LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been perfect at ruining visitors' dreams of pulling off the seemingly impossible.

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PITTSBURGH — Pitt and the Steelers have shared facilities on Pittsburgh’s South Side for nearly two decades. The 2019 editions of the city teams have similarities as well — both have had difficulty establishing a ground game, both have receivers struggling with drops, both have seen their de…


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field.

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Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field.

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MINNEAPOLIS – Penn State (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten) produced two 100-yard receivers behind 117- and 101-yard performances from receiver KJ Hamler and tight end Pat Freiermuth, respectively in Saturday's loss that knocked the Lions from the unbeaten ranks. Both players finished with seven receptions apiece in Penn State’s 31-26 loss to Minnesota (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) on Saturday.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball left Jared Goff’s hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up. Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn’t really his thing.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins with 1:44 left as the Cleveland Browns snapped a four-game losing streak — and took some pressure off first-year coach Freddie Kitchens — with a 19-16 win on Sunday over the Buffalo Bills.

DuBOIS — It was back in early September. It was Cochranton’s second match of the 2019 season. The Cardinals were taking on Conneaut Area. And while Cochranton won that match in four sets, head coach Marci Malliard admitted that she still didn’t quite know what kind of team she had on her hands. 

While you couldn’t quite hear the messages that were being passed helmet-to-helmet between the Maplewood and Farrell players in the handshake line following Friday night’s District 10 Class 1A championship game, it was easy to get the gist of it. 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel and Jared McCann scored in a shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a 10-game losing streak against the Chicago Blackhawks by rallying for a 3-2 victory Saturday night.


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation's top two teams — and him.


Farrell was used to the District 10 title game. After all, the Steelers have celebrated with the plaque for four straight seasons and were looking for a fifth. Meanwhile Maplewood’s players weren’t born the last time the Tigers had this opportunity. 

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela’s capital, knowing this season’s opening game wouldn’t measure up to past years.

If you had told Tyler Barnes that he was going to shoot his highest series ever after the eighth frame in his second game at Eastway Lanes in Erie on Saturday night, Barnes probably would have thought you had a little too much to drink.

Veteran head coach Marci Malliard and the Cochranton girls volleyball team worked through a number of rotations throughout the season trying to find the right combination. When all was said and done, Malliard ended up with a lineup that included 11 players. 

COCHRANTON — Franklin Regional’s Hannah Flick fired her serve into the back corner of the court. Her shot landed right before the line sealing the match for the Panthers. It was that kind of day for Franklin Region, who rallied to win over District 10 Class 3A champion

CLEVELAND — Gordon Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Tuesday night.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years.


BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored his second goal of the game with 1:57 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Monday night after blowing a 3-0 lead.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin sighed and let out a sentence that, after 13 years on the job, surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers coach for the sincerity with which he meant it. Considering what his team has endured during the first half of a wildly uneven season, it was hard to blame him.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde sees no reason why the Bills should apologize for taking advantage of a soft season-opening schedule.

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Visitation for Mary Ann Affinito is from 10-11 AM on Friday at St. Mary of Grace Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Memorial Mass following at 11 AM. Arrangements by Stephen P. Mizner FH & CS, Inc., Meadville.