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Risky or rewarding?

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BEREA — The Cleveland Browns believe there’s remorse in Kareem Hunt’s heart. The NFL hasn’t gotten that far. Following their own investigation, the Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him ...

Putting their best foot forward

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Noe Anabir receives the basketball as a couple of the opposition collapse on his 6-foot-8 frame. Youngstown State’s only senior men’s basketball player knows his ability to post up for a quick two points, boxing out another forward. He quickly elevates. No issues ...

Ursuline star sets school scoring mark

High School Sports

URSULINE 71, WARREN G. HARDING 62: WARREN — Ursuline senior Dayshanette Harris set the school’s career scoring record, scoring 27 points to go past the previous mark of 2,297 set by Tyra Grant in 2006. Harris is at 2,309 points for her career. She helped the Irish (12-5) to a 46-23 ...

LaBrae star stays a Viking

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Cleveland State’s track and field program started recruiting Dynesty Ervin, showing a strong interest in the LaBrae High School senior. The feeling was mutual. Ervin chose Cleveland State over Bowling Green and Duquesne (she also had contact with Cincinnati and Youngstown State). “I ...

Bowling sectional tournament results

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DIVISION II GIRLS Trumbull-Mahoning Sectional Note: Top 4 teams and top 4 individuals * not on a qualifying team advance to district Feb. 17 at Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted ¯ TEAM SCORES: 1. Struthers 3231, 2. Hubbard 3214,, 3. Girard 3162, 4. Lowellville 2899, 5. McDonald 2845, 6. ...

Cavs hold on, send Knicks to historic loss

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CLEVELAND — The New York Knicks’ franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Boys basketball records

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Note: Records are unofficial and based on reported games. League records are from league scources (x-league champion). DIVISION I Boardman 16-3 Warren G. Harding 11-9 Austintown Fitch 4-14 DIVISION II Lakeview 15-4 Girard 10-8 Ursuline 10-9 Niles 9-9 Cardinal ...

Stauskas to finally join Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Nik Stauskas has been in Cleveland for a week. He’s finally getting a chance to wear a Cavaliers uniform. The Cavaliers have signed the well-traveled guard, who was traded three times and released last week, for the rest of the season. Stauskas was briefly with the ...

Badger grabs top seed; 4 Trumbull teams No. 2

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Badger turned out to be the only Trumbull County boys basketball team to earn a No. 1 seed in the upcoming sectional-district tournaments, but the county boasts four No. 2 seeds and a handful of other teams who are expected to be in the mix in their respective tournaments. The Braves (16-3) ...

A frugal favorite?

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CLEVELAND — The Indians swung a wrecking ball at their roster this offseason. With a frugal eye on their future, the three-time defending AL Central champions slashed payroll by nearly $20 million while letting core championship players like All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley, franchise ...

Making it work

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich — Matt Manley exited the hotel elevator with two sizable packed implements which his team uses for practice. His hands are rarely empty. Tommy Donadio joins him outside the bus, the two bundled up as much as they could, fighting the below-zero temperatures which plagued the ...

Boys basketball tournament pairings

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DIVISION I Solon District SEEDS: 1. Shaker Heights, 2. Euclid, 3. Garfield Heights, 4. Twinsburg, 5. Warren G. Harding, 6. Hudson, 7. Maple Heights, 8. Bedford, 9. University School, 10., Kenston, 11. Nordonia, 12. Cleveland John Adams Sectional Wednesday, Feb. 27 ¯ University School ...

Indians spring outlook

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Manager: Terry Francona (seventh season). 2018: 91-71, first place, lost to Houston in Division Series. Training Town: Goodyear, Arizona. Park: Goodyear Ballpark. First Workout: Thursday He’s Here: 1B-DH Carlos Santana, 1B Jake Bauers, C Kevin Plawecki, OF Jordan Luplow, RHP ...

Barnes gets 100th Penguin win

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CHICAGO — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team led by double digits for more than 33 minutes and coach John Barnes earned his 100th victory as a Penguin in an 83-59 triumph over UIC on Sunday afternoon. Alison Smolinski made four 3-pointers in the first eight minutes to help the ...

Girls basketball tournament pairings

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DIVISION I Ravenna District SEEDS: 1. Aurora, 2. Stow-Munroe Falls, 3. Austintown Fitch, 4. Kenston, 5. Canfield, 6. Warren G. Harding, 7. Boardman, 8. Cuyahoga Falls, 9. Hudson, 10. Walsh Jesuit, 11. Kent Roosevelt Sectional Saturday, Feb. 16 ¯ Hudson at Cuyahoga Falls, 1 ¯ Walsh ...

Wesson’s big plays lead Buckeyes past Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ohio State’s Andre Wesson kept fighting through the muck Sunday. When he finally got free in the final minute, he stole a win. Wesson forced a game-changing turnover in the final minute and then slipped behind one defender and got to the basket for a tie-breaking ...

District swim qualifiers

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at Cleveland State University ≤ TIMES: Wednesday, Division II girls diving, 11:30 a.m., Division II boys diving, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Division I girls diving, 11:30 a.m., Division I boys diving, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Division II swimming, 3 p.m. Saturday, Division I swimming, noon. ≤ ...

4th quarter keys Champion over LaBrae

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CHAMPION — Champion went from being down by one at the end of the third quarter Saturday afternoon to winning by 12, defeating the LaBrae Vikings in an All-American Conference Blue Tier girls basketball battle, 50-38. “It was what we expected,” Golden Flashes coach Michael Cole said. ...

Fingers stars at First Pitch

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BOARDMAN — There he stood, just to the left of the head table, wearing a dark suit and and light blue dress shirt. No tie, just there at ease. It reminds most baseball fans of his playing career, shrugging off stressful situtations. The tall man, about 6 feet-4 inches, with salt and pepper ...

Four in a row

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YOUNGSTOWN — The play was one of many in the first half and came as Youngstown State was making a run after an early deficit to Green Bay, leading by 10 at the time. Green Bay missed a jumper from about four feet away. It was rebounded by Naz Bohannon, one of nine rebounds he had on ...