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Browns talk with RB Hunt

CLEVELAND — The Browns spoke to suspended running back Kareem Hunt after he was involved in an incident outside a downtown bar. The 23-year-old Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL ban this season for off-field physical altercations, got into an argument with a friend late Saturday night. ...

Bell belts 3 HRs, Bucs blast Cubs

PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell isn’t worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he’s built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter’s box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching. So ...

Beilein, Cavs lose summer debut

John Beilein’s real NBA coaching debut comes in October. He probably knows a little bit more about what to expect now. Cleveland’s new coach got his first bit of practice for the real thing on Monday in the NBA’s first game of the summer — only to have San Antonio spoil his debut. ...

4-game slide ends

NILES — Mahoning Valley hasn’t experienced a slump like this since last August. The Scrappers came close to extending their misery on Saturday, but in the end Mahoning Valley snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Batavia Muckdogs in a New York-Penn League game at ...

Former YSU star works for Pats’ role

YOUNGSTOWN — Derek Rivers has learned a lot since joining the New England Patriots in 2017, but there’s a secret he has finally decided to share. The information is as covert as Deflategate, SpBy JOE SIMON Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Derek Rivers has learned a lot since joining ...

Howland turf project to benefit many

HOWLAND — Friday morning saw the beginning of a new era for Howland football and the community at large, with the groundbreaking of a new synthetic turf field for the football stadium. Howland Activities Director Andrea Ferenac said she was skeptical of the project going through, but now ...

MLB-worst Orioles whip Indians again

BALTIMORE — Manager Brandon Hyde says his young Baltimore Orioles are a fun team to watch, regardless of how much they’ve been struggling. The Orioles certainly put on a show the last two nights against the Cleveland Indians. Andrew Cashner threw seven innings of three-hit ball, Renato ...

Brewers’ Woodruff shackles Pirates

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Woodruff cruised to his 10th win of the season, Eric Thames homered and tripled, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Saturday night. Woodruff (10-2) allowed one earned run and six hits with six strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings, helping the Brewers ...

Pens trade Kessel to Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes wasted little time making a big splash under new owner Alex Meruelo. Arizona acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel on Saturday in a deal that sends center Alex Galchenyuk to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Minor league defenseman Pierre-Oliver Joseph also ...

Finding the good

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers returned home looking to snap a three-game skid, but they fell 9-6 to the Batavia Muckdogs. “A lot of good things happened throughout the whole game,” Scrappers manager Dennis Malave said. “We ran the bases well, we got some good at bats. Late in ...

Holland transitions from 713 to 330

NILES — Mahoning Valley Scrappers left fielder Korey Holland is one of many minor league baseball players who is a long way from their hometown. Drafted in the 14th round of the 2018 MLB Draft straight out of Langham Creek High School in the Houston, Texas tri-state area, Holland had a ...

Clevinger struggles as O’s rout Tribe

BALTIMORE — The calendar says late June. For Mike Clevinger, it’s still early March. Admittedly rusty and out of synch, Clevinger struggled in his return from the injured list Friday night and made an early exit in the Cleveland Indians’ 13-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Chance Sisco ...

Bell, Bucs ring up lopsided win vs. Astros

HOUSTON — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the ...

MV drops another game to State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — State College scored three runs in the first four innings on Thursday, which was enough to hold of Mahoning Valley for the third straight game and a series sweep, 3-1. The Scrappers (7-6) had the tying runs in scoring position in the top of the ninth inning, but ...

Hometown flavor

NEW YORK (AP) — Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was elected to start in his home park in the 33-year-old’s first All-Star selection. Major League Baseball revealed the results from fan balloting for its All-Star starters Thursday. The All-Star Game is July 9. He’ll be joined in ...

Kokrak trails field by three strokes

DETROIT — Warren native Jason Kokrak shot a 6-under 66 at the Detroit Golf Club to put himself three strokes off the lead at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, the PGA Tour’s first event in Detroit. Kokrak is tied with 12 other players for 11th place. Nate Lashley leads the field after one ...

Spikes make early lead stick vs. MV

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Mahoning Valley starting pitcher Liam Jenkins didn’t make it through the first inning, and the Scrappers couldn’t catch up to the State College Spikes in an 8-4 loss Wednesday. Jenkins allowed six runs — five earned — on six hits and one walk. He didn’t earn a ...

Indians find their targets

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer finally felt like himself Wednesday. Bauer struck out a season-high 12 and held Kansas City to one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Royals. The win was only the second since April 30 for Bauer, a stretch that ...

Bell, Dickerson lead Pirates past Astros, 14-2

HOUSTON — Josh Bell hit his 21st homer, Corey Dickerson had four hits and three RBIs, and rookie Dario Agrazal threw six strong innings to earn his first major league win as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Houston Astros 14-2 on Wednesday night. Bell connected off rookie Framber Valdez ...

Going pro: Zallow hurdles into next step in career

It’s an unusual feeling, but one Chad Zallow is embracing — rest. The former John F. Kennedy High School and Youngstown State University hurdler stays active with Steel Valley Speed, an elite speed training program he and his brother, Carl, currently run. Chad’s training has taken a ...