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Kluber, Tribe blank Tigers

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — The reigning AL Cy Young winner looked every bit an ace. Corey Kluber struck out 13, pitching two-hit ball for eight innings and leading the Cleveland Indians past the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in snow flurries Monday night. The temperature at first pitch was 33 degrees, one above ...

Monday’s highlights

High School Sports

SOFTBALL Mathews’ Addy Jarvis had 20 strikeouts and threw a no-hitter against Pymatuning Valley in this 9-0 victory. The 20 strikeouts is a school record for a seven-inning game. Cheyenne Eggens, who pitches for South Florida, has the school record with 34, but that was in an extra-inning ...

James, Love lead Cavaliers to 50th win, Central title

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NEW YORK — LeBron James used to downplay winning division titles. Not this time. Not after what these Cleveland Cavaliers have been through this season. This one is worth appreciating. “I’ve kind of like been a hypocrite of that because I’m always moving and trying to figure out ...

Seniors, old & new, to lead Lakeview

High School Sports

After being knocked out of the Division II Alliance District semifinals a year ago by West Branch, 7-2, the Lakeview Bulldogs are hungry and ready to go yet again. Coming off a 16-win season that saw them place second in the All-American Conference White Tier, the Bulldogs bring back seven ...

Going … going … Gomes

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes beat everyone with one big swing. The wind, the record-cold temperatures and Kansas City. Gomes hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning, lifting the Indians to a 3-1 win over the Royals in the coldest game in Progressive ...

Penguin women begin working for new season

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a couple of weeks since Youngstown State women’s basketball coach John Barnes heard rubber soles meet the hardwood basketball surface. The sound of bouncing balls has fallen silent since the end of the season. This past week, those sounds echoed briefly, supplied ...

Hubbard grad Scott set for MSU finale

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — LJ Scott is back. Beyond that, Michigan State’s running game has plenty of questions. Scott’s return for his senior season gave the Spartans some good news after they finished 2017 with a victory in the Holiday Bowl, but now he stands out even more in a backfield ...

Taillon blanks Reds; Pirates move to 7-2

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PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle approached Jameson Taillon in Pittsburgh’s dugout after the top of the eighth inning and asked his team’s emerging ace for a bit of healthy self-assessment. “He asked me if I had pitches left,” Taillon said. “I don’t know if I even said anything back. I ...

Saturday’s highlights

High School Sports

SOFTBALL Kylie Konwalski was a triple short of the cycle with four hits and six RBIs as the Maplewood hitter led the Rockets past Windham, 14-5. Jaycee Ray kept Windham at bay with nine strikeouts.

Big shot

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Shaheed Davis thought the walk he was on was a little strange, but he continued going, looking around to see if his destination was somehow in sight. Davis glanced to his right. Nope, that’s not it. He peered over to the left. Nope, not it either. After a few minutes, he realized things ...

Bauer blasts new MLB rules after 1-0 defeat

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CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer felt the rules beat him before the Royals did. Bauer allowed Lucas Duda’s homer on his first pitch in the seventh inning for the game’s only run and Ian Kennedy pitched six shutout innings, leading Kansas City to a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday ...

Friday’s highlights

High School Sports

BASEBALL Vincent Armeni’s RBI double and Andrew Sabella’s fielder’s choice in the top of the eighth lifted Ursuline past Springfield in eight innings, 3-1. Brennan Romain’s one-hit shutout pushed Liberty to a 5-1 record and past East, 9-0. SOFTBALL Jordyn Kenneally’s ...

Smooth opening

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CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley has perfected the comeback season. Now he has to master completing one. Brantley singled home two runs on the first pitch of his first at-bat this season, and Carlos Carrasco worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to ...

Close call

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PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James pulled Ben Simmons in for a hug, and smiled and laughed in a brief chat with Joel Embiid. Allen Iverson watched the scene with a big grin and high-fived a few fans. The 76ers of the past and present sure loved LeBron — but is that appreciation enough to make ...

Phantoms surge past Chicago

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YOUNGSTOWN — Friday’s Youngstown Phantoms 7-4 victory had everything fans want in a hockey game — speed, scoring, tenacity, and a good back and forth flow. Midway in the third period, a near goal by Chicago Steel forward Samuel Bucek was waved off due to goaltender interference. It ...

Mathews looking to excel again

High School Sports

After a 5-4 defeat to Lucas in the Kent Regional final in 2017, the Mathews Mustangs softball is ready to get after it yet again. With five returning seniors this year, the Mustangs seem geared up for another deep postseason run like they’ve had the last few years. Last year, the Mustangs ...

Fighting off Wizards

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and brought Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 17-point deficit to stun the Washington Wizards 119-115 on Thursday night and maintain the No. 3 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs trailed 104-87 with 7:35 ...

Thursday’s highlights

High School Sports

Baseball Niles scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Red Dragons rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Meade County (Ky.) in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., 5-4. South Range’s Sam Brooks threw a no-hitter against Georgetown (S.C.) in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in a 5-1 ...

McDonald tries to take next step

High School Sports

As an assistant coach for the last five seasons, McDonald coach Michelle Titus has seen some great softball. Every year for the past four years, the Blue Devils softball team has reached the semifinal or final of their district — losing each time. “In softball it is any given day. Someone ...

Darnold visits Browns; more QBs to come

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CLEVELAND — Sam Darnold was quarterback No. 2 on the Browns’ visitation list this week. That doesn’t mean he might not be their No. 1 choice. Southern Cal’s gun-slinging QB visited with Cleveland’s coaching staff and executives on Wednesday as the team continues to evaluate ...