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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Monumental performances from QB Jack Johnson and WR Vaun Ross this Saturday nearly gave the Allegheny Gators their first victory versus the Wabash Little Giants in nine years.

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s defense this season first displayed its resiliency on the road at then No. 12 Wisconsin when the unit forced two turnovers in the fourth quarter to secure a win.

PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett threw six touchdown passes to tie Dan Marino’s single-game record, but it wasn’t enough as Pitt fell to Western Michigan, 44-41, at Heinz Field on Saturday afternoon.

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MIAMI (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes doubled twice and survived a ninth-inning tumble on the pitcher’s mound in the game’s second failed attempt to catch a poup, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Saturday night and move within a win of their first series sweep this year.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel will travel to Buffalo for his pre-training camp physical this week amid questions of whether he’ll be cleared to play, and his future with the team in limbo, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — There's a montage Western Michigan football coach Tim Lester makes his team watch relentlessly. It includes a flash of the letter “R," which stands for “respond."

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety Ronnie Harrison was fined $12,128 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct after he shoved Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis during a skirmish in last week's season opener.

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BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial.

COCHRANTON — In a meeting of the unbeatens, Cochranton was able to down Eisenhower 34-13 behind a stiff defense and the legs of senior running back Jack Martinec. 

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. will miss at least three games with a hamstring injury, a loss that will have a ripple effect through Cleveland's defense.

STATE COLLEGE – When Auburn plays Penn State on Saturday, the contest will mark the 47th time the Nittany Lions will play an SEC opponent and the third time Penn State will have play Auburn.

PITTSBURGH – Midway through the fourth quarter in Saturday’s game between Pitt and Tennessee, the Panthers led by a touchdown as the Volunteers threatened deep in Pitt territory.

UNION CITY — Saegertown, Maplewood, Conneaut, Cambridge Springs and Seneca high schools cannot seem to catch Union City on the links this year.

Meadville found itself down 0-2 against a good Hickory team, but the Bulldogs were able to control the last three sets and win in a marathon five-set match on senior night at The House of Thrills.

STATE COLLEGE – When Auburn plays Penn State on Saturday, the contest will mark the 47th time the Nittany Lions will play an SEC opponent and the third time Penn State will have play Auburn.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.

TOWNVILLE — The Maplewood Tigers matched up with the Iroquois Braves for a Region 3 soccer girls soccer game at Townville Elementary School on Tuesday.

SAEGERTOWN — The Saegertown boys soccer team scored twice in the second half to defeat Conneaut (Ohio) 3-2 in a Region 3 match on Monday. 

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic was, understandably, deflated. The quest to do something no man has done in more than a half-century took a lot out of him, physically and emotionally.

PITTSBURGH – After the Pitt running game got off to a good start by rushing for 223 yards against Massachusetts in the opening game of the season, the unit seemed to revert to last year’s form against Tennessee, as the Panthers rushed for under 100 yards against the Volunteers.

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