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Martin’s life was in jeopardy

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CINCINNATI — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is recovering from a bacterial infection that team president Chris Antonetti described as “life-threatening.” Martin is in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic. Antonetti provided an update on Martin’s status when he ...

Bauer on DL with stress fracture

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Indians lost one of their best pitchers Tuesday when they placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Cleveland is in complete control in the AL Central, leading second-place Minnesota by 12 1/2 ...

OSU willing to pay $500K

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COLUMBUS — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he’s already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio State ...

Lineman fired up to play for Fitch

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AUSTINTOWN —Tommy Leskovac can’t wait for the hint of a fall breeze, black pellets of ground-up tires flowing beneath his cleats and the lights shining on him and his teammates. It pales in comparison to strapping on the white protective pads, slipping on his No. 76 jersey, pants and ...

Browns burst Baker bubble

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BEREA — He’s still Baker the backup. Despite rookie Baker Mayfield’s stellar performance in his NFL preseason debut, the Cleveland Browns are not moving the No. 1 overall pick into the starting lineup ahead of Tyrod Taylor. “National hype,” quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese said, ...

Spartans seek 2nd straight berth

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The Boardman Spartans have never made back-to-back playoff appearances in school history. For senior quarterback Mike O’Horo, that is something that he hopes to change. “It’s a big deal to me. Last year, that kind of was a stepping stone for us and we got some experience. It definitely ...

Carrasco excellent; bullpen holds on

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CHICAGO — Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland’s deep lineup combined for a successful Sunday in Chicago. The bullpen almost gave it away. Carrasco struck out nine in seven innings, and the Indians held off the White Sox for a 9-7 win. AL Central-leading Cleveland had a 9-1 lead heading into ...

Eagles focus on next step

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With a .500 regular season under the Valley Christian Eagles belts in 2017, they want more. More specifically, senior cornerback Jordan Trowers wants it more than ever. “I’m coming off last year where we made a 5-5 record before the playoffs,” said the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Trowers. ...

Niles seeks return to glory

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NILES — Jim Parry felt the cement steps guiding his path, history surrounding him among the red painted metallic bleachers incrementally moving up toward the top. The direction was clear as he made his way more than halfway up the west (home) side of Bo Rein Stadium, just off to the right of ...

Taste of their own

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CHICAGO — After striking out three times, Daniel Palka finally connected when it counted. Palka led off the ninth inning with a home run, Carlos Rodon matched a career high by throwing eight innings of scoreless four-hit ball and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on ...

Legends event in third year

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A title sponsor and music are two of the major additions to the Warren Gridiron Club’s Football Legends of Warren reunion and celebrity golf outing, now in its third year. Downtown Development Group, headed by Warren native Mark Marvin, is the title sponsor for the event, and ...

Speed is all the rush for Ridge

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MINERAL RIDGE — Half way around and in the first of two groups, Nathan Chiclowe is among 10 or so teammates running on the all-weather track. An assistant football coach starts yelling, “24, 25, 26” from the middle of a roped-off field. A yellow sign said it was being re-sodded. It’s ...

Hubbard hopes to rebound from 5-5

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HUBBARD — For the Hubbard Eagles and senior linebacker Lukas Mosora, the 2017 season was a strange one to say the least. At 5-5 without a playoff berth, the Eagles had to find a way to re-create themselves in the offseason. Mosora will be back at linebacker for his third year now. He feels ...

Scrappers finish sweep

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers completed a three-game sweep of the Williamsport Crosscutters with a 2-0 win in New York-Penn League action Friday. The Scrappers (32-20) held the Crosscutters (22-31) to just one hit in a combined effort. Juan Mota got the win, his third of ...

West Virginia rolls Scrappers, 9-3

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers jumped out to an early lead on Saturday night, but the West Virginia Black Bears rallied to win, 9-3. Mitch Reeves, who was 2 for 4, singled in Jose Fermin to start the scoring in the top of the first inning. West Virginia took a 4-1 ...

Howland tennis goal is to replace, keep winning

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After a very successful 2017 campaign, the Howland Tigers girls tennis team is looking to repeat its success with a new roster. This season, Howland had four returning letter winners, but just one senior on the roster. “They realise we have new faces on the team this year. Being a younger ...

Indians beat White Sox, but wait on Bauer injury news

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CHICAGO — Trevor Bauer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning before getting struck in the right leg by a line drive, and Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Bauer won ...

Area fall sports preseason capsules

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Editor’s note: Preseason capsules are submitted by coaches. The Tribune Chronicle will publish more capsules the next two Sundays, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26. Not all submissions received by the Tribune sports staff are included today. Those coaches who have not yet made a submission can still do ...

YSU grad Patterson impresses Steelers

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LATROBE, Pa. — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his teammates — and he’s not the only ...

Browns rise to occasion

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If first indications are accurate, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants hit it right in taking Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley with the top two picks in the NFL draft. Mayfield threw two touchdowns in two-plus quarters and Barkley ripped off a dazzling 39-yard ...