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Failing to finish

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry made a 3-pointer with about 9 minutes remaining. Youngstown State was so close to the dominant team in the Horizon League, Northern Kentucky. As it has been for too many games this season, any shot of momentum became fleeting in the final 10 minutes. This ...

LOCAL: Phantoms split on weekend

YOUNGSTOWN — A four-goal first period for the visiting Cedar Rapids RoughRiders was a hole that the Youngstown Phantoms (16-14-1-3, 36 points) couldn’t dig themselves out of as they found themselves on the short end of a 5-2 final Saturday night at the Covelli Centre. Cedar Rapids jumped ...

NHL: Jackets fall on road, 2-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored his team-leading 20th goal and Devan Dubnyk had 19 saves as the Minnesota Wild held off the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night. Jordan Greenway also scored his ninth goal for Minnesota, which handed the Blue Jackets their second straight loss. ...

Maryland extends Buckeyes skid to 4 losses

COLUMBUS — Maryland’s depth and shooting touch were too much for Ohio State. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins won their seventh straight game, 75-61 over the skidding Buckeyes on Friday night. Bruno Fernando added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had 15 ...

Kitchens fills coaching staff

CLEVELAND — New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens added seven assistants to his staff, including Tosh Lupoi, Alabama’s defensive coordinator last season. Lupoi will coach Cleveland’s defensive line. He spent five seasons working under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide, who were recently ...

Reliever Allen going to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Cody Allen is looking to rebound with a new team. Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The person ...

Another one gets away

YOUNGSTOWN — Wright State and Youngstown State have struggled to close out games this season. Thursday, not so much for the Raiders. Ursuline High School graduate Mark Hughes’ 3-pointer with less than 7 minutes remaining gave Wright State the lead, one the Raiders never surrendered during ...

McDonald stays unbeaten; Badger cruises

GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ McDONALD 43, JACKSON-MILTON 35: NORTH JACKSON — A big first quarter helped McDonald hold on and stay undefeated with a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference victory over the Blue Jays. Olivia Perry scored eight of her 15 points in the first quarter, when the Blue Devils ...

Bristol enacts revenge in key win

BRISTOLVILLE — In the third game of the season, Bristol fell to Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Maplewood by three points. The Panthers got revenge in their second meeting, defeating the Rockets 39-22. “In the first game of the year we were down five of our top eight and didn’t ...

Steelers waiting to hear from Brown

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn’t heard from Brown since he left Heinz Field following a ...

NBA: Nurkic, Blazers doom Cavs

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jusuf Nurkic had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-112 on Wednesday night. Damian Lillard had 33 points to lead all scorers, and CJ McCollum had 19 points as Portland ...

Martell says he is leaving OSU for Miami

Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami. Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: “I’m a Hurricane.” Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential move. Martell, ...

JFK’s Graham targeted early by college coach

Jimmy Graham met Ann Ciavarella when he played golf at the former Candywood Golf Club in Vienna and later at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna. Ciavarella, a former Youngstown State University women’s golfer and assistant coach, noticed Graham’s game as he became the lead golfer at John F. ...

MLB: Announcer Blass in last year

PITTSBURGH — Steve Blass’ 60th season with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be his last in the broadcast booth. The former pitcher announced Tuesday that 2019 will be his 34th and final year as a color analyst. He will step away as the longest-tenured broadcaster in team history. Blass will ...

NHL: Blue Jackets beat New Jersey

COLUMBUS — Joonas Korpisalo had 29 saves, three Columbus players recorded a goal and an assist and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night. Top-liners Artemi Panarin, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson carried the offensive load, and Boone Jenner also scored as ...

Kitchens introduced as Cleveland’s head coach

CLEVELAND — Freddie Kitchens briefly left football. Football never left him. Shortly after he stopped playing quarterback at Alabama, where he started for three seasons, Kitchens spent his weekends washing FedEx trucks to supplement his income as a car salesman. When those Saturday ...

New coach still will call plays

CLEVELAND — Freddie Kitchens ran some Wishbone formation, pulled off a few trick plays and had wide receiver Jarvis Landry throw passes. Cleveland’s offense was unpredictable, imaginative and wide-open under Kitchens last season. It will be again. Kitchens said Monday he will continue ...

Barta impressive winning Warren Challenge 5th time

In a field full of former champions, the guy who had won the most titles — four — picked up his fifth on Sunday at Freeway Lanes where Adam Barta captured the 40th Warren Challenge Bowling Tournament. Barta rolled to victory over all seven fellow qualifiers, building a large enough lead ...

Cavs’ losing skid ended

LOS ANGELES — Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Alec Burks had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the ...

Lias leads bowlers into finals

Mark Lias put together a six-game series of 1521 (253 average) on Saturday at Freeway Lanes to lead seven other qualifying bowlers into today’s final round of the 40th Warren Challenge Bowling Tournament. The finals also will be held at Freeway, beginning at noon. Lias stood third after ...