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Another slow start

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INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is tired of answering the same old questions. Quarterback DeShone Kizer thinks it’s time for a change-up, too. After another slow start Sunday and another late charge, the Browns endured yet another postgame news conference explaining ...

Maplewood runners always in contention

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Maplewood. It’s synonymous with all things cross country. It is the school’s football — the dominant sport. Entrenched in an area where football is hyped more times than not, the Rockets are one of a handful of schools in Trumbull County without a football team. The difference is those ...

Garfield’s Klouda mastering Boardman

High School Sports

BOARDMAN — Tyler Klouda did more than look at the glossy drawing posted near Glenwood Avenue, giving him an idea of the Boardman High School cross country course — following the red line. It tells nothing of the undulations and endurance he would exert going around one of the more ...

Steelers don’t blame protest for poor play

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CHICAGO — When the national anthem started at Soldier Field, the visiting sideline was mostly empty. The most prominent evidence of the Pittsburgh Steelers was offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva standing by himself near the tunnel, holding his right hand over his heart. It was one ...

Kluber continues toward a second Cy Young Award

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SEATTLE — At this point, there is not much Corey Kluber can do to strengthen his case for the American League Cy Young Award. Another win, another quality start, another 10 strikeouts has become what is expected from Cleveland’s ace. “He’s the Cy Young. I think he’s clearly the Cy ...

Bristol golfers go after district berth this week

High School Sports

Doug Seemann saw the difference in the Tannenhauf Golf Club from the play in early October of 2016. The Bristol boys golf coach didn’t see the bare spots on the fairway or the sight of ground under repair. It wasn’t there when the Panthers came back Aug. 11 for the Tannenhauf ...

Barrett gets passing grade in easy win

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COLUMBUS — For all the criticism he has endured, J.T. Barrett keeps making his mark on the Ohio State record books. The Ohio State quarterback threw touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half before giving way to the mop-crew on the way to a 54-21 rout of Nevada-Las ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
YSU men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun breaks down some video during a recent practice. The men’s basketball team starts practice Sept. 30 in preparation for the team’s first game Nov. 11 at Akron against Kent State.

Preparing for practice

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun is pointing at the flat screen TV propped up on a black rolling cart. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach is picking out plays from teams such as West Virginia, UCLA and other top-tier programs. The Penguins players are learning the finer ...

Kennedy stopped by Steubenville Central

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central pulled off a major surprise on a steamy Saturday night inside Harding Stadium, knocking off state-ranked John F. Kennedy 39-23. The Crusaders (3-2) did it with a potent rushing attack, running for 398 yards and four touchdowns, and a defense that delivered at ...

Lindor leads romp by Indians

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SEATTLE — Now that he’s set a Cleveland record for home runs by a middle infielder, Francisco Lindor would rather remember 2017 for a far bigger accomplishment. Lindor led off the game with his 33rd home run, and the Indians routed the Seattle Mariners 11-4 Saturday for their 28th victory ...

Defensive play stressed on women’s team

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Players were paired off, two-by-two, one boxing out the other. The basketball lay in front of them as the other player tried to get the ball. Sometimes it worked. Other times it didn’t. The action looked more like the players were using wrestling moves to jockey for ...

JFK’s Marlatt wins North Coast title

High School Sports

Warren JFK’s Kaytlin Marlatt continued her impressive season and career by rolling through the North Coast League Tennis Championship Tournament Saturday at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Marlatt, a junior, already has back to back sectional singles championships on her resume and is 14-1 this ...

Jackson sees Colts as match for Browns

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INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson sees the Indianapolis Colts as a perfect match. They, like the Browns, will start a young quarterback who is still getting acclimated to a new system. They, like the Browns, are still trying to work out the kinks in a revamped ...

Steelers hope to pick up play at Chicago

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ record is perfect. Their play is not. They come into today’s game against the Chicago Bears not scoring the way they envisioned or forcing turnovers the way they would like. “No one is going to be perfect,” quarterback Ben ...

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Lakeview’s Tony Crish (20) fights for yardage as Niles’ Trent Johnson goes for a tackle during their matchup Friday at Don Richards Stadium. Crish scored three times in the Bulldogs’ 41-16 victory.

Bullying Bulldogs

High School Sports

CORTLAND — One night after Lakeview defeated Niles in boys soccer, the school’s football teams met. And for the second straight night, the Bulldogs posted an easy win. Junior running back Tony Crish led the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 AAC White Tier) to a 41-16 rout of the Red Dragons (0-5, 0-3) ...

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Garfield’s Ryan Brown runs a sweep for a 3-yard score in the first quarter of Friday’s game in Garrettsville. The G-Men rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to rally over arch-rival Windham, 29-28.

G-Men gamble pays off in final seconds

High School Sports

GARRETTSVILLE — The humid night air was permeating around those packed in the metallic and wooden stands flanking both sides of the football field running parallel to state Route 88. Others decided waiting around a chain-link fence or camping out on a grassy spot was their best vantage ...

Cruz walk-off HR sinks Indians

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SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night. Cruz lined a 2-1 pitch from closer Cody Allen (3-7) out to deep right-center field, snapping Seattle’s six-game skid and improving ...

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Warren G. Harding’s Kayron Adams (2) tries to avoid the tackle of Ursuline’s Mario Fusillo while Jowan Poole follows the play.

Harding heartbreak: WGH falls to 0-4

High School Sports

WARREN — The game was billed as a playoff-elimination contest between two usually successful programs off to slow starts this season. The winner of the Ursuline at Warren G. Harding game Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium would keep alive their hopes of making a late-season playoff push, ...

OSU wants ‘growth’ to emerge vs. UNLV

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COLUMBUS — Army didn’t put up much a fight against Ohio State last week, so it was hard to tell whether the No. 10 Buckeyes had solved the glaring problems that doomed them in the previous week’s loss to Oklahoma. Today’s game against Nevada-Las Vegas won’t be much of a measuring ...

Devils’ run attack too much for Tigers

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McDONALD — After dominating victories from both the McDonald Blue Devils and the Springfield Tigers the previous week, the two teams did battle Friday. Something had to give. It was Springfield, as McDonald pulled out a 44-31 victory. McDonald (4-1, 2-0) started the scoring early as ...