earned a wild-card playoff berth out of the division last season. Now, they get the prime-time spotlight on Thursday even though both are also-rans. Oh, the Titans (6-6) still are in the playoff chase. But it’s difficult to take serious a team ...

Big Red boys begin strong

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red started fast and rolled to an 87-49 season-opening victory over Brooke Tuesday inside the Crimson Center. The Bruins hung around early and knotted the score at 7-7 thanks to a Gage Yost hoop off an offensive rebound. From there, it was all Big Red. Josh Zimmerman ...

Oak Glen takes advantage of Weir High’s short preseason

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys basketball team opened the season like a bunch of angry, caged bears running and gunning its way to an 81-57 win over Hancock County-rival Weir High inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse Tuesday night. The Golden Bears unleashed a first-half offensive attack that ...

Redskins prey on young Panthers

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CONNORVILLE — Early in the high school basketball season, experience makes a difference. Both coaches felt that was the case Tuesday night after Indian Creek thoroughly controlled a young Buckeye Local squad for a 55-30 victory. “I think it was a case of experience against some young ...

Toronto boys hang on to EOAC victory

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TORONTO — The Toronto boys basketball team withstood the Wellsville attack. The Red Knights answered the Tigers’ fourth-quarter charge with one of their own, holding on for a 76-68 victory Tuesday night in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial ...

Edison boys defeated by Potters

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Liverpool boys basketball team went through some growing pains playing extremely youthful squads the past two seasons. But that’s paying big dividends this year as the veteran Potters rolled to their second win in as many games, posting an 80-51 Buckeye 8 triumph ...

Brooke swimmers have solid outing

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WHEELING — Two Linsly girls swam their way to victory in multiple individual events while the boys team also impressed as Bill Brubaker’s squads secured victories Tuesday night against Brooke, Bridgeport and St. John. The Cadet girls came away with a first place finish in eight out of 11 ...

Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

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COLUMBUS (AP) — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from ...