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Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame

The Trumbull County Sports Hall of Fame inducted its 2019 class on Oct. 27 at DiVieste’s Banquet Center. It was the organization’s 17th annual banquet and induction ceremony. Among those honored are, front, from left, Leshun Daniels, football; Robbie Green, accepting for deceased father, ...

Technology key to promoting YSU athletes

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — For Youngstown State sports information director Trevor Parks, no two days are alike, nor is there a script he follows from one day to the next. In his eyes, that’s a good thing. The longest tenured SID in YSU athletics history — he’s currently in his 20th season ...

Browns welcome strange victory

CLEVELAND — When the Browns finally reached the end zone after so many embarrassing, empty trips inside the red zone, they also re-discovered Rashard Higgins, their mysteriously lost wide receiver. Perversely perfect. This strange, unpredictable season had another weird ...

Steelers riding opportunistic defense

PITTSBURGH — The ball left Jared Goff’s hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up. Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn’t really his thing. Instinctively, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety at the epicenter of his team’s remarkable ...

Browns post much needed ugly win

CLEVELAND — When Buffalo’s game-tying field-goal try with 22 seconds left failed to clear the uprights, the Browns spilled onto the field and celebrated almost from goal line to goal line. They jumped. They hugged. They exhaled. Their season has new life. Baker Mayfield threw a 7-yard ...

DB Fitzpatrick stars in Steelers’ gutsy win

PITTSBURGH — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Pittsburgh’s decision to send a 2020 ...

Sexton nets 31 in Cavs’ win

NEW YORK — Collin Sexton scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 108-87 on Sunday night. Kevin Love and Jordan Clarkson each added 17 points for Cleveland (4-5), which has its first winning streak of the season. The Cavaliers were coming off a 113-100 win over ...

Buckeyes dominate Maryland, 73-14

COLUMBUS — Ohio State got its first taste of adversity this week when star defensive end Chase Young was suspended for the Maryland game for a possible NCAA infraction involving a personal loan. On Saturday the No. 3 Buckeyes set that to one side and took out their frustrations on ...

Pressure mounts on rookie coach

CLEVELAND — Freddie Kitchens sold cars in Alabama before he got into coaching. He may soon have to rely on those sales skills to make a case for keeping his job. The Browns’ first-year coach, whose selection was met with some skepticism because of his lack of experience, could be down to ...

Donald back home in chilly Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Aaron Donald is losing his edge. Kind of. The Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle spent his team’s bye week back home in Pittsburgh working out in the facility at the University of Pittsburgh that bears his name . It was cold. Well, cold to a guy who’s spent the last few ...

DE Young sidelined; OSU looks into ‘possible issue’

COLUMBUS — No. 3 Ohio State announced Friday it will not play star defensive end Chase Young against Maryland today amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a “family friend.” The surprising move was disclosed in the team’s status ...

Thompson, Cavs top Wiz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 113-100 Friday night to end a three-game skid. Seven Cavaliers scored at least 10 points, and Cleveland improved to 3-5 with ...

Browns, Tretter finalize three-year extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — While they wait for quarterback Baker Mayfield to develop, the Browns are confident they have the right guy giving him the ball every play. Cleveland signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension on Friday, locking him up before he ...

Hunt says he is humbled by suspension

BEREA — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football for two violent, off-field altercations, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and being ...

Rams’ Donald returns home

PITTSBURGH — The trappings of success have not changed Aaron Donald. Not the millions he’s made. Not the honors he’s won. Not the endless Southern California sunshine or the potentially intoxicating celebrity that comes with making it big in Los Angeles. Through it all — from his ...

Browns’ center gets extension

BEREA — A person familiar with the negotiations says Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter has agreed to terms on a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension with the club. Tretter, who is in his third season with the Browns, will receive $23 million guaranteed, said the person who spoke on ...

Mayfield pushes work as solution for Browns

BEREA — Baker Mayfield completed his media session without incident and even sported the same mustache he woke up wearing. At this point, those two things are considered progress for the Browns’ struggling second-year quarterback. With Cleveland mired in a four-game losing streak inside ...

Dupree playing up to his potential as pass rusher

PITTSBURGH — For years, Bud Dupree and Cam Heyward would talk about getting together to train during the offseason. The discussion was always vague. No specifics or firm commitments. Then the months would pass, January would become April would become June and the chance for the longtime ...

Ohio State beats Cincy

COLUMBUS — Kyle Young had a career-high 14 points and 13 rebounds and No. 18 Ohio State beat Cincinnati 64-56 in the opener for both teams Wednesday night. Young, a junior forward, made 6 of 7 shots from the floor and the Buckeyes rallied in the second half to spoil John Brannen’s ...

Celtics’ Hayward shoots down Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Gordon Hayward capped a perfect night from inside the arc with the biggest basket of the game. Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on ...