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Mavs roll past Cavaliers

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 assists with former teammate Dirk Nowitzki watching as a retiree for the first time, and the Dallas Mavericks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 143-101 on Friday night. Rookie Darius Garland scored a career-high 23 points for the Cavaliers, who ...

Defensive standout Young returns to Buckeye lineup

COLUMBUS — Chase Young, who returns from a two-game suspension on Saturday, took to social media this week with what could be an ominous warning for No. 9 Penn State: “Chip on my shoulder only gotten bigger.” The meaning is clear. No. 2 Ohio State’s star defensive end and team ...

Brookfield golf duo can’t wait for college

BROOKFIELD — Justin Atkinson and Conner Stevens exploded onto the high school golf scene in the fall of 2015 for Brookfield. Their merger gave the area arguably one of its top 1-2 combinations in decades. The duo played its final prep rounds together in the Division III state tournament ...

Irish’s Armeni a rare recruit

Vincent Armeni is that rare baseball player, a position player advancing past high school. This baseball-rich area usually is dominated by pitchers. “Vince is the rare hitting prospect,” Ursuline baseball coach Matt Weymer said. “There’s a lot of hitting talent there. He’s got ...

Ericson enjoys limelight

Emma Ericson likes her position on center stage. The Ursuline High School senior softball pitcher stands out on the mound, looking at her defense, then focusing on her catcher to deliver the first pitch. She’s been in this position for the past nine years, even prior to playing for the ...

Garrett’s suspension upheld after appeal

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided the ...

Lordstown grad helps Westminster to title

A pair of area women’s volleyball products were recently honored by the Presidents Athletic Conference. Former Lordstown High School standout Josie Toporcer made second-team all-league for league champion Westminster College, and Canfield graduate Emma Hartshorn was first-team all-league ...

Garrett makes case at hearing

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett looked composed and casual, a stark contrast to the last time he was seen in public. Stylishly dressed in a bright blue suit and black turtleneck, the Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end met Wednesday with an appeals officer in New York in hopes of getting a ...

Rudolph explains his role in brawl

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph wanted to get away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. The way Rudolph went about it — a process that contributed to a brawl that culminated with Rudolph getting smacked in the head with his own helmet and led to ...

Cavs shot down by former Wolverine

MIAMI — John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before. None of those were at his expense. Robinson put on a show for his college coach — and got himself into the Miami record book as well. He set team marks with seven 3-pointers in the second ...

Mayfield earns praise for response to incident

CLEVELAND — In those raw emotional moments following the stunning brawl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baker Mayfield exuded calming leadership. The Browns are going to need more of that from their quarterback. Mayfield, who has played much better the past three weeks after a slow start to ...

McDonald’s Ward headed to Dayton

McDONALD — Megan Ward has proven herself to be reliable, coachable and humble. The McDonald High School senior added “faithful” to that list on Nov. 13 when she signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of Dayton. “I’ve been committed to Dayton since ...

Youngstown CC pro Sundstrom earns golf honor

Staff report Scott Sundstrom, head golf professional at Youngstown Country Club, has been named the Northern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year. The award, presented at the NOPGA’s recent annual fall meeting and awards ceremony, recognizes an individual PGA professional for his or ...

Buckeyes expect test from Penn St.

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Ryan Day has been saying all season how he wants to see how his team plays when a game is tight, nasty and intense in the fourth quarter. That hasn’t happened yet. Through 10 games, Day has had the luxury of the Buckeyes running away from other team by halftime ...

Tomlin indifferent on Steelers’ role

PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just don’t expect Tomlin to use the ...

Valley bowler Barta and family focus on giving back

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Adam Barta of Girard is a two-time Guinness world record holder and one of the most accomplished bowlers in the country. A professional bowler who prefers to be a non-carrying card member, he bowled his first 300 game at age 15, is the architect of 212 perfect games and has ...

Browns trying to move on

BEREA — On a shelf in his locker just below where Myles Garrett keeps his collection of miniature model dinosaurs, his orange helmet sat unused. It’s going to stay that way for a while. As Garrett begins his indefinite suspension from the NFL for swinging a helmet and striking ...

Steelers deal with absent players

PITTSBURGH — The chaotic ending will live on in infamy. The carnage that came before it, however, could have just as significant an impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season. The ugly confrontation between Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the ...

New GM: Scouting, development are vital

PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the ...

A different story

YOUNGSTOWN — After Saturday’s comeback victory over the US National Team Development Program, the Youngstown Phantoms looked to keep the momentum going against the Des Moines Buccaneers, but fell short, 5-2, on Sunday at the Covelli Centre. Penalties proved to be costly for the Phantoms ...