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Brookfield nips Vikings; PV, Liberty cruise

High School Sports

Girls basketball ¯ BROOKFIELD 52, LaBRAE 49 (OT): BROOKFIELD — LaBrae tried to pull even with the Warriors in the standings, but Brookfield (7-1, 4-1) came out on top in overtime to take sole control of the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference (Gray Tier). Brookfield outscored the Vikings ...

Fields leaving; Olave staying

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said in his lengthy ...

Cavs moving on without troubled guard

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers went to extremes to help forward Kevin Porter Jr. He pushed them too far. Cleveland has decided to move on from the troubled and talented player, a person familiar with his standing with the team told The Associated Press on Monday. The Cavs are shopping Porter ...

BASEBALL: Bucs may deal pitcher

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe Musgrove to his hometown team in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. Another person confirmed the New York Mets were also ...

Harvischak rallies for third title in Warren Challenge

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Robert Harvischak capped off a huge comeback, beating Adam Barta, 278-190, in the championship round as he captured the 42nd annual Warren Bowling Challenge on Sunday at Cortland Lanes. It was the third title for Harvischak, who started Sunday’s eight head-to-head matches with three ...

Dolak happy to be back in action

YSU Sports

Youngstown State’s Lauren Dolak has seen it all. The middle distance runner and former multisport athlete for the Penguins has a unique perspective as an athlete. On Friday, she competed in YSU’s season-opening indoor meet at the Watson and Tressel Training Site and took home first place ...

More late-game heartache

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then their defense and Chad Henne — their defense and Chad Henne?! — along with a gutsy call by Andy Reid kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding off ...

Browns feel finality of playoff loss

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Just like so many painful playoff losses in their past, the Browns came up achingly short — inches from a game-swinging play, inches from a last chance. Cleveland’s turnaround season ended Sunday in heartbreak. “For now,” said quarterback Baker Mayfield. “It’s definitely going ...

Penguins beat Caps in home opener

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PITTSBURGH — Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup. Starting ...

Falls fires away

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — Newton Falls closed out its first week of play, its fourth game since Monday, with a strong second-half performance to post an 82-60 win over Badger on Saturday night. The Braves took advantage of some sloppy Falls defense and fired off a 21-point second quarter to trail 36-33 ...

Browns, Chiefs share some common ties

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later, the two franchises have rarely met — and never in the playoffs. They are certainly familiar with ...

Late Oakland run results in loss for men

YSU Sports

In a game that featured 10 lead changes and seven ties, Oakland used an 8-0 run late in the second half to turn a 61-60 deficit into a 68-61 lead with 4:17 left, and Youngstown State could get no closer than three the rest of the way in an 81-74 Horizon League loss on the Golden Grizzlies home ...

Seniors carry Raiders in final minutes of victory

High School Sports

WARREN — The Warren G. Harding girls basketball team displayed its experience Saturday when the Raiders were pushed by Canfield in the fourth quarter. Senior leaders Diamond Phillips and Faith Burch made the key plays during a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter that helped the Raiders defeat the ...

Top 8 bowlers in Challenge finals

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The top eight bowlers remained the same — though there was plenty of movement within the group — after the third and final round of qualifying in the 2021 Warren Challenge on Saturday at Cortland Lanes. The top eight qualifiers will face off today in the finals, again at Cortland Lanes, ...

Obiazor stars in women’s victory

YSU Sports

Fresh off being named Horizon League Freshman of the Week, Youngstown State’s Nneka Obiazor nailed a tie-breaking 3-pointer in the final minute as the Penguins won 66-59 on Saturday at Illinois-Chicago. Obiazor’s 3-pointer, which came with 50 seconds remaining, put YSU ahead 62-59. ...

LaBrae, McDonald boys beat league opponents

High School Sports

¯ LaBRAE 63, BROOKFIELD 49: BROOKFIELD — The Vikings got off to a strong start and fought off a strong fourth quarter to beat Brookfield. LaBrae went up 17-7 after the first quarter and held off Brookfield outscoring the Vikings 18-9 in the final quarter. Leading for LaBrae was Landen ...

Physical Buckeyes beat Illini

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday. The game was especially physical in the second half. One technical was called, on Ohio State’s Duane Washington Jr., and the officials had to step in ...

Getting off the zero

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WARREN — After a tough stretch to start the season, the Warren G. Harding boys basketball team finally busted its slump, beating rival Howland, 62-53, on Friday night to get its first win of the season. “It feels good,” second-year Raiders coach Keelyn Franklin said about the first ...

Learning the do’s and do-knots is part of allure

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It’s January, the weather is too lousy to go fishing, and you have some time to kill before the Browns game Sunday. Sounds like a perfect time to get knotty. Fishing knots are important, but all too often tied hastily and even improperly. That is unfortunate because nasty knots will ...

East grad Bowers stars for YSU

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It’s hard to believe, but after 320 days Youngstown State’s track and field programs are back competing. The interior of the Watson and Tressel Training Site looked a little different on Friday compared to when YSU held the Horizon League track and field championships last March. Gone is ...