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Perfect 10

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YOUNGSTOWN — Two of the area’s top softball programs over the last few years met up on Thursday with Ursuline and Champion squaring off at the YSU Softball Complex. With two home runs for Ursuline and a nine-run lead after three innings, it looked like the Fighting Irish were going to ...

Youngstown gymnasts continue building

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It’s a nonstop build. For club gymnasts, it’s building on top of skills they learned before, constantly adding new tricks on top of what they knew before, in a continuously growing desire to test themselves. Coach of the Youngstown Gymnastics Team, Tani Blount has been coaching for a ...

Eagles’ Jarvis tosses no-no

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HUBBARD — A first-pitch temperature of 43 degrees. Then came the rain, the hail and finally the sun. Despite everything that mother nature threw at both Hubbard and Brookfield, the one consistent factor was Evan Jarvis. The Hubbard senior had good command of his fastball and curveball, ...

Ramirez, Tribe bounce back from no-hitter

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CHICAGO — Slumping Jose Ramirez connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians bounced back from being no-hit, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday. After Carlos Rodon just missed a perfect game in pitching a no-hitter Wednesday ...

Warriors’ Curry stays hot in win over Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry scored 33 points — topping 30 for a career-best ninth consecutive game — and the Golden State Warriors pulled away for a 119-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Curry, who made an NBA-record 29 3-pointers over the previous three games, ...

Webb, Webster lift Rockets

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Baseball Brayden Webb went a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate including the game-tying RBI in a 6-5 win for Maplewood over Lordstown. Masyn Webster hit an RBI single to win the game. Webb also struck out 11 over seven innings. Howland’s Anthony Massucci had four hits and six RBIs in a 13-2 ...

Browns join group of those to skip offseason workouts

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CLEVELAND — Following the guidance and advice of Browns center and NFL Players Association President JC Tretter, Cleveland’s players joined a growing list of teams vowing to skip voluntary in-person workouts this offseason. The Browns followed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, ...

Padres earn split with Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — The San Diego Padres needed a boost with a showdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers looming. Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer didn’t wait to provide one. Machado hit his third home run of the season during a four-run first and Hosmer added a two-run single in the second as the ...

Wednesday highlights

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BASEBALL Mathews’ Alex Nicholson tossed a one-hitter, striking out eight in the Mustangs’ 8-1 victory over Badger. Christian Mudrey added two doubles for Mathews (6-2). Liberty’s Trevor Strohmeyer struck out 13, and Liberty scored eight runs in the seventh inning to break open a tie ...

Curbstone returns for 6 weeks of luncheons

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The Curbstone Coaches organization was founded in 1958, and over the past eight decades, the weekly Monday meetings and yearly hall of fame banquet have become staples of the Mahoning Valley’s sports scene. With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on all sports nationwide over the past 13 ...

Strange season ends

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YOUNGSTOWN — An odd, somewhat frustrating season came to an abrupt end for the Youngstown State football team Wednesday. The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced the cancellation of the Penguins’ final game, which was set for Saturday against league rival North Dakota. According ...

Clowney signs 1-year deal with Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — As he considered his next stop in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney said there was something about the Browns that made them very appealing. “They’re winning,” he said. They are now, and Clowney wants to help them win it all. The dynamic free agent defensive end signed a ...

Chicago’s Rodon throws no-hitter to beat Indians

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CHICAGO — Carlos Rodon threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The left-hander retired his ...

Pirates knock off Padres and Musgrove, 5-1

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PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Wednesday night, beating Joe Musgrove in his first start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history. Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. ...

Prince leads Cavaliers’ win

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Taurean Prince scored a season-high 25 points with six 3-pointers, Jarrett Allen had 15 points and eight rebounds in his first action since March 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Charlotte Hornets their third straight loss at home Wednesday night, 103-90. Kevin ...

Hurdling along

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AUSTINTOWN — With track and field season in full swing, teams are beginning to set their sights a few weeks ahead toward the league and district meets. Howland met up with Fitch and Canfield at Fitch High School Tuesday to get some preparations in. “I thought overall we did very well,” ...

Bieber outpitches Giolito to beat White Sox

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CHICAGO — Shane Bieber wasn’t sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list. Bieber pitched three-hit ball over nine innings for Cleveland while Lucas Giolito nearly matched him before the Indians broke through in the 10th to ...

Irish win Holy War

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STRUTHERS — In what seemed like a marathon Tuesday afternoon at Bob Cene Park in Struthers, Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” probably would have been an appropriate song to add to the PA playlist between innings. That’s because there were a total of 14 total walks issued during the ...

Pirates chase Snell, down Padres, 8-4

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PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings had three hits and three RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates chased Blake Snell in the first inning of an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The game lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes, and included 17 walks, seven hit batters and 27 runners left on ...

McDonald rallies to beat league rival Springfield

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McDONALD — It showed early on, that lack of experience. Just three players with varsity experience. Those early-game jitters were evident with just three players with varsity experience, but once the McDonald Blue Devils settled in, they never looked back Tuesday as they rode Logan ...