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Boston, Blue Jackets tied 2-2

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COLUMBUS — Boston’s stars were going to be kept off the scoresheet in this playoff series for only so long. David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand had combined for 260 points in the regular season, but had been neutralized by the Columbus Blue Jackets through the first three ...

Everything changes with Kluber’s injury

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CLEVELAND — The Indians decided during the winter their starting pitching would carry them to another October. Cleveland’s ride might end before then. Corey Kluber’s broken right arm may alter the plans for a season the Indians hoped would include a fourth straight AL Central ...

Motivation differs for track & field stars

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CORTLAND — Motivation. It’s what drives athletes to better themselves. A couple of them found that inner strength during Thursday’s final of the Trumbull County Track and Field Meet at Lakeview High School. Niles sophomore Chante Clinkscale ate pizza and potato chips earlier in the day. ...

Miles leads Girard over JFK, 3-2, at Eastwood

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NILES — Matt Miles of Girard pitched a dandy of game and helped lead his team past John F. Kennedy by a final score of 3-2 Friday afternoon at Eastwood Field. Miles knew what was working for him. “Really, just painting the corners, I was getting good calls out there, and then working ...

CAVALIERS’ SEARCH:

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CLEVELAND — A person familiar with Cleveland’s coaching search tells The Associated Press the team has received permission to interview Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr. A time to meet has not yet been set. The person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly ...

Champion outlasts LaBrae in AAC Blue battle, 9-2

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LEAVITTSBURG — Two of the All-American Conference’s best pitchers — and old friends — went head-to-head in a key Blue Tier matchup Wednesday. Champion’s Andrew Russell and LaBrae’s Malakai Roberts matched up, and oddly enough, the recent soggy weather may have been the difference ...

Kluber breaks arm in loss to Marlins

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MIAMI — Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Kluber (2-3) was struck by Brian Anderson’s ...

Powerful Pratt

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CORTLAND — Carlie Pratt extends her hand to greet you. Shake and you notice a strong, firm grip. Polite? Definitely. Strength? Absolutely. The 5-feet-6, 122-pound Mathews senior has the look of a sprinter, which she is, but there’s much more to Pratt. Her father, Shane, woke up Easter ...

Reynolds keeps rookie run going as Pirates top Rangers

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Bryan Reynolds is closing in on teammate Gregory Polanco for a little piece of Pittsburgh Pirates history. Polanco is enjoying the view. Reynolds kept up his impressive start, hitting a three-run double as the Pirates completed a two-game sweep in Texas by ...

Measuring up Badger’s Greathouse

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POLAND — How tall is Brandon Greathouse? The Badger High School senior isn’t shy about telling you. “I went to a physical and they said I was 6-5, but I was wearing shoes,” he said. “I don’t know, 6-4, 6-5. I really like to say 6-4 and 1/2, but people, when you’re above 6-foot, ...

Baffert takes aim at record-tying 6th Kentucky Derby win

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs. He figured he would never again have a horse good enough to win on the first Saturday in May. A year later, though, he won the ...

Wednesday’s highlights

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SOFTBALL Mathews’ Grace Simon scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth after a throwing error on a bunt as the Mustangs beat Badger, 3-2. Simon also scored the tying run in the sixth. Mathews’ Becca Landis pitched five innings, struck out 8 and walked one. Champion’s Allison ...

Dueling long distance

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CORTLAND — Zack Canada took the baton in his hand. Two laps around the track is all that lay ahead of the McDonald High School junior. Normally the Blue Devils are either alone in first or have a familiar team like Maplewood, Badger or Howland near them in the 4x800-meter relay. On ...

Indians’ offense comes through behind Bauer

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MIAMI — Because of the unusual way the game started, Carlos Gonzalez figured the Cleveland Indians might need a lot of runs. “I’ve never seen Trevor Bauer struggle before,” Gonzalez said with a chuckle. Bauer fell behind early, but Gonzalez put the Indians ahead to stay with a ...

Mineral Ridge’s Chiclowe follows path of siblings

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CORTLAND — Senior Nathan Chiclowe finished throwing the shot put just outside the track at Lakeview High School on the first day of the Trumbull County track and field meet. He collected his shot put and called it a day, knowing he had followed the path of his older brother Jacob and sister ...

Cavs talk to younger Bickerstaff

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are interviewing a coaching candidate with a very familiar name. Former Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff is meeting Tuesday with the Cavaliers about their job, a person familiar with the team’s coaching search told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of ...

Bobrovsky plays big again for Jackets

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COLUMBUS — With Columbus holding on to a two-goal lead late in the second period, Boston’s Brad Marchand snapped a shot from the top of the left circle. The puck rebounded and trickled dangerously in the blue paint before Sergei Bobrovsky stretched out and swept it away with his ...

Flashes top LaBrae in thriller

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CHAMPION — On a soggy, rainy, windy and chilly afternoon, the Champion Golden Flashes stormed past the LaBrae Vikings with timely hitting and solid pitching to claim a softball victory by a score of 5-4. LaBrae didn’t go down without a fight, as it entered the top of the seventh inning ...

Harding exchange student drafted

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In almost every NFL Draft, Mahoning Valley football fans have a chance to see one of their own get the call to play in the highest level of professional football. From James Daniels and Billy Price in 2018, to Maurice Clarett in 2005, and Randy Gradishar in 1974, all the way back to Youngstown ...

Rally monkey

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NILES — Dylan Weida was honored for his pitching performance Monday in a way that only a Niles McKinley High School baseball player could appreciate. The side-winding lefty tossed a two-hitter in the Red Dragons’ 8-1 victory over Girard at Eastwood Field. The Northeast-8 Conference matchup ...