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No. 20 Iowa State rolls past WVU

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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net. It was that kind of night for Wigginton, who has ...

Goodell scrambles at ‘State of the League’

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ATLANTA — Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick’s football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled. The NFL ...

Atlanta spared repeat of ice from 2000 Super Bowl

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ATLANTA — Atlanta has dodged a repeat of the ice storm which marred its previous Super Bowl. When an ice storm blanketed Atlanta before the Super Bowl in 2000, the fear was the NFL wouldn’t want to bring the game back. Atlanta’s $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium was a game-changer. ...

Super Bowl ads offer simple escapism with star power

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Michelle Gellar makes a horror movie parody for Olay. Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker tout Stella Artois . Steve Carrell hawks Pepsi. Star power abounds in this year’s Super Bowl ads. Advertisers are hoping to provide some welcome distraction and ...

Duquesne rallies from 19-point deficit

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Frankie Hughes scored all 20 points of his points in the second half and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer, blocked a shot and grabbed a late rebound all in the final minute Wednesday night and Duquesne rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit to defeat Rhode Island 75-72. Two ...

Big Red puts away Redskins in final frame

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville senior Josh Zimmerman always has been a threat for the boys basketball team, especially the last two or three weeks. Against rival Indian Creek on Tuesday, he took another big step and had one of his best performances during Big Red’s 71-55 victory. He finished ...

Oak Glen shakes off jitters, defeats rival Madonna, 80-55

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NEW MANCHESTER — Veteran Oak Glen coach Jerry Everly thought it might have been a product of the nerves that came with senior night on Tuesday. Or, maybe, just being in front of the home fans for the first time in a couple of weeks had an impact. Whatever it was, once the second quarter ...

Riccadonna leads Lady Dons past Golden Bears

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WEIRTON — It was cold outside of the Bill Barrett Gymnasium inside of Madonna High School Tuesday night, but Gia Riccadonna kept things hot inside for the Madonna girls basketball team, as it rolled to a convincing 64-38 win over Oak Glen. It was senior night for the Blue Dons and the five ...

Catholic Central holds off Bridgeport for fourth victory

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BRIDGEPORT — For much of the season, Bridgeport has dug itself an early hole that it hasn’t been able to overcome. Tuesday night was much of the same on Frank Baxter Court. The Bulldogs trailed visiting Catholic Central for nearly the entire contest, and were behind by as many as 11 on ...

Red Knights win 24th-consecutive conference game

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LEETONIA — The Toronto boys basketball team, ranked third in Division IV in the latest AP Poll, defeated Leetonia on the road on Tuesday night for its 24th-consecutive Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference victory, 70-56. Trillian West scored 21 points to lead the Red Knights, who improved to ...