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Steelers jettison OC Fichtner, 2 others

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff flameout cost offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and two assistants their jobs. The team announced Thursday it would not renew the contracts of Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and secondary coach Tom Bradley following a 48-37 ...

Stefanski out of basement, back with Browns after COVID-19

CLEVELAND — Browns coach Kevin Stefanski doesn’t plan a trip downstairs to his basement any time soon. “Those walls were closing in on me,” he said. Stefanski returned to the team’s facility Thursday, 10 days after the first-year coach tested positive for COVID-19 and he was ...

Big Red wrestlers down East Liverpool on senior night to stay unbeaten

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville seniors Ethan Pappas and Aaron Ferguson, each ranked fourth in Division II in their respective weight classes, had to claw their way back to defeat the Williams brothers of East Liverpool on Wednesday. In the first of the two marquee matchups, Ferguson trailed ...

Barnesville needs 2 OTs to beat CCHS

BARNESVILLE — The Catholic Central boys basketball team, playing for the first time since Dec. 26, fell in two overtimes to Barnesville, 84-76, on Wednesday. Charles Miller led the Crusaders with a game-high 32 points. Ryan Gorman tallied 19 points, and Vince Carapellotti added ...

Mayfield shows maturity as he leads Browns

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield answered every question with thoughtful responses, carefully choosing each word while knowing a wrong one could spark controversy. Cleveland’s quarterback has matured: buttoned-down Baker. Days before the biggest game of his NFL career and another matchup ...

Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins 6-3

PHILADELPHIA — Nolan Patrick missed last season with debilitating migraines and Oskar Lindblom had his shortened in his fight with a rare bone cancer. The only cheers they heard in their comeback games came in the locker room before faceoff in the form of rousing approval from the ...

Ohio State to take break before looking at 2021

Ryan Day looked tired after Ohio State’s 52-24 loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game Monday night. What coach doesn’t look a little tired after a loss is probably a valid question. This seemed like something different, though. Not many coaches ...

Taylor, Creek attack Big Red for 11th win

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team can beat anybody on offense by draining 3-pointers, nailing close-range shots or attacking the rim. Against Steubenville Tuesday night, the Redskins were in attack mode from the opening tip and never let up during their 60-37 ...

Steubenville fights back, beats St. C for fifth straight victory

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There are times in athletics when two teams play their tails off, only for one of them to come up a little short on the final scoreboard. That was the case Tuesday night. Steubenville, which trailed by 10 points early in the third quarter, took its first lead of the night ...

East Liverpool boys sweep Redskins on back-to-back nights

EAST LIVERPOOL — For the second time in as many nights, the East Liverpool boys basketball team beat Indian Creek handily, winning 69-43 on Tuesday night after winning 65-34 Monday night at Indian Creek. “I thought it was pretty cool,” East Liverpool coach Nate Conley said about the ...