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Hue, Browns still fuming

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BEREA — Browns coach Hue Jackson knew if he complained about Sunday’s officiating he could be fined. The NFL is always watching and listening. He may soon be writing a check to Commissioner Roger Goodell. Still smarting after Cleveland’s road losing streak reached 22 consecutive games ...

Skin of their teeth

High School Sports

CORTLAND — It was a close finish for two Howland girls golf players at the Division I sectional, but it was a good one nonetheless. Madison Schaefer and Emily Darlington registered scores of 92 and 93, respectively, on Monday at Tamer Win Golf and Country Club to advance to the Massillon ...

Steelers miffed by ugly month

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PITTSBURGH — One of Mike Tomlin’s favorite metaphors when things aren’t going well for the Pittsburgh Steelers is likening his team’s issues to popcorn. Translation: The problems are scattered and unpredictable. And they’re spreading. The two-time defending AFC North champions ...

Costly turnovers

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Baker Mayfield spun out of sacks and turned them into big plays, led Cleveland to its highest-scoring game in more than a decade and showed why the Browns thought highly enough of him to make him the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Mayfield’s first NFL start would ...

Flacco, Ravens trip Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Flacco threw a pair of early touchdown passes, Justin Tucker kicked four second-half field goals and the Baltimore Ravens pulled away from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-14 on Sunday night. Flacco completed 28 of 42 passes for 363 yards and TD passes to John Brown and Alex ...

Blaney wins, heads to the next round

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CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it. It cost him a shot at an eighth NASCAR championship and allowed Ryan Blaney to steal a surprise victory in the debut race of the “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Had Johnson just ...

Cleveland prepared with Kluber, Carrasco

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona confirmed Sunday the club would open its American League Division Series in Houston on Friday with reigning Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in Game 1. Carlos Carrasco is set for Game 2. Both hurlers finished the season among the top 10 ...

Indians, Pirates win Sunday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer combined for a five-hitter, Francisco Lindor homered and scored twice, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday. Carrasco (16-10) was working with a limited pitch count in a tuneup before an anticipated ...

Four area girls teams heading to D-II district

High School Sports

On Tuesday, four local high schools compete in the girls Division II district golf tournament at Tam O’Shanter golf course in Canton. Hubbard, Mooney, Champion and Lakeview all made the cut out of sectionals and are competing with the goal of a state championship. “I definitely think ...

Brookfield building on Year 3 of progress

High School Sports

Brookfield’s 291 was 38 strokes better than its nearest competitor at last week’s Division III sectional at Riverview Golf Club. The Warriors golfers took four of the top five spots. Domination. They’ve done it all season and for the last couple of years. It’s been Brookfield’s ...

OSU rallies in 4th

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Dwayne Haskins threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes as No. 4 Ohio State wiped out a 12-point deficit to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26 Saturday night in another wild game between the Big Ten powerhouses. Trace McSorley had 461 total yards, including a ...

Mistakes cost YSU against W. Illinois

YSU Sports

An up-and-down conference opener finished on a down note for the Youngstown State Penguins. YSU rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit to pull within six points in the fourth quarter, but Western Illinois pulled away to claim a 45-38 victory in the Missouri Valley Football Conference ...

Prep tennis, golf sectionals, districts coming this week

High School Sports

Area high school athletes competing in girls tennis and those on big school golf teams will get their postseason action started this week after a solid first week of postseason play in golf. Five area boys golf teams and four girls golf teams from the area advanced from last week’s ...

Mayfield to make 1st start

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The NFL has undergone quite a few changes since the time when Jon Gruden first walked the sideline as Oakland Raiders head coach. One constant had been Cleveland searching for a legitimate starting quarterback. Now it looks as if the Browns might finally have found their ...

Mondesi’s three-run HR lifts Royals to 9-4 win over Indians

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 9-4 win over the Cleveleand Indians on Saturday night. Corey Kluber gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings in his final regular season start for Cleveland. Working ...

Steelers, Ravens ready to renew rivalry

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and Terrell Suggs have spent well over a decade staring across the line of scrimmage, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and the relentless Baltimore Ravens linebacker both knowing they will meet multiple times, often in violent fashion. Their ...

Tony J. takes new twist in wrestling

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THOSE who follow wrestling in the slightest bit — and even some who don’t — know one name quite well. He’s the elite of the elite when it comes to northeast Ohio wrestling, reaching levels no one has seen before or since. His style was more than exciting — it was transcendent to a ...

Message sent

High School Sports

LIBERTY — LaBrae’s Benton Tennant stood on the field after the game with a serious look on his face, like nothing was going on around him. He answered questions assertively and without hesitation. He never cracked a smile. That was almost as impressive as the game he just played ...

Buckeyes face biggest threat in Big Ten race

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By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press When Ohio State plays at Penn State, Happy Valley glows. For the third straight meeting between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, the game will be played at night and Penn State is going into whiteout mode — 107,000 fans, pretty ...

YSU at Western Illinois

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As bad as the season began for the Youngstown State football team, all can be forgiven starting today. The Penguins open up Missouri Valley Football Conference play on the road at Western Illinois. The Penguins need to have a strong showing in the MVFC as they enter with a 1-2 record that ...