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McDonald girls edge Niles, remain perfect

High School Sports

NILES — One day after the Niles boys beat McDonald, 76-70, the Blue Devil girls basketball team returned the favor by edging the Red Dragons, 40-36, Saturday afternoon in Niles. The Blue Devils (8-0) got out to a 6-1 lead before Maddy Howard collided with another player and suffered a ...

Browns relish spoiler role against Ravens

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BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens couldn’t have asked for a better scenario heading into Sunday’s AFC North matchup with the Cleveland Browns. “At the beginning of the season, if we say we control our destiny going into the last game, we can win the division, we’d have all signed up ...

Quick start fuels Harding victory

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WARREN G. HARDING 61, PARMA 45: GARFIELD HEIGHTS — The Raiders jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and maintained control throughout. Harding (4-5) led 29-18 at halftime and 45-33 after three quarters. Dom McGhee led the attack with 16 points. He was supported by Jabari Felton ...

Buckeyes finish 10-1 non-league games

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State overcame an early challenge and finished its nonconference schedule on a positive note. C.J. Jackson scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and Kaleb Wesson added 17 points as the No. 13 Buckeyes beat High Point 82-64 on Saturday. Luther Muhammed had a ...

Champion, Falls girls both hit 46 in wins

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CHAMPION 46, PYMATUNING VALLEY 39: CHAMPION — A 24-5 edge in the second quarter put the Golden Flashes in control after they trailed, 10-7, following the first quarter. Champion (6-3) maintained a 16-point lead, 44-28, heading into the final quarter. Emma Gumont scored 16 points, Abby White ...

Loss to Hawks is Cavaliers’ sixth in a row

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ATLANTA — Trae Young and Vince Carter each scored 21 points, John Collins added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Saturday night. Atlanta, enjoying a rare run of success in its first season of rebuilding under new coach Lloyd Pierce, ...

Steelers need help from rival Browns

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an “s” to the end of his last name. Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the rookie “a little something ...

Overcoming a big night

High School Sports

McDONALD — Zach Rasile set the McDonald school record for most points scored in a career, but that was overshadowed by his team falling to the Niles McKinley Red Dragons, 76-70, Friday night in the Blue Devils’ gym. Cyler Kane-Johnson led the Red Dragons (5-3), scoring 29 points, ...

Brown missed several practices

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown is uncertain to play in the team’s biggest game of the season. Brown was listed as questionable to play in the Steelers’ must-win, regular-season finale at home against Cincinnati on Sunday. He missed all three ...

Penguins drop Horizon opener

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University men’s basketball team started out conference play on the wrong foot, falling 78-66 to Detroit Mercy Friday afternoon at the Beeghly Center. At the start of the second half, the Penguins found new life and came back to briefly take the lead ...

Windham edges Newton Falls in rivalry game

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NEWTON FALLS — Windham coach Marty Hill knew the Bombers were in for a tough match up against Newton Falls, and the veteran coach was happy with the results as Windham edged the Tigers, 59-55, Friday night. “Great game. This was the best game we’ve played as far as playing smart,” ...

Lakeview, Champion Badger post victories

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LAKEVIEW 74, EAST 50: CORTLAND — Lakeview rolled to its fourth straight win, jumping to a 24-7 lead after one quarter and holding a 46-18 advantage at halftime. The Bulldogs (7-1) were led by Daniel Evans with 22 points, including five 3-pointers. AJ McClellan contributed 12 points and ...

WGH, Brookfield, LaBrae girls win tournament titles

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WARREN G. HARDING 67, MAPLEWOOD, PA. 25: SHARON, Pa. — The Raiders won the Sharon Holiday Tournament behind Kamarah Bender’s 33-point effort. She also had four assists. Faith Burch added 17 points and 18 rebounds and Diamond Phillips scored 14 points. Harding (7-1) led 15-10 after one ...

Losing streaks busted

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CORTLAND — Coming off of two straight losses to Brookfield and Newton Falls, the Liberty Leopards ended that streak and 2018 in fierce fashion, defeating the Lakeview Bulldogs, 71-39, and dominating from tipoff to the final buzzer. “Coming back from two games that we should have done a ...

Smith-Schuster is Steelers’ MVP

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PITTSBURGH — With stars such as Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster admitted he was a little surprised to be voted as the team’s most valuable player. But a breakout second season earned Smith-Schuster the respect of his teammates ...

Mathews offense steps up in win

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VIENNA — The Mathews Mustangs ended a three-game losing streak in which they struggled offensively, by breaking out for a 57-41 victory over Chalker Thursday evening. Mathews (3-5) had scored 31, 34 and 31 points in the skid before exploding against the Wildcats (0-8). “This was a very ...

Howland boys, Harding girls both win at Sharon

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HOWLAND 52, WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. 44: SHARON, Pa. — The Tigers won their fourth straight game, despite scoring just one point in the second quarter of this Sharon Holiday Tournament semifinal. Howland (4-3) led 13-12 after one quarter but faced a 22-14 deficit at halftime. The Tigers grabbed ...

Leaving a legacy at Thiel

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YOUNGSTOWN — Thiel College senior Jess Vormelker pulled down a rebound midway through the first quarter during a game at Youngstown State University last Thursday, dribbled the ball down the right side of the court, crossed to her left and back to her right and tossed it off the backboard and ...

Baker being Baker

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BEREA — Baker Mayfield went from scowling at Hue Jackson to glaring at critics. Three days after he tried to embarrass his former coach with a prolonged stare down in the closing minutes of Cleveland’s win over Cincinnati, Mayfield owned up to his actions and then said he doesn’t regret ...

Memphis holds off scrappy Cavaliers

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage when Cleveland missed its first 12 shots. Then the Cavaliers came storming back, and Marc Gasol and his teammates had just enough to hold on for a wire-to-wire win. Gasol had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Grizzlies ...