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Plenty of smiles

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YOUNGSTOWN — Madison Mallory smiled as she took a glance to her right. On the table in front of her during a postgame news conference were the final statistics of Friday’s 90-31 win over Carlow. She saw the 15 points beside her name, high scorer for the Youngstown State University ...

Backups give Steelers a boost

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without key starters on their offensive and defensive lines when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury, while defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been ruled out ...

Penguins get 3-point attack going in win over Columbia

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BRONX, N.Y. — Three-point shooting has been erratic to say the least for Youngstown State through the first three games. Friday, junior Kendale Hampton changed that perception during the Penguins’ 94-83 win over Columbia at Rose Hill Gym on the Fordham University campus in the first of ...

Canfield keeps focus on tonight’s regional final

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CANFIELD — Canfield High School football coach Mike Pavlansky already has emphasized to his players to leave any thoughts of a state semifinal game in the furthest depths of their minds. It cannot enter the thought process during tonight’s Division III, Region 9 final against Kenston. ...

Buckeyes rally past Creighton, 69-60

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OMAHA, Neb. — A bunch of newcomers carried Ohio State for much of the game against Creighton. When the Buckeyes called on their longest-tenured player, he delivered. C.J. Jackson took a cross-court pass from Keyshawn Woods and launched the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:10 to play and made a ...

YSU women not taking 3-0 start for granted

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YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters takes the rebound from associate head coach John Nicolais. The Youngstown State women’s basketball assistant coach watches the sophomore guard make 10 consecutive free throws before she has lunch with her team in the concourse of the Beeghly Center. Senior ...

YSU teams complete 2019-20 rosters

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State men and women’s basketball teams have completed their 2019-20 rosters with early signings on Wednesday. Jamir Thomas, a 6-foot-8 forward from Passaic, N.J., signed his National Letter of Intent. Thomas averaged 13.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per ...

Touchdown makers

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner issues a warning to his wide receivers and tight ends if they happen to get tackled at the 1-yard line. “There’s a chance you might not get it again,” Fichtner said. “When you get down there, you better make it ...

Tribe deals Gonzalez to Bucs in 5-player deal

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CLEVELAND — The Indians traded one of their extra pieces. They’re keeping their bigger ones — for now. Cleveland began what could be a busy offseason on Wednesday by dealing versatile infielder Erik Gonzalez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a five-player swap. The AL Central ...

Playoff tickets

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Tickets for high school football regional championship games will be available this week at participating schools. Tickets at the gate are $9, presale tickets are $8. All games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. KENNEDY – The Eagles play Cuyahoga Heights Saturday at Nordonia High School in ...

Pittsburgh moving on without Bell

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead of a ...

Browns interim coach to get shot at full-time gig

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BEREA — As John Dorsey prepares to make a critical decision he knows may shape Cleveland’s football fortunes, the Browns general manager spends a moment every day giving himself a pep talk. And a stern warning. “Just make sure you don’t mess it up, that’s what I tell myself,” ...

Beal, Wizards blast Cavaliers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Otto Porter added 15 and the Washington Wizards beat the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers 119-95 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Rookie Collin Sexton had a career-high 24 points for Cleveland, and David Nwaba added 11 ...

Defensive contribution would help down stretch

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre’Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes’ favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type of defensive performance that’s ...

Another ‘flat-out war’

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With so many star players and two of the most high-powered offenses in all of Division IV, one of the biggest keys in a Region 13 final will likely center around players not many have heard much about this year. The offensive and defensive lines could be the biggest factor in a marquee ...

Rematch vs. Redskins

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The Division VII Region 25 championship game is set. John F. Kennedy will face the team that put them out in the first round of the playoffs last year, Cuyahoga Heights. The goal this year is to flip the scoreboard in the other direction. “It’s taking the same approach that we take ...

Junior Masters bowling champions crowned

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Susan Decker defended her title and Charles Pawlosky grabbed the boys top spot from his brother, Conner, when the 32nd annual Warren Junior Masters bowling tournament concluded on Sunday at Freeway Lanes. The finals format included the top six boys qualifiers and top four girls qualifiers ...

Uneven Penguin season at end

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YOUNGSTOWN — There was a decent amount of hype when Montgomery VanGorder decided to transfer from the University of Notre Dame to Youngstown State last January. The graduate student’s lone season with the Penguins didn’t bring the same excitement. VanGorder played well at times, ...

Banged-up Cavs bang up Hornets

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with so many injuries they needed an assistant coach to suit up for practice Monday. A little over 24 hours later they did just fine with their healthy players. Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points, Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds and 11 ...

Tardy Bell has rung

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PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s patience on the football field sets him apart. In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions. His ability to put his hand on the back of an offensive lineman while waiting for the hole to open — much like a child ...