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NCAA scraps fall championships as major football marches on

The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the ...

Evaluating college players will be NFL’s challenge

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer The cancellation of college football games will have a far more significant impact on the NFL beyond giving the league an opportunity to play Saturday games this fall. Evaluating players for the draft will be among the biggest challenges. “I think ...

It’s over: For the first time in 23 seasons, Spurs miss playoffs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gregg Popovich’s routine seemed normal. He met with assistants to discuss strategy before addressing players during timeouts. When someone needed a little 1-on-1 instruction, he approached and offered a word or two. It looked just as it always does. Only this ...

Madonna grad Crawford to cheer for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame

Kelsey Crawford, a 2020 Madonna graduate, has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and cheerleading careers at the University of Notre Dame. She is pursuing a career in biological sciences with a track in biomedical science, and is the only freshman who was selected for the ...

Three Penguins assistant coaches won’t be returning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed ...

Cubs continue hot start, beat Indians, 7-2

CLEVELAND — Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings in his first appearance against Cleveland since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday night to match their best start in 50 years. Hendricks (3-1) ...

Sports briefs

Moskal records his third career ace NEW CUMBERLAND — Nick Moskal recorded his third career hole-in-one while golfing at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Moskal used a 7-wood on the 137-yard No. 6 to record his ace. The shot was witnessed by Paul Barnabei and Jim Szymanek. Brooke HS ...

Lifelong Big Red supporter Victor Corsi remembered

STEUBENVILLE — Suffice it to say, Victor ‘Vic’ Corsi was a fixture at Big Red athletic events. In the fall, Corsi could be found near the upper admission gate selling 50/50 or game ball tickets before Steubenville High School football games. When winter arrived, he was seated outside the ...

Santangelo named Weir hoops coach

WEIRTON — Anthony Santangelo began his coaching career as a volunteer for a few seasons in the Weir High program. Mike Granato brought him in when Santangelo was teaching at the middle school. Five years after he began his coaching journey, he took over the reigns from Granato and is the ...