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Brantley delivers like a star

CLEVELAND (AP) — With a flight to catch, Michael Brantley quickly dressed and stuffed some batting gloves, cleats and other gear into a red-white-and-blue duffel bag. Brantley’s headed to the All-Star Game. Before leaving, he again showed why he’s going. Brantley homered leading off ...

Croatia’s star has known hardship

MOSCOW (AP) — From a childhood blighted by war to a successful playing career now being muddied by a criminal case, Luka Modric has arrived at the World Cup final with plenty of life experiences. Through it all, the Croatia playmaker will be the key member of a team that will face France on ...

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Brittian Motors Tuesday Morning Women’s League at East Palestine Country Club EVENT WINNERS (scramble): Donna Morgan, Vivian Davis and Daralee Graham; Cheryl Bosley, Jenny Wood and Mary Pat Farnan. Thursday Night Scramble League at Beaver Creek Meadows STANDINGS: Sons of Legion Post ...

Tribe survives Bronx Bombers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Following another strong start from Shane Bieber, Indians closer Cody Allen managed to hit the brakes just in time during yet another tense ninth inning. Allen overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s leadoff homer in the ninth and retired pinch-hitter Didi Gregorius with the tying ...

Yanks still hold advantage

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Hicks drove home Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double in the eighth inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday night. Hicks drove a 3-2 pitch from Kluber (12-5) to deep center field, ...

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Trimmer gets Horizon League honor YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University junior basketball player Melinda Trimmer has been named to the Horizon League Spring 2018 Academic Honor Roll. Trimmer, a West Branch High School graduate, is a biology pre-medical major. Candidates for the Honor ...

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Players, refs trade punches in Atlanta EMERSON, Ga. (AP) — A video shows players and referees trading punches at an Amateur Athletic Union basketball game in an Atlanta suburb. News outlets report the video has been shared on social media thousands of times. It shows the Sunday morning ...

Tribe wins fifth straight

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco glanced briefly at his right elbow, which no longer shows any signs of bruising. He’s healthy and the Cleveland Indians seem to be getting better and better. Carrasco returned from the disabled list — and returned to the win column — as Jose Ramirez ...

Pirates tie a National League record

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Odubel Herrera and Andrew Knapp hit three-run homers, rookie Scott Kingery had a career-high four hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-6 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Herrera’s shot into the right-field stands in the ...

Catch some the best at Hoppel’s Rodeo

WEST POINT — There will be many global and local stars of rodeo on display today and Saturday at Hoppel’s Championship Rodeo. Current world champion bull rider Corey Bailey will be competing on Saturday and hopes to keep his title. Shawn Minor, a 27-time world champion in All-Around, ...

Hollywood ending

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league’s ...

The ball is in LeBron’s court after opt out

CLEVELAND — LeBron James made the first move. Now what? Cleveland? Los Angeles? Philadelphia? A surprise? Stay tuned. Decision III is this summer’s blockbuster, and it’s coming soon. James told the Cavaliers that he is not exercising his $35.6 million contract option for next season ...

Buckeyes get a big help from Raiders

SALEM—After helping author one of the greatest football seasons in South Range history, Raider standouts Mathias Combs and Peyton Remish teamed up to create one more memory Thursday at the 39th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic. Combs hauled in a pair of long touchdown passes on his way to ...

Ohio and Pennsylvania set to collide at Reilly Stadium

SALEM— The 39th annual Penn-Ohio stateline classic is set for 7 p.m. today at Reilly Stadium and Ohio head coach Dan Yeagley is excited about the talented team he fields going into the contest. “This is a great group of young men and a great group of players,” Ohio and South Range head ...

Ohio All-Stars making names for themselves

SALEM — The wide array of talent among the area leaves for some tough decisions whether a school will have more than one representative and for some being that lone selection is an honor to be selected for the Ohio All-Stars. “Being the only one chosen has made me definitely step up to ...

Rebels run into some old faces

SALEM—Crestview’s Dakota Stratton and Danny Moore are taking the field with rivals they were used to playing in their first three years of high school but in their final year they didn’t get a chance to see most of them as they took on a new schedule. The 2017 season marked the first ...

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Five former Youngstown Phantoms drafted YOUNGSTOWN — As part of a record draft day at the 2018 NHL Draft last week, in which 57 players with USHL ties were drafted, the Youngstown Phantoms had five players selected — three players who skated last year and two affiliate players. Jay ...

Steelers switching their linebackers

One of the more intriguing stories when the Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up mini camp was the switching sides for linebackers Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt. Dupree moved from the left side to the right side and Watt moved from the right side to the left side. The major reason for the switch was ...

Lisbon starts wrestling program

LISBON — A wrestling club offered through Advanced Training Group Worldwide has generated enough interest that ATG CEO Adam Newbold encouraged the Lisbon school district to start its own wrestling program. Newbold spoke to the board of education last week before the board unanimously ...

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County QB Camp coming soon COLUMBIANA — The 20th and final Rich Washinko/Columbiana County Quarterback Camp will be held June 26-27 at Firestone Park. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 26 for grades 5-8 and June 27 for grades 9-12. The camp is free, but donations to the Richard ...