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Kluber gets nod to start Game 1

CLEVELAND — Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Terry Francona said Sunday that he will go with Kluber, an 18-game winner during the regular season, in the opener on Tuesday night. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in his ...

Browns can’t catch break

CINCINNATI — A.J. Green juggled oranges on a postgame show after a win earlier this season, showing off for the cameras. His latest sleight-of-hand got a touchdown and turned a game. And maybe the Bengals’ season, too. Green’s one-handed catch in the middle of an end zone scrum ...

What next for Buckeyes after loss?

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — After a loss, so much seems wrong with Ohio State. Even though very little has changed. The passing game has all kinds of problems, from poor protection to lack of separation by the receivers. Ohio State’s most explosive player touched the ball only 10 times ...

Trumbull Hall of Fame banquet scheduled Sunday

The 14th annual Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame banquet is slated for Sunday with 13 new members set to be enshrined during ceremonies at Warren’s DiVieste’s Banquet Center, 754 North River Road. Jim Tressel, YSU president and former head football coach of both YSU and Ohio State ...

Browns vs. Bengals not what it used to be

CINCINNATI — Well, it used to be a notable rivalry. Back in the day, the Browns and Bengals would go at it with a lot at stake and bragging rights to follow. Ohio’s two teams with such close ties — Paul Brown built both of them — played some memorable games with outsized ...

It’s Indians vs. Cubs in Series

At long, long last, it’s true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series. The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year — next century, really — is finally here. A classic Fall Classic, for sure. Do-it-all Javier Baez, flashy Francisco ...

Blocked punt beats Buckeyes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 Saturday night for the Nittany Lions’ biggest win in the post-Joe Paterno era. Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) took its ...

Indians could have Salazar back for World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) — After weeks of being broken and bloodied, the Indians’ pitching staff may have reinforcements in the World Series. Starter Danny Salazar, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 9 because of tightness in his right forearm, has thrown well in recent bullpen sessions and might ...

Penn State confident it can hang with No. 2 Buckeyes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ohio State coaches and players are plenty familiar with the difficult environment that awaits them in Happy Valley. The No. 2 Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) survived against Wisconsin in a hostile, raucous atmosphere last week, similar to the one they’ll face in ...

Bullpen success a key recipe for Series

TORONTO — By winning the AL Championship Series in five games, the Cleveland Indians not only captured a spot in the World Series, they also earned a break this team could sorely use. Injuries to starters Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer left Cleveland in a tough ...

Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday. The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship ...

Packard Museum hosts open wheel lecture

WARREN  — The National Packard Museum will host special guest speaker Lynn Paxton, a national sprint car hall of famer, at a coffee and donuts lecture in conjunction with the museum’s “Start your Engines: Open Wheel Racing” exhibit. Paxton is curator of the Eastern Museum of Motor ...

Cavs’ trophy shown at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers can still relive the NBA Championship Friday at Kilcawley Center on the Youngs-town State University Campus. The Larry O’Brien championship trophy is going to be on display from 3 to 7 p.m., inside the Chestnut Room in the Kilcawley ...

Lakeview grad runs cross country at RIT

Nate Butler always had a passion for automobiles. He loves to drive them fast, but likes the story each vehicle tells. “For a lot of people, cars are a way from point A to point B,” said the 2015 Lakeview High School graduate. “It’s never been the whole point of it with me.  To me, ...

Back home in the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. took a quick look around the Cardinal Mooney High School gymnasium. He was wearing his tan suit jacket, emblazoned with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo. That is designated for those few people who have been immortalized in the hallowed halls ...

First-year Phantom ready for home opener this week

YOUNGSTOWN - First-year Youngstown Phantoms defenseman Marcus Joseph has played with the best of the best at the youth levels, and now he looks to take that experience to the USHL."It's my first year (here) and my second year of juniors (junior hockey)," Joseph said recently. "I'm expecting the ...

Legends play here

WARREN - This was it.The vision that popped into Virginia Holmes' head last January seemed unfathomable. Holmes, the chairperson for the Warren Gridiron Club, had a goal to bring back as many former NFL players who graduated from Warren G. Harding and Warren Western Reserve as possible.Holmes ...

Champion grad in quest for Olympic berth

Champion native Morgan Tracey seemingly has done it all.From wildland firefighting out West to passing the bar exam, the 1999 Champion High School graduate has lived quite an accomplished life already. That interesting life has led her to become, since 2010, a skeleton athlete.Skeleton, which ...

Local roundup

MOUNT UNION 49, BALDWIN-WALLACE 7: BEREA The Purple Raiders fell behind 7-0 early on, only to score 49 unanswered points the rest of the way. Mt. Union gained over 500 yards of offense, with 374 coming on the ground.Mt. Union (3-0) took control thanks to five rushing touchdowns. Bradley ...