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Pittsburgh pulls away from Duquesne to win City Game

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trey McGowens scored 14 points, Malik Ellison added 13 and Xavier Johnson overcame early foul trouble to finish with 10 points, four rebounds and five assists as Pittsburgh shut down Duquesne in the second half to pull away for a 74-53 victory in the City Game on Friday ...

Pitt undaunted by many doubters in ACC title game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — George Aston has felt the slights throughout his career. That’s why he’s not surprised so few give Pittsburgh any chance to topple No. 2 Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night. “We know nobody really respects us or gives us any ...

Browns are playing rare significant late-season game

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BEREA (AP) — Other than trying to save a coach’s job, secure the No. 1 overall draft pick or simply survive, the Browns haven’t played many meaningful games in December or January. Sunday is an exception. With a chance to further legitimize themselves as no longer being the “same ...

Chiefs cut Hunt after running back lands on NFL exempt list

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL’s reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. The team issued a statement shortly after the ...

Oliver, Zatta lift Central over Linsly

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WELLSBURG — Bella Oliver and Julia Zatta combined for 43 points Thursday as Steubenville Catholic Central rolled to a 65-46 victory over Linsly in the second-annual Brooke Lady Bruins Tip-Off Tournament. Oliver, a junior forward, scored a game-high 23 points as the Crusaders improved to ...

Bowman leads Brooke past Oak Glen

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WELLSBURG — With senior Hope Bowman dominating, the Brooke girls basketball team opened the season with a 45-32 win over Oak Glen in the nightcap of the annual Brooke Lady Bruins Tip-off Tournament inside the Brooke Wellness Center. The Bruins now will play Catholic Central today at 7:30 ...

Catholic Central boys begin new era

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STEUBENVILLE — When Mike Holmes got the Catholic Central job about a month ago, he said there would be an adjustment period for the Crusaders. Friday night in the season opener, Central showed some of the growing pains he alluded to in a 74-38 season-opening loss to Union Local inside the ...

Ferry pulls away from Big Red girls

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MARTINS FERRY — A tenacious half-court defense led to some easy baskets during a seven-minute stretch than spanned the middle two quarters Thursday night as Martins Ferry improved to 2-0 with a 59-40 victory over debuting Steubenville inside Tolbert Gymnasium. The teams were deadlocked at ...

Jordan leads Red Knights

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BELLAIRE — The Toronto girls basketball team defeated Bellaire St. John’s, 52-32, on the road on Thursday night. Jo Jordan led the Red Knights with 17 points. Kendal Thomas followed with 12. Bianca McDonald scored eight points. Bellaire St. John’s got a game-high 22 points from Kaylin ...