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Key turnover a pivotal point as Lakeview defeats Liberty

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CORTLAND — Things were headed in completely different directions for Liberty and Lakeview heading into the second half of their matchup at Don Richards Field. The Leopards scored 14-unanswered points to take the lead right before halftime and were set to receive the ball to start the second ...

Browns expected to cut Osweiler, Greco

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CLEVELAND — Brock Osweiler’s days with the Browns were numbered when the quarterback arrived in a trade. They’re now over. Osweiler is being released by Cleveland, which will have to pay his $16 million guaranteed contract not to have him on their roster, a person familiar with the ...

QB Waid leads Girard to big win against Hubbard

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GIRARD — Girard quarterback Mark Waid proved once again why he’s amongst the area’s best players. His six-touchdown performance on Friday night helped push the Indians past the Hubbard Eagles, 39-28. Waid had two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to put Girard ahead for ...

Bryant, Bell are back

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PITTSBURGH — Martavis Bryant’s long journey back to the NFL is over. So is Le’Veon Bell’s extended vacation. Two of the most dynamic components of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ high-powered offense are good to go as the season opener approaches. The NFL on Friday granted Bryant ...

Howland, Niles fall to Mahoning County teams

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BOARDMAN 35, HOWLAND 17: BOARDMAN — The Spartans outscored Howland 14-3 in the third quarter to pull away for good. Quarterback Mike O’Horo threw three touchdown passes on the night, and rushed for another one. Boardman (2-0) gained 423 yards of offense, thanks in part to Domonhic ...

Falls slips past JM; Warriors edge Springfield

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NEWTON FALLS 20, JACKSON-MILTON 13: NEWTON FALLS — Sophomore receiver Jacob Wright threw a touchdown pass to fellow sophomore Mitchell Harley on a trick play with 1:31 remaining as the Tigers (2-0) remained undefeated. Preston Rapczak returned an interception 35 yards for a score early in ...

Tough break leads to 3rd straight loss

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NILES — “Sometimes that’s the way the cookie crumbles,” is how Mahoning Valley Scrappers manager Luke Carlin described Thursday night’s loss to the State College Spikes. A tough break for the Scrappers in the top of the fifth inning eventually led to three Spikes runs to tie the ...

Second-half dominance

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — J.K. Dobbins ran for 181 yards in his college debut to break Ohio State’s freshman record, J.T. Barrett threw three touchdown passes and the second-ranked Buckeyes pulled away to beat Indiana 49-21 on Thursday night. The Buckeyes have won 23 straight over the ...

Browns top Bears in preseason finale

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CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky got an opportunity to start. And he got little chance to show what he can do. Chicago’s prized rookie completed just two passes, and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 25-0 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. Trubisky started with Mike ...

Dobbs leads Steelers to win over Carolina

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Steelers rookie Joshua Dobbs promised his mother he’d score a touchdown and save her the football as a souvenir for her birthday. He got her two. Dobbs threw for one touchdown and ran for the winning score with 2 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the ...

Owner promises he won’t move Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert vowed Thursday to “never” move his NBA team from Cleveland. Earlier this week, when Gilbert scrapped plans for a $140 million renovation to Quicken Loans Arena that could now be back on, his move led to speculation the owner might leave the city ...

Building a program

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MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge Rams volleyball coach Joey DeLisio is looking for her program to experience a winning season in 2017, and through four matches thus far, the Rams are well on their way. On Wednesday night, Mineral Ridge won for the third time this season, sweeping Liberty in ...

Steelers sign CB after Browns cut Haden

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CLEVELAND — Joe Haden only needed a few hours to find a team that wanted him. It’s a squad he’s very familiar with. Goodbye, Cleveland. Hello, Pittsburgh. Cut by the Browns after seven seasons, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback agreed to terms Wednesday with the rival Steelers, who ...

YSU basketball gathers donations for flood victims

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YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun and his wife, Sarah, were talking to one of his former players, Eric Love, the other day over a speakerphone. Love, who played for Walsh University when Calhoun was an assistant there, is trapped in his house in Houston because of the flooding brought on by ...

Pick six games of the week

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LaBrae (1-0) at Kennedy (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren LAST MEETING: 2016, Kennedy defeated LaBrae, 17-0 LAST WEEK: LaBrae 35, Conneaut 21; Kennedy 42, Champion 21 COACHES: John Armeni, LaBrae; Jeff Bayuk, Kennedy ABOUT LaBRAE: Kent Wolford had 130 ...

Indians finish sweep of NY

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NEW YORK — Cleveland went ahead for good nine pitches into the opener when a fastball just below the knees deflected off the mitt of catcher Gary Sanchez for a run-scoring passed ball. Sixteen pitches into the second game, the Indians burst ahead to stay when Edwin Encarnacion singled off ...

Scrappers drop 2nd straight

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — After winning nine out of 10, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers have now dropped back-to-back games, as their offense was held in check for the second straight night Wednesday in a 5-1 loss at Batavia. With the loss, the Scrappers’ Pinckney Division lead shrinks to 2 1/2 ...

Cavaliers’ trade with Boston is completed

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned break. For a minute. Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas’ injured ...

Browns trade disappointing lineman Erving

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns made their final move with offensive lineman Cam Erving, another of the team’s first-round busts. Erving, who was shifted from guard to center to tackle during two seasons with Cleveland, was traded Wednesday to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2018 fifth-round ...

Scrappers blanked at Batavia

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — Mahoning Valley’s pitchers allowed just a first-inning, two-run home run Tuesday night against the Muckdogs. Unfortunately, that was all Batavia needed in a 2-0 decision over the Scrappers (39-27) which ended a six-game winning streak for MV. Mahoning Valley holds a 3 1/2 ...