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Platt’s 15 points not enough for Brooke

WHEELING — The Brooke girls basketball team fell to Linsly, 54-40, on Monday. Madison Platt led the Bruins with 15 points. Ava Bolen tallied 11 points and nine rebounds. Haylee Orban added six points. Brooke travels to Weir High on Thursday. Linsly 54, Brooke 40 Brooke 5-13-12-10 — ...

Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana Legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in ...

BRIEFS

Boosters accepting nominations STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will be accepting nominations for officers election at the next regular meeting on Monday. The election will take place the first regular meeting after that. Weir bowlers best Bridgeport WEIRTON — The Weir High ...

Blueger scores in 8th round of SO, Pens beat Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The last time Teddy Blueger took part in a shootout was last season in the American Hockey League. His debut in an NHL tiebreaker was a smashing success. Blueger flipped the puck under the crossbar in the eighth round of the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Red Rider bowlers place at state tournament

From left, Weir High’s Elizabeth Doerr, Jillian Perito, Thomas Babinchak and Wayne Zapotoczny Jr. display their awards after the West Virginia High School Bowling Championships on Sunday at Emerson Lanes in Parkersburg. Doerr and Perito won the girls doubles title, while Babinchak and ...

Miami fends off Pitt rally, 66-58

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes squandered a lead of 16-0, so they built an even bigger one — and nearly blew that. Kameron McGusty scored 19 points and freshman Harlond Beverly came to the rescue off the bench as Miami withstood a late rally by streaky Pittsburgh and won ...

Second shot: Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski as next head coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He’s about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland’s job last year but finished second to Freddie ...

Johnson into Hall of Fame

(AP) - Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall announced his selection Sunday night as part of a centennial class that was chosen on Wednesday by a special committee. Former ...

Clemson can join elite company with win vs LSU

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has this drill down. The Sunday before the College Football Playoff championship game a news conference is held with the head coaches. They compliment each other’s team and talk about focus and preparation. After, they shake hands and pose ...

Packers hold off Seahawks, 28-23, to reach NFC title game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay’s spruced-up defense fended off a spirited Seattle rally, and the Packers held on for a 28-23 victory Sunday night to reach the NFC championship game for the third time ...