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Penguins rout Maple Leafs

PITTSBURGH — Dominik Kahun scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Saturday night. Kahun matched a career-high with three points. Bryan Rust also had a three-point game, with a short-handed goal and two assists. Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin each ...

Cold weather doesn’t mean end of fishing

Social media posts in recent weeks have chronicled a variety of interesting catches locally, serving as a reminder that even with snow blowing across the region we still have plenty of good fishing to enjoy. Conditions may not be as comfortable for anglers as they were two or three months ...

Garrett out indefinitely

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours ...

Favored by 51, Buckeyes’ backups expected to play

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — There aren’t many ranked teams who bring a backup quarterback into a meeting with the media to preview their next opponent late in the season. No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) isn’t your ordinary team. The Buckeyes have won 15 straight games dating to last season ...

Source says Cherington is Bucs’ next GM

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news ...

Browns’ DB has torn Achilles

CLEVELAND — A person familiar with the injury says Cleveland Browns starting safety Morgan Burnett is done for the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Burnett got hurt in the first half of Thursday’s 21-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of his former teams. Tests taken Friday ...

Rough and tumble victory

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely will cost them their best defensive player. And maybe their season. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in ...

Smith-Schuster suffers concussion

CLEVELAND — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster sustained a concussion in Thursday’s game against the Browns from a helmet-to-helmet hit. Smith-Schuster got drilled from the side by Browns cornerback Greedy Williams in the second quarter after attempting to catch a pass ...

Cavs can’t rally from big deficit against Heat

CLEVELAND — The Miami Heat didn’t let a night of dominant play slip away in the fourth quarter. Rookie Kendrick Nunn scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Miami, which led the entire game, held off a late Cleveland run and defeated the Cavaliers 108-97 on ...

Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

CLEVELAND — Separated by roughly 130 miles and six Super Bowl titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have a hostile, historic rivalry resuscitated from being heavily one-sided to much more competitive the past few years. The hatred has never waned. “It’s a big game. ...

Ohio State’s Young to miss 1 more game for NCAA violation

COLUMBUS — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be held out of one more game as punishment for breaking NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. The penalty was announced by Ohio State in a statement Wednesday. The school had sought immediate reinstatement from the NCAA. The ...

Hot start fuels No. 16 OSU past No. 10 Villanova

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Not even Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann saw this coming. His 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday night for a significant early-season ...

Browns seek production from new backfield pairing

BEREA — Freddie Kitchens has struggled to make two star wide receivers happy. The Browns coach now has a pair of elite running backs to please as well. One football. Four playmakers. That’s not necessarily a bad problem. With Kareem Hunt returning from his eight-game NFL suspension to ...

Steelers won despite poor ball security

PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn’t. He couldn’t be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end stewed. Yes, the Steelers had pushed their ...

Cavs lose close one to Sixers

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 98-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Josh Richardson added 17 points and Ben Simmons had 15 for Philadelphia, which won despite missing ...

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 ...