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No. 16 Kentucky holds off No. 13 Penn State in Citrus Bowl, 27-24

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Winning 10 games, beating Penn State on New Year’s Day, and finishing in the Top 20 is no small deal for the Kentucky Wildcats. So when Mark Stoops took a seat on the podium flanked by linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell Jr. after Tuesday’s 27-24 victory ...

Ravens enter playoffs as one of the hottest teams

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh was still fired up one day after the Baltimore Ravens finally ended a three-year NFL playoff drought. Over the course of this whirlwind season, Baltimore has gone from a team on the cusp of spiralling downward to one that poses a formidable challenge ...

Next Bengals coach inherits roster ready for big change

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown must decide whether to bring in another newcomer to coach his team, or return to his pattern of trusting someone he already knows well. Whoever gets the job will inherit a roster on the cusp of significant change. Brown parted ways with head ...

Ehlinger’s three TDs lead Texas to win over Georgia

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bevo’s pregame strategy was to run right at the Bulldogs. Once the football started, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took the same approach with outstanding results. Ehlinger ran for three touchdowns, the Texas defense largely held Georgia’s offense in check, and the ...

COLUMN: High school hoops can improve

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There is just something about high school basketball — boys or girls — that cannot be matched in many aspects. Yes, high school football in this area is king, and nothing comes close to it. But, one cannot deny the intensity and impact of basketball. The back-and-forth momentum swings, ...

CRC has another strong field coming

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WHEELING — It’s gotten to the point where it’s almost like a broken record. Each summer, when Dr. Gregory Merrick announces the lineup for the annual Cancer Research Classic, you can almost set your watch to it that Merrick will proclaim that it’s the best lineup of teams to ...

WVU’s Long makes NFL Draft official

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The worst kept secret coming out of the Camping World Bowl was the one surrounding the fate of redshirt junior linebacker David Long Jr. On Saturday the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year made it official – he would NOT be returning to West Virginia for his senior season ...

Seven new teams make playoffs

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(AP) - While the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams were mesmerizing pro football fans with their outlandish offensive onslaughts, something else might have gone unnoticed. More teams that failed to make the playoffs in 2017 are in this season than there are ...

Browns to interview Williams, Kitchens

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BEREA (AP) — The Browns’ coaching search will start from the inside. Interim coach Gregg Williams, who led Cleveland to a 5-3 record after Hue Jackson was fired in October, will be the first candidate interviewed by Browns general manager John Dorsey to become the team’s ninth coach ...