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Tigers hammer Indians

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DETROIT — Tyler Collins hit a three-run homer and Daniel Norris gave up only one run, helping the Detroit Tigers open a series against the Cleveland Indians with a 7-1 victory Monday night. Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez hit RBI doubles on consecutive pitches in the first inning. ...

Latin Davis to leave Penguins’ team

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University 5-foot-11, 165-pound sophomore guard Latin Davis, a Ypsilanti, Mich., native, has left the men’s basketball team. A YSU spokesperson confirmed the move, but added the university will not put out a release on Davis’ departure. This is the first ...

‘Progressive’ Hubbard starting to peak

High School Sports

HUBBARD — It was just the matchup coach John Schiraldi wanted. Well, sort of. His Hubbard Eagles baseball team was part of the Cleveland Indians Charities High School Hardball Classic at Progressive Field back on April 21. A blind draw resulted in the Eagles matching up against Elyria ...

Smith, Daniels picked up

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Former area high school running backs LeShun Daniels and De’Veon Smith were picked up as undrafted free agents following the weekend’s NFL Draft. Daniels, a Warren G. Harding graduate who went on to play at the University of Iowa, is heading to New England. He posted a message on ...

Tourney draw released

High School Sports

The OHSAA recently released the baseball and softball state tournament brackets, and several area teams enter the district tournaments as top seeds. This year also marks the first season in which teams were specifically placed in the bracket based on their seeds. In the past, higher-seeded ...

So, we meet again…

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CLEVELAND — We The North vs. We Are The Champions. One round earlier than a year ago, Toronto and Cleveland are meeting again in the NBA playoffs. On the way to winning their first title last season, LeBron James and the Cavs took care of the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals, a ...

Tribe tees off on Seattle with 8-run inning

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CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor knows what a big inning can do for a team. Lindor and Michael Brantley had the key hits in an eight-run third, and the Cleveland Indians rolled to a 12-4 victory over the weary Seattle Mariners on Sunday to take two out of three in the series. “We needed ...

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Warren G. Harding’s Lynn Bowden turns upfield as St. Mary’s Julius Fisher pursues Saturday in the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Division I-III North-South All-Star football game at Massillon.

Together again

High School Sports

MASSILLON — Marlin Richardson, Taj Harper and Lynn Bowden — all three Warren G. Harding seniors stood for a picture following Saturday’s Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Division I-III All-Star Game. They put their helmets on for a group shot. It was solidarity among ...

Salazar recovers in Tribe victory

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CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar appeared to be in for a short outing Saturday. Instead, the Seattle Mariners ended up having a tough day. Salazar got off to a rocky start, then combined with two Cleveland relievers to hold the Mariners hitless over the final eight innings and give the Indians a ...

Dream come true for Penguins Rivers, Moss

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YOUNGSTOWN — Avery Moss and Derek Rivers went into the 2017 NFL Draft clinging to hopes of being drafted — and their dreams came true for both of them. The former Youngstown State defensive ends were each chosen during the three-day draft, which was televised nationally on ESPN. It was ...

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John F. Kennedy’s Bruce Johnson (56) and Mechanicsburg’s Dylan Hartley square off during the Division IV-VII game Saturday.

Bayuk, area standouts enjoy all-star experience

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MASSILLON — Jeff Bayuk surveyed the situation and took a sigh of relief in the aftermath. The John F. Kennedy football coach, who led the North team during Saturday’s Division IV-VII game at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, had a 17-point lead with 2:06 remaining. The South made ...

Browns may have finally gotten it right

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BEREA — For three days, the Cleveland Browns were decisive, aggressive and precise in the NFL draft. Who are these guys? Ridiculed for years for making major mistakes while on the clock, they picked the consensus best player, landed a potential franchise quarterback and replenished a ...

Surprise Steelers focus on offense

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger got help. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell too. And Greg Warren? Really? Yes, really. For a team whose defensive shortcomings were exploited by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh Steelers took a bit of a “we’ll just ...

Pirates’ Nova is super in shutout of Marlins

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MIAMI — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is having fun watching Ivan Nova pitch. “It’s a blast,” Hurdle said. “I don’t think you should ever take it for granted.” Nova pitched a three-hitter and the Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday night. “It feels ...

Penguins rip Caps, lead series 2-0

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WASHINGTON — With Sidney Crosby continuing his brilliance for the Penguins and Braden Holtby not having the same response in net for the Capitals, the second-round series between the NHL’s top teams has tilted in Pittsburgh’s favor. Crosby set up two goals and the Penguins chased Holtby ...

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Tyler Srbinovich of Niles delivers to the plate Friday night against Girard.

Niles offense in top gear in rout of Girard

High School Sports

NILES — Scoring runs can be an easy proposition for a baseball team if it can get runners on the basepaths and the hitters strike at the right time. Niles McKinley executed in nearly every way possible to pile on the runs in a 15-3 victory over Girard under the lights at Wilder Field on ...

First impressions

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BEREA — Myles Garrett discussed his deep interest in poetry and dinosaurs before shifting to another of his favorite activities. It’s not sailing. “I love to hit,” said the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, drawing a smile from Jabrill Peppers, who was seated to his left as the ...

YSU star Rivers chosen in third round by Patriots

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Derek Rivers had an NFL future when he left Youngstown State. Eighty-three picks into the NFL draft, the former Penguins defensive end began his professional career with a third-round selection. He was the first pick of the defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots, a selection ...

Howland rallies past Lakeview in seventh

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CORTLAND — Howland’s three-run seventh inning lifted the Tigers past the Lakeview Bulldogs, 7-4, Friday as starting pitcher Hayden Parker went the distance for Howland, striking out four and not allowing a walk. “We were confident the whole time. Right from the bat, we were hitting the ...

Notre Dame’s Kizer latest Cleveland QB

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BEREA — The Browns found a quarterback right down the road. They drafted one from Ohio, just not the one everyone expected. Cleveland’s winding, seemingly aimless search for a franchise quarterback took them to nearby Toledo on Friday night as the team selected Notre Dame’s DeShone ...