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Super Bowl rematch slated for tonight

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(AP) — It’s not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at ...

Austin moves ahead with stadium plan

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin ...

Maryland refocusing efforts to protect football players

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has taken steps to ensure that the Terrapins are poised to deal with the heat of summer during his practices following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. In the first workout since Maryland publicly accepted ...

Meyer probe about what OSU wants

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he’s already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while ...

Steelers to view young quarterbacks

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to get a closer look at their two most recent draft picks at quarterback. Rookie third-round pick Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs, Pittsburgh’s fourth-round selection in 2017, will see all of the playing time when the Steelers visit the Green ...

Pirates fall in Twin Cities

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano has embodied this season of disappointment for the Minnesota Twins, with his approach, health and performance all needing a reset. Maybe all he needed was a haircut. Jorge Polanco had two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs and Sano followed with a ...

Indians rout Reds

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CINCINNATI (AP) — On a day when the Cleveland Indians lost key starter Trevor Bauer to an injury, ace Corey Kluber gave them a huge lift. Kluber extended his dominance of the Cincinnati Reds with seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez hit his 36th home run as the Cleveland Indians rolled to ...

Bauer on DL with fracture

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Indians lost one of their best pitchers Tuesday when they placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Cleveland is in complete control in the AL Central, leading second-place Minnesota by 12 1/2 ...

Browns slated to meet with Bryant on Thursday

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Dez Bryant’s going to meet with the Browns. Depending on how things go, he could stay awhile. The free agent wide receiver has scheduled a visit with Cleveland on Thursday, and the anticipated stopover could lead to the three-time Pro Bowler signing with a team craving ...

Indians roll to Ohio Cup victory

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona turned to Yandy Diaz in a big spot, and he delivered. Diaz hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Cleveland’s seven-run sixth inning, helping the Indians pull away from the Cincinnati Reds for a 10-3 victory on Monday night. Jose ...

Bonifant back with pro team in Germany

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TORONTO, Ont. — Slan Sports Management announced Monday that former West Liberty University All-American Seger Bonifant will be returning to Ehingen Urspring of the German Pro A League for the second consecutive season. The two-time NCAA Division II National Player of the Year was an ...

WLU breaks ground on new facility

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WEST LIBERTY—Belmont Savings Bank President, CEO and West Liberty Alum Todd Cover knows the inconvenience of fielding ground balls on a gymnasium floor. In his days of playing baseball on the Hilltop, that was an everyday occurrence at practice but that will no longer be a problem for West ...

Adeniyi drawing praise

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is all too familiar with the comparisons to James Harrison. Both undrafted free agents from the Mid-American Conference feature a similar, small, stocky-type build considered by some as undersized for the position. But like ...

Landry would welcome Bryant on Browns

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry is friends with Dez Bryant. He’d like to be teammates. With the Browns in the market for another playmaker because of Josh Gordon’s absence and uncertainty, Landry said Monday that he hopes Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler wide receiver in Dallas, joins ...

Future bright for Woods after PGA; Koepka in way

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ST. LOUIS — Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren’t for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt. And in his exhilarating but ultimately futile attempt to catch Koepka at the PGA Championship, Woods got a taste of ...

Seven-year-old Zambori takes on cancer and 5Ks

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WHEELING — Leo Zambori is only 7 years old, but inspiration cannot be measured with age. The young boy from Martins Ferry has left his mark on the Ohio Valley, and even professional athletes, as he courageously battles cancer. Zambori was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Calder can’t shake love of ‘Noles

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WOODSFIELD — When Jay Circosta stepped down as Monroe Central’s head football coach in May, it caused many of those who’d been working with him for most of his 50 years with the program to pause and ponder their own futures with the team. Jerry Calder was one of those. “When (new ...

Sills feels comfortable on Mountaineers’ offensive line

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MORGANTOWN — For Meadowbrook High School graduate Josh Sills camp has become a case of ‘hair today, gone tomorrow’. “It’s just kind of ‘go with the flow’ I guess,” Sills explained to Blue and News sports writer Kevin Kinder during Friday’s media conference. “I just kind of ...

Mazgaj to lead Bridgeport volleyball team

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WOLFHURST - The Bulldogs have a new master. Kristin Mazgaj has assumed the reins of the Bridgeport High volleyball program. She replaces veteran Ron Kelly who directed the Bulldog spikers for six seasons. The St. Clairsville High product has a wealth of volleyball experience, dating back ...

PREP GOLF PREVIEW: Area golfers under way in 2018 campaigns

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The high school golf season got under way last week around the Buckeye State. Area putters really begin to crank things up this week as they continued their quests toward what they hope culminates in a trip to the state tournament. The regular season will continue throughout most of September ...