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Lindor, Kipnis won’t play on opening day

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis have been ruled out for opening day by the Cleveland Indians. The team said Friday night that neither player will be ready for Thursday’s opener at Minnesota. Lindor will start the year on the ...

Pirates stick with homegrown approach

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates bet on themselves a year ago when they traded away stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, believing the return they received plus the pieces already in place would help them make inroads in the hypercompetitive National League Central. The results were ...

Sweet season ends

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CINCINNATI — They say all good things must come to an end. A great season from the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team came to an end Thursday, falling to the University of Cincinnati, 76-62. “I think Cincinnati is a really good team,” Penguins coach John Barnes ...

Crosby tallies Pens’ winner

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby’s goal in the shootout gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Thursday night, ending the Penguins’ three-game losing streak. Bryan Rust scored in regulation for the Penguins, who moved into a second-place tie with the New York Islanders in the ...

Penguins improve in 2nd year for coach

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YOUNGSTOWN — Oakland University men’s basketball coach Greg Kampe sent a text to Youngstown State University coach Jerrod Calhoun following the Penguins’ loss on March 7 in the Horizon League tournament at Detroit. Calhoun read it on the four-plus hour trip on the bus back to the ...

Oilers 4, Blue Jackets 1:

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist and Leon Draisaitl had three assists for Edmonton. David Savard had the only goal for the Blue Jackets, who have lost three in a row. Columbus’ loss coupled with Montreal’s 4-0 shutout of the New York Islanders earlier in the ...

NAC attack

High School Sports

VERNON — The Northeastern Athletic Conference held its first ever All-Star game and the contest didn’t disappoint as the Stars division won a high-scoring affair, 101-96. Grand Valley’s Malik Mitchell was named the most valuable player after posting a game-high 28 points, and throwing ...

Indians: Division favorites even with changes

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana’s TV bashing days should be over. Back with Cleveland after spending one year in Philadelphia, where he ended some teammates’ obsession with the popular video game Fortnite with one swing, Santana is excited to be returning to a team with World Series title ...

YSU women visit Cincy in WNIT

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YOUNGSTOWN — Wright State University is an hour north of the University of Cincinnati campus. When the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team prepares for tonight’s first-round Women’s NIT game in Cincinnati, starting at 7 p.m., the two are much closer in the mind of ...

Freshman stands out in girls game

High School Sports

VERNON — Badger high school hosted the first ever Northeastern Athletic Conference All-Star games Wednesday evening. The girls played first with the Stars division of the conference pitted against the Stripes. Top players of all grade levels teamed up in an exhibition. In the end, the Stars ...

Lindor making progress toward opening day

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain. Yet his status for opening day on March 28 at Minnesota remains ...

Niles star Kane-Johnson is All-Ohio pick

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COLUMBUS — Niles McKinley senior Cyler Kane-Johnson was named to the boys basketball Division II All-Ohio first team, which was announced Wednesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Kane-Johnson, the all-time leading ...

Sexton, Clarkson lead Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Sexton made a ...

All-Ohio boys

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Division I ¯ PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Samari Curtis, Xenia ¯ COACH OF THE YEAR: Bob Krizancic, Mentor ¯ FIRST TEAM: Ben Roderick, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 6-foot-5, sr., 25.9 points per game; VonCameron Davis, Columbus Walnut Ridge, 6-5, jr., 27.5; Devon Grant, Lorain, 6-0, sr., 26.1; ...

Star power

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CANFIELD — After his stellar season with Bristol, Gage Elza laced up his shoes once more to play in the 2019 Al Beach Classic at Canfield High School. “Playing basketball has always been my life,” Elza said. “Seeing it end is a different step for me, but next year I don’t know what ...

CarGo excited for fresh start with contender

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Gonzalez’s career is laden with personal achievements — a batting title, three All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves. He has earned the respect of teammates and opponents and the unwavering devotion of Colorado fans, who have spent the past decade cheering the ...

Calhoun gives tourney forecast

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State had some challenges this season. The Penguins men’s basketball team faced two NCAA Tournament qualifiers. YSU held fast with Ohio State for one half before Kaleb Wesson, son of former Niles McKinley High School standout Keith Wesson, dominated the Penguins in ...

YSU revels at chance to play in WNIT

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YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters had trouble holding back her emotions last week. Tears flowed as she got choked up answering a question during a March 11 post-game news conference inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. She and her teammates exited the floor where the Detroit Pistons play under ...

Ochman, White shine in finale

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CANFIELD — Two Trumbull County seniors impressed in their final games, making statements in the girls 2019 Al Beach Classic at Canfield High School. Alex Ochman of Howland came away with the MVP of the game, scoring 22 points and grabbing plenty of rebounds despite Trumbull County losing, ...

NFL: Steelers sign former Rams LB

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PITTSBURGH — Now it’s Mark Barron’s turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday and tasked him with filling the void left by Shazier. The Pro Bowl linebacker’s career is on hiatus while he recovers from a spinal injury ...