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The New Castle High football team has proven through the first half of the season that its offense can make the big play and score quickly. 

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions last night.

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 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two straight losses to open the year, a season-ending injury to the franchise quarterback, and a West Coast trip to face an undefeated team all add up to many people writing off the Pittsburgh Steelers before the end of September.

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STATE COLLEGE — A high school video of Shamokin Area High product Blake Zalar last April grabbed Penn State head coach James Franklin’s attention.

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The Wilmington High girls soccer team scored 22 goals in a victory last night.

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 GREENSBURG (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held yesterday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around his locker and took a step back while his new teammates roared in laughter.

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STATE COLLEGE — Noah Cain lined up to the left of quarterback Sean Clifford during Penn State’s second drive of the third quarter last Saturday against Pittsburgh.

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 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 last night after Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested on multiple felony charges earlier in the day.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball.

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Jack Barth shot an even-par 35 over the front nine at Stonecrest to propel the Mohawk High boys golf team to a 221-238 WPIAL Section 5-2A decision over Union on Monday.

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 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl titles.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. had an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, and Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns did just enough to beat the short-handed and banged-up New York Jets 23-3 last night.

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DENVER (AP) — Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-point call 31 seconds earlier had given Denver the lead.

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STATE COLLEGE — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett’s pass lingered in the air for what seemed like an eternity.

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The Neshannock High girls tennis team placed sixth out of 16 teams in the Midwestern Athletic Conference team tournament yesterday at Blackhawk High School.

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Many words have been said and written in the lead-up to the 100th and final scheduled game between the Keystone State’s two Power Five football teams. All that’s left is the actual play on the field, when Pitt and Penn State kickoff at noon today at Beaver Stadium.

CNHI Sports writers Kevin Brockway and Elton Hayes debate the B1G’s top contenders, discuss the league’s new QBs, pick the brain of Saturday Tradition’s Dustin Schutte and make their picks for the week’s games.

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Katherine "Kay" Wachter, 93, of Hermitage passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 19, 2019, at Hospitality Care Center. Calling hour will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage. Funeral service will …

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