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Leetonia seeks Hall of Famers

LEETONIA — Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 class of the Leetonia Athletic Hall of Fame until Aug. 31. Leetonia High School graduates from 2011 and earlier are eligible. Contact Dan Guido at (330) 853-2863 or Ron Potesta at (330) 360-8861 for details. The meeting to elect new members will held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Leetonia ITAM.

Salem to host junior high tryouts

SALEM –Salem junior high volleyball will hold tryouts for any seventh and eighth-grade student interested in playing from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 2-3 at Salem High School. For more information, please contact the Salem athletic department at 330 (332) 8911.

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to Allen

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent.

The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one of Cleveland’s core pieces.

The Cavs can now match any offer given by other teams to Allen, whose size and athleticism at both ends of the floor makes him enticing.

General manager Koby Altman has expressed his hope to keep Allen in Cleveland long-term.

Allen, who played college ball at Texas, came to the Cavs as part of the blockbuster trade in January that sent star James Harden to the Nets.

Allen’s arrival pushed veteran Andre Drummond to the bench and eventually led to the team buying out the two-time All-Star center’s contract.

Allen averaged 13.2 points and 9.9 rebounds in 51 games — 40 starts — for Cleveland.

NFL makes progress on vaccines

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category.

Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who deal directly with players — have been vaccinated. Five teams are at less than 70% of players who have either received one vaccination shot or both.

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