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Tribe splits, ends winning streak

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MINNEAPOLIS — Max Kepler made up for a fielding mistake in the top of the inning with the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over Cleveland in the second game on Thursday night to salvage a doubleheader split with the Indians. Twins ...

Arbanas in stretch run of comeback

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YOUNGSTOWN — Nikki Arbanas sat on the Youngstown State bench in her street clothes as her women’s basketball teammates competed, looking at her right knee. The Hickory (Pa.) High School graduate tore her anterior cruciate ligament during the first official day of practice prior to the ...

To the fifth power

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COLUMBUS — The old guys club at Ohio State this year is exclusive. Led by quarterback J.T. Barrett, seven players are in their fifth year of eligibility in Columbus, meaning each had a redshirt year. Not only are all at the top of the Buckeyes’ depth chart, they’re among the best ...

Browns submit bid to host draft

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BEREA — The Cleveland Browns aren’t anywhere close to being Super Bowl-ready. However, they believe they’re prepared to host the NFL draft. The team announced Thursday that it has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to ...

Ramirez has no serious injury

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez left Thursday’s game against Minnesota after getting hit by a pitch, but X-rays showed no serious injury. Ramirez was hit in the right forearm by a 93.1 mph pitch from Kyle Gibson in the top of the second inning. He kneeled a few ...

Former YSU coach, S. Carolina assistant sees improved o-line

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina offensive line coach Eric Wolford knew when he was hired that his job was to toughen up his players and improve the Gamecocks offensive numbers. He believes that’s happening this summer. Everyone will know for sure in a few weeks. The Gamecocks were ...

Goodell: Gordon’s return not considered now

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BEREA — Josh Gordon’s return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver hasn’t played in the regular season since 2014. He was due to return from a four-game suspension at the start of last season before being banned indefinitely last year ...

Jackson clarifies comments on protests

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BEREA — Browns coach Hue Jackson said comments he made earlier in the week about players protesting during the national anthem were misconstrued. Jackson was criticized — most notably by Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe — for appearing to discourage his players for displaying any form of ...

Louder than words

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WARREN — If you hear Jalen Hooks refer to himself in the third person, it’ll be the first time. The Warren G. Harding receiver is a reserved senior receiver, unlike some top-tiered players who aren’t shy about saying how good they are. Hooks has drawn interest from Minnesota, Boston ...

Salazar, 5 homers power Tribe past Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — With Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion providing the power and Danny Salazar added to another deep pitching staff, the Cleveland Indians look ready to defend their American League championship. Santana hit two of the Cleveland’s five home runs and Salazar continued his ...

Penguins open season against Panthers

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YOUNGSTOWN — The trip down I-76 East isn’t that uncommon for the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team. The route eventually leads to Pittsburgh and the Petersen Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, where the two teams have played four times this ...

Crawford blending 2 sports

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CANFIELD — David Crawford was waving to the crowd, but seeing his wrestling teammates surrounding him excited him during this year’s Canfield Fourth of July parade. The float carrying the Cardinal grapplers had a wrestling mat on the floor and on the sides. There were some moves done, ...

Mr. Everything

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BEREA — Jabrill Peppers has instincts on the football field that can’t be taught or coached. He’s a natural. “When he was born, there was probably a football right next to him,” Browns special team’s coordinator Chris Tabor said. “It is just an innate ability for him. He ...

Miller adjusts for Ridge

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MINERAL RIDGE — Jarred Miller may not be Mineral Ridge’s quarterback this season, but he still displays leadership qualities for the Rams football team. Running is part of the summer conditioning, but it’s nothing that fazes Miller. He was a state-level competitor in the Division III ...

Cavaliers begin season with Celtics

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will open the 2017-18 campaign on October 17 at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics in a nationally televised game between last year’s Eastern Conference Finals opponents. This marks the eighth time in nine years the Cavs tip off the season at The Q, where ...

Scarl, seniors help new J-M coach adapt

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NORTH JACKSON — Nick Scarl and the other seniors on the Jackson-Milton football team have been helping new head coach Nathan Brode get adjusted. “He’s been doing good, trying to figure out what’s going on,” Scarl said. “He’s been catching up real quick, catching on to things ...

Monster of a night

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BOSTON — After popping out with the bases loaded in the second inning, Edwin Encarnacion went into the Cleveland clubhouse, threw his bat in anger and broke it. “You know, normal stuff like that,” he said with a smile Monday night after homering his next two times up — a pair of ...

Burrow, Haskins battle for OSU backup QB job

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COLUMBUS — The backup quarterback derby at Ohio State continues furiously in preseason camp without definitive word on whether Joe Burrow or Dwayne Haskins will be No. 2. The starting job is firmly held by J.T. Barrett, of course, but Burrow, Haskins and true freshman Tate Martell have ...

Wolford leading McDonald

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McDONALD — Calvin Wolford is more than a lineman for the McDonald Blue Devils. The senior tries to lead with his actions and words for a team almost evenly split with upperclassmen and underclassmen. “You have to push them as hard as they can go, otherwise they won’t get any ...

Kluber, Tribe edge Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Corey Kluber appreciated Austin Jackson’s efforts, both with the bat and glove. Jackson led off the eighth inning with a home run, sending Kluber and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Sunday. “He’s been a huge part of this ...