Crosby’s goal, assist lead Penguins past Caps 4-0
Sidney Crosby delivered a goal and an assist to get the better of a quiet Alex Ovechkin in the past league MVPs’ first matchup as division rivals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game road losing streak by beating the Washington Capitals 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Browns trying to avoid hangover against Steelers
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has learned that once Sunday’s over, Sunday’s over. Win or lose, good or bad, strong performance or forgettable one, there’s only one way to survive in the NFL.
“You’ve got to move on,” he said.
Beal, Nene lead Wizards past Cavaliers 98-91
Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Nene added 24, leading the Washington Wizards to a 98-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Bowling: Benge keeps strong year rolling
You can blame Don Granda Jr. on the shortness of this column ... just kidding.
The Lakeside Lanes co-owner went on vacation last week and the establishment’s scores weren’t reported. However, the bowling buzz still needs to go on.
YOUTH ATHLETICS — Study: Kids are less fit than their parents were
Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
On average, it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Heart-related fitness has declined 5 percent per decade since 1975 for children ages 9 to 17.
NASCAR: Johnson make case as an all-time great with sixth crown
It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent.
He had just won at Dover for his second victory in four weeks and was debriefing with crew chief Chad Knaus when he brought up a sensation he felt in the car that day that he was certain came from wind blowing through a gap in the grandstands.
NFL: Steelers soar with Big Ben in control
The referee spotted the ball and Ben Roethlisberger waved his hands, urging his teammates to get to their spots.
No looking at the sideline. No pressing his helmet against his ear. No glancing at the call sheet on his wrist.
Instead, the Steelers’ quarterback looked at the Detroit Lions defense before barking out a play. He took the snap and handed off to Le’Veon Bell for a 12-yard gain.
COLLEGE ATHLETES: Urbana’s Baker has career game
This past week saw the fall season come to an abrupt halt for many local athletes as the winter schedule begins to take full control of the athletic world.
That does not mean our local collegiate athletes are done making news. In fact, many are just starting to get some of the accolades that will come. Others, meanwhile, are just getting the season’s résumé started ...
Big Ben, Steelers rally past Lions 37-27
Backed up and fed up, Ben Roethlisberger provided a vivid reminder to his critics and the Detroit Lions of just how dangerous he and his suddenly surging team remain.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback passed for 367 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 5 minutes as the Steelers rallied to beat the Lions 37-27.
Browns stumble in key game against Bengals
Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
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