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Scrappers blank Batavia; Tomlin to pitch tonight

NILES — Kirk McCarty, Randy Valladares and Jean Carlos Mejia combined for a shutout as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the Batavia Muckdogs 2-0 Thursday at Eastwood Field. David Gauntt earned his second save of the season. The Scrappers host West Virginia in for a three-game series, ...

Indians rough up Sale, Red Sox

CLEVELAND — Chris Sale pitching against Cleveland’s injury-riddled lineup looked like a mismatch Thursday night. Mismatch, indeed. Boston’s ace was battered while matching the shortest start of his career, and rookie Yandy Diaz got four hits as the Indians beat the Red Sox 13-6 in a ...

Will Bosa’s pass rush ‘go crazy’ in Buckeyes’ new scheme?

COLUMBUS — Nick Bosa lives in the shadow of his superstar older brother Joey, one of the best defensive ends ever to play at Ohio State. That’s fine with the younger Bosa, who wears his brother’s famous number 97 and looks so much like him on the field that sometimes it’s hard tell Joey ...

Jackson tabs Kizer starter

BEREA — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns’ quarterback turnstile. He doesn’t want it to spin again anytime soon. The rocket-armed rookie QB from Notre Dame was named Cleveland’s starter for Saturday night’s third exhibition game in Tampa Bay, and barring an unforeseen ...

Red Sox pushes past Tribe

CLEVELAND — Mitch Moreland hit a fifth-inning home run, Drew Pomeranz and three relievers bested Corey Kluber, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-1 on Wednesday night. Moreland homered to right on a 1-0 pitch from Kluber (12-4), who allowed two runs over 7 2/3 ...

White’s HR lifts Batavia past Scrappers

NILES — Harrison White hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to help lead the Batavia Muckdogs to a 6-4 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday. The Scrappers (33-26) are a game back of West Virginia in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division Standings. The ...

Deadlocked in first

NILES — A strong pitching performance from start to finish helped the Mahoning Valley Scrappers take the first game of their six-game homestand, as they defeated the Batavia Muckdogs, 5-2. With the win, plus a West Virginia loss to State College, the Scrappers are now tied for first place ...

Crossing over: Kyrie traded to Celtics

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland’s All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics for fellow All-Star Isaiah Thomas, ...

Browns ready to name starter

CLEVELAND — Coach Hue Jackson is letting the drama build to a crescendo. His pick as Cleveland’s starting quarterback is only hours away. Drum roll, please. Following weeks of training camp practices and two exhibition games, Jackson said Tuesday he still hasn’t decided if Brock ...

Fister tosses complete game, Carrasco hit hard

CLEVELAND — Three pitches into his start, Doug Fister had a one-hitter. Nearly three hours later, nothing changed. Fister gave up a leadoff homer in the first inning to Francisco Lindor and then nothing else, finishing with a career-best one-hitter, and Eduardo Nunez had five RBIs as the ...

Tribe rallies for win

CLEVELAND — Brandon Guyer scored when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Roberto Perez’s bunt in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night in a matchup of first-place teams. After Guyer’s leadoff double against Brandon Workman (0-1), ...

Miller aggravates knee injury, leaves game

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Miller wasn’t among the Cleveland Indians chasing Roberto Perez around the infield, flinging water and white powder to celebrate a wild win over an American League rival. The Indians relief ace — a pivotal piece during Cleveland’s run to the World Series last ...

Still undefeated

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t point fingers or make accusations. After possibly dodging a major injury, New York’s flashy wide receiver calmly moved on. No theatrics were necessary. Beckham sprained his left ankle on a questionable hit in the first half of the Giants’ ...

Scrappers offense dominates, defeats West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ bats came alive in the top of the ninth inning as MV rallied for seven runs to defeat the West Virginia Black Bears, 7-2. MV drew four walks in the inning, and earned its second come-from-behind victory of the season. With the win, the ...

Browns players kneel during anthem

CLEVELAND — Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football. More than a dozen players huddled together on the team’s bench Monday night to protest during the national anthem. The group, which included veterans, rookies, starters and ...

Meyer: Frosh Dobbins earned right to play

COLUMBUS — The parents of true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins will get a call soon from an Ohio State coach to say their son will make his college football debut. That’s a tradition at Ohio State, and it’s also an indication that Dobbins likely will play significant snaps in the ...

MV shut out in error-filled loss

MORGANTOWN, W.V. — Three pitchers combined to shut out the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, who fell two games behind first-place West Virginia with a 4-0 loss to the Black Bears on Sunday. The Scrappers (31-25) committed five errors to make matters worse, but the West Virginia pitching was the ...

Tribe comes up short

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the bottom of a makeshift lineup filled with mostly with backups for the Kansas City Royals to finally put some runs on the board against the Cleveland Indians. Jorge Bonifacio had three hits to start rallies, fill-in third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert homered and ...

Here to stay

PITTSBURGH — James Conner overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh Steelers debut Sunday that he plans to stick around for a while. The rookie running back from the University of Pittsburgh broke off runs of 17 and 19 yards, ...

Local team continues its winning ways

A team of baseball players from Warren continued an outstanding run this summer, capturing its third straight state title. The Warren Athletic Club 12U all-star team, which included players from several Trumbull County teams that compete in the WAC, won the Cal Ripken state title after having ...