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Another quarterback for Browns CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year contact with free agent quarterback Drew Stanton. The team announced the pact on Sunday night. The Browns met last week with Stanton while they were in California scouting UCLA’s Josh Rosen ...

Raiders get on the field any way they can

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GREENFORD — The South Range softball team was ready to get the season started. In an inpromptu move Saturday, the Raiders cleared off the artificial turf at the football stadium and put up a makeshift fence and walked past Niles, 23-1, in five innings in the season opener. The Raiders ...

Stokes is off and running

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STEUBENVILLE — Lisbon’s Seth Stokes is on a mission. Stokes, one of Ohio’s top high school high jumpers, opened his senior season with an easy victory at the 34th annual Steubenville Early Bird Invitational on Saturday. He had winning jump of 6-foot-2 at the Harding Track and Field ...

Cavaliers feeling more complete

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CLEVELAND (AP) — As his teammates circled around LeBron James before the opening tip, things looked different. They felt different, too. “Our huddle was almost complete,” James said. After months of chaos, the Cavaliers may be coming together at just the right time. James scored 27 ...

SVSM reaches Div. II title tilt

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COLUMBUS — The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball team is a win away from a record-setting eighth state title. The ninth-ranked Irish pulled away from Lexington, 62-51, in a Division II state semifinal Friday in front of 10,347 at the Schottenstein Center. The win sends St. ...

Ashland’s streak comes to a halt at 73

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — The Ashland University women’s basketball team had its 73-game winning streak end with a 66-52 loss to Central Missouri in the NCAA Division II national championship game Friday night. Ashland — the highest-scoring team in NCAA women’s basketball history ...

Indians prepare for new digs

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SALINEVILLE — A new $424,000 home for the Southern Local High School baseball team is slated to be ready for play by late April or early May. The infield is made of turf which cost $324,000 to build. The outfield will be grass and is still under construction. The school is covering the ...

Three NBC standouts snag All-Ohio honors

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COLUMBUS — Four area players received mention on the 2017-18 Division II All-Ohio high school boys basketball team. Minerva senior Connor Wright claimed special mention, while Salem senior Mitch Davidson, East Liverpool junior Gabe Roach and West Branch senior T.J. DeShields gained honorable ...

All-Ohio Div. I & II Boys Basketball

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COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I and II All-Ohio high school boys basketball teams, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Dane Goodwin, Upper Arlington, 6-foot-5, sr., 23.5 ppg; Jerome Hunter, Pickerington North, 6-7, ...

MVAC stars sweep EOAC

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MINERAL RIDGE— The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball all-stars got the best of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference all-stars on Monday at Mineral Ridge High School. The MVAC girls beat the EOAC girls to open the night 56-29. Maddie Warren of Lowellville led ...

Lisbon’s Sweeney named All-Ohioan

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COLUMBUS — Lisbon junior guard Justin Sweeney learned well. Sweeney, who played behind four 1,000-point scorers as a freshman, has emerged as the area’s leading scorer. After an outstanding season, Sweeney received second-team honors on the 2017-18 Division IV All-Ohio high school boys ...

All-Ohio Div. III & IV Boys Basketball

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COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III and IV All-Ohio high school boys basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION III FIRST TEAM Chase Yoho, Bellaire, 5-10, sr., 25.6 ppg; Danny Bartholomew, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 6-8, sr., 17.9; ...

Buckeyes pointed in the right direction

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COLUMBUS (AP)— All indications were that this would be another forgettable year for Ohio State basketball. Coming off two disappointing seasons, the Buckeyes had the same core of players but a new coach in Chris Holtmann , who did his best in the preseason to tamp down expectations. But ...

Snyder caps college career as three-time champ

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Bo Nickal reversed an early attack from Ohio State’s Myles Martin and spun him on his back for a first-period pin that clinched Penn State’s seventh team title in eight years at the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Nickal won his second-straight title at 184 ...

98-year-old nun lifts team’s spirits

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DALLAS (AP) — Loyola-Chicago’s biggest fan is the team chaplain who prays with the players before games and gives them scouting reports the next day. So 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt was more thankful than shocked when Donte Ingram hit a last-second 3-pointer to beat Miami in ...

Buckeyes want to give Mitchell a good sendoff

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell talked about it before the season, and the issue is even more glaring as her storied college career winds down. Ohio State’s All-American senior guard knows this is her last chance to make a serious run at just about the only thing that has eluded her — a ...

Retrievers make it one for the history books

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It finally happened — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County stunned the college basketball world by pulling off the most shocking upset in men’s NCAA Tournament history, hammering Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become ...

Steelers give fans a thrill

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LEETONIA — The Pittsburgh Steelers traded in a pair of cleats for some Air Jordans as they faced the Leetonia staff and other local celebrities in a charity basketball game on Wednesday night. “It’s quite a distraction for this town,” Wayne Kaminski of Leetonia said. “Having big ...

Zuchowski named 2nd team All-Ohio

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COLUMBUS — The West Branch girls had a lot of contributors on the way to a Division II state poll championship. Senior leaders Natalie Zuchowski and Kayla Hovorka were named to the All-Ohio high school girls basketball team released Tuesday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters ...

4ALL-OHIO GIRLS BASKETBALL DIV. I & II

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COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I and II All-Ohio high school girls basketball teams, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Jacy Sheldon, Dublin Coffman, 5-foot-9, jr., 26.1 points per game; Madison Greene, Pickerington ...