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Picking a good time

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Springfield was nearing midfield with about a minute remaining in the game. Clayton Medvec needed about 20 more yards to put him in range for a field goal. He kicked a 40-yard field goal earlier with 10 yards to spare. Brannon Brungard, who already had completed a 7-yard ...

Jackson delays naming Mayfield starter

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CLEVELAND — The beer-fueled bash spilled into the streets around FirstEnergy Stadium as delirious Browns fans walked — some staggered — while chanting for their new hero, the streak buster. “Ba-ker May-field,” they screamed. They’ve named their new starting quarterback. Coach ...

Windham grounded in loss to Garfield

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WINDHAM — The rushing attack of Garfield proved too strong for Windham as the G-Men handed the Bombers their first loss, with a 40-12 Friday on the Bombers’ field. “We played a really good team,” Garfield coach Mike Moser said. “They were the most physical team we’ve seen all year ...

Boston tops Tribe for 105th victory

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CLEVELAND — The Boston Red Sox went 86 years between World Series titles, and are now on the cusp of eclipsing an even older milestone. Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin hit their first major league home runs and the Red Sox tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win, beating ...

WGH, Irish postponed

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The storms that swept through the Mahoning Valley Friday evening seemed long gone when Warren G. Harding and Ursuline kicked off their game at Mollenkopf Stadium. The start time was pushed back an hour to 8 p.m. in order to allow time for the storm to pass through. Six plays from scrimmage ...

Players expect ‘hyped’ Meyer in OSU return

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, watching on TV at home while serving a suspension, got so worked up during the TCU game last week that he had to leave the room when the Buckeyes struggled. “I only watched the good plays,” Meyer said this week. “I couldn’t take it. My ...

Hubbard stays perfect, routs Howland

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HOWLAND — The Hubbard Eagles soared to a 42-7 victory over the Howland Tigers Friday evening in Howland. After an hourlong weather delay, the Eagles got revenge from last season’s defeat at the hands of the Tigers. Led by senior quarterback Davion Daniels’ 10 carries for 151 yards and ...

Boardman edges Mooney; NF now 3-1

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¯ BOARDMAN 8, MOONEY 6: YOUNGSTOWN — A defensive battle took place on Friday night between Boardman and Mooney. The Spartans were able to squeeze past Mooney. With the statistics being very similar, it was a safety that made the difference, and gave Boardman (5-1) the 2-point ...

Red Dragons earn first win

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NILES — Lightning may have delayed the All-American Conference White Tier contest between Niles and Lakeview Friday night, but it was Niles that brought the thunder. The Red Dragons burned Lakeview by the score of 48-7 to get its first win of the season. Niles (1-4, 1-2) controlled the game ...

Area roundup

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¯ AUSTINTOWN FITCH 13, EAST 0: YOUNGSTOWN — Bobby Cavalier led Austintown through the air Friday night, as he threw for the only two scores on the night. For Fitch (4-1), it only took the first half to secure the victory. Cavalier connected on a 62-yard touchdown pass in the first ...

Grand Valley gets serious in shutout

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ORWELL — The Grand Valley Mustangs take the Northeastern Athletic Conference very seriously. Not a single current Mustang on the roster has experienced a conference defeat at the varsity level, with the last one coming on Oct. 24, 2014 — when this year’s seniors were in eighth grade. ...

Liberty squeezes out close win over Flashes

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CHAMPION — Melina Manning saw the errant ball fall away from her. The Liberty senior couldn’t let the volleyball hit the Champion High School gym floor. It was the fifth set. These Leopards had come too far to let another miscue happen, down 5-3 to the Golden Flashes. She dove and ...

Winless streak ends at 19

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CLEVELAND — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on ...

Davidson, White Sox beat Tribe in 11 innings

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CLEVELAND — Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, Chicago’s first victory at Progressive Field this season. The White Sox were outscored 58-19 in dropping their first eight ...

Pittsburgh’s drama with Brown is over – for now

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PITTSBURGH — The chorus of “The Storm Is Over” by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding his superstar ...

Running for redemption

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CANFIELD — Howland coach Robin Kapalko still had the residual frustration talking about Saturday’s Spartan Invitational. An 11th-place finish was unacceptable for the Howland High School girls cross country team in Division II. Wednesday, the Suburban League Championships, taking ...

One, or the other?

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CLEVELAND — Sam Darnold once thought he’d be wearing an orange helmet just a few shades brighter than his hair color. But the former USC star wasn’t precisely what the Browns were looking for in a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. Darnold checked most of the boxes, but not all of ...

Badger’s Stanhope makes it 2 out of 3

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CANFIELD — Panning around the south side of the Canfield Fairgrounds, there are a couple of people walking a boxer, golden retriever and other large dog breeds. In some cases, the dog was walking them. Stromboli, french fries and lemonade, even flavored ice was on sale — more than enough ...

Kipnis slams Chicago with walk-off bomb

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CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis’ game-ending grand slam and 1,000th career hit came on one big swing. “I couldn’t have drawn it up much better than that one,” he said. Kipnis homered with one out in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-1 win over the Chicago White ...

Drama kings

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree just smiled earlier this month when asked what would happen if the “Hard Knocks” cameras decided to spend a month embedded with the team during training camp. “We’re too real for TV,” Dupree said with a grin. Dupree meant it ...