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Cavs, Rose reportedly reach 1-year deal

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CLEVELAND — For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard. Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at ...

Altman officially new GM

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Koby Altman’s summer job has turned into something permanent. The Cavaliers, who have had a bumpy few weeks since losing in the NBA Finals, named Altman their full-time general manager on Monday. Altman’s promotion had been expected for days and is a reward for the ...

NYPL: Tati, Scrappers silence Spikes

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STATE COLLEGE, PA. — Mahoning Valley Scrappers pitcher Felix Tati threw five scoreless innings in MV’s 5-1 defeat of the State College Spikes on Monday. Tati struck out three and allowed just two hits to pick up his second win of the year. Ahead 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning, the ...

Vikings improve on AAU circuit

High School Sports

REYNOLDSBURG — Aaron Iler saw the opening on the baseline, then drove toward the basket — dribbling with his left hand. He elevated as he got in the paint, switched the basketball to his right hand, and the 6-foot-2 senior-to-be at LaBrae High School emphatically slammed the ball during a ...

Scrappers stopped, 5-1

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Mahoning Valley fell behind 3-0 after one inning and never got much of a comeback mounted in a 5-1 loss Sunday at Lubrano Park. The defeat, coupled with a win by West Virginia, drops the Scrappers into second place, a half-game behind the Black Bears, in the New York-Penn ...

Pitts was easy choice for Canfield mat job

High School Sports

CANFIELD — The biggest endorsement for Steve Pitts to become the wrestling head coach at Canfield High School came from an interesting group of people. His own colleagues. When longtime coach Dean Conley recently announced he was retiring, the Cardinals, who have become a state power in ...

Time off is helpful

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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber’s stiff neck cleared up a day too soon for the Toronto Blue Jays. Cleveland’s ace struck out a season-high 14 in 7 2/3 innings and showed no signs of the neck problem that pushed him back in the rotation with another dominating performance in the Indians’ 8-1 ...

Browns sign Peppers in time for training camp

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CLEVELAND — Browns rookie defensive back Jabrill Peppers has signed and now Cleveland’s entire draft class is under contract. Peppers and the Browns had been haggling over guaranteed money on his four-year-deal, which is worth $10.3 million and includes a $5.6 million signing bonus. The ...

Pirates clobbered by Rockies, 13-3

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DENVER — A two-week stretch between starts didn’t seem to bother rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland. Freeland pitched six strong innings in his first start since taking a no-hitter into the ninth the day before the All-Star break, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-3 on ...

Scrappers alone in first after 5-4 win over Auburn

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AUBURN, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers earned their third straight win Saturday night at Falcon Park, beating Auburn, 5-4, the Scrappers’ eighth straight victory over the Doubledays this season. Mahoning Valley used Ulysses Cantu’s first inning home run and outstanding pitching ...

Penguins set to take leadership roles

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — There was something that needed to be done during the first week of offseason workouts for the Youngstown State football team. It had nothing to do with lifting weights, running sprints or moving on from a gut-wrenching loss in the FCS Championship. The coaches had little ...

Legends Reunion Sept. 24-25

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The second annual NFL Legends Reunion at Trumbull Country Club is scheduled the weekend of Sept. 24-25. The event, hosted by the Warren Gridiron Club, celebrates the number of professional football players from Warren City Schools and this year will feature the four coaches who won state titles ...

And the search is on

YSU Sports

COLUMBUS — Jerrod Calhoun sat down among the other coaches. He texted a bit, looked at the action in front of him and occasionally talked to a familiar face. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach mixed with fellow coaches Friday during the Nike Summer Championship at ...

Lindor, Salazar star in 2-1 win

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CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor knows about good timing. Shortly after a hard rain began to fall in the bottom of the 10th inning, Lindor hit a leadoff home run and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Saturday night. Lindor belted a 2-2 pitch from Danny Barnes (2-3) ...

Pirates see six-game winning streak end

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DENVER — German Marquez matched a career best with nine strikeouts in seven solid innings and also had a wayward pitch that fueled a near brawl as the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Saturday night. Mark Reynolds added a pair of run-scoring singles and Charlie Blackmon ...

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-15)

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OPEN CAMP: July 27, Browns Training Facility, Berea, Ohio. LAST YEAR: Coach Hue Jackson’s first season started with 14 straight losses and finished as worst in franchise history. Once again, Browns were decimated by costly injuries, forcing them to shuffle through quarterbacks and offensive ...

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-6)

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OPEN CAMP: July 28, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. LAST YEAR: Steelers shook off underwhelming first half to win seven straight and clinch second AFC North title in three years. Two more playoff wins followed before lopsided loss at New England in AFC championship game. RB ...

Scrappers stay in first with road win

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AUBURN, N.Y. — Oscar Gonzalez hit a game-winning single in the top of the ninth inning and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers kept pace with West Virginia to remain tied for first place. Gonzalez ripped a run-scoring single to right field, plating Austen Wade from second base, to break a tie and ...

Canfield wrestling will miss Conley

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The sport of wrestling has lost some great coaches over the last few years, specifically in the Mahoning Valley. In 2015, two of the area’s all-time great high school wrestling coaches, Jackson-Milton’s Dave Tomaino and Austintown Fitch’s Brett Powell, retired after illustrious careers ...

WGH grad Bubon no longer interim

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It took awhile, but it’s finally official: Gabe Bubon is the men’s basketball coach at Point Park University. The Warren native and Warren G. Harding graduate was the Pioneers’ interim coach for all of last season following a leave of absence from longtime coach Bob Rager, who ...