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Poland overcomes improved WGH girls

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WARREN — In a game much closer than the scoreboard indicated, the Poland Bulldogs came out with a win over Warren G. Harding Raiders Saturday in a girls basketball game on the Raiders’ floor. Despite losing by 10 points, the Raiders made sure to make this victory hard for Poland, ...

Cavaliers survive for 11th straight victory

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ winning streak was in unexpected jeopardy Saturday night before LeBron James took over. James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, and Cleveland beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 for their 11th straight victory. The loss was the 11th straight ...

Penguins women can’t overcome American in overtime

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Youngstown State’s rally fell just short as the women’s basketball team dropped its third straight game Saturday against American. The Penguins (2-5) rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but fell in the extra session, ...

Howland, Lakeview, LaBrae girls all win

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¯ HOWLAND 53, KENSTON 48: HOWLAND — Mackenzie Maze and Gabby Hartzell each had seven points in the fourth quarter as the Tigers went on a 10-0 to start the final stanza and rally to beat the Bombers. Howland (3-1) outscored Kenston in the fourth quarter, 18-5. Maze had 12 points, while ...

Chargers know what loss to Browns is like

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CARSON, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers are the least likely team in the NFL to be overconfident or under motivated when they face the sad-sack Cleveland Browns, who have lost 29 of their past 30 games. That’s because the Chargers were the losers in the Browns’ sole victory during ...

Penguins open season

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State started its 2017-18 track and field season Friday at the WATTS as the Penguins hosted their annual YSU Icebreaker. John F. Kennedy graduate Chad Zallow led the way with wins in the 60-meter hurdles and 200 dash. Zallow ran 7.71 seconds in the prelims before ...

OSU rolls past Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ohio State followed up two tough losses with their best game yet under coach Chris Holtmann. An easy 83-58 win on the road over Wisconsin was just the way that the Buckeyes wanted to open Big Ten play. Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Kaleb Wesson ...

Never a worry for Vikings

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LEAVITTSBURG — Senior Aaron Iler insisted he was never worried despite him and the Vikings trailing by 23 points late in the first half of their season opener against Howland. The rest of LaBrae sure seemed on edge. Slowly but surely the 2016-2017 Associated Press Division III state poll ...

Barrett ready to play after knee surgery

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INDIANAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett has seen enough Big Ten championship games from the sideline. So just six days after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee, the Ohio State quarterback is preparing to start today against No. 3 Wisconsin. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Friday that ...

Harden working hard for Penguins

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YOUNGSTOWN — Collin Harden sees the track in front of him. Getting to his goal takes significantly less time than it previously did. That 400-meter trek is getting faster, but it doesn’t happen by accident. The Youngstown State University sophomore sees his junior counterpart Chad Zallow, ...

Lakeview stops rival Champion in opener, 70-56

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CORTLAND — The Lakeview Bulldogs came out shooting hot and used that for a 70-56 win over the Champion Flashes. Lakeview (1-0) got out to a slow start as Champion (0-1) figured out the Bulldogs interior defense, but that would soon change. Champion led Lakeview 20-16 at the end of the first ...

Brown’s brilliance continues to show

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PITTSBURGH — Darrius Heyward-Bey wants to get something out of the way about the latest addition to Antonio Brown’s rapidly expanding highlight reel. It wasn’t a toe tap. It was a toe drag. The difference isn’t semantic. It’s vital. And one of the many reasons Heyward-Bey believes ...

McDonald comes out firing in rout

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MECCA — The McDonald Blue Devils, coming off a season in which they reached the Division IV regional tournament, started the 2017-18 season off with a bang. Coming out aggressively, McDonald put up 18 points before the Maplewood Rockets could muster a single point on the way to a 91-52 ...

Harding drops opener on road

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≤ EAST CLEVELAND SHAW 59, WARREN G. HARDING 52: EAST CLEVELAND — East Cleveland Shaw pulled away from Harding thanks to a pair of big quarters in a nonconference clash. The Raiders led by by six after the first quarter, but the Cardinals outscored Harding, 26-17, in the second. Harding ...

Bristol sweeps Lordstown in games during school

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≤ BRISTOL 84, LORDSTOWN 33: BRISTOLVILLE — The Panthers apparently were wide awake Friday morning as they ran past the Red Devils in a game played in front of the Bristol student body during school hours. It was the season opener for the Northeastern Athletic Conference Stripes Division ...

Second-half blues

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WARREN — After a back-and-forth first half, Western Reserve took control in the second half to defeat John F. Kennedy, 65-42, Thursday in a girls basketball game at Kennedy. In the first quarter, the Reserve girls (2-0) couldn’t find a good look and they trailed 17-8 as the Eagles’ ...

James does it with defense in win

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ATLANTA — LeBron James’ unusual midgame defensive switch was the hot topic after he helped Cleveland extend its winning streak. James took command of a challenging defensive assignment and stuck around to see the end of the Cavaliers’ 10th straight victory, 121-114 over the Atlanta ...

YSU’s Zallow proves fast times all natural

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YOUNGSTOWN — Who the heck is knocking at the door? It’s 6 o’clock in the morning. Chad Zallow was wondering the same thing, why in the world is someone visiting at this hour? He woke up to representatives from U.S. Track and Field who came to his home in September. He’s part of a ...

Thursday roundup

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McDONALD 48, MAPLEWOOD 28: McDONALD — McDonald got out to an early lead and Maplewood couldn’t find its way back. Olivia Perry led McDonald (1-0) with 16 points including two 3-pointers. She also had a team-high six rebounds. For Maplewood, it put together a better showing than its first ...

QB situation resembles ’14 game for OSU

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins is giving the Buckeyes glimpses of 2014 Cardale Jones as they roll into the Big Ten Championship game against No. 3 Wisconsin. Again, the starter J.T. Barrett is hurt and coach Urban Meyer hasn’t committed fully to his return, even ...