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Thursday’s roundup

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Scoreboard Boys golf McDONALD 162, BROOKFIELD 162, URSULINE 185 at Mahoning Country Club (Back nine, Par 35) ¯ NOTE: McDonald won on fifth player. Scores not provided. ¯ BROOKFIELD 162: Conner Stevens 37, Justin Atkins 34, Jake Shingledecker 40, Kenny Monthomery 51. ¯ McDONALD ...

Cleveland has Hand, and win

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MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Ramirez drove in three runs, Mike Clevinger kept Minnesota quiet with nine strikeouts in seven innings, and the Cleveland Indians struck first in this four-game series between the AL Central front-runners with a 7-5 victory on Thursday that cut the Twins’ division lead to ...

Scrappers snap losing skid at nine

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NILES — Henderson DeOleo saw it coming. As DeOleo made his way to the batter’s box Thursday in the eighth inning of a tied game, the Scrappers’ designated hitter envisioned a base hit of some sort. He envisioned crossing the plate. DeOleo’s prophecy proved accurate, and as a result, ...

Dominating Browns

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield was almost perfect. Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t lend him a hand. Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to end his only series, Beckham never put on his new orange helmet, and the Cleveland Browns gave a brief preview of their offensive firepower during a 30-10 win over ...

Johnson dealt to Texans for 2020 draft pick

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CLEVELAND — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him. Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Browns are getting a ...

Ridge boys, Canfield girls win invitationals

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BAZETTA — Canfield had four golfers shoot 94 or better as they won the Lakeview Invitational Wednesday at Tamer Win Golf & Country Club, beating Poland by 11 strokes. The Cardinals finished with a team score of 366. Poland was at 377, Chardon was third at 406 and Howland fourth at ...

From bad to worse

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NILES — Even before the start of Wednesday’s game between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and West Virginia, the Scrappers’ pitching staff received a jolt. Starting pitcher Ethan Hankins, who owned a 1.40 earned run average in nine starts, was promoted to Lake County. The first-round ...

Wednesday roundup

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Boys golf MINERAL RIDGE WILLIAM MORANSKY INVITATIONAL at Salem Hills ¯ TEAM SCORES: 1. Mineral Ridge 335, 2. Columbiana 353, 3. Jackson-Milton 368, 4. Waterloo 368, 5. McDonald 393, 6. Lisbon 405, 7. Sebring NA. ¯ INDIVIDUALS: 1. Jake Sylak, Mineral Ridge, 72; Tyler Andersen, ...

Indians visit Twins after DH sweep

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CLEVELAND — For two months, they’ve chiseled, chipped and whittled away at Minnesota’s large lead. The Indians are in position to erase it completely. Jose Ramirez homered in both games, Cleveland’s bullpen combined on a four-hitter in the second game and the Indians swept a ...

Watt is focused on team success

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LATROBE, Pa. — Personal stats don’t mean much to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The 24-year-old was happy to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl during a breakout second season, but he also wanted to make the playoffs with the Steelers. This year, Watt looks to lead the ...

Tuesday roundup

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BOYS GOLF BADGER 221, LORDSTOWN (forfeit) at Duck Creek (Par 35) ¯ LORDSTOWN (0-2) 135 (forfeit): Jordan Vaught 39, Vince Spano 48, Connor Waldorf 48 ¯ BADGER (1-1) 221: Jim Mitchell 51, Cruze Nipple 55, Mateo Fenn 56, Carter Burnette 59 CRESTVIEW 187, CHAMPION 192 at Bristolwood ...

Reeling MV gets day off

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NILES — Auburn, Aberdeen, Staten Island and West Virginia combined to hand the Mahoning Valley Scrappers an eight-game losing streak. On Tuesday, Mother Nature made sure that the streak remained intact for at least one more day. Tuesday’s game between the Scrappers and West Virginia was ...

Time to make some noise

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BEREA — Nick Chubb skipped the parties in college. Not his style. He was reserved and quiet at Georgia, keeping to himself or working out in the Bulldogs’ weight room. The soft-spoken kid from historic Chubbtown was courteous and driven off the field, tough and powerful on it. Browns ...

Unproven Fields ready for all the hype

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COLUMBUS — Justin Fields knows all about heat. He grew up in Georgia. But the pressure cooker in which the celebrated prep quarterback now finds himself is about to get turned up. The pressure is always crushing on anyone who starts at quarterback for Ohio State. But Fields, who ...

Powerful Reyes pressing after Bauer trade

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CLEVELAND — Yasiel Puig has made a quick impact with the Cleveland Indians since being acquired at last week’s trade deadline. Manager Terry Francona believes it’s only a matter of time until Franmil Reyes does the same. Reyes, picked up at the deadline from San Diego, is batting .105 ...

McDonald sees positive change in Steelers

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LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald noticed a positive change in the organization following last year’s turbulent season. McDonald also noticed a difference in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the chemistry surrounding the team as a whole after the Steelers ...

Monday roundup

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Boys golf JFK INVITATIONAL at Trumbull CC ≤ TEAM SCORES: GlenOak 307, South Range 343, Hoover 350, Lakeview 356, Austintown Fitch 357, Howland 360, Poland 367, VASJ 378, Ursuline 379, Cardinal Mooney 426, JFK 429, East Palestine 431, St. Thomas Aquinas 434. ≤ INDIVIDUALS: Kaiden ...

MV loss streak reaches eight

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NILES — Until Monday, there were some uncanny resemblances between this year’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers team and the 2004 Scrappers who won a New York-Penn League title. Both clubs were guided by first-year managers. Both clubs endured an up-and-down start to the season then hit rock ...

Area pool team headed to national tournament

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AUSTINTOWN — Five women formed one cohesive unit and made a winning team. So it’s not surprising that these women — all excellent pool players — named their team “Best Team Ever.” “I’ve been on teams with really great pool players, but we didn’t click. This team just ...

Shut down

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CLEVELAND — All-Star Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers finally exhaled after the trade deadline. They haven’t lost since catching their breath. Minor struck out seven over seven innings — allowing one runner to reach third base — and combined with Jesse Chavez and Jose Leclerc to shut ...