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Haskins ready for chance to lead Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State turns its attention to Oregon State this week and when the Buckeyes take the field at high noon Saturday all eyes will on new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins. After leading a second-half comeback at Michigan, the redshirt-sophomore steps into the role fulltime ...

St. Clairsville outlasts UL in five sets

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville volleyball team team figured one comeback deserved another Tuesday night. After falling behind two sets to none against Union Local, the Red Devils rallied from down six in the fourth set then scored six straight points in the fifth in posting a ...

Barnesville, Shadyside post volleyball sweeps; River prevails

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BELLAIRE — Invading Barnesville made quick work of the Big Reds, posting a sweep by scores of 25-9, 25-12 and 25-14 to get to 4-0 on the prep volleyball season. Leading the way for the Shamrocks was Mindi Wehr, who had 12 kills and six digs, while Rylee Stephens was charted for nine kills, ...

Ohio State: Meyer met with team after his suspension was announced

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Meyer and athletic director ...

St. Clairsville remains perfect after 7-2 win

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CADIZ — With a game at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, it would’ve been easy for the St. Clairsville girls’ soccer team to overlook a game at Harrison Central Monday night. Wrong. The Red Devils (4-0) scored early and often in defeating the homestanding Huskies (2-2) by a ...

Bellaire wins first; UL spikes Ferry

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BELLAIRE — The Big Reds broke into the win column with a four-set victory against Harrison Central Monday evening. The Big Reds prevailed by scores of 25-22, 14-25, 25-22 and 25-20. Bellaire was paced by Michaela Flaherty’s 13 kills, 12 digs and seven points. Natalie Stoner added four ...

Day never interviewed during probe

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The coordinator filling in for Urban Meyer while the Ohio State head coach serves a three game suspension said on Monday that investigators did not interview him as part of their probe on what Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations made against another assistant ...

Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a “fabulous journey” in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships ...

New coordinator Bates brings swagger to Pittsburgh defense

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — There’s a professorial aspect to new Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Randy Bates. Maybe it’s the glasses. Maybe it’s the tidy haircut. Maybe it’s the long resume that includes stops at Northwestern and the Naval Academy. Don’t let the package fool you, though. ...

OBJ becomes highest paid wide receiver

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants is now the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. The Giants on Monday announced they have signed Beckham to a five-year contract extension that will keep the three-time Pro Bowler with the franchise for another six ...

Late changes forcing Hoosiers to adapt with backup plans

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana coach Tom Allen just keeps adapting on the fly. When he announced top rusher Morgan Ellison was suspended indefinitely last week, Allen installed a ready-made backup plan. When Allen announced Monday that second-string quarterback Brandon Dawkins left the ...

No. 14 Michigan faces 0-16 record against ranked teams on road

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was coaching the San Diego Toreros the last time Michigan won a true road game against a ranked team. Yeah, that was a long time ago. The 14th-ranked Wolverines have an opportunity to stop their 12-year skid on Saturday night at No. 12 Notre ...

Clark tears bicep in loss at ‘Thrills in the Hills’ event

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WHEELING — Ohio Valley fighters won five bouts Saturday night during “Thrills in the Hills” inside WesBanco Arena. However, one of those who wasn’t victorious was Morristown’s Travis “The Terror” Clark. The 39-year-old Union Local graduate suffered a serious injury to his left ...

Linsly rolls past Beaver Eastern, 42-6

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WHEELING— All coaches obviously want to win their season opener. It’s an added bonus when every player on the roster can take the field. Such was the case for powerful Linsly Saturday. Coach B.J. Depew saw his OVAC 3A-reigning Cadets debut with an impressive 42-6 romp over Beaver ...

Meyer’s texts raise open records question for OSU

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations ...

Tiger 4 Man group hosting 5K on Saturday to remember a friend

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SHADYSIDE — The Tiger 4 Man has evolved from just a fun day for a group of buddies who love to compete into an impressive fundraiser for a variety of different people and groups. The organizers of the event are now expanding, too. Luke Burkhardt — a yearly entrant in the Tiger 4 Man ...

Wheeling Small Fry wrestling begins 41st year on mat

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WHEELING — An Ohio Valley staple will begin its 41st season in the upcoming months. The Wheeling Small Fry Wrestling League will conduct signups on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 9 in hopes of increasing its membership. “As far as we can see, we haven’t been able to find a league ...

Belmont College joins OVAC as a partner

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WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) announced today that St. Clairsville based Belmont College has just signed a multiple year agreement to become the OVAC’s newest Official Corporate Partner. The comprehensive partnership with Belmont College will include a year-long ...