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Irving sparks Cleveland rally past 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — The Cavaliers have so many ways to beat teams, and this time it was Kyrie Irving’s turn to win a game. Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron James had a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, leading Cleveland to a ...

Buckeyes make memories

COLUMBUS — The play was 29 Lead, and it will go down in history as how Ohio State beat Michigan in one of the greatest games ever played by the Big Ten’s most storied rivals. That’s pretty much all Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer wanted to talk about. Everything else about the second-ranked ...

John Carroll, Mount Union advance in Division III

John Carroll will advance to the NCAA Division III college football quarterfinals, thanks to a double overtime victory at home against Wesley on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Streaks trailed 17-14 in the second overtime of their second round game against the Wolverines, before quarterback ...

Phantoms finish off successful road trip

MADISON, Wis. — Powered by two goals by Eric Esposito and 32 saves in his USHL debut by Britt League, the Youngstown Phantoms (11-8-2, 24 points) defeated the Madison Capitols 3-2, needing a shootout to decide the final margin and complete the weekend sweep of Madison. Youngstown won the ...

Proper Discretion beats other fillies

AUSTINTOWN — Proper Discretion ($2.40) put an exclamation on an excellent sophomore season as she recorded a decisive victory in the $75,000 First Lady Stakes for Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies on Saturdayat Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Ridden by Ricardo Feliciano, the ...

Tigers take control with big second half

HOWLAND — It doesn’t take much to swing the momentum in your favor in a basketball game. The Howland girls felt that momentum shift away from it to close the first half, but managed to swing it back its own way to start the second. Once the Tigers had control of it, they didn’t ...

Homa lifts McDonald in opener

¯ MCDONALD 48, SPRINGFIELD LOCAL 37: MCDONALD — The Blue Devils won their season-opener on the strength of a Samatha Homa double-double. Homa had a team-high 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Abbie Matig, meanwhile, had eight points and 11 boards. Hailey LaMorticella led ...

Matchups are key in huge showdown

COLUMBUS — The numbers strongly suggest they are two of the four — maybe five — best teams in the country, but after today either No. 3 Michigan or No. 2 Ohio State will be on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff race. The Wolverines and Buckeyes play for the 113th ...

Cavs crush Mavs

CLEVELAND — LeBron James pulled down a full-court pass from Kevin Love, threw down a dunk and gave the touchdown signal on his way up the court. Times are good for the defending NBA champions. Love scored 27 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers led by as many as 45 ...

JFK grad Stout wins another Strongman title

Strength is starting to come in numbers for Richard Stout. The 30-year-old John F. Kennedy graduate was crowned the Strongman world champion back in March at the Arnold Classic Sports Event in Columbus, and apparently he was just getting started. Stout, who now lives in Corpus Christi, Texas, ...

Harding grad Bubon named head coach

Gabe Bubon can’t explain how he became interim head basketball coach at Point Park University, but he sure is glad it happened. Bubon, a 1995 Warren G. Harding graduate, was the Pioneers’ associate head coach for the past eight years under longtime mentor Bob Rager, who was entering his ...

OSU’s offense starting to click

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State’s passing game was sputtering last month, J.T. Barrett kept saying everything was OK. Even after the loss to unranked Penn State, the quarterback insisted no big changes were necessary and the offense was on track. The quiet Texan’s confidence and patience ...

‘Blitzburgh’ ways may be back after Browns thrashing

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler only wishes he was brilliant enough to explain how a defense that struggled to get to the quarterback for two months seemed to have little trouble last Sunday in Cleveland. The same group that managed all of 13 sacks ...

Soon to be a Sooner

Garfield track and field star Lauren Jones just can’t seem to sit still. Day-in and day-out, Jones has to keep busy, or else she gets bored. Starting next fall, the track athlete, basketball player, golfer, band member and flagline member will attend the University of Oklahoma, where ...

Losing its luster?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Game has lost its luster in recent years. Ohio State has dominated Michigan, winning four straight and 11 of 12 to diminish intrigue in one of the greatest rivalries in sports. The third-ranked Wolverines (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) have a chance to change the conversation ...

Jackson trying to halt free fall

CLEVELAND — Hue Jackson has run out of pep talks. At this point, there’s only so much he can do to stop this dismal season from an even deeper descent. The Browns’ record is one thing. Jackson can’t lose his locker room, too. As his team recovered from a 24-9 pasting from ...

Former Howland player Bogan headed to Walsh

Former Howland basketball player Reece Bogan has been well-traveled over the last couple years. Come next fall, Bogan will make his way back toward the area where he grew up, as he recently signed a basketball scholarship with Walsh University, where he’ll study business. Bogan, who ...

Kessler battered again in Browns’ 11th loss

CLEVELAND — The losses are now coming with lumps for the Browns. The 11th one this season was the most painful yet. Cleveland was manhandled on Sunday by the Steelers, who had eight sacks in a 24-9 battering. Pittsburgh gave Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler his second concussion in ...

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pistons

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving had a big game. LeBron James returned to the court. And the Cleveland Cavaliers put it all together Friday night. Irving scored 25 points and James, returning to the lineup after sitting out a game, added 21 to help the Cavaliers roll past the Detroit Pistons ...

Griffin III returns to Browns next week

BEREA — Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III will practice next week and it remains possible he’ll play again this season. Griffin has been sidelined with a broken bone in his left shoulder since in the season opener at Philadelphia. He was cleared for non-contact drills this week, and ...