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All-Star scoreboard has rough night in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — The only errors on the scoreboard at the All-Star Game were by the scoreboard. At least one player noticed — and wasn’t too pleased. The giant board at Progressive Field was filled with mistakes Tuesday night, including a couple of misspelled names, a wrong picture and a ...

Pasta and post play

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Peyton Aldridge certainly didn’t come home from Italy empty handed. The former LaBrae High School basketball star, who spent his first year out of college playing professionally for Vanoli Cremona in Italy, learned a lot about basketball over the past year ... and pasta. “The food was ...

Near comeback

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NILES — With two runners on and down one run in the last of the ninth, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers had a chance to come back for a win Tuesday night at Eastwood Field, but a ground ball to Williamsport pitcher Omar Maldonado ended those hopes, leaving the Scrappers just short, falling 6-5. ...

Tribe’s Bieber is MVP in 4-3 victory for AL

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CLEVELAND — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field on Tuesday. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat, Shane Bieber and ...

Split decision at Eastwood

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NILES — Mahoning Valley baseball fans were treated to their first doubleheader of the season taking on the Williamsport Crosscutters after Sunday’s rainout. The teams split the doubleheader as the Scrappers came out on top in the first game, beating Williamsport, 4-0. Matt Turner was on ...

STRIDERS: Four heading to nationals

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COLUMBUS — Four members of the Warren Striders Track Club have qualified for the 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games Track & Field Championships July 27-Aug. 2 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. The four members of the Warren Striders Track Club were among the top six ...

Santana savors storybook season

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CLEVELAND — Looking Cleveland summer chic, Carlos Santana strutted into the convention center’s massive ballroom fashionably late. The first baseman’s delayed entrance came long after Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, J.D. Martinez and all the other American League players went to their ...

Mathews grad now Windy City runner

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The wind blows across as he runs. Waves pound into the nearby rocks. The paved path of Lakefront Trail in Chicago gives runners a scenic view of Lake Michigan. It’s the training path for the Loyola University cross country team, one which Mathews High School graduate Kenny Wallace takes ...

Red hot at the break

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CINCINNATI — Greg Allen needed just two games in his latest tour with the Cleveland Indians to make a huge impact. Recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday for the third time this season, Allen homered and tripled among his career-high four hits and made a circus catch behind Trevor ...

Scrappers rained out; play 2 today

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NILES — Util Sunday, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers had avoided having one of their home games postponed due to inclement weather. But almost two hours after the scheduled start time on Sunday and with near-nonstop rain during the afternoon, the Scrappers announced the postponement of ...

Game Changers event again a success

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The fourth annual Game Changers Leadership Combine was held June 29 at Youngstown State University. The Leadership Combine is a full day of character development and leadership talks by college athletes, business professionals and current or former professional athletes to high school ...

Dale Blaney, King Jr. win Blaney Memorial races

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HARTFORD — A year ago, Dave Blaney became the first repeat winner of the Lou Blaney Memorial Sprint Car race which was in its 10th season at Sharon Speedway. On Saturday, brother Dale Blaney picked up his first win in the event which honors the father of Dave and Dale. Bristol’s Rex King ...

Reynolds’ 3-run blast lifts Pirates over Brewers

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PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds wasn’t even in the conversation for playing time when the Pirates began their 2019 season. As the first half closes, he’s established himself as a key contributor to a surprising Pittsburgh offense. Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to ...

Like father, like sons

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HARTFORD — Lou Blaney was a man of few words. Action was more apropos for the dirt-track legend. His sons, Dave and Dale, were enthralled by the sprint cars and modifieds Lou ran on a weekly basis — amassing more than 600 victories. There were no pep talks or sage advice, that wasn’t ...

Back on track

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NILES — Saturday night’s New York-Penn League game between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and St. Louis Cardinals affiliate State College Spikes had a plethora of offensive moments. The Scrappers (12-10) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over State College at Eastwood ...

Bieber, Lindor, Perez lead win at Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI — In a foreboding tone, manager Terry Francona called Shane Bieber to his hotel room to deliver some important news on Cleveland’s day off. The faked sternness soon yielded to tears of joy — the second-year pitcher was going to be an All-Star. First, he had to go pitch like ...

Indians’ Carrasco reports leukemia diagnosis

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CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it’s going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn’t played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical prompted ...

Offense erupts in Pirates’ 12-2 rout of Brewers

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PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman had a big night at the plate for the Pirates. So did Colin Moran. Starling Marte, too. They all helped power Pittsburgh to a 12-2 thumping of the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Newman and Moran each had four hits and three RBIs, and Marte drove in three ...

Spiked again

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NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ woes against State College continued Friday in a 13-6 loss to the Spikes in a game in which both offenses were alive and well. Things looked bleak for the Scrappers early, with State College scoring nine runs and getting 10 of their 15 hits in the ...

Chief Wahoo absent (sort of) from All-Star Game

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CLEVELAND — An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians’ team shop at Progressive Field to buy new All-Star merchandise and other Cleveland gear — some bearing his unmistakable smiling face. Chief Wahoo still plays ...