Crestview’s Auer stays setting milestones

High School Sports

As far back as Grace Auer can recall, the sport of volleyball, the feeling of the gymnasium and the thrill of competition has been in her blood. Of course, when her mother is her volleyball coach, it’s no surprise that her love for the game comes naturally. Now like a proficient author, ...

Jets spoil Pickett’s debut

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PITTSBURGH — There was no doubt in Zach Wilson’s mind. None. And the second-year New York Jets quarterback had no interest in keeping his confidence to himself. So walking into the huddle late in the fourth quarter on Sunday, the Jets down by three in a place the franchise had won just ...

Late INT dooms Browns vs. Falcons

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ATLANTA — Arthur Smith said his Atlanta Falcons won’t always be able to run the ball as effectively as they did against the Cleveland Browns, who were missing three starters on their defensive line. Clearly, the Falcons coach will be happy when he can lean on his ground game. Dee Alford ...

Pitt product’s offensive spark not enough

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PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett provided a brief second-half spark for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A couple fourth-quarter turnovers and a defensive meltdown allowed the New York Jets to rally late and escape with a 24-20 victory Sunday. “I wanted to win more than anything,” the rookie ...

Guardians top Royals, 7-5

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CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber allowed two runs over five innings in his final start before the postseason, Josh Naylor and rookie Will Brennan hit three-run homers and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Sunday. Bieber (13-8) is scheduled to start Game 1 of the ...

Pirates’ Contreras ends rookie year on sour note

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ST. LOUIS -- This was not going to be a regular start for Roansy Contreras. As the Cardinals began their festivities, recognizing Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina ahead of their final regular-season home game that the Pirates won, 7-5 on Sunday at Busch Stadium, Contreras walked to the bullpen ...