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Teammates expect Roethlisberger to play Sunday

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By DAN SCIFO The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned under center on Friday after missing the previous two practices with a bruised right elbow. He is officially listed on the injury report as questionable to play, but ...

Hubbard stays perfect with win over Lakeview

High School Sports

• HUBBARD 48, LAKEVIEW 7: CORTLAND — A huge edge in total offense went to Hubbard (4-0, 2-0 All-American Conference White Tier) as it defeated the Lakeview Bulldogs. Hubbard tallied 448 yards, compared to the 94 yards of the Bulldogs. Rafael Morales began the night with a 46-yard ...

Penguins set to start, but not as champions

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CRANBERRY, Pa. — Sidney Crosby has been back in Pittsburgh for a few weeks, participating in several informal practices while his Penguins teammates returned from an unusually long offseason. Still, the first day of training camp felt different Friday. “It’s always an exciting time. ...

Cintron, Celli score 7 TDs for Blue Devils

High School Sports

• MCDONALD 59, WATERLOO 3: McDONALD — Alex Cintron and Joe Celli combined for seven first-half touchdowns as the undefeated Blue Devils began Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play. Cintron scored on four TD runs, all from at least 10 yards out, while Celli tallied touchdowns on two ...

PV cuts short Mustang rally in volleyball

High School Sports

VIENNA — After losing two consecutive sets, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers were deadlocked at two sets a piece with fellow Northeastern Athletic Conference rivals, the Mathews Mustangs. The game came down to the wire until Ashley Hall sent a ball over the net for the game-winning point, sealing ...

Ex-QB Zoba credits Warren upbringing for his success

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Dave Zoba, the first quarterback in Warren Western Reserve’s history, remembers playing football back in the late 1960s like it was yesterday. He can rattle off plays they ran, big games they won (or lost), old records he set and specific moments of his career. He still talks to teammates, ...

Legends Reunion/Golf reservations available

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Reservations are still available for the events of the third annual Warren Football Legends reunion dinner and celebrity golf outing at Trumbull Country Club the weekend of Sept. 22-23. Reservations are $100 apiece for the dinner and jazz concert on the Saturday evening and for the golf ...

Haskins hype

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COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer is known to deal in some hyperbole when he’s impressed. And the Ohio State coach was piling it on Dwayne Haskins Jr. before the young quarterback ever arrived on campus. Meyer raved that Haskins — from the private Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland — was ...

Mayfield praised by Saints’ Brees

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BEREA — Baker Mayfield has assorted shiny trophies, plaques and awards from his college days. Probably more than he realizes. So far, his biggest NFL honor can’t be hung or placed on a shelf. Mayfield was humbled by compliments made toward him by Saints star quarterback Drew Brees, who ...

Flashes girls led by Luckett

High School Sports

CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes girls soccer team was victorious, 8-0, over Ashtabula Lakeside on a historic night in Champion. After shattering Champion’s single-season record of 30 goals last year with a 37-goal campaign, senior Madison Luckett broke the school record with her 76th career ...

A confusing afternoon

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BEREA — Even days later, Josh Gordon’s emotions remain jumbled following his first season-opening game since he was a rookie in 2012. The Browns stopped their 17-game losing streak by tying the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Gordon still isn’t sure how he feels about ...

Durst leads Bristol boys past Mathews

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BRISTOLVILLE — After a slow start on Wednesday, the Bristol boys soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 7-2 victory over Mathews. “I thought we came off a little slow early,” Bristol coach Craig Giesy said. “Once we got a rhythm, got a couple sub rotations in, I thought we ...

Rays’ Snell nearly no-hits Cleveland

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays’ longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award. Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the Rays over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on ...

Pick six games of the week

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Harding (1-2, 0-0) at Fitch (3-0, 0-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Falcon Stadium, Austintown LAST MEETING: 2017, Fitch, 35-20 LAST WEEK: Massillon 51, Harding 21; Fitch 16, Shaker Heights 6 COACHES: Steve Arnold, Harding; Phil Annarella, Fitch ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders had a ...

Buckeyes face first real test vs. Frogs in Texas

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State so far proved it can dispense merciless beatings to opponents it is supposed to beat. The Buckeyes will learn more about their potential when they travel to Arlington, Texas, this week to face another AP Top 25 team in TCU. This will be the first real measuring stick ...

Area league standings

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All-American Conference Gold Tier Team Conference All games W-L Pts Opp W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 0-0 0 0 3-0 51 23 Boardman 0-0 0 0 2-1 64 40 Harding 0-0 0 0 1-2 75 79 Ash. Lakeside 0-0 0 0 1-2 66 64 Week 3 scores ¯ Massillon 51, Warren G. Harding 21 ¯ Massillon Jackson ...

Steeler LB switch a success thus far

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PITTSBURGH — On the surface, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason decision to flip outside linebackers Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt looked a little bit of a reach. While Watt was steady and occasionally spectacular as a rookie in 2017 for a team that led the NFL in sacks, Dupree has spent much ...

Fire back in Dragons CC

High School Sports

Chris Acs. He’s a legendary figure in the area distance running community. The former Niles High School runner was an army of one in the late 1990s, eventually ending his career as state runner-up in Division I in 1999. This season, the Red Dragons don’t have that one superstar runner. ...

Encarnacion homers in teammate’s debut

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion are back together again and got a chance to celebrate a home run like old times in Toronto. Donaldson went hitless in his Cleveland debut, Encarnacion reached 30 homers for the seventh straight season and the Indians beat the Tampa ...

Attention to detail

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YOUNGSTOWN — Little things have caused big problems for the Youngstown State football team in its first two games. The Penguins have one last chance to fix those problems before they begin conference play, and while that chance comes against a non-scholarship school with one winning season ...