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United’s Logan to play for Wooster

HANOVERTON

United’s Jonathan Logan, the school’s all-time leading goal-scorer in boys soccer, is headed to Wooster, In his senior season, he scored 55 goals to lead United to program’s first district title. His 103 career goals are a school record.

Steelers sign RB Jaylen Samuels

PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed rookie running back Jaylen Samuels to a four-year contract.

The team announced the deal Wednesday, less than two weeks after the AFC North champions selected Samuels in the fifth round. Samuels is the first of Pittsburgh’s seven 2018 draft picks to sign.

Samuels did a little bit of everything during his career at North Carolina State. He set a school record with 202 receptions and is second on the school’s all-time list with 47 touchdowns. Samuels filled a variety of roles for the Wolfpack, working out of the backfield as a running back and occasionally lining up at tight end and wide receiver.

The Steelers will welcome rookie and first-year players during a minicamp this weekend.

Lions coach denies 1996 allegation

ALLEN PARK, Mich.

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is maintaining his innocence after a 1996 sexual assault allegation against him resurfaced Tuesday night.

The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend of his were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury, on one count each of aggravated sexual assault for an alleged incident involving a woman on South Padre Island. The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed 10 months later.

In a statement issued by the Lions, Patricia said he was “falsely accused” and he found it “incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now.”

Man City sets new scoring record

MANCHESTER, England

Manchester City has become the record scorer in a single Premier League season after netting its 104th goal in a game against Brighton.

Bernardo Silva’s 34th-minute goal made it 2-1 at Etihad Stadium and saw City surpass Chelsea’s total of 103 goals from the 2009-10 season.

A victory on Wednesday would give City two more Premier League records — the most points (97) and most wins (31) in a season.

Zardes’ goal lifts Crew vs. Union

COLUMBUS

Gyasi Zardes scored his sixth goal of the season and the Columbus Crew kept the Philadelphia Union winless on the road with a 1-0 victory Wednesday night.

Columbus (5-3-3) extended its unbeaten streak to four matches. Philadelphia (2-5-2), which has lost four of its last five, hasn’t won on the road in 16 matches.

Zardes’ 40th career goal came in the 53rd minute on an easy tap-in. Cristian Martinez ran to a loose ball along the end line and his cross got past goalkeeper Andre Blake to find an open Zardes at the far post.

Harrison Afful had the best scoring chance for either team in the first half when the Columbus midfielder curled a shot off the far post in the 41st. Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen denied C.J. Sapong’s close-range shot in second-half stoppage time.

Ferguson out of intensive care

MANCHESTER, England

Manchester United says former manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care in the hospital following surgery on a brain hemorrhage.

The 76-year-old Ferguson underwent the emergency operation on Saturday.

Man United says “Sir Alex no longer needs Intensive Care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient” so he will remain in hospital.

Staff/wire report

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