The Steelers elevated quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to offensive coordinator. Fichtner has been with Pittsburgh since 2007 and the quarterbacks coach since 2010, helping Ben Roethlisberger throw for 31,763 yards and 202 touchdowns during that span.
Weir High forced 26 turnovers and beat Harrison Central 57-48. Sophia Mikula led Weir High with 19 points, while Bella Aperfine added 13 and Julia Gianni scored 12. Alex Wiley led the Huskies with 14 points.
Linsly beat Steubenville Catholic Central 39-32. The 11-2 Crusaders were led by Julia Zetta’s 12 points.
The Pirates traded 5-time All-Star Andrew McCutchen to the Giants for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. Pittsburgh also will send San Francisco cash to cover part of McCutchen’s $14.75 million salary.
NBA, Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Stephen Curry added 23 as Golden State topped Cleveland 118-108. The (26-17) Cavs host (12-31) Orlando Thursday night.
Villanova is the number one team in this week’s AP College Basketball Poll. Virginia is second, followed by Purdue, Oklahoma and Duke. WVU is 6th, Xavier 11th, Cincinnati 12th and Ohio State is 22nd.
No. 10 Kansas rallied from 16 points down to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66. The Mountaineers host Texas Saturday afternoon.
The Big 12 Conference has issued a public reprimand of West Virginia’s Wesley Harris, who struck a Texas Tech fan during a wild court-storming Saturday after the Red Raiders’ victory over the Mountaineers.
The coaching staffs of the Steelers and Saints have been selected to work the Pro Bowl January 28. Mike Tomlin and his coaches will handle the AFC squad.
Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns as Jacksonville beat Pittsburgh 45-42. The Jaguars will face New England in the AFC Championship game.