Steelers WR signs 3-year deal worth $39 million

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LATROBE, Pa. — Diontae Johnson watched the wide receiver market explode during the offseason. The dollar amounts were so staggering they were impossible for Johnson to ignore as he entered contract negotiations with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “You see the numbers,” Johnson said. “But I ...

Couch Fan: The end of college football

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One of my elders back in the day used to tell me that history didn’t repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme. Well, that old adage can certainly pertain to the history of U.S. Presidents when talking about the similarities between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, but I didn’t thinkt it ...

Verlander wins 15th game, Astros blank Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings for his MLB-leading 15th victory, Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado each homered and had three RBIs, and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-0 Thursday night. Verlander (15-3), making his comeback from ...

Pirates rally past Brewers in 5-4 victory

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PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers insist they’re not suffering from sort of a Josh Hader hangover. Sure looks like it though. Bryan Reynolds raced home on a wild pitch with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Thursday to complete a three-game ...

Scrappers get swept by West Virginia

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NILES — Earlier this week, West Virginia outfielder Turner Hill was named MLB Draft League Player of the Week for his performance for the week ending this past Sunday. Hill’s performance the past three nights against the Scrappers is putting him in line to win the award in back-to-back ...

Penguins hire new assistant

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State men’s basketball announced Thursday the hiring of new assistant coach Mantoris Robinson. Robinson replaces Chinedu Nwachukwu, who took a position with the Memphis Grizzlies. Robinson has served under YSU head coach Jerrod Calhoun before, as the two worked ...