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Steubenville High School to add girls’ wrestling team

STEUBENVILLE — The fastest-growing sport in the nation has reached the Ohio Valley. It was recently announced that Steubenville High School will field a girls’ wrestling team for the 2020-21 school year. The team will be led by Big Red boys’ coach Mike Blackburn and Tommie Goff, an ...

Weir’s Wyatt Conley signs with Fairmont State

Weir High School’s Wyatt Conley will continue his academic and wrestling career at Fairmont State University. Conley, who is undecided on a major, said the smaller setting and the building wrestling program at Fairmont State was a perfect fit. On hand for the signing were, from left, front, ...

Indian Creek’s Sarah Mazzaferro signs with Indian Creek

Indian Creek High School graduate Sarah Mazzaferro will continue her volleyball and academic careers at Glenville State College. Mazzaferro, a co-captain this past season, was a four-year letterwinner and earned all-conference in Buckeye 8, OVAC and second-team Eastern District awards. She ...

MLB players dig in with no deal in sight

NEW YORK — Baseball players reaffirmed their stance for full prorated pay, leaving a huge gap with teams that could scuttle plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season around the Fourth of July and may leave owners focusing on a schedule as short as 50 games. More than 100 players, ...

OBJ a ‘model guy’ during virtual offseason program

CLEVELAND — Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy receiver’s been as close as possible. Beckham, who skipped almost all of Cleveland’s program last spring after being acquired in a trade from ...

NHL playoff format OK’d, Pens reveal positive test

The NHL unveiled the final details of its playoff format Thursday even as word came out that a ninth player tested positive for the coronavirus. Every playoff series will be a best-of-seven format after the initial qualifying round and teams will be reseeded throughout if the league is able ...

Summer baseball to take first swings

STEUBENVILLE — Summer baseball will start taking its swings this weekend as the Jefferson County Elite 19U A and B teams, along with the 16U squad begin play. The Jefferson County Elite 19U has 26 players making up Team A and Team B. The players will be interchangeable, according to manager ...

Brees: ‘Completely missed the mark’ in comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, drawing sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes and others ...

Opinion: OSU’s Dennis can make a name for himself

Corey Dennis is a quarterbacks coach who has been forced to be defensive at times. As the son-in-law of Urban Meyer, he has heard some people suggest his rapid advancement to quarterbacks coach at Ohio State was facilitated by doors that swung wide open because of the Meyer name. Family ...

Pirates’ Chris Archer has season-ending surgery

PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer won’t pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over. The 31-year-old right-hander had surgery Tuesday in St. Louis with Dr. Robert Thompson to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. Archer will not be available this ...