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Day paid dues before OSU top job

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COLUMBUS — When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day’s salary to $1 million per year after last season and promoted him to co-offensive coordinator ...

Curry, Warriors rush past Cavs in Finals rematch

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CLEVELAND — Their fierce rivalry is over, reduced to only memories. The Warriors and Cavaliers had something special, four straight NBA Finals that Steph Curry will one day savor. Some day. “It was historical,” Curry said. “I’ll definitely sit back on the couch in 10 or 12 years ...

Steelers turn to Samuels, Ridley with Conner out

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PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels doesn’t get caught up in roles. Maybe because the one the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie is asked to fill seems to change by the week. During his college career at North Carolina State he was a hybrid. Sometimes he’d serve as an H-back. Other times he’d line ...

Mayfield believes Riley ready for NFL

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BEREA — Baker Mayfield isn’t campaigning for Lincoln Riley. The rookie quarterback isn’t dismissing the possibility his former coach joins him in Cleveland either. Mayfield said Wednesday that he believes Riley is prepared to move from Oklahoma into the NFL, but he would also ...

Meyer will not coach in college again

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After leading Utah to an unbeaten season in 2004, Urban Meyer had a choice to make. He could become the coach at Notre Dame — a dream job, he once called it — or at Florida. Meyer picked Florida because the Gators were better positioned to win national championships. He won two with the ...

Haskins, Bush receive top Big Ten honors

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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Freshman receiver Rondale Moore of Purdue was voted newcomer of the year, ...

No. 19 Ohio State rallies in second half, beats Illinois

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CHICAGO (AP) — After going scoreless in the previous game, Keyshawn Woods was determined to make a positive impact Wednesday night. He stepped up precisely when Ohio State needed it. Woods scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, Kaleb Wesson added 13 and the 19th-ranked Buckeyes ...

A Warren winner

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WARREN — A 13-point halftime lead didn’t do much for Warren G. Harding coach Gabe Bubon. The first-year Raiders coach was worried after Chaney hit a few shots and cut into what was a 22-point advantage. With a young team returning just two starters from last year, Bubon wasn’t sure how ...

Meyer calls it quits; Day named

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COLUMBUS — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from headaches ...

Young Penguins fall in three overtimes

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YOUNGSTOWN — Garrett Covington sat in front of the local media, tired and lethargic, trying to make sense of the printed box score in front of him. His shoulders and the rest of his body ached after a triple-overtime loss to Central Michigan, 100-94. Short, succinct answers, that’s all ...

LaBrae overcomes Bristol in opener for both teams

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LEAVITTSBURG — Despite major pushback throughout the game from Bristol, the Vikings of LaBrae came out on top Tuesday night with a 70-58 victory, giving them a 1-0 start. “I thought we got outworked for three-fourths of the game,” Vikings coach Chad Kiser said. “We really struggled ...

Injured RB Conner sidelined Sunday at Oakland

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will head to Oakland without running back James Conner. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Conner is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will not play when the AFC North leaders take on the last-place Raiders. Conner, who is second in the NFL in ...

JM tops Lordstown in battle of young teams

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NORTH JACKSON — A 10-minute drive down Bailey Road is pretty much all that separates Lordstown and Jackson-Milton high schools. The Red Devils made the short trip to the home of the Blue Jays Tuesday evening for a game of hoops. A tightly contested affair saw the Blue Jays prevail, 37-30, ...

Lakeview edges Newton Falls

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LAKEVIEW 56, NEWTON FALLS 53: CORTLAND — Daniel Evans scored 20 points and Jeff Remmick (12) and AJ McClellan (10) combined for 21 as the Bulldogs (2-0) won a close contest. Lakeview led 18-12 after one quarter before the Tigers (1-1) roared back for a 32-29 halftime lead. Falls still led ...

Champion, Liberty, Ridge post victories

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CHAMPION 55, MAPLEWOOD 15: MECCA — Joe Abramovich scored 23 points and the Golden Flashes (1-1) jumped out to a 23-4 lead after one quarter. Abramovich got support from Chase Wheelock (12 points) and Abe Bayus (11). The visitors led 40-10 at halftime. Maplewood (0-2) had six players each ...

The key for Kennedy

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WARREN — Coming into the season, John F. Kennedy planned on the experience of its players to lead them through the season. Experience is not the only thing the Eagles need for success, though. They also need junior Caitlyn Condoleon who led them to a 56-40 victory Monday night over ...

McCarthy firing sparks Cleveland speculation

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BEREA — Mike McCarthy’s connections with the Browns could land him his next job. Dumped by Green Bay on Sunday after 13 seasons, a Super Bowl win and amid a seemingly growing rift with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, McCarthy’s candidacy to become Cleveland’s next coach has gotten more ...

Balanced attack carries Falls over Lordstown

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NEWTON FALLS — Next-door neighbors met on the hardwood Monday evening, when Lordstown visited Newton Falls. The Tigers weren’t exactly gracious hosts as they over-matched the Red Devils, 60-31. Sophomore guard Bree Hutson poured in a career-high 21 points to lead the way for Newton Falls. ...

Burks’ dunk is game-winner for Cavaliers

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NEW YORK — Alec Burks had a more productive visit to Barclays Center than his last one. Playing just his third game for Cleveland after a trade from Utah, Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds remaining, and the Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the ...

Harding girls rout Lakeview; Howland in first loss

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WARREN G. HARDING 78, LAKEVIEW 32: WARREN — Harding (2-0) continued to roll offensively by posting 78 points on Lakeview. Its defense was just as strong holding the Bulldogs (0-3) to 32 points. Faith Burch ended the night with a double-double, as she posted 12 points with 12 rebounds. ...