Clowney forming bond with Garrett, Browns

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BEREA — Jadeveon Clowney burst out of his three-point stance, spun around a couple of tackling dummies and celebrated finishing first in a drill by thrusting his index finger in the air and letting out a loud yell. By all accounts, he’s happy, healthy and hungry with the Cleveland ...

Tribe hands O’s 19th-straight road loss

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CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez and Bobby Bradley homered during a three-run first inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 10-3 on Thursday, extending Baltimore’s road losing streak to 19 games. The Orioles are approaching the major league record of 23 consecutive road losses. Arizona, ...

Sparling sterling as Scrappers double up Spikes

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NILES — Playing baseball on an every-day basis can be either a blessing or a curse, according to Mahoning Valley Scrappers outfielder Bobby Sparling. “If you’re in a groove, you can’t wait for that next game,” he said. “As soon as one game ends you can’t wait for tomorrow. When ...

Baker just chillin’

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BEREA — Along with everything else, Baker Mayfield is practicing patience this summer. The Cleveland Browns quarterback, whose strong 2020 season seemingly ended any debate about whether he can lead the franchise over the long term, said Wednesday that he’s in no rush to get a contract ...

Civale, Indians hold off Orioles

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CLEVELAND — Aaron Civale became the first pitcher with 10 wins this season and Jose Ramirez homered and drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 8-7 Wednesday night, extending Baltimore’s road losing streak to 18 games. Cesar Hernandez had a two-run triple and Ramirez ...

Steelers to lean on veterans in new-look secondary

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton, two key pieces of a strong secondary, during the offseason. But the Steelers feel that the return of veteran leaders Joe Haden, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, and the emergence of younger players like Cam ...