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Brady ends Steeler season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the ...

Steelers beaten on both sides of ball

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount burst through the line at the Pittsburgh 19, slipped one tackle and bulled into another defender at the 9. Cornerback William Gay wrapped him up, but just got pushed backward. Three more Steelers pitched in, still unable to bring the New England ...

Loss of RB Bell to groin injury didn’t help Pittsburgh

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Steelers star running back Le’Veon Bell was bothered by a groin injury even before he was forced to leave the AFC championship game in the second quarter of Pittsburgh’s 36-17 loss to New England. Bell had only six carries for 20 yards, and his absence was felt by an ...

Cavaliers fall in overtime to San Antonio

CLEVELAND — As Kawhi Leonard peeled the ice bag off his swollen left hand, Manu Ginobili hobbled through San Antonio’s locker room, his back stiffened from a run-in with LeBron James. And 20 minutes after the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was in sweats still going over his team’s ...

History in the making in AFC

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There are few things that Bill Belichick respects more than history in the NFL. And few teams elicit as much praise from the Patriots coach as the Pittsburgh Steelers. Part of it is the reverence that Belichick holds for the way Steelers founder Art Rooney and his ...

Back home, Cavs eclipse Suns, 118-103

CLEVELAND — Before their first home game following a long trip that ended with a miserable thud at Golden State, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue showed his team video clips to remind them who they are. The message? “Do that,” LeBron James said. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, James, his ...

Williams faces tough task as DC

CLEVELAND — Gregg Williams talked tough. Now he has to get the Browns to play that way. Cleveland’s new defensive coordinator made quite a first impression during a fiery, 48-minute introductory news conference Thursday in which the former Buffalo head coach vowed to bring out the best ...

Francona excited about Encarnacion

BOSTON — When Edwin Encarnacion became a free agent this offseason, Indians manager Terry Francona didn’t allow himself to daydream about adding the former Blue Jays slugger to his roster. “I didn’t think there was a chance to even talk to Edwin,” Francona said on Thursday in his ...

Ben vs. Brady

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger intended for the moment to be private. The camera following him to midfield and the microphone tucked inside Tom Brady’s shoulder pads ended up making that impossible. Their brief exchange before Brady and the New England Patriots visited the Pittsburgh ...

Korver finally gets first practice time

INDEPENDENCE — Kyle Korver feels mostly moved in. Off the floor, that is. The newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers still has some adjusting to do before he feels completely at home with the NBA champions, who have struggled of late. “Every day it gets better and better,” he ...

Brown offers apology for gaffe

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown insists he didn’t mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The ever social media savvy Brown also ...

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Carlin named Scrappers’ new manager

Former Cleveland Indians catcher Luke Carlin has been named the manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers for the 2017 season which begins June 21. Carlin served on the Akron staff last year after his 14-year professional career ended after the 2015 season. Carlin appeared in 56 Major League ...

Tomlin not pleased with Brown’s role

PITTSBURGH — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City. The coach in Tomlin has just ...

Cavs embarrassed

OAKLAND, Calif. — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks ...

Steelers downplay Tomlin’s view of Patriots

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown wanted to let the world in on the party when he live-streamed the giddy celebration in Pittsburgh’s locker room after an 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City. The All-Pro wide receiver also happened to catch coach Mike Tomlin indelicately describing the New ...

Steelers one step away

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Boswell’s pinpoint right leg and Le’Veon Bell’s two dancing feet. They do call it football, after all. Indeed, Bell spent much of Sunday watching the film “Happy Feet.” “I wasn’t nervous about the game,” Bell said. “I don’t watch ESPN or NFL ...

Rematch, Part 2

OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Warriors traveled to Cleveland last January after winning the 2015 NBA title by beating the Cavs, Stephen Curry had so many fond memories there he mentioned the chance of champagne smells still lingering in the visiting locker room all those months ...

Bowden decides on Kentucky

BOARDMAN — Lynn Bowden was surrounded by family and friends at Cafe Capri. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Warren G. Harding football standout had reason to celebrate. After much contemplation, the Division II all-state quarterback made his final decision on where he’ll take his talents next ...

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Barta sets records, leads Challenge qualifying

Fresh off a record-setting qualifying round on Saturday, three-time champion Adam Barta leads a dozen bowlers into today’s finals of the 38th Warren Men’s Challenge bowling tournament. The finals are scheduled to begin at noon today at Champion Lanes. The format includes 12 games of ...

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Sioux City’s Phillip Kines, left, skates away from Youngstown’s Coale Norris during Saturday’s game at the Covelli Centre. The Phantoms won in overtime, 2-1.

Gingell’s first goal is OT winner for Phantoms

YOUNGSTOWN — Jake Gingell’s first career goal as a Phantom gave Youngstown a key 2-1 overtime victory over the Sioux City Musketeers at the Covelli Centre Saturday night. The Phantoms, ironically, lost to Sioux City, 2-1 in overtime, on Friday night. “Same story, 2-1 overtime, both ...