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Garrett out to ‘send a message’

BEREA — Myles Garrett won’t be satisfied with just sacks or de-cleating a running back. For his first NFL exhibition, Cleveland’s rookie wants to make sure the New Orleans Saints remember him — and that the rest of the league takes notice. “They don’t have much film to go off ...

Scrappers rally in ninth

ABERDEEN, MD. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Aberdeen Ironbirds, 8-7. Relief pitcher Jonathan Teaney struck out Tristan Graham with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, preserving the MV victory. With the win, the ...

In the crosshairs

BEREA — Brock Osweiler has risen from trade throw-in to preseason starter. The Browns’ never-ending quarterback saga has produced yet another surprise. Cleveland coach Hue Jackson picked Osweiler over Cody Kessler, rookie DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan to start Thursday’s exhibition ...

Loss drops MV to second

NILES — Mahoning Valley fell out of first place in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division with Monday’s 3-2 loss to State College. West Virginia (28-19) defeated Batavia 6-3 to take over first place. Williamsport (24-19) and State College (26-21) are both two games back. The ...

The Southington 9-10 year-old girls softball team won the Ohio Girls Softball Organization state title in late July. Team members include (front, from left) Morgan Strock, Abbey Castle, Abby Iceman, Kelsey Kren, Julia Piecuch, Colleen Castle, Hannah Myers, (middle, from left) Angel Aikens, Jaclyn Blake, Tatum Hudak, Abby Grimm, Gabby Hromada, Sammy Strock, (rear, from left) coaches Dottie Kren, Sam Grimm, Rich Hudak, Tim Grimm, Mandi Myers and Tiffany Hudak.

State champion Wildcats have community excited

SOUTHINGTON — There was a cause for celebration in Southington recently, as a group of girls realized their dreams, and brought the township together in the process. The Southington 9-10 year-old girls softball team won the Ohio Girls Softball Organization (OGSO) state championship last ...

Win keeps MV in first place

NILES — Hosea Nelson homered and had two hits, and Gregori Vasquez pitched six scoreless innings as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the State College Spikes 6-3 on Sunday, maintaining their half-game lead in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division. Vasquez (3-2) allowed two hits while ...

NY catches a break

CLEVELAND — Their offense sputtering for nearly a week, the Yankees needed a break. A fly ball, the sun and Abraham Almonte combined to give them one. Almonte misplayed Jacoby Ellsbury’s shot to right field in the sixth inning into a three-run triple, Luis Severino overpowered ...

Fan favorite returns; wins game for Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Sean Rodriguez’s improbable weekend had a Hollywood ending. Rodriquez homered in the 12th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. One day earlier, Pittsburgh acquired Rodriguez from the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez lifted a 1-1 ...

Steelers boast D-line depth

LATROBE, Pa. — Cam Heyward vividly remembers a December road game last season at Cincinnati, where the Pittsburgh Steelers were quickly running out of healthy bodies along the defensive line. Heyward was already sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle for a game the Steelers won by four ...

Yankees defense saves Chapman in 2-1 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Yankees saved Aroldis Chapman from re-living an October nightmare. On his first visit to Progressive Field since Game 7 of last year’s World Series, Chapman was bailed out by sensational defensive plays from Brett Gardner and Ronald Torreyes in the ninth inning as New ...

Haden plans on silencing his critics

BEREA — Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden has heard the whispers. After two injury-plagued years, he plans on silencing them. The two-time Pro Bowl selection played most of last season with torn left and right groin muscles, but is healthy — and motivated by criticism — as he enters ...

Urshela shines as Tribe top Yanks

CLEVELAND — And outstanding defensive play by third baseman Giovanny Urshela helped out Trevor Bauer. Bauer won his third straight start, Jaime Garcia was chased in the fifth inning of his Yankees debut and the Cleveland Indians won 7-2 on Friday night to extend New York’s losing streak ...

Still no separation

CLEVELAND — No touchdowns. No sensational plays. No clarity. Cleveland’s quarterback competition doesn’t seem any closer to a conclusion. Calling the play of his QBs “spotty” during a scrimmage at FirstEnergy Stadium, Browns coach Hue Jackson said he isn’t ready to name his ...

MV back in first after win

AUBURN, NY. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored eight runs in the top of the 10th inning to take a 15-7 win over the Auburn Doubledays on Thursday. The Scrappers amassed 23 hits and went 10-for-26 (.385) with runners in scoring position. With the win, the Scrappers regain the lead in ...

Indians make adjustments minus Miller

CLEVELAND — With All-Star reliever Andrew Miller sidelined for at least a week, Indians manager Terry Francona is remodeling Cleveland’s bullpen. Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right knee tendinitis. Francona said an MRI confirmed the original diagnosis and ...

Browns expect plenty from Njoku

BEREA — The Browns have very high expectations for tight end David Njoku. It’s easy to understand why. The first-round pick from the University of Miami stands 6-foot-4 and is a chiseled 246 pounds, casting an imposing shadow at each training camp practice. “David is an extraordinary ...

Kuhl pitches Bucs past Reds

PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl allowed four hits in seven efficient innings, Starling Marte went 3 for 4 and scored three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates had little trouble with the Cincinnati Reds in a 6-0 victory on Thursday night. Kuhl (4-7) struck out six and walked two as the Pirates beat the ...

youth bowling scholarships

Youth bowling scholarships

The Trumbull County USBC Youth Bowling Association recently announced scholarships that were awarded to seven local youth bowlers. All scholarships were for $1,000. Those presented with scholarships were, front, from left, Susan Decker, Chalker, from Al Hrobak Memorial Fund, she will attend YSU ...

Late rally comes up a bit short

AUBURN, N.Y. — Mahoning Valley tried a two-out rally in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to dig out of an early deficit. The Scrappers tallied four runs in the ninth Wednesday, including a two-run home run by JasonRodriguez, in a 9-6 road loss to Auburn. With a second straight ...

Bryant back on track

BEREA — Desmond Bryant is savoring every snap, knowing the next one could be his last. He can’t forget those long days he spent last summer in the trainer’s room, where he endured grueling rehab sessions with doubts about the future filling his head. Bryant, who underwent surgery to ...