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Slaughter, Cribbs to enter Browns’ Legends program

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will induct kick return specialist Josh Cribbs and wide receiver Webster Slaughter into their Legends club this season. An undrafted free agent quarterback from Kent State, Cribbs developed into of the NFL’s best returners while becoming a three-time ...

OSU to face Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama and Ohio State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2027 and 2028 seasons. The two powerhouse programs announced the matchups on Thursday. The first game will take place in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2027, with the Buckeyes coming to Tuscaloosa the ...

Class B results

18U – Late Wednesday Whiting Roll-Offs 8, DuraEdge 2: Chase Morrison led all hitters with three hits, a run and an RBI for Whiting. Tyler Kamerer added an RBI triple and a double, while Ben Dottle hit an RBI double. Will Shaffer hit a two-run single to drive in both DuraEdge runs. Gavin ...

Sharon Speedway to open June 27

HARTFORD — After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the world in recent months, Sharon Speedway finally has been given the green light to return to racing. The 91st anniversary season is scheduled to get underway on June 27 with a previously scheduled show featuring the Hovis Auto ...

Class B results

Late Tuesday – 16U Astro Falcons (2-0) 11, Eagle Wear (0-2) 0: Tino Campoli tossed a three-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking two. William Morrow had a pair of hits and an RBI for Astro. Campoli helped his own cause at the plate with a hit, two runs scored and two RBI. Seth ...

Local players like RMU’s move

Anthony Pugh entered the Beeghly Center from the northwest corner, following his Robert Morris University men’s basketball team in a single-file line before a 2015 game against Youngstown State University. Pugh, a Robert Morris graduate, took the floor as a walk-on with the Colonials. He ...

B League contest results

16u games Creekside Fitness 3, Roth Brothers 1 – Creekside Fitness held off a late Roth Brothers rally to end up victorious. Logan Cayavec earned the win for Creekside, allowing just an unearned run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two. Alec Grzyb suffered the ...

Cefalde honored for his dedication to youth

STRUTHERS — It was time to play ball Sunday at Bob Cene Park. That allowed hundreds of Class B baseball players to compete for the first time this year after the COVID-19 pandemic eliminated sports throughout the country in March. It gave area fans the opportunity to honor longtime area ...

Robert Morris officially in Horizon

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League. The school announced Monday that it will become the 12th member of the Horizon League on July 1. Robert Morris, located Pittsburgh’s western suburbs, will join the league in 10 sports, ...

Stalemate

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players’ union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The league also revealed several players on big ...

First steps toward return

YOUNGSTOWN — Three medicine balls were on the one end line at the new Cafaro Field behind Ursuline High School on the Youngstown State University campus. Mary Dunn, Mady Aulbach and Emma VanZanten saw 100 yards ahead of them. The team’s strength coach Jake Tuura gave them the all clear ...

B League openers

The Class B league began its season Sunday at Cene Park in Struthers with games in both the 16U and 18U divisions. 16U games Knightline 5, Avalanche 2 – Jake Corll tossed a complete game for Knightline, allowing just four hits while striking out nine. Gavin Shrum had a double and single ...

Penguins can benefit from proposed move

The NCAA recently released a proposal that would give football teams an extra two weeks to hold walk-throughs and conditioning, and no one could use it more than Youngstown State. The proposal is to be voted on this week and is expected to pass. That’s good news to first-year YSU coach Doug ...

Hall of Fame coaches

Jeff Bayuk heard the news Friday morning. Former Fitch High School football coach Phil Annarella, who died last June, was inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Bayuk said he couldn’t be more thrilled. Bayuk was John F. Kennedy High School’s ...

Mayfield will kneel for anthem

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism. In answering a post from a fan on his Instagram account Saturday that pleaded with him not to kneel, ...

Neighborhood rival

Robert Morris, the university located near Pittsburgh International Airport, was rumored for the past couple of years to be coming to the Horizon League. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted out on Thursday that members of the Northeastern Conference were expecting Robert Morris to officially ...

Lake Milton waters are not always predictable

Most every angler prefers fishing trips that never offer up a dull moment. Action aplenty, that’s what anglers want. We go to great lengths to rustle up a few tugs on our lines and rate our success based on how many fish take the bait. Sometimes the pinnacle is catching a dozen or more ...

Greatest Golfer Jrs.

Four more young golfers earned spots in the 2020 Greatest Golfer Joe Dickey Electric Juniors Division after the second qualifying event on Thursday at Squaw Creek-Avalon. Division winners from each of the six qualifying events advance to the championship July 17-18 at Squaw Creek-Avalon and ...

Players hope for some game action

CLEVELAND — When Collin Sexton learned that the NBA — and not a pandemic — had prematurely ended his second season, the Cavaliers guard had a guttural reaction. “I was sick,” he said. The league’s decision to invite only 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next ...

Big money ballin’

WARREN — Jesse Hardin Jr. could soon be entering a basketball tournament with a $2 million grand prize and that will be broadcast on ESPN. He’ll do it as a huge underdog. That’s nothing new to Hardin or his teammates. The Warren G. Harding graduate and Walsh University alumnus is part ...