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EBC looking for a few good teams

The Eastern Buckeye Conference has played with seven schools the last two seasons. Now the league is down to six. Canton South voted at a special board meeting last Thursday to leave the Eastern Buckeye Conference and join the Principals Athletic Conference in the 2022-23 school ...

Big 10 scraps all but conference games

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously ...

Reyes can’t mask disappointment

CLEVELAND — Franmil Reyes’ first error this season was in judgment. The Indians’ free-swinging slugger and outfielder apologized Thursday for endangering his health — and putting his teammates at risk — by not wearing a mask while attending a holiday party last weekend. Reyes’ ...

West Virginia Derby will run without fans

West Virginia Derby will run without fans CHESTER, W.Va. — The 51st running of the West Virginia Derby will go ahead this year, but without a crowd to watch. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort announced on its social media accounts Wednesday afternoon this year’s derby will be ...

Schools need football season

Despite a recent change at the top of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the organization remains focused on having a fall sports season, though that certainly could change. Bob Goldring took over as interim executive director on Monday, replacing Jerry Snodgrass who was executive ...

How to make one golf course look like two different tournaments

DUBLIN, Ohio — Muirfield Village will look the same to those watching at home, minus the grandstands and thousands of spectators spread across the course Jack Nicklaus built. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players who will be in the Columbus area, the ...

AROUND THE HORN

Coronavirus hits Ohio State COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State has paused voluntary workouts by athletes of seven sports on campus after getting the results of its most recent coronavirus testing. The school said in a statement Wednesday night that workouts have been paused for football, men’s ...

Horse racing without fans

CANFIELD — The Canfield Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) will continue the traditional Labor Day weekend race card at the Canfield Fairgrounds this year. The only difference is they will be racing like NASCAR, with no fans in the stands. The announcement for the CHHA came on Tuesday ...

OHSAA makes a change at top

COLUMBUS — In these uncertain times because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Athletic Association Board of Directors has made a change at the top. The board announced Monday night that Jerry Snodgrass is out as executive director and named Bob Goldring as interim executive ...

AROUND THE HORN

Unger hits hole-in-one COLUMBIANA — Fred Unger of New Waterford registered the first hole-in-one of his life this week at the Valley Golf Club. Playing in the Monday Night Men’s Lgeague, Unger used an 8-iron to ace the 140-yard fourth hole. He was playing with Brian Coppock of East ...

GOLF RESULTS

Pinky’s Tavern, Coil Line Service Eagle Pass League Standings: Dick Cope and Kevin Beresford 82.5, Jay Gamble and Lucian Clewell 80.5, John Arter and Scott Cope 80.5, Lenny VonFeldt and Steve Smith 80, Jerry Gabriel and Jeff Cain 79.5, Chuck Sluss and Brian Bostick 75.5, Chad Wood ...

SPORTS ON TV

5:25 a.m. (ESPN) Korean Baseball: KT at Kia. 12:55 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Newcastle United at Manchester City. 1:25 p.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Serie A, Cagliari at Fiorentina. 2 p.m. (ESPN) The Basketball Tournament: Red Scare vs. Big X at Columbus, Ohio. 3:10 p.m. ...

Big stick

CLEVELAND — Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is religiously following baseball’s COVID-19 protocols — social distancing, masks, temperature checks, you name it. He’s making sure others do the same. So on Monday, after taking batting practice at Progressive Field, Lindor urged ...

President criticizes teams for weighing name changes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday criticized a pair of pro sports teams that are considering name changes in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality. Trump tweeted, “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins ...

No spectators for Memorial

The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus on his Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, was in line to be the ...

As schools ponder cutting sports, tennis proves vulnerable

The promise of college tennis lured Abhimanyu Vannemreddy from his home in India to the United States, where he settled in at Winthrop in South Carolina. Now he’s pondering his future thousands of miles away from his family as financial reality crashes down on his sport. Winthrop ...

Sports Briefing

Zanardi has surgery to rebuild face SIENA, Italy — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a five-hour surgery Monday to reconstruct his face following a crash on his handbike last month. It was the third major operation that Zanardi has had since ...

Golf Results

The Mazei family, Matt, Avery, Todd and John, who is missing from the photo, shot a 6-under 29 to win the Columbiana Clipper Girls Golf Team Fundraiser at the Valley Golf Club. The team of Cassie and Grant Spaite and Nolan and Nate Nesselrote finished second and the team of Mike and Jessica ...

Twin Springs opens  under new ownership

GUILFORD LAKE - Twin Springs Golf Course is officially open to the public after owners Mitch and Francine McGuire held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. "We've been open to a few leagues and some people who have called for tee times, but we wanted to have an official opening date." ...

Twin Springs opens  under new ownership

GUILFORD LAKE - Twin Springs Golf Course is officially open to the public after owners Mitch and Francine McGuire held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. "We've been open to a few leagues and some people who have called for tee times, but we wanted to have an official opening date." ...