Shadyside dispatches Monroe Central in 4

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SHADYSIDE — Monroe Central and Shadyside split their two regular-season meetings with each winning the other’s home court. The stakes were slightly higher in Thursday’s rubber match as a berth in the Division IV Eastern District semifinal was on the line. This time around, the ...

St. Clairsville girls blank IC

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Not only did St. Clairsville have to take on Indian Creek Thursday night in a Division II girls’ soccer sectional final, but the Red Devils also had to fend off Mother Nature, as well. Following a 1-hour and 16-minute weather delay in the second minute of the match, ...

Keenum, backup RB pace Browns by Broncos

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns’ backups delivered. Case Keenum stepped in for Baker Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, third-string back D’Ernest Johnson rushed for 146 yards and the busted-up Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday ...

Wheeling, West Liberty embracing local rivalry ahead of matchup

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WHEELING — Rivalries in sports do not crop up overnight. The best rivalries in sports tend to have decades of history between the two teams playing back and forth. Think about the storied histories between the Red Sox and the Yankees, Ohio State and Michigan or the Lakers and the Celtics. ...

Dodgers still alive after rout of Braves

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 11-2 on Thursday, cutting the Braves’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven NL Championship Series. AJ Pollock had two home runs and four RBIs for the ...

Laine lifts CBJ in OT

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Patrik Laine scored at 1:49 of overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Laine skated into the left circle and delivered a wrist shot that sent him tumbling to the ice and beat goalie Ilya Sorokin. “(Laine) has one of ...