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No. 1 Ohio State wins Big Ten title over Wisconsin, secures spot in CFP

INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins spent the first half scratching their heads. Then, Ohio State’s dynamic duo — and teammates —- reverted to their previously impressive form. Fields threw three touchdown passes in the second half, Dobbins ran for 172 yards and a score ...

Edison’s Johnson, two Panthers victorious at Rick Link Invite

MORRISTOWN — For the second time in three years, Barnesville has captured the team title at the Union Local Rick Link Invitational wrestling tournament. During the 21st annual pool-style event Saturday inside ‘The Hangar’ at Union Local High School, the Shamrocks piled up 260 ...

Weir High’s comeback falls short to North Marion

WEIRTON — North Marion forced Weir High into committing 20 first-half turnovers and were blazing hot on offense going to the intermission with a 20-point lead. But, Mike Parrish’s club got a little sloppy in the second half and, as Weir High battled back in the second half, the Huskies ...

Taylor receives Big Ten ring

Ohio State baseball player Alec Taylor, a Steubenville High School graduate, received a Big Ten championship ring on Saturday.

Penguins win third straight

DETROIT — Evgeni Malkin is picking up the slack with Sidney Crosby out, making dazzling plays on offense and getting back on defense. Malkin and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins build a two-goal lead midway through the second period en route to a ...

Steelers try to maintain momentum against the struggling Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have a No. 1 overall draft pick under center while the Pittsburgh Steelers have a guy named “Duck” throwing the ball around the field. Yet it’s the Steelers who are making a playoff push. Pittsburgh (7-5) has won six of its past seven ...

Browns enter final stretch with playoff hopes flickering

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their margin for error is completely gone, and with one more loss, the Cleveland Browns can say goodbye to their playoff hopes as well. They may have already. Another demoralizing setback last week in Pittsburgh has left the Browns with no option but to win their final ...

76ers rout Cavaliers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons hit another 3-pointer, and his coach wants him to keep on firing. Simmons hit his second career 3 and scored a career-high 34 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need Joel Embiid’s help to rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94 Saturday ...

Big Red clips Crusaders, 57-56

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red saved the best for the last during its season opener Friday night. Trillyun Jones sank a 3-pointer from the corner with 12 seconds left to lift the Big Red boys basketball team to a 57-56 victory against city-rival Catholic Central inside the Mickey Barber ...

Giorgini lifts Bears with game-winner over CCHS, 48-45

WELLSBURG — Oak Glen used a big fourth quarter to clip Catholic Central, 48-45, Friday and capture the championship of the 2019 Brooke Lady Bruins Tip-Off Tournament. The now 2-0 Golden Bears were down five (33-28) after three quarters but outscored the Crusaders, 20-12, during the final ...