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Big Ben rallies Pittsburgh past Colts

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INDIANAPOLIS — Ben Roethlisberger’s old game plan still works. Pittsburgh’s quarterback kept taking shots Sunday, and eventually the Steelers’ playmakers broke through. Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point deficit and then hooked up with Antonio ...

Lessons learned in OSU win

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State got a victory and some teaching points from its 82-72 win over Radford on Sunday. The Buckeyes (2-0) faced a strong rebounding team and held a 45-33 advantage on the boards, and also weathered the Radford (1-1) press to an extent. “Give Radford a lot of credit. I ...

Canfield plays at Salem; Niles hosts Big Red vs. Perry

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Undefeated Canfield will continue its football playoff run on Friday with a short jaunt down U.S. Route 62 to Salem’s Reilly Stadium where the Cardinals (12-0) will face Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (9-3) with a berth in the state final four on the line. Games sites for the 28 regional ...

Buckeyes make like Iowa never happened

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COLUMBUS — No. 11 Ohio State put to rest any notion that it wouldn’t be motivated to finish strong after a surprising loss last week dropped the Buckeyes out of national championship contention. The Buckeyes came out fast, scoring on five of their first six possessions on the way to a ...

New faces in new places

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AKRON — Jerrod Calhoun walked briskly off the floor toward the locker room following the game. All the first-year coach could do Saturday was watch as the inevitable happened. Francisco Santiago headed to the end of the bench and slammed his fist on one of the chairs inside James A. ...

All-Conference honors

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Volleyball MAHONING VALLEY ATHLETIC CONF. First team Becky Adelman Sr Waterloo Kenzie Brannon Jr Waterloo Aleck Franks Sr Waterloo Alexis Hughes Sr Western Reserve Lyndsey Smith So Springfield Jennie Stitzel So Springfield Emily Williams Sr Jackson-Milton Second ...

Trumbull Hall of Famers

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The Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame held its 15th induction ceremony recently. Those honored in the 2017 class were Bob Sherman, Lisa Naples (accepting for her sister Denise Naples), Lori DiTunno (representing Jody DiTunno), Kelly Barzak, Dave Pappada, Don Szuch, Matt Thiry, Darrin Chapin, ...

Big play on defense clinches YSU win

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — With about two minutes left and up just one point, Youngstown State University was indanger of losing another close game. Southern Illinois had the ball with 2:55 left at its own 26-yard line. A minute later, defensive end Justus Reed forced a fumble from quarterback Matt ...

Football regional finals

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Pairings are shown with seeds All games Friday at 7:30 p.m. Division I ¯ Region 1: 1 Cle. St. Ignatius (11-1) vs. 3 Mentor (11-1) at Bedford ¯ Region 2: 1 Tol. Whitmer (12-0) vs. 2 Powell Olentangy Liberty (10-2) at Findlay ¯ Region 3: 5 Pickerington North (10-2) vs. 3 ...

Junior Masters finals set today

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Susan Decker will be defending her 2016 championship and Jessica Guesman will be looking for her third title today when the 31st Warren Junior Masters bowling tournament concludes at McKinley Lanes. On the boys side of things, a new champion is guaranteed. On Saturday at Freeway Lanes, the ...

Love, Korver help Cavs hold off Dallas

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DALLAS — Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Saturday night. The Mavericks were down by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to one ...

Favored Lions impressed by Browns’ defense

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DETROIT — To hear Ameer Abdullah tell it, the winless Cleveland Browns might as well be Super Bowl contenders. “They’re a really good team, statistically. Go look them up defensively,” said Abdullah, whose Detroit Lions face the Browns this weekend. “They’ve had a lot of ...

Steelers have owned Colts in recent years

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INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano has never been one to play by the numbers. And he’s not starting now. So rather than remind his players of what happened the last three times Pittsburgh and Indianapolis met, Pagano skipped right through the intros and got down to business. “I could throw ...

Girard cooled off

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TWINSBURG — It was just another big play in a game full of them, but this one seemed to hurt a little more. The touchdown as time expired in the first half stung even more than the biting cold temperatures that stormed across northeast Ohio on Friday. Perry’s last-second score gave the ...

Buckeyes, Spartans seek control of division

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State couldn’t take much time to stew about its bad loss to Iowa last week. The Buckeyes had to get their minds right to play Michigan State with some emotion Saturday because the Big Ten East title is still there for the taking. No. 13 Michigan State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten, ...

Penguins open up against Flashes

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YOUNGSTOWN — Do it again. Jerrod Calhoun didn’t like what he saw during a recent practice. Repetition. This Youngs-town State University men’s basketball team has been doing plenty of it throughout the spring, summer and fall. It’s a matter of getting the muscles and brain to work ...

Cardinal Mooney stopped by Big Red

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SALEM — The Eye of the Tiger could be faintly heard as Reilly Stadium was all but empty, aside from the workers cleaning up the aftermath of Friday’s Cardinal Mooney-Steubenville Division IV semifinal football game. The Cardinals tried to convert on a fourth-and-long with 30 seconds ...

Ohio State men, women win season openers

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COLUMBUS — Playing its first game under its new coach, Ohio State looked invigorated in front of its home fans as it picked up its first win of the season against Robert Morris. Keita Bates-Diop had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help the Buckeyes beat the Colonials 95-64 on Friday night in ...

Scouting Report: Week 10

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Youngstown State proved that finishing the season out on a high note was more than just talk last week, and who knows, maybe a late push — and a whole lot of help — can open a few eyes on the playoff committee. The Penguins rebounded from an ugly loss with a resounding 66-24 victory over ...

Dalton too much for Windham

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NORTH CANTON — After getting its first playoff win since 2003, the Windham Bombers couldn’t overcome the Dalton Bulldogs’ great defense Friday night at Hoover High School. In their Division VII, Region 25 semifinal matchup, Dalton won, 41-13. After Dalton recovered its onside kick on ...