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Day: Buckeyes will use loss for motivation

COLUMBUS — The playoff loss to Clemson that ended Ohio State’s season will sting for a long time, coach Ryan Day acknowledged Wednesday. The Buckeyes will move on, and he hopes the terrible taste in their mouths will motivate next season’s team. Ohio State, 13-0 at the time, was beaten ...

Rooney terms 2019 season one of ‘craziest’

PITTSBURGH — Art Rooney II isn’t quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he’s experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off ...

HIT takes place Saturday

HOWLAND — The 59th annual Howland Invitational Wrestling Tournament is scheduled Saturday at Howland High School. Fourteen schools are scheduled to compete. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m. with the finals expected to be at 6 p.m. Teams scheduled to participate with the host school include ...

New coach impressive at podium

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski made a favorable first impression. Dressed impeccably, he came across lawyer-like, polished and articulate. He exuded confidence and passion. Now, he’s got to win. In Cleveland, that’s always the issue for coaches. “I’m excited for this challenge,” ...

NBA: Leonard, Clippers whip Cavs

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 43 points in three quarters as Los Angeles routed Cleveland on Tuesday night. According to Sportradar, it was only the second time since 1996 a Clippers player scored at least 40 points in the first three quarters. Lou Williams had 40 against ...

NHL: Crosby helps Penguins roll

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists in his first game back from abdominal surgery and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled past Minnesota 7-3 on Tuesday night. Crosby needed less than eight minutes to pick up his first point since before Halloween, assisting on Evgeni ...

Indians broadcaster still optimistic about season

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Spring Training is a little over a month away, and Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus is already gearing up for his first spring training broadcast, which takes place Feb. 22. Like the players, Rosenhaus is excited when spring training begins because that means ...

Browns sign Stefanski to five-year deal

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski is getting a turn at fixing the busted Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator was officially hired by Cleveland on Monday as the 18th full-time coach in franchise history and 10th since the Browns’ 1999 expansion return, which to this point has been a ...

Cavs rookie out rest of year; lose to Lakers

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers rookie swingman Dylan Windler will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury he sustained during the preseason. The Cavs said Monday that Windler, the No. 26 overall pick in last year’s draft, is still dealing with symptoms from a stress reaction in his lower ...

Washington promotes former YSU player

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins continued their organizational overhaul Monday by promoting former Youngstown State wide receiver Kyle Smith to vice president of player personnel. The son of former NFL general manager A.J. Smith spent the past three seasons in charge of college ...

Monday’s scoreboard

Girls basketball ¯ Western Reserve 66, Jackson-Milton 34 ¯ East 44, John F. Kennedy 24 ¯ Poland 51, South Range 35 ¯ Girard 34, Hubbard 31 ¯ Struthers 47, Lakeview 27 ¯ Cardinal Mooney 54, Newton Falls 16 ¯ Springfield 47, Waterloo 21 ¯ Mineral Ridge 65, Sebring 39 ¯ ...

Browns name coach

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He’s about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland’s job last year but finished second to Freddie ...

Harvischak wins Warren Challenge

Robert Harvischak won his second Warren Challenge title Sunday at Champion Lanes by rolling 2,005 pins in the round of eight finalists. Harvischak captured his first title in 2015. Scott Baillie was second with 1,960 pins, while James Nolan had 1,939 pins. Both Baillie and Nolan rolled 300 ...

Pens beat Coyotes in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Teddy Blueger scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Sunday. Pittsburgh’s Bryan Rust and Arizona’s Taylor Hall each scored int he third round of the tiebreaker. Jared McCann, Patric ...

Phantoms mount huge rally for OT win

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown Phantoms defender Jason Dobay was Saturday’s hero as he fired a slap shot past US National Team Development Program goaltender Gibson Homer to cap off a 6-5 comeback victory in overtime. “There were crazy ups and downs, a lot of momentum swings, it was physical ...

Fund-raising event scheduled Feb. 1

As racetracks sit silent across our region many race-related things are happening. Beacon of the Valley is having a Night with the Racers Feb. 1 at the Yankee Lake Ballroom on Route 7 in Brookfield. Special guests include 2019 Talladega winner Ryan Blaney. Other drivers will be announced and ...

Browns reportedly narrow coach choice

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ two-week-old coaching search has come into focus, and perhaps may soon come to an end. Cleveland appears to have narrowed its list of candidates to three presumed finalists — 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Vikings defensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski ...

Fish bite on any lure – if presented properly

Take a stroll around the marina at Mosquito Lake State Park most any day, weather permitting, and you will notice anglers employing a variety of fishing techniques. Some will be dunking minnows. Some will be pitching plastics. Some will be dancing jigs. The interesting thing about the ...

Browns talk to Ohio native about opening

CLEVELAND — Josh McDaniels is back home. Maybe not just to visit. The Patriots offensive coordinator, whose first shot as an NFL coach didn’t go well, interviewed Friday with the Cleveland Browns, the team he grew up watching as a kid in Canton, Ohio. McDaniels is the eighth candidate ...

Lindor, other Indians staying put

CLEVELAND — Shortstop Francisco Lindor avoided salary arbitration and agreed Friday to a $17.5 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who have so far rejected trade offers for the four-time All-Star. Lindor received the second-largest one-year deal for a player in his second ...