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WR Callaway faces possession charge

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BEREA — Antonio Callaway didn’t take long to run into trouble with the Browns. The fourth-round draft pick and wide receiver from Florida, who arrived in Cleveland with a history of issues while in college, was cited early Sunday morning for marijuana possession and driving with a ...

Buckeyes hope for business as usual

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State is trying to get back to business as usual while coach Urban Meyer is on paid leave, opening part of Tuesday’s practice to the media even as coaches and players remained off-limits for interviews. The first half hour of the Buckeyes’ fourth practice was open for ...

Taillon bests Bettis as Pirates roll, 10-2

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DENVER — Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Taillon (9-8) allowed 10 hits in his second complete game of the season. The ...

Rookie QB Rudolph ready for first chance

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LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in ...

State College is all in

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NILES — State College manager Joe Kruzel made his way out of the third-base dugout, motioned for his entire team on the Eastwood Field surface to converge on the pitcher’s mound during Monday’s 4-3 victory over Mahoning Valley. Left fielder Walker Robbins left the grass beneath his feet ...

Bauer reaches strikeout milestone against Twins

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CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night. Cleveland’s right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston’s Chris Sale for the AL lead. After ...

Freeland, Colorado bullpen blank Bucs

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DENVER — Kyle Freeland and the Colorado bullpen combined on a two-hitter to help the Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Monday night in a game that was interrupted 32 minutes by rain. Freeland (10-7) allowed two hits and struck out five over seven stellar innings. Relievers ...

Late rally falls short

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NILES — After falling behind 4-1 on a bases-loaded double in the fifth inning, Mahoning Valley rallied to get within one, but ended up with a 4-3 loss to the State College Spikes on Sunday at Eastwood Field In the bottom of the eighth, Jose Fermin hit his first home run of the year for ...

Ramirez, pitching staff star in victory

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CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez finished third in the AL Most Valuable Player race last season. Cleveland’s All-Star third baseman is making another run to finish high in the voting again. Ramirez moved into a tie for the major league lead with his 33rd home run — a three-run shot in the ...

Browns trade WR Coleman

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns dropped Corey Coleman. After two disappointing, injury-slowed seasons, Coleman was traded Sunday night to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. Coleman has been a bust with the Browns, who selected him with the No. 15 overall pick in 2016 — ...

Ohio State turns to outside firm to investigate

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night. Ohio State said in a release that a ...

Pirates’ bats silenced as Cards move into 3rd place

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PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter homered in two straight games entering Sunday. By contrast, Jack Flaherty had allowed at least one home run in each of his previous three starts. Carpenter kept his streak going while Flaherty brought his to an end to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory ...

A sport for Kings

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HARTFORD — It’s half-white, half-gray with an orange stripe separating the two triangles at a 45-degree angle across the trailer. The words King Bros. Racing catch your eye. There are two modified race cars stacked inside the towed housing. The tailgate opens as each is slowly maneuvered ...

5-run 7th helps Scrappers avoid sweep at Batavia

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers used a five-run seventh inninga to avoid a sweep Saturday night against the Muckdogs. Mahoning Valley (29-17) maintained the best record in the New York-Penn League with a 7-6 victory. Hosea Nelson blasted his team-best sixth home run of the ...

Kluber back in form with 3-hit shutout

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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber appears to be over whatever was making him look ordinary. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout this season and new arrival Leonys Martin homered again for Cleveland, leading the Indians to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles ...

Gordon at camp in spirit

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BEREA — Josh Gordon hasn’t reported to Cleveland Browns training camp, but his presence is being felt on the field. Fellow wide receiver Rashard Higgins is wearing Gordon’s gear under his uniform at each practice. “That’s my locker buddy, and I’m wearing his shirts every day,” ...

Wong, Gyorko key Cardinals’ win over Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — Kolten Wong didn’t miss a beat as he came off the disabled list. In fact, he had one of his best games of the season. The second baseman was activated before the game and had three hits to help lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on ...

Steeler linebacker candidates out to claim spot

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LATROBE, Pa. — Tyler Matakevich wants to prove he can handle the job. Jon Bostic just wants to be on the field. Matakevich and Bostic are competing for Pittsburgh’s opening at inside linebacker after the Steelers did not use a draft pick on the position. The winner gets to start alongside ...

Fixing Falls fields

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NEWTON FALLS — Hoover Fence Company of Newton Falls hit a home run last month on the ballfield where company president Chad Hoover once played gadget ball. The company, a nationwide supplier of fence and fence-related items, assited the Newton Falls Youth Baseball/Softball League and the ...

Scrappers thumped at Batavia

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost to the Batavia Muckdogs, 8-2, Friday night, the second straight loss for the Scrappers. MV (28-17) still has the best record in the New York-Penn League, but their lead in the pinckney Division was cut to 2 1/2 games over the Auburn ...