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Flag football family

Dakota Naples knows the surreal feeling of being at quarterback and controlling a football game quite well. In fact, the 2017 Niles High School graduate revels in it. She has been playing flag football since the age of 10, and she doesn’t intend on stopping anytime soon. “Being a ...

Receiver Landry placed on PUP list

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list following offseason hip surgery. The team made the roster move Sunday while stressing that Landry remains on schedule to return this season. Landry, who has not ...

Abysmal Cleveland offense loses another

MINNEAPOLIS — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, taking the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled ...

Pirates beaten in extra innings

CHICAGO — Javier Baez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major ...

Korpisalo leads Blue Jackets to shutout win

TORONTO — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. Korpisalo, who got the nod over ...

Ice time in August

TORONTO — Montreal coach Claude Julien figured his young, largely inexperienced Canadiens had a real opportunity to grow after being given a second life by the NHL’s restart. The Canadiens did that, and a whole lot more, Saturday night — with a big hand from a couple veterans. Jeff ...

Njoku now says he’s happy with team

CLEVELAND — David Njoku has done an end around with the Browns. After demanding a trade last month, the tight end indicated on Saturday that he has changed his mind. The 2017 first-round draft pick tweeted, “I’m all in Cleveland. Time to work.‘’ Apparently unhappy that the Browns ...

Indians blanked by Twins’ pitchers, 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Sano hit a pair of homers and Kenta Maeda pitched six scoreless innings in his home debut for Minnesota as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday. Eddie Rosario added a solo homer for Minnesota, which got another strong start from a veteran newcomer to its ...

Cubs beat Bucs again

CHICAGO — Tyler Chatwood matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in another terrific performance, and the Chicago Cubs used the long ball to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night. Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ homered as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games. ...

Competitive anglers hit Mosquito Lake

Beth Kotwis Carmichael is banking on two major fishing events this week to strengthen Trumbull County’s reputation as a destination for families and outdoors enthusiasts. Beth is executive director of Trumbull County Tourism and is buoyed by the prospect that today’s Bass Pro ...

SANDLOT: Class B 18U final

Gavin Miller pitched Creekside Fitness to the championship of the Youngstown Class B 18U division Friday night, firing six shutout innings, allowing six hits and fanning five in a 6-0 victory over Astro Falcons. The victory decided the best-of-five championship series which saw Creekside take ...

Indians stopped, 4-1, by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night. Randy Dobnak (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Minnesota following a day of COVID-19 testing and ...

Cubs defeat Pirates, 6-3

CHICAGO — Yu Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night. Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one, bouncing back nicely after he struggled in his first start last ...

SANDLOT: Class B playoffs

18U Championship Series Thursday, Game 4 Astro Falcons 9, Creekside Fitness 0 (series tied 2-2) – The Astro Falcons staved off elimination for the second straight night, and in convincing fashion no less, defeating Creekside Fitness 9-0 in game four of the 18u Championship Series. Astro ...

Bieber is record-setting sharp in win

MINNEAPOLIS — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians’ 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on ...

New coach Stefanski preaches patience at camp

CLEVELAND — Instead of a whistle dangling from his neck, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski wears a sensor that blinks and beeps whenever he’s within 6 feet of someone in the team’s facility. Nothing could have prepared him for his first training camp in Cleveland. Stefanski said Thursday ...

Injured stars get new life

Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its toll. “It gets mentally draining,” Jones said. Pittsburgh All-Star Jake Guentzel knows the feeling. Like Jones, he was injured late in the NHL season ...

SANDLOT: Class B title series

Wednesday - 16U championship The Astro Falcons are the Youngstown Class B 16U Division champions for 2020 after beating Knightline, 10-0, Wednesday to complete a sweep of the best-of-5 championship series. AJ Havrilla of Astro was named Most Valuable Player in the playoffs. Anthony Miller ...

Ben is back, but Fichtner preaches caution

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. Even at 38. Even with a surgically repaired right elbow. The two-time Super ...

Indians’ hitters can’t back Plesac in 4-0 loss to Chicago

CLEVELAND — Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jimenez hit sacrifice flies and the Chicago White Sox, who couldn’t do anything against Zach Plesac for eight innings, scored four runs in the ninth — three charged to ineffective Cleveland closer Brad Hand — to beat the Indians 4-0 on Wednesday ...