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Brown’s 40 leads Panthers to huge victory over Wildcats

CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local celebrated senior night in grand fashion Tuesday by rolling past Edison, 75-54. The night proved extra special for one Panther senior. Athletic forward Mason Brown singed the nets for a career-high 40 points. The 6-foot-3 dandy tallied 24 markers prior to ...

Bellaire steals win from Huskies

BELLAIRE — All wins are big, but some simply seem larger than others. For Bellaire, Tuesday night’s 55-53 victory against invading Harrison Central falls into the bigger win category. Seemingly everything that J.R. Battista has talked about at some point this season all came together. ...

Browns wait for Bitonio, Ward, lose backups to injuries

CLEVELAND (AP) — As the Browns anxiously wait for Pro Bowl guard Joel Bitonio and top cornerback Denzel Ward to return from COVID-19 and join their playoff run, the team lost their replacements to injuries. Cleveland placed guard Michael Dunn and cornerback Robert Jackson on injured reserve ...

East Liverpool Potters too much for Creek boys

WINTERSVILLE — Wins and losses still matter, but this year is more about the kids getting the chance to play the sports they love. The Indian Creek boys basketball team stepped onto the court Monday night for just the fifth time this season to play a game, and the game against East ...

Steelers facing big questions after loss to Browns

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey sat on the bench, their 11th season together over. Their future uncertain. Their pain obvious. The end of the 2020 season wasn’t supposed to come so quickly. Yet it barreled down on the Pittsburgh Steelers from the first snap of a 48-37 ...

Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets

NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. “They say it’s probably very contagious,” the Mets’ new shortstop said. “I’m living my dream. I’m living the life I always wanted, ...

Browns stun Steelers in wildcard playoffs, 48-37

PITTSBURGH — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or your emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it, dismantling the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-37 in the wild-card round Sunday night. It’s the ...

Ravens oust Titans, Saints handle Bears

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamar Jackson ran for 136 yards and a 48-yard touchdown while throwing for 179 more and the Baltimore Ravens rallied from 10 points down and beat the Tennessee Titans 20-13 Sunday in their AFC wild-card game. Baltimore also shut down 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry ...

Red-hot Steubenville rolls past struggling Wildcats, 81-31

RICHMOND — The Steubenville boys basketball team has been getting great production from its bench the past few weeks, so it can be easy to forget some of its starters. Cade Kernahan, Andrew Gresko and Quinn McCoy may have had their minutes cut lately because Chase Zimmerman, Brenton Jones ...