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NILES — Something had to give Friday when the West Virginia Black Bears and Mahoning Valley Scrappers met at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers entered the game with the best home record (7-2) in the MLB Draft League, while the Black Bears were sporting a league-best 4-1-2 road record. Both ...

Warren 12-year-old sinks first hole-in-one

WARREN — It’s a milestone some golfers spend their entire careers chasing, but Warren resident Anthony DiCesare was able to accomplish it at just 12 years old. While golfing with his grandfather, David DiCesare, the morning of June 9 at Old Avalon Golf Course (formerly known as Avalon ...

Pirates snap 10-game skid, hold off Indians for 11-10 victory

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer in a five-run first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates nearly squandered a 10-run lead in the late innings before hanging on to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-10, snapping a 10-game losing streak. Ke’Bryan Hayes had a three-run double that ...

Scrappers win despite continued pitching wildness

NILES — In baseball, it is often suggested that a walk is as good as a base hit. Lately, for Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ opponents, walks have equated to wins. As a staff, Scrappers pitchers have surrendered 134 bases on balls through 20 games. Even when the Scrappers started the season ...

Haskins seeks fresh start with Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to put a very forgettable run with Washington in the past. The 24-year-old is looking for the chance to start fresh and to carve out a role in a crowded quarterback room that’s headlined by two-time Super Bowl winner Ben ...

Clowney forming bond with Garrett, Browns

BEREA — Jadeveon Clowney burst out of his three-point stance, spun around a couple of tackling dummies and celebrated finishing first in a drill by thrusting his index finger in the air and letting out a loud yell. By all accounts, he’s happy, healthy and hungry with the Cleveland ...