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Crosby, Malkin help Penguins sink slumping Sabres, 5-1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to build momentum after an uneven start to the season. That hasn’t been the case for the Buffalo Sabres, who were nearly shut out for a fourth straight game. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby had a goal and ...

LeBron takes over as Cavs win 11th straight, defeat Grizzlies

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers’ winning streak was in unexpected jeopardy Saturday night before LeBron James took over. James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, and Cleveland beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 for their 11th straight victory. The loss was the 11th ...

Chargers seek revenge for last year’s loss in Cleveland

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CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are the least likely team in the NFL to be overconfident or under motivated when they face the sad-sack Cleveland Browns, who have lost 29 of their past 30 games. That’s because the Chargers were the losers in the Browns’ sole victory ...

Wheeling Central wins Class A title

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central, which began this season 0-2, defeated St. Marys 40-21 on Saturday to capture the Class A championship. W.Va. Class A Championship (at Wheeling Island Stadium) Wheeling Central 14-7-12-7 — 40 St. Marys 7-14-0-0 — 21 S — Smith 41 run (Gonzalez ...

BRIEFS

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Fairmont State girls fall FAIRMONT — West Virginia Wesleyan defeated Fairmont State 79-75 in a Mountain East Conference matchup on Saturday. The Bobcats led by as many as 12 points in the contest before the Falcons rallied to pull within one point on two occasions in the final quarter. ...

SALUTING — Steubenville’s Ian Phillips motions to the crowd after Big Red defeated Shelby in a Division state semifinal on Nov. 24 in Akron. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY

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CANTON — Will the third time be a charm for the Big Red football program? That question will be answered this afternoon when Steubenville (14-0) and Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1) compete for the Division IV championship. The kick is set for 3 p.m. inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame ...

SHOOTING — Harrison Central’s Cadan Arbaugh shoots past Steubenville Catholic Central’s Jake Stoll (35) and Matt Kilonsky (24) on Friday. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Crusaders rally to down Huskies 76-60

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CADIZ — Catholic Central got off to a slow start in its opener at Harrison Central on Friday but fought back and earned an impressive 76-60 victory. "We started off slow," Central coach Chris Tarquinio said. "It's always good to get a win. But, with that being said, we have got a lot of ...

Red Knights destroy the Panthers to open season

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TORONTO — Toronto made a statement in its opener. The Toronto boys' basketball team got off to a fast start and never looked back, en route to a 71-29 victory over Buckeye Local in both team's season opener Friday night inside the George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium. The Red Knights ...

Brooke girls win tournament, down CCHS

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke girls basketball team won its tournament by defeating Steubenville Catholic Central 44-32 on Friday. Ashley Arca led the Bruins (2-0) with 19 points. Hope Bowman recorded nine points, while Chloe Fox and Chrissy Byers added four apiece. For the Crusaders (2-1), ...

Barrett likely to play in Big Ten title game today

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett has seen enough Big Ten championship games from the sideline. So just six days after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee, the Ohio State quarterback is preparing to start on Saturday against No. 3 Wisconsin. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Friday ...