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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 ...

YSU must communicate in system of new coach

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YOUNGSTOWN - Going into something new can be a daunting prospect, depending on the situation. It could be the first day of high school when you can’t quite remember your locker combination. You may have forgotten your favorite pencil at the start of fifth grade or the boy in the next row ...

Browns apparently shopping Haden

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BEREA — Joe Haden’s bounce-back season might not happen with the Browns. The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, who has been limited by injuries the past two years, is reportedly being shopped and Cleveland coach Hue Jackson did nothing to clarify Haden’s future. Following Tuesday’s ...

Ready for contact

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YOUNGSTOWN — Some of them are red. Some are white. Some black, and there are even some green ones. The many colors of their practice uniforms mean very little to Youngstown State football players. They’re still hitting other Youngstown State football players, something they’ve done ...

Indians, Yankees in twinbill today

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NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have two games remaining against the Cleveland Indians before a crucial four-game series with the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox. Those six games will now be played over a five-day span. A steady rain and unseasonably cool temperatures led the Yankees to ...

Thomas: Injury not career threatening

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CLEVELAND — All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he will fully recover from a right hip injury that has threatened to void his recent trade to Cleveland. Thomas, who was dealt by the Boston Celtics to the Cavaliers last week for star Kyrie Irving, told ESPN he has made progress in ...

Versatility the key to Steeler secondary

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PITTSBURGH — The nameplate over Cam Sutton’s locker isn’t actually a plate at all. It’s a yellow sheet of paper with his number, his last name and his position written in black marker. The position part says only “defensive back.” Not cornerback. Not safety. Not slot corner or ...

Steelers add tight end McDonald from 49ers

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin scouted Vance McDonald before the 2013 NFL draft and liked what he saw from the big tight end. Though San Francisco grabbed McDonald in the second round that spring, Tomlin kept tabs on McDonald, monitoring his progress from ...

Study to identify growth near base

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WARREN — A joint land use study of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station will explore ways the land surrounding the base in Fowler and Vienna townships can best be developed. Trumbull County accepted bids until Tuesday for the study, most of which should be paid for by the U.S. Department of ...

A run for the ages

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McDONALD — Mike Richards sees his girls cross country team meander through McDonald. Having cross country runners, distance runners for that matter, wander the village streets is not that unusual. The love of sports is engrained in the fabric of McDonald, and distance running has a big ...

Sophomore duo lifts JFK over Lordstown

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WARREN — A pair of sophomores helped lift the John F. Kennedy girls soccer team past Lordstown, 2-1, on Monday afternoon. Alissa Scattino put JFK on the board in the first half, before Caitlyn Condoleon’s second-half goal gave the Eagles a two-goal advantage over the Red Devils. “Our ...

First-place Scrappers sweep doubleheader

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers took both games of their doubleheader with Batavia on Monday. MV won Game 1, 6-3, in 11 innings, before taking Game 2 in seven innings, 2-0. The Scrappers have now won nine of their last 10 games and increased their win streak to six games. ...

Aces wild for Indians

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NEW YORK — With a pair of All-Stars pitching on the Yankee Stadium stage, it was the established ace who topped an emerging one Monday night. Corey Kluber beat Luis Severino in a matchup worthy of October, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered twice to power the Cleveland Indians past the New ...

Kizer’s turn

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BEREA — They’ve come and gone, some faster than others. Rookies, free agents, recycled veterans and career backups all have had their shot starting at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns over the past 18 seasons. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Brady Quinn to Colt ...