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Crosby, Penguins return from long summer

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CRANBERRY, Pa. — Sidney Crosby has been back in Pittsburgh for a few weeks, participating in several informal practices while his Penguins teammates returned from an unusually long offseason. Still, the first day of training camp felt different Friday. “It’s always an exciting time. ...

Ohio State’s last game minus Meyer a test vs. TCU

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State has made it through two games fine without Urban Meyer. Now the No. 4 Buckeyes face their toughest test on the last Saturday before their suspended coach can return to the sideline. No. 15 TCU (2-0) hasn’t faced a disruptive defensive front like Ohio ...

Chiefs face Steelers in second straight road challenge

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran. Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that. Still, the two-time Super Bowl winner’s eyes get a little wide when talking about ...

Brees braces for improving Browns

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees is in his 13th year playing for the Saints — and it’s been about that long since he’s beaten the Cleveland Browns. Brees’ first game with New Orleans was a victory at Cleveland in 2006. The Browns have won the past two meetings in 2010 and ...

Jallow continues to shine for Creek, leads key win

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MINGO JUNCTION – The Alpha Jallow show continues. Jallow tallied a hat trick to lead the Indian Creek boys’ soccer team to a 4-0 victory against Brooke Thursday evening at Muth Field. According to the stats listed on MaxPreps.com, Jallow entered the game third in the nation with 29 ...

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby medalist as Park wins 5A golf title

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WHEELING — Winning back-to-back championships is never easy, especially after losing an all-state golfer to graduation. If there were any doubts that Wheeling Park could achieve that goal, they were put to rest on Thursday. The Patriots captured their second straight OVAC 5A title with a ...

Linsly edges Big Red boys 1-0

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WHEELING — When two solid soccer teams face each other, it is imperative to be able to capitalize on second- chance opportunities because they will not come around all too often. The Linsly and Steubenville boys soccer teams experienced that Thursday evening at the East Wheeling Complex. ...

Toronto second in EOAC

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SALEM — The Toronto golf team finished second in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference golf tournament Thursday at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. Columbiana won the league title for a second straight season. Columbiana’s winning score was a 322, led by medalist Seth Ross’ 77. ...

Big Red girls top Harrison Central

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville girls soccer team defeated Harrison Central 3-0 on Thursday at Harding Stadium. Libby Saccoccia, Mikayla Brancazio and Mary Marshall scored for Big Red. Zoe Nocera made four saves in goal for Steubenville. Harrison Central goalkeeper Britton Positano ...

Madonna sweeps Bellaire St. John’s

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WEIRTON — The Madonna volleyball team swept Bellaire St. John’s on Thursday, 25-13, 25-17 and 25-20. Andy Alimario had eight digs, five kills and an ace for the Blue Dons. Jaedyn Kush had 15 digs and six aces. Addie Backel had seven digs and an ace. Michaela Battista had 10 digs and ...