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Kings of the mat at the OVAC Tournament

BARNESVILLE -- Like father, like son. During Saturday night’s championship finals of the 68th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships, Barnesville’s top-seeded Dakota King grappled his way to the 126-pound title with four pins and a technical fall. Flash ...

Steelers face long-overdue reboot as Big Ben departs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger came back for one more run, wanting a chance for his final performance to not be a lopsided first-round playoff loss. Even with his closest friends gone. Even with a first-year offensive coordinator. Even knowing he’d have an almost completely rebuilt ...

Cuffaro, Crosier honored with prestigious Mr. Mat awards

WHEELING – The most prestigious special award presented at the annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck is Mr. Mat. Prior to championship finals of the 68th edition Saturday inside WesBanco Arena, two individuals were honored for their service and commitment to high school wrestling ...

Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 wild-card romp over Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns, Travis Kelce caught a TD pass and threw another one, and the Kansas City Chiefs sent Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into his anticipated retirement with a 42-21 blowout of the Steelers in the wild-card ...

Tampa Bay opens defense of Super Bowl title with rout

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launch their bid for a return to the Super Bowl with a dominating 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The defending champions set the tempo from the ...

OSU men top Penn St., 61-56

COLUMUBS, Ohio (AP) — E.J. Liddell scored 19 points and No. 16 Ohio State defeated Penn State 61-56 Sunday. Ohio State (11-4, 5-2 Big Ten) won despite shooting just 38.6% overall and going the final 5:07 without a basket. “I didn’t think that Penn State would go away,” Ohio State ...