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Rested Mountaineers ready for home stretch

MORGANTOWN — As the college football season winds down for West Virginia University, arguably the toughest two conference opponents remain on the Mountaineers’ schedule. This week, the Mountaineers (5-3, 4-3 Big 12) will take on the Oklahoma Sooners (6-2, 5-2) — the second-best team in ...

Steelers again rule atop AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Steelers are a perfect 10. And they’re also once again No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Steelers improved to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history with a 27-3 rout of the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars. Pittsburgh received 10 of the 12 first-place ...

Browns cornerback Ward to miss time with strained calf

CLEVELAND — The Browns are down another defensive star. Starting cornerback Denzel Ward, who leads the NFL in passes defensed and is coming off his best game this season, will miss time with a strained calf he sustained in Sunday’s win over Philadelphia. Ward’s injury is just the ...

Manning, Woodson, Megatron are Hall of Fame semifinalists

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021. Joining them are four players who previously have been eligible, but never made the semifinals: Eric Allen, ...

Kiger drops school-record 40 to lift Creek girls over Edison

RICHMOND — Indian Creek head coach Steve Eft put starting point guard Kylie Kiger back late into Monday night’s season opener at Edison for one reason. The game already was out of hand. The Redskins eventually won, 84-29. The reason Kiger re-entered with a few minutes remaining was to ...

Big Red’s Quinn McCoy to continue baseball career at Baldwin Wallace

STEUBENVILLE — Quinn McCoy’s baseball career will continue after his time in a Big Red uniform. The senior first baseman for veteran coach Fred Heatherington’s club singed his letter of intent Monday to continue his career at Baldwin Wallace University. “He is an excellent first ...

Steelers are focused on 1-0, not 16-0

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t want to get into the comparison game. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn’t see the point. So while the wins keep piling up — the latest a drama-free 27-3 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday that pushed Pittsburgh to 10-0 — ...

Ravens’ Dobbins, Ingram positive for COVID-19

The Baltimore Ravens experienced another outbreak of COVID-19 on Monday, providing an additional burden for a team that’s trending downward following a 5-1 start. Coach John Harbaugh said running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins have tested positive for COVID-19, and injured defensive ...

NFL expands mask rule, threatens discipline

The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the league’s updated COVID-19 protocols. The league told teams in a memo on Monday that players who are not substituting or preparing to enter the field of play and are not ...

Steelers grab 4 turnovers, rout Jags 27-3

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect. The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after each turnover — four times in all — and posed for the cameras. Some of the celebrations were planned, some candid, most cheesy. All of them well-deserved. Ben ...