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Ebony fame event is Friday

The 23rd annual Ebony Lifeline Sports Museum’s all-sports banquet is scheduled Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall, 243 Mr. Carmel Ave., Youngstown. Ten former greats will be inducted into the museum. In addition, Chaney High School student T’Shawn Jones will ...

Mayfield, Browns hope to recover

BEREA — Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it. Cleveland’s quarterback was limited during Tuesday’s practice with a hip injury sustained on a scramble in the second half on Sunday against Seattle. Mayfield was hurt when he made a spin move ...

Steelers’ DE Tuitt out for season

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles ...

Browns trade lineman Corbett

BEREA — Austin Corbett moved around on Cleveland’s offensive line. His next stop is Los Angeles. The Browns traded Corbett, who failed to live up to high expectations after being selected with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2018 draft, to the Rams on Tuesday for a fifth-round draft pick in ...

Cavs blitzed by Celtic rookie

From Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history. None of them ever had a hotter hand from behind the arc in a quarter than rookie Carsen Edwards on Tuesday night. Edwards made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the third ...

Baffling Browns reach bye at ‘crossroads’

BEREA — Jarvis Landry jumped up and down on the sideline, flapping his arms while madly urging Browns coach Freddie Kitchens to throw his red challenge flag. Kitchens finally did. For naught. Nothing is going Cleveland’s way. Picked prematurely to be a Super Bowl contender, the Browns ...

Steelers ride depth, momentum into bye week

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declined to discuss whom he gave the game ball to after watching his undermanned club potentially resurrect its season with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. “I keep that business between us,” Tomlin said. Considering ...

Phantoms stopped in OT by Chicago

YOUNGSTOWN — After a sweep in their last home series, the Youngstown Phantoms dropped their first game against the Chicago Steel, a 4-3 overtime heartbreaker Sunday at the Covelli Centre. “They’re a quick team and they skated really well,” Phantoms coach Brad Patterson said. “There ...

Excruciating loss

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ start was exhilarating. The rest was mostly excruciating. Baker Mayfield and Co. aren’t living up to expectations — theirs or anyone else’s. Mayfield threw three more interceptions, Nick Chubb had a costly fumble and Cleveland had a punt blocked Sunday ...

Conner is key to Steelers’ win

CARSON, Calif. — Pittsburgh’s Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that said “I’m The Boss”, befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed the Steelers offense like a ...

County fame event Oct. 27

The 17th-annual Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet is scheduled Oct. 27 at DiVieste’s Banquet Centre. Inductees include Steve Arnold (Harding football coach), Jeff Bayuk (Kennedy football coach), LeShun Daniels (former player at Ohio State and with Cleveland Browns), Sue ...

Browns face challenge in Seattle QB Wilson

CLEVELAND — Always underrated, often overlooked and rarely mentioned in any conversations about who is the NFL’s best quarterback, Russell Wilson is outplaying every one of his contemporaries. Through five games of his eighth pro season, Seattle’s steady leader is in a class by ...

Chargers have advantage tonight in QB experience

CARSON, Calif. — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. On the opposite sideline, Devlin Hodges will make his first. By all appearances that matchup has all the appearances of a mismatch, but Chargers coach ...

Blue Jackets stop Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Pierre-Luc Dubios scored and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2 Saturday night, ending the best start to a season in Hurricanes’ franchise history. Dubois overpowered Brock McGinn on a rush from the opposite blue line and ...

PENGUINS 7, WILD 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sidney Crosby had a goal and assist, Adam Johnson and Sam Lafferty each scored his first career goal, and short-handed Pittsburgh held on to beat winless Minnesota. Patric Hornqvist, Kris Letang, Joseph Blandisi and Jake Guentzel also scored in Pittsburgh’s first road ...

Youngstown State anglers reach national championship

Six Penguins will be casting for fame, glory and their school in February as they represent Youngstown State University in the YETI FLW College National Championship. They are members of the YSU bass fishing team, which is sanctioned to represent their school in intercollegiate bass ...

Steelers say Rudolph still out

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers ruled quarterback Mason Rudolph out for Sunday’s visit to the Los Angeles Chargers while he continues to recover from a concussion, meaning undrafted rookie free agent Devlin Hodges will get the start when Pittsburgh (1-4) faces the Chargers (2-3) in prime ...

Blue Jackets fall to Ducks

COLUMBUS — Ryan Miller had 26 saves in his first start of the season, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Jakob Silverberg and Cam Fowler scored for the Ducks, who have won four of their first five to start the season. Pierre-Luc Dubois ...

Penguins make progress during fall ball

The brisk October air is starting to set in as the Youngstown State baseball team concluded its fall schedule Thursday with a pair of six-inning scrimmages against Mercyhurst at Eastwood Field. Coach Dan Bertolini thinks the Penguins showed progress. “I think we’ve taken some steps ...

Harding’s playoff pursuit underway

The schedule may suggest that it is just Week seven of the high school football season, but the playoffs begin tonight for Warren G. Harding, according to coach Steve Arnold. “We talked about this last Saturday and we told the players that our playoffs begin right now,” said Arnold, whose ...