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Bryant’s death leaves NBA players, others in shock

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were ...

Woods stunned to learn of Kobe Bryant’s death

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods has heard just about everything from playing before the biggest crowds in golf, and he tends to ignore it. Most puzzling was what he kept hearing along the back nine Sunday at Torrey Pines. “Do it for Mamba.” Only after Woods finished his final round of ...

Union Local wins Buckeye 8 title, hands Creek first defeat

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CONNORVILLE — It’s amazing how quickly momentum can swing. Indian Creek was starting to feel really good about itself and was staring up at just a four-point deficit shortly before halftime of Saturday night’s Buckeye 8 Girls Basketball Championship Game at Buckeye Local High ...

Jets spoil Edison’s senior night

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RICHMOND — Edison was game, but Union Local pulled away late. The Wildcats were within striking distance of the Jets for most of the game, but a late run proved to be the difference, as the Union Local boys basketball team came away with a 62-48 victory Saturday on the road to spoil ...

Madonna boys get back to winning

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SISTERVILLE — The Madonna boys basketball team got back in the win column with a 70-49 victory over Tyler Consolidated on Saturday. Matt Amaismeier led the Blue Dons (8-5) with 16 points. Evan Boniti netted 13 points, Lucky Pulice a dozen and Thomas Sessi 10. Madonna travels to Oak Glen ...

Weir girls run away with win

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NEW MANCHESTER — What a difference a half can make in a basketball game. Home-standing Oak Glen never trailed in the first half and never led in the second half, as Hancock County rival Weir High went on what amounted to a 21-point run that spanned the last three quarters to pocket a 60-42 ...

No. 14 WVU beats Missouri in Big 12/SEC Challenge

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — No. 14 West Virginia’s inside dominance turned a close game into a rout and moved coach Bob Huggins another notch higher on the all-time wins list. Jermaine Haley had 15 points and nine rebounds, Miles McBride scored 15 points and No. 14 West Virginia broke open a close ...

Boeheim scores 21, Syracuse beats Pitt

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the game was on the line, Marek Dolezaj stood tall for Syracuse. The slender 6-foot-10 native of Slovakia had 17 points and seven rebounds, Buddy Boeheim added 21 points, and the Orange held off Pittsburgh 69-61 on Saturday. The Orange won despite off nights for ...

Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries during his professional career. He’s also undergone surgeries to repair a sport hernia and remove ...