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Fishing season heats up at Mosquito Lake

It’s April at Mosquito Lake, the month when anglers’ annual love-hate relationship with the reservoir’s healthy populations of walleyes and crappies is in full bloom. People who love fishing know Mosquito is a super springtime fishing lake and are eager to get out on the water after the ...

Reyes, Plesac deliver as Indians beat Detroit

By TOM WITHERS The Associated Pres CLEVELAND — Franmil Reyes homered twice and Zach Plesac pitched seven dominant innings after getting an early lead to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win Friday night over the Detroit Tigers, who scratched starter Julio Teheran just before the first ...

Bucs’ longtime stadium usher dies at age 102

PITTSBURGH — Phil Coyne, who spent more than 80 years ushering Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their seats through varying stages of success and failure by the team, has died. He was 102. The team said Coyne died Friday. No cause of death was given. “Phil was and always will be a true ...

Penguins reach bowling Final 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Youngstown State bowling earned a come-from-behind win over Sam Houston State in the Region 4 title game to advance to the final four of the National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship. The Penguins, who are in their first national tournament as a program, went 3-0 ...

Sexton, balanced Cavaliers rip Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Collin Sexton scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a five-game series losing streak to Oklahoma City, beating the Thunder 129-102 on Thursday night. Taurean Prince scored 22 points, Darius Garland added 21 and Kevin Love had 18 points and 11 rebounds for ...

Letang, Penguins skate past Rangers

NEW YORK — Kris Letang and Evan Rodrigues scored in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 Thursday night. Radim Zohorna and Jason Zucker each added a goal and an assist, Mark Jankowski also scored, and Letang and Rodrigues also each had an assist. ...

Ramirez HRs enough to carry Indians

CLEVELAND — When Jose Ramirez’s shot to deep right field narrowly missed being a home run, Shane Bieber knew what was coming next. A legit one. “Foul ball, homer, foul ball, homer,” the Cy Young Award winner said. “You know he’s on it and he’s going straighten it out. Sure ...

Pirates victimized again by Reds’ red-hot hitters

CINCINNATI — The names might not ring out like Rose, Morgan, Bench and the Big Red Machine. But Tyler Naquin, Nick Castellanos, Jonathan India and these Cincinnati Reds are breaking loose for runs in bunches. Naquin hit another leadoff homer and the high-scoring Reds kept rolling, backing ...

Potential picks to attend draft in Cleveland

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama is scheduled to appear in person in Cleveland at the NFL draft later this month. Smith, the wide receiver projected to be a high first-round pick, is among a group of players who have accepted their invitations to attend the draft. The NFL ...

Progress evident for track teams

CHAMPION — Just to be back on a track was a win for coaches at Tuesday’s quad meet at Champion High School. But it wasn’t enough. LaBrae and Champion saw the progress they’re looking for early in the track season. The coaches haven’t had a chance to see their respective teams ...

JFK’s Rishel tosses no-hitter

BASEBALL Kennedy pitcher Jaden Rishel threw a perfect game in an 18-0 win for the Eagles over Aquinas. Rishel threw 11 strikeouts in the win and had three hits and three RBIs. SOFTBALL Ruthie Kaiser threw 10 strikeouts for Bloomfield in a win over Chalker Tuesday. The senior walked zero ...

Cleveland limited in home opener by KC, Duffy

CLEVELAND — Danny Duffy’s days of being bullied by the Indians are over. He’s hitting back. Duffy, who went more than two years without a win over Cleveland, pitched six innings of two-hit ball to beat a longtime nemesis and Whit Merrifield drove in all of Kansas City’s runs with a ...

Castellanos, Reds top Pirates

CINCINNATI — Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning hours after deciding to appeal a two-game suspension for his part in a brawl, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night. Jose De Leon tied a career high with nine strikeouts and allowed ...

Garland shines for Cavs

SAN ANTONIO — Darius Garland scored a career-high 37 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the San Antonio Spurs 125-101 on Monday night to snap a five-game skid. Collin Sexton added 22 points for Cleveland. Isaiah Hartenstein scored a season-high 16, and Taurean Prince finished with 14. ...

Black Keys drummer fills in at Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Patrick Carney wasn’t nervous before his first live drumming gig in more than a year, just honored. A lifelong Indians fan and one half of The Black Keys, the Grammy Award-winning rock duo from Akron, Carney filled in Monday at Cleveland’s home opener for drummer John Adams, ...

Penguins earn a second opportunity

It isn’t the first time Youngstown State’s bowling program has found itself in position to make the NCAA Tournament — although the feeling this spring is plenty different than last year. Feelings of disbelief and shock have been replaced by joyous celebration and a certain sense of ...

‘Something to yell about’

DETROIT — Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Sunday. Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit after ...

Pirates’ phenom Hayes sidelined; Bucs beaten, 4-3

CHICAGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a strained left wrist. Hayes, one of the preseason favorites for NL Rookie of the Year, got hurt on a swing during on Saturday. He also used his left hand diving back to first on a ...

Cleveland offense struggles in 2nd loss

DETROIT — Julio Teheran pitched through trouble in his Detroit debut, and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Saturday. For a second straight game, Detroit scored two runs in the first and led the rest of the way. Willi Castro hit an RBI triple off Zach Plesac (0-1) and came home ...

Cubs’ Arrieta stops Pirates in 5-1 decision

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then gave up just one run and six hits. The ...