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Carrasco bounces back with excellent outing

SEATTLE — After one of the worst starts of his career, Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco spent several days tinkering to try and find a solution. All it took was Carrasco picking up his tempo and believing in what he was throwing. “The last game I didn’t have that. That’s what I worked ...

Pirates play extra innings again, beat Detroit, 3-2

DETROIT — At this point, Clint Hurdle is probably used to managing for more than nine innings. Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. It was the second straight night Hurdle’s Pirates beat Detroit in ...

2019 schedules

Cleveland Browns Sept. 8 Tennessee 1 p.m. CBS Sept. 16 at NY Jets 8:15 p.m. ESPN Sept. 22 LA Rams 8:20 p.m. NBC Sept. 29 at Baltimore 1 p.m. CBS Oct. 7 at San Francisco 8:15 p.m. ESPN Oct. 13 Seattle 1 p.m. FOX Oct. 20 BYE Oct. 27 at New England 4:25 p.m. ...

Phantoms’ season ends in overtime heartbreak

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Phantoms’ season ended in heartbreak as they fell, 3-2, in overtime of Game 2 of a first-round Clark Cup playoff series. “Credit to them, I thought they made it very hard in transition to get to the hard areas,” Phantoms coach Brad Patterson said. ...

Blue Jackets make history

COLUMBUS — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents’ Trophy winners with a ...

Islanders finish surprising sweep of Pens

PITTSBURGH — Barry Trotz had questions when he took over the New York Islanders last summer. About the defense. About the goaltending. About where the scoring would come from if star John Tavares bailed in free agency. One by one over the last 10 months, the Islanders have answered them ...

Phantoms lose their opener

YOUNGSTOWN — Short-term memory is what the Youngstown Phantoms need going into tonight’s Game 2 after dropping Monday’s series opener to the Dubuque Fighting Saints, 3-1. “They were blocking shots, playing playoff hockey,” Phantoms forward Brett Murray said. “We’ll watch the ...

Cavs to interview assistants Mosley, Howard

CLEVELAND — The first two coaching candidates set to interview with the Cavaliers have no NBA head coaching experience. That doesn’t mean they’re not qualified. The Cavs have scheduled meetings this week with Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Miami’s Juwan Howard for the job, a ...

Lindor to begin rehab at AAA

SEATTLE — Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has been sent to Triple-A to begin a rehab assignment as the All-Star is moving closer to rejoining the big league club after being slowed by a left ankle injury. The Indians announced the move Monday before starting a three-game series ...

Bauer, Indians get past Mariners, 6-4

SEATTLE (AP) — Trevor Bauer allowed one run while pitching into the seventh inning, slumping Jose Ramirez hit his first homer of the season and the Cleveland Indians held on late for a 6-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Cleveland rebounded from being swept last weekend by ...

WGH grad takes long, winding road to NCAA D-I

Shakem Johnson came into his first Warren G. Harding High School basketball practice as a freshman dribbling and shooting with his right hand. The only thing was, the young player was left handed. It puzzled former WGH assistant coach Mark Komlanc. “Why have you been shooting right ...

Phantoms start playoffs tonight

YOUNGSTOWN — With the regular season over for the Youngstown Phantoms, their journey for the Clark Cup begins tonight at 7 at the Covelli Centre against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The first-round series is best-of-three and all three games would be played in Youngstown, tonight, Tuesday ...

Walk-off loss culminates KC sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Terrance Gore has carved out a most unusual big league career, one that’s had him on base more often than in the batter’s box. In an era marked by big swingers and advanced analytics, Gore showed Sunday that a speed specialist can have plenty of value in the late ...

Plenty are working so kids can play

While waiting for my grandson Carter’s baseball team to get their photos taken on Saturday, I got to thinking about how much effort — not to mention expense — goes into providing organized sports opportunities for youngsters in our communities. As we start another baseball season, while ...

Phantoms close with win; playoffs start on Monday

YOUNGSTOWN — A three-goal second period carried the Youngstown Phantoms over the US National Team Development Program, 4-1, to close out the regular season. Midway through the first period, Team USA took the lead when Owen Gallatin scored his second goal of the season. That didn’t last ...

QBs the focus at spring game

COLUMBUS — New coach Ryan Day is doing his best to convince everyone there’s a quarterback competition at Ohio State. He contends redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who spent last season rehabbing a knee injury, has a chance to beat out the much-ballyhooed Justin Fields, a Georgia ...

Carrasco thumped at KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon could smile about his base-running mistake because of an otherwise great game. Gordon homered, doubled twice and singled as the Kansas City Royals stopped a 10-game losing streak, racing to a big lead and beating the Cleveland Indians 8-1 Friday ...

Cavs say they will be patient in coach search

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers aren’t chasing a championship this spring. They’re pursuing a coach. This time, methodically. No longer NBA title contenders, Cleveland is in the initial stages of an expansive, open-minded search general manager Koby Altman hopes will lead to finding the ...

Moran comes through for Pirates in pinch

WASHINGTON — Colin Moran has less than a full season’s worth of at-bats in the majors, and just maybe the 26-year-old is becoming one of the game’s better pinch hitters. Moran came off the bench in the 10th inning Friday night and hit a three-run homer, part of five runs Pittsburgh ...

Islanders hold serve; series goes to Pittsburgh

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — After falling behind in the second period, the New York Islanders didn’t get discouraged. They maintained their focus, tied it minutes later and then pulled away in the third period. Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored less than four minutes apart in the final period ...