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Scrappers’ offense falters in 4-2 loss to Black Bears

NILES — One night after perhaps their worst outing of the season, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ pitching staff turned in a solid performance Saturday against the league-leading West Virginia Black Bears. Unfortunately, the usually-reliable Scrappers offense was off, and as a result the ...

Area boxing champs to unite in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — With boxing interest seemingly waning in the area, former Boardman resident Lou Schiavoni and son, Joe, will be hosting a “Night of Champions” salute on Friday, Aug. 13 at the Downtown Amphitheater that will honor Youngstown’s five world champion fighters. It is a show ...

Bullpen barely guards lead against ChiSox

CHICAGO — White Sox rookie Seby Zavala hit the first three home runs of his career, including a grand slam, but the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat Chicago 12-11 on Saturday night. Austin Hedges, Owen Miller and Amed Rosario homered to help Cleveland overcome a five-run deficit. Zavala ...

Stallings drives in winner for Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings drove in the winning run with a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. With the scored tied 2-all, Bryan Reynolds led off the ninth with a double into ...

No done deal … yet

BEREA — Baker Mayfield’s path to a massive pay day looks pretty straightforward. “Honestly, all he needs to do is work, perform and he’s going to be fine,” Browns general manager Andrew Berry said when asked what the next step is for Cleveland’s quarterback. It might be a little ...

Cavs finally meet draft pick Mobley

INDEPENDENCE — Evan Mobley didn’t visit Cleveland or hold a private workout for the Cavaliers before the NBA draft. The Southern California center did, however, expect to be selected by them with the No. 3 overall pick. “I’ve done a little homework on Cleveland the last couple of ...