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Area man details his Browns fanaticism

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — As a native of the Mahoning Valley, Ray “Showdawg” Prisby knows the importance sports plays in one’s daily life. He also knows the area’s professional football loyalty is split between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. As a loyal, lifelong Browns’ ...

Cincy rolls past skidding Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Naquin’s three-run shot came in the seventh inning, bounced ...

Finding new coach is next step for Columbus

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets will take a deliberate approach to hiring a replacement for John Tortorella, who stamped his brand on the franchise over six seasons and carried it to unprecedented success. “I think we’re going to take our time,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen ...

Loss is 11th straight for Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 points and Caris LeVert had 20 points ...

Jackson-Milton earns top seed in baseball

Two area teams earned No. 1 seeds in voting for the upcoming high school baseball postseason, one a perennial power — Canfield in Division II — and the other a bit of a surprise — Jackson-Milton in Division IV. The two were chosen in online voting by coaches of the teams involved in the ...

Double the fun

YOUNGSTOWN — It wasn’t your normal outdoor Horizon League Championship on Sunday, that’s for sure. With more than 100 potential points sidelined due to a variety of factors for Youngstown State’s men’s track and field program, along with being down three points going into the third ...

Doncic ejected; Mavs top Cavs

CLEVELAND — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points and Josh Richardson had 20, allowing the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks to overcome the ejection of Luka Doncic in a 124-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Doncic received a flagrant-two foul — an automatic ejection — ...

Tribe hitters bounce back, blast Reds

CLEVELAND — Determined to put an embarrassing night of unwelcome history behind them, the Indians came out swinging Saturday night. They hit back, and they hit hard. Cesar Hernandez connected for a three-run triple, Jose Ramirez had two RBIs and Aaron Civale pitched seven strong innings ...

Pittsburgh wins 1-0 in regular-season finale

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter scored and Maxime Lagace stopped 29 shots for his first career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Saturday. Lagace, making his first start in more than two years, got his seventh career win, and helped Pittsburgh clinch home-ice ...

Pirates drop another 3-2 loss at Chicago

CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy had a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Keegan Thompson pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league victory and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday for their fifth straight win. Willson Contreras and Eric ...

Each area fishing hole has its own personality

Mention a lake to people who fish and they immediately see a mental picture whether they even realize their brain is sketching it. The places we fish share many similarities, but each also is unique. They have different names, different scenery, are contained within different geology and ...

Surgery has Perez out for at least 2 months

CLEVELAND — A tiny crack in Roberto Perez’s finger has turned into a large problem for the Indians. Cleveland’s two-time Gold Glove catcher will miss at least two months after surgery Friday on a fractured right ring finger. There is no definitive timeline for Perez’s recovery, but ...

Slumping Pirates stopped by Cubs

CHICAGO — Zach Davies allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings, Rex Brothers got his first save in eight years and the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday, extending their winning streak to four. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs, who were ...

Shining moment

CORTLAND — Throughout the 2021 track season, John F. Kennedy senior Jesse Likens has been racking up meet MVPs. Likens added another one to his season total, bringing in 25 points for the Eaglesain the Trumbull County Championships Thursday at Lakeview High School. The senior set multiple ...

First-place Tribe sweeps Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Triston McKenzie bounced back from a rugged start to pitch one-hit ball into the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians completed a four-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Thursday. It was the fifth straight loss for the Royals, who came into the series ...

Carter pushes Penguins back into East lead

PITTSBURGH — In the final days of a 16th season that came in the form of a 56-game sprint and included a cross-country trade, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter acknowledges his legs aren’t exactly in top form. Funny, they sure looked fresh Thursday night against Buffalo, when the ...

Patience pays off

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Naylor homered in the ninth inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Naylor greeted Wade Davis (0-1) with a leadoff drive to right for his second homer. Nick Wittgren (2-1) struck out the side in the ...

Weary Cavaliers dominated by Trail Blazers

CLEVELAND — Damian Lillard had 32 points and nine assists and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to their highest point total of the season and a 141-105 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Lillard scored 16 points in the first ...

Indians lose catcher to broken thumb

KANSAS CTY, Mo. — The Cleveland Indians could be without starting catcher Roberto Perez for an extended period due to a fractured finger. The team placed the two-time Gold Glove winner on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a fractured right ring finger. Perez had been playing with the ...

Grigorenko, Bjorkstrand lift Jackets past Predators

COLUMBUS — Mikhail Grigorenko scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-2 comeback victory over Nashville, preventing the Predators from clinching a playoff spot Wednesday night. Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals, including an empty-netter with ...