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No OBJ, Landry in Browns-Colts practice

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WESTFIELD, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin has impressed coaches with his playmaking skills. He passed another significant milestone Wednesday.. In the first of two joint practices against Cleveland, Ya-Sin held his own against the Browns’ receivers, and quarterback Baker ...

Scrappers rally past Spikes

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STATE COLLEGE, PA — Heading into the top of the seventh inning down four runs, the Scrappers put together a five-run inning to take a 6-5 lead. The comeback was started by Brayan Rocchio, who singled on a ground ball to centerfield, scoring Henderson De Oleo. George Valera was hit by a ...

Lordstown event planned

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LORDSTOWN — The newly-installed scoreboard and flag pole at Lordstown Veterans Memorial Stadium will be dedicated Friday at 3:45 p.m. prior to a soccer doubleheader pitting the Red Devil boys and girls teams against Maplewood. Lordstown opened its first soccer/track stadium nearly two years ...

Local team wins to force rematch

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — Tuesday afternoon at Lew Hays Pony Field didn’t go according to plan for Youngstown. Its elimination game against Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was scheduled for 10 a.m. But because of Mother Nature, it didn’t get started until close to 1:30 p.m. On the field, the team made ...

Penguins go south for games

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YOUNGSTOWN — Donel Cathcart III admits he’s never been outside the continental United States even though he grew up near the Canadian border in Buffalo, New York. He and the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team took a flight to the Virgin Islands on Tuesday to play three ...

Tuesday roundup

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Girls tennis MOONEY 5, UNITED LOCAL 0 ¯ SINGLES: Marissa Landers (M) def. Morgan Hovorka (U) 6-2, 6-0; Raneen Musleh (M) def. Emily McKarns 6-1,6-3; Ashley Femia (M) def. Hannah Baker (U) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. ¯ DOUBLES: Caitlin Perry/Nicolina Aiad-Toss (M) def. Lauren Hippley/Olivia Hippley ...

Not this time

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CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor made a major blunder and owned it. “I messed up,” the All-Star shortstop said. “It’s a rookie mistake.” Lindor’s over-aggressive base running in the ninth inning sabotaged Cleveland’s bid at another dramatic win, and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in ...

Focus on football for OSU with new coach, QB

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COLUMBUS — Unlike last year at this time, Ohio State’s preseason camp is being conducted without public drama over misbehaving assistant coaches, domestic violence allegations and questions about the limits of a head coach’s responsibility. It’s been all about football, and nobody ...

Steelers return to work after tragedy

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LATROBE, Pa. — Gray, rainy skies and a subdued, sparse fan turnout made for a fitting setting Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice for the first time since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake, a longtime NFL and college assistant, was found dead ...

Monday roundup

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Girls tennis CARDINAL MOONEY 4, FITCH 1 ¯ SINGLES: Rebecca Walker (F) def. Marissa Landers (M) 6-2, 7-7 (7-2); Raneen Musleh (M) def. Ashleigh Warmouth (F) 6-2, 6-4; Ashley Femia (M) def. Helena Snyder (F) 6-0,6-0. ¯ DOUBLES: Nicolina Aiad-Toss/Caitlin Perry (M) def. Samara ...

Scrappers turn tables on Batavia, 5-0

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BATAVIA, NY – After losing to Batavia 5-0 on Sunday, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fired back with a win of their own, beating the Muckdogs 5-0 with a four-run ninth inning. Bryan Lavastida, Johnathan Rodriguez and Joab Gonzalez all plated runners in the ninth inning. Rodriguez scored ...

QB competition

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YOUNGSTOWN — It’s nothing new for Youngstown State, but it’s probably not exactly the best situation facing coach Bo Pelini as he enters his fifth season at the Penguins’ helm. Once again, the Penguins have a quarterback competition brewing deep into camp, and there wasn’t much to ...

Youngstown Pony League team falls to Chinese Taipei

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — In the end, it was simply not a good night to be playing from behind against Chinese Taipei at the PONY League World Series. That’s the situation the Youngstown team found itself in only two batters into a battle of undefeated teams Monday night. Chinese Taipei forged ...

Santana stars again; Tribe in 1st

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CLEVELAND — The comeback’s complete. Four months later, the Indians are again atop the AL Central. Carlos Santana homered leading off the ninth inning as Cleveland continued its stunning climb with a 6-5 win over the fast-fading Boston Red Sox on Monday night, moving the Indians into sole ...

Browns’ DE has injury to neck

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BEREA — Browns defensive end Chad Thomas sustained a sprained neck but avoided a more serious injury during a scary moment at training camp. Thomas was immobilized on the field and taken by ambulance to University Hospitals. A team spokesman said Thomas, a third-round pick in 2018, was ...

McDonald golfers bond with dads, then give back

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Lou Domitrovich has been playing golf with his son, Ethan, for some time now. He’s seen the improvement, along with that of his other son, Caleb, a freshman on the McDonald boys golf team. Ethan, a senior, knows he can give his father a run on the links. “It depends on the day,” said ...

Scrappers blanked; win streak ends

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ modest three-game winning streak — their longest of the season thus far — came to an end on Sunday at the hands of four Batavia pitchers. The Scrappers were held to six hits in a 5-0 loss. Liam Jenkins pitched well for Mahoning Valley ...

Kirila Memorial race results

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HARTFORD — The Bill Kirila Memorial was run Saturday at Sharon Speedway, finally putting successfully completed race cards ahead of rained out nights, 9-8, in the 90th anniversary season of the track. Winners on Saturday were Cole Duncan of Grove City, Ohio, in the Hovis Auto & Truck ...

‘Slamtana’ delivers

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MINNEAPOLIS — After watching their All-Star closer lose a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cleveland Indians bounced right back to win their four-game series in Minnesota and forge another tie for the AL Central lead. The three-time defending division champions have made ...

Steelers like what they see from LB

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect first-round pick Devin Bush to provide a serious jolt of athleticism and swagger to a young defense. The speedy inside linebacker already made a significant impact in the preseason opener, a 30-28 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on ...