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Cavs acting GM Griffin: 'We're all under review'

(AP) - Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin hopes to have the "interim" removed from his title soon. Griffin, who took over Cleveland's franchise when Chris Grant was fired in February, says he's "very confident" he'll move forward under owner Dan Gilbert. Griffin stressed that he, coach Mike Brown and others are "under review" after the Cavs failed to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Griffin wouldn't speculate about his future in a news conferenc... More>>

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Buckeyes, Bearcats kick off at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27

(AP) - The Big Ten Network has announced that Ohio State's Sept. 27 home game against Cincinnati will kick off at 6 p.m. It marks a record fourth night game in the 2014 season for the Buckeyes - with seven start times still to be determined. The Bearcats' game at Ohio Stadium will also mark the first time Ohio State has played three home games at night in a season. Ohio State's games at home against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6, at Penn State on Oct. 25 and home against Illinois o... More>>

MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

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(AP) - Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider must sit two games, with Russell Martin also missing one game. There was no immediate word on whether the players plan to appeal. Snider and Martin were in Pittsburgh's initial posted line... More>>

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on DE Cam Heyward

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(AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the 2015 option on defensive end Cam Heyward. The decision, announced Tuesday, means Heyward will have to wait two more years before becoming a free agent. Heyward is coming off a breakout season in which he finished with a career-high five sacks while making 13 starts. The 31st overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft is considered a cornerstone of Pittsburgh's 3-4 defense going forward. The team let Ziggy Hood walk in free agency and ... More>>

H.S. baseball and softball results 4/22/14

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Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians 8-2

CLEVELAND (AP) - James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start. Moustakas' homer sparked Kansas City's four-run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs. Eric Hosmer had four hits, including an RBI double in the seventh. Cleveland manager Terry Francona turn... More>>

Cueto pitches Reds by Pirates 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night. More>>

Valley football players taking part in the Ohio North - South All - Star Classic

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More than a dozen area high school football players get a chance to showcase their talents one more time in the prestigious Ohio North - South All - Star Classic this weekend in Dayton.Representing the Valley on the North team in the Division I through III game is Ross Gould of Poland, Marcus Hill of Niles, Ryan Sayers from Austintown Fitch and Hubbard's Darnell Tate.Poland's Mark Brungard and Hubbard's Brian Hoffman are assistant coaches for the North team.The following nine players will rep... More>>

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    YSU baseball beats Oakland 5-0

    YSU baseball beats Oakland 5-0

    NILES, Ohio -- Nic Manuppelli and two relievers combined for a five-hit shutout, and Nick DiNello came off the bench to drive in three runs as the Youngstown State baseball team beat Oakland 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field.Manuppelli surrendered just four hits and two walks while striking out four batters in six innings to earn his first victory. Alex Frey retired two batters in the seventh, and Kevin Yarabinec came in to pitch the final 2.1 innings and record his second save.The ...More >>
    NILES, Ohio -- Nic Manuppelli and two relievers combined for a five-hit shutout, and Nick DiNello came off the bench to drive in three runs as the Youngstown State baseball team beat Oakland 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field.Manuppelli surrendered just four hits and two walks while striking out four batters in six innings to earn his first victory. Alex Frey retired two batters in the seventh, and Kevin Yarabinec came in to pitch the final 2.1 innings and record his second save.The ...More >>
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    YSU softball beats Wright State 3-2 on Senior Day

    YSU softball beats Wright State 3-2 on Senior Day

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Senior Samantha Snodgrass' bases-loaded fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning scored sophomore Miranda Castiglione and lifted the Youngstown State softball team to a 3-2 Senior Day come-from-behind win over Wright State on Saturday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins improve to 22-19 overall and 7-6 in the Horizon League while the Raiders fall to 13-27 and 8-6 in the league. Heach Coach Brian Campbell also picked up career win No. 399.Castiglione...More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Senior Samantha Snodgrass' bases-loaded fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning scored sophomore Miranda Castiglione and lifted the Youngstown State softball team to a 3-2 Senior Day come-from-behind win over Wright State on Saturday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins improve to 22-19 overall and 7-6 in the Horizon League while the Raiders fall to 13-27 and 8-6 in the league. Heach Coach Brian Campbell also picked up career win No. 399.Castiglione...More >>
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  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.More >>
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.More >>
  • 3 to trial in alleged attack on Steelers' Adams

    3 to trial in alleged attack on Steelers' Adams

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:10:50 GMT
    (AP) - A trial is scheduled to begin for three men charged in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams.The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Pittsburgh for 26-year-old Michael Paranay, 26-year-old Dquay Means and 27-year-old Jerrell Whitlock. They're facing charges ranging from conspiracy to attempted homicide. Lawyers for the three men claim Adams lied about the details of the incident. Adams, an offensive lineman, was hospitalized for four days after the June 2...More >>
    (AP) - A trial is scheduled to begin for three men charged in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams.The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Pittsburgh for 26-year-old Michael Paranay, 26-year-old Dquay Means and 27-year-old Jerrell Whitlock. They're facing charges ranging from conspiracy to attempted homicide. Lawyers for the three men claim Adams lied about the details of the incident. Adams, an offensive lineman, was hospitalized for four days after the June 2...More >>
  • Davis slam leads Pirates over Reds 6-5

    Davis slam leads Pirates over Reds 6-5

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:23:01 GMT
    Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame...More >>
    Ike Davis made his first home run with the Pittsburgh Pirates a memorable one.More >>
  • Indians slip past Royals 4-3

    Indians slip past Royals 4-3

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:18:38 GMT
    (AP) - Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers, powering the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Monday night when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment.Kipnis connected in the sixth inning off Jeremy Guthrie (2-1), overcoming a 3-2 deficit. Brantley provided Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the fourth.Zach McAllister (3-0) gave up six hits and overcame three errors - one on his errant throw. Marc Rzepczynski and Cody Allen pi...More >>
    (AP) - Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers, powering the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Monday night when a fearless squirrel ran around Progressive Field and provided some extra entertainment.Kipnis connected in the sixth inning off Jeremy Guthrie (2-1), overcoming a 3-2 deficit. Brantley provided Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the fourth.Zach McAllister (3-0) gave up six hits and overcame three errors - one on his errant throw. Marc Rzepczynski and Cody Allen pi...More >>
  • Fleury, 3-goal flurry lead Pens past Jackets, 4-3

    Fleury, 3-goal flurry lead Pens past Jackets, 4-3

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:13:45 GMT
    (AP) - Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Olli Maatta scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots.Brooks Orpik added a goal in the final seconds of the second period as the Penguins stormed back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1. Marc Andre-Fleury had 27 saves.Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson sta...More >>
    (AP) - Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Olli Maatta scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series thanks to the goals on three consecutive shots.Brooks Orpik added a goal in the final seconds of the second period as the Penguins stormed back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1. Marc Andre-Fleury had 27 saves.Boone Jenner and Jack Johnson sta...More >>
  • Local runners cross finishline at Boston Marathon

    Local runners cross finishline at Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:25:59 GMT
    Employees at Second Sole in Boardman were glued to the live streaming web coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, keeping tabs on their friends who hit the race route without fear."It was emotional, because even along the course, you were seeing lots of people with signs saying 'Boston Strong'," Jaclyn Disibio says, a Poland native and first-time marathon runner.Disibio joined thousands in what was the second largest marathon in history-- one year after the attacks."If ...More >>
    Employees at Second Sole in Boardman were glued to the live streaming web coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, keeping tabs on their friends who hit the race route without fear."It was emotional, because even along the course, you were seeing lots of people with signs saying 'Boston Strong'," Jaclyn Disibio says, a Poland native and first-time marathon runner.Disibio joined thousands in what was the second largest marathon in history-- one year after the attacks."If ...More >>
  • Jason Giambi back in Indians lineup

    Jason Giambi back in Indians lineup

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:37 GMT
    Jason Giambi pulled the red-and-blue block "C'' cap off the hook in his locker, slipped it on and worked the bill, bending it to his exacting standards.More >>
    Jason Giambi pulled the red-and-blue block "C'' cap off the hook in his locker, slipped it on and worked the bill, bending it to his exacting standards.More >>
  • Austintown Fitch softball team wins tournament

    Austintown Fitch softball team wins tournament

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:21:43 GMT
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - The Austintown Fitch softball team traveled to Myrtle Beach over spring break and competed in the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Classic Tournament.The Lady Falcons defeated Priceville, Alabama 3-0; Elmira, New York 5-4; Wesleyan Christian, North Carolina 2-1; South County, Virginia 1-0; and James Madison, Virginia 7-6.They finished 5-0 and won the tournament.More >>
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - The Austintown Fitch softball team traveled to Myrtle Beach over spring break and competed in the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Classic Tournament.The Lady Falcons defeated Priceville, Alabama 3-0; Elmira, New York 5-4; Wesleyan Christian, North Carolina 2-1; South County, Virginia 1-0; and James Madison, Virginia 7-6.They finished 5-0 and won the tournament.More >>
  • Murphy delivers for Indians in 6-4 win

    Murphy delivers for Indians in 6-4 win

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:35:42 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.Cleveland entered the sixth trailing 4-2, but reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) walked the bases loaded before Murphy delivered a line drive past third base that kicked off the stands and caromed into shallow left field, allowing all three runners to score.Axford, th...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.Cleveland entered the sixth trailing 4-2, but reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) walked the bases loaded before Murphy delivered a line drive past third base that kicked off the stands and caromed into shallow left field, allowing all three runners to score.Axford, th...More >>
  • Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:58:55 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after the third-inning fracas.The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out triple. Gerrit, who was near third base backing u...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after the third-inning fracas.The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out triple. Gerrit, who was near third base backing u...More >>
  • Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

    Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:54:22 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl.Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and bullpens emptied.The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out drive in the third inning off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gom...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl.Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and bullpens emptied.The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out drive in the third inning off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gom...More >>
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    YSU baseball beats Oakland 5-0

    YSU baseball beats Oakland 5-0

    NILES, Ohio -- Nic Manuppelli and two relievers combined for a five-hit shutout, and Nick DiNello came off the bench to drive in three runs as the Youngstown State baseball team beat Oakland 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field.Manuppelli surrendered just four hits and two walks while striking out four batters in six innings to earn his first victory. Alex Frey retired two batters in the seventh, and Kevin Yarabinec came in to pitch the final 2.1 innings and record his second save.The ...More >>
    NILES, Ohio -- Nic Manuppelli and two relievers combined for a five-hit shutout, and Nick DiNello came off the bench to drive in three runs as the Youngstown State baseball team beat Oakland 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field.Manuppelli surrendered just four hits and two walks while striking out four batters in six innings to earn his first victory. Alex Frey retired two batters in the seventh, and Kevin Yarabinec came in to pitch the final 2.1 innings and record his second save.The ...More >>
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    YSU softball beats Wright State 3-2 on Senior Day

    YSU softball beats Wright State 3-2 on Senior Day

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Senior Samantha Snodgrass' bases-loaded fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning scored sophomore Miranda Castiglione and lifted the Youngstown State softball team to a 3-2 Senior Day come-from-behind win over Wright State on Saturday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins improve to 22-19 overall and 7-6 in the Horizon League while the Raiders fall to 13-27 and 8-6 in the league. Heach Coach Brian Campbell also picked up career win No. 399.Castiglione...More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Senior Samantha Snodgrass' bases-loaded fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning scored sophomore Miranda Castiglione and lifted the Youngstown State softball team to a 3-2 Senior Day come-from-behind win over Wright State on Saturday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins improve to 22-19 overall and 7-6 in the Horizon League while the Raiders fall to 13-27 and 8-6 in the league. Heach Coach Brian Campbell also picked up career win No. 399.Castiglione...More >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball results 4/19/14

    H.S. baseball and softball results 4/19/14

    High School BaseballHowland 6 Green 2 Game 1Howland 12 Green 1 Game 2Poland 12 Boardman 2 Game 1Poland 6 Boardman 4 Game 2High School SoftballBrookfield 12 Struthers 2Canfield 7 West Branch 0Crestview 12 Hubbard 5 Game 1Crestview 5 Hubbard 4 Game 2More >>
    High School BaseballHowland 6 Green 2 Game 1Howland 12 Green 1 Game 2Poland 12 Boardman 2 Game 1Poland 6 Boardman 4 Game 2High School SoftballBrookfield 12 Struthers 2Canfield 7 West Branch 0Crestview 12 Hubbard 5 Game 1Crestview 5 Hubbard 4 Game 2More >>
  • Buehrle dominates in Blue Jays' 5-0 win

    Buehrle dominates in Blue Jays' 5-0 win

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list.Buehrle (4-0) lowered his ERA to 0.64 in four starts.The left-hander who once pitched a perfect game was pulled after giving up a single and walk to ...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list.Buehrle (4-0) lowered his ERA to 0.64 in four starts.The left-hander who once pitched a perfect game was pulled after giving up a single and walk to ...More >>
  • Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.Game 3 is Monday in Columbus.Jack Johnson tied the g...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.Game 3 is Monday in Columbus.Jack Johnson tied the g...More >>
  • Pirates activate C Stewart, cut 1B Ishikawa

    Pirates activate C Stewart, cut 1B Ishikawa

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and cut first baseman Travis Ishikawa.The Pirates also optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis and cleared roster space for first baseman Ike Davis.Davis was acquired from the New York Mets in a trade Friday night and joined the Pirates for Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.Stewart had surgery on his right knee on March 19. He played six rehab games in t...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and cut first baseman Travis Ishikawa.The Pirates also optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis and cleared roster space for first baseman Ike Davis.Davis was acquired from the New York Mets in a trade Friday night and joined the Pirates for Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.Stewart had surgery on his right knee on March 19. He played six rehab games in t...More >>
  • Braun homers twice, rallies Brewers over Pirates

    Braun homers twice, rallies Brewers over Pirates

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:37:28 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the final 65 games last year in the Biogenesis drug scandal. The other three homers came in one game on April 8 at Philadelphia.The go-ahead drive came off Pirates closer Jason Grilli (0-1), his second blown save in six opportunities. Jean Segura's tw...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the final 65 games last year in the Biogenesis drug scandal. The other three homers came in one game on April 8 at Philadelphia.The go-ahead drive came off Pirates closer Jason Grilli (0-1), his second blown save in six opportunities. Jean Segura's tw...More >>
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    Wright State sweeps YSU softball

    Wright State sweeps YSU softball

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown State softball team tallied just eight hits on the day and dropped a pair of Horizon League games to Wright State, 5-3 and 2-0, on Friday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins, who fall to 21-19 overall and 6-6 in the Horizon League, could not capitalize on six Wright State errors and left nine runners stranded on base in the opener.After scoring an unearned run in the top of the second inning, Wright State (13-26, 8-4 Horizon League), added two in...More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown State softball team tallied just eight hits on the day and dropped a pair of Horizon League games to Wright State, 5-3 and 2-0, on Friday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins, who fall to 21-19 overall and 6-6 in the Horizon League, could not capitalize on six Wright State errors and left nine runners stranded on base in the opener.After scoring an unearned run in the top of the second inning, Wright State (13-26, 8-4 Horizon League), added two in...More >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball results 4/18/14

    H.S. baseball and softball results 4/18/14

    High school baseball and softball results from Friday, April 18, 2014.More >>
    High school baseball and softball results from Friday, April 18, 2014.More >>
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    Oakland evens series with the Penguins

    Oakland evens series with the Penguins

    NILES, Ohio - Three Oakland pitchers combined to limit the Youngstown State baseball team to three hits, and the Golden Grizzlies evened the three-game series with a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Friday evening at Eastwood Field.Oakland starter Tim Koons went seven innings and allowed an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine batters. Collin Gee and Logan Sparkman both retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. The Penguins were held...More >>
    NILES, Ohio - Three Oakland pitchers combined to limit the Youngstown State baseball team to three hits, and the Golden Grizzlies evened the three-game series with a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Friday evening at Eastwood Field.Oakland starter Tim Koons went seven innings and allowed an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine batters. Collin Gee and Logan Sparkman both retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. The Penguins were held...More >>
  • Giambi set to return to Indians on Monday

    Giambi set to return to Indians on Monday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:18:12 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a fractured rib.The 43-year-old recently was at Double-A Akron for a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. Giambi said he's ready to play, but the Indians will wait until after the weekend, when they open a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals.Giambi took batting practice before Friday's series opener against Toronto.He said the time in the minor...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a fractured rib.The 43-year-old recently was at Double-A Akron for a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. Giambi said he's ready to play, but the Indians will wait until after the weekend, when they open a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals.Giambi took batting practice before Friday's series opener against Toronto.He said the time in the minor...More >>
  • Cabrera gets 4 hits, Blue Jays edge Indians 3-2

    Cabrera gets 4 hits, Blue Jays edge Indians 3-2

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Munenori Kawasaki hit an RBI single off reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) and Encarnacion delivered against Cody Allen.Steve Delabar (1-0), one of three Toronto relievers to combine for eight walks in the eighth inning in a loss at Minn...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Munenori Kawasaki hit an RBI single off reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) and Encarnacion delivered against Cody Allen.Steve Delabar (1-0), one of three Toronto relievers to combine for eight walks in the eighth inning in a loss at Minn...More >>
  • Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

    Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:42:07 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta on Friday night. Davis was on the field during batting practice earlier in the day.The 27-year-old was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBIs in 12 games for the Mets. He was platooning with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base.Davis hit 32 homers for...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta on Friday night. Davis was on the field during batting practice earlier in the day.The 27-year-old was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBIs in 12 games for the Mets. He was platooning with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base.Davis hit 32 homers for...More >>
  • 76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris calls the 19-win season a success.Harris says he believes the Sixers successfully completed the first step of their painful rebuilding process. He says the Sixers need at least two to four elite players to become a contender again in the NBA.Harris has faith in general manager Sam Hinkie to make the right calls and he gave first-year coach Brett Brown an 'A' for his leadership under trying circumstances.He also thanked the fans for st...More >>
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris calls the 19-win season a success.Harris says he believes the Sixers successfully completed the first step of their painful rebuilding process. He says the Sixers need at least two to four elite players to become a contender again in the NBA.Harris has faith in general manager Sam Hinkie to make the right calls and he gave first-year coach Brett Brown an 'A' for his leadership under trying circumstances.He also thanked the fans for st...More >>
  • Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

    Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.He fell one out shy of a complete game Sunday at Miller Park. This time, he was charged with three runs - two unearned - and four hits with three walks with five strikeouts.Gomez homered de...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days.He fell one out shy of a complete game Sunday at Miller Park. This time, he was charged with three runs - two unearned - and four hits with three walks with five strikeouts.Gomez homered de...More >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball results 4/17/14

    H.S. baseball and softball results 4/17/14

    High school baseball and softball scores from Thursday, April 17, 2014.More >>
    High school baseball and softball scores from Thursday, April 17, 2014.More >>
  • YSU Press Release

    Penguins battle back for 5-4 walk-off win over Oakland

    Penguins battle back for 5-4 walk-off win over Oakland

    NILES, Ohio - Kris Moules singled home Kevin Hix with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Youngstown State baseball team to a come-from-behind walk-off 5-4 win over Oakland on Thursday night at Eastwood Field.YSU (7-23 overall and 2-7 in the Horizon League) trailed on three different occasions before Moules's heroics in the ninth. The Golden Grizzlies (6-20 and 1-9) led 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3, but each time the Guins were able to rally.After working out a jam in the top of the ninth as OU stran...More >>
    NILES, Ohio - Kris Moules singled home Kevin Hix with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Youngstown State baseball team to a come-from-behind walk-off 5-4 win over Oakland on Thursday night at Eastwood Field.YSU (7-23 overall and 2-7 in the Horizon League) trailed on three different occasions before Moules's heroics in the ninth. The Golden Grizzlies (6-20 and 1-9) led 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3, but each time the Guins were able to rally.After working out a jam in the top of the ninth as OU stran...More >>
  • Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians

    Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians

    DETROIT (AP) - Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler's three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2).Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland's Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5.Joe Nathan pitched a perfect...More >>
    DETROIT (AP) - Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler's three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2).Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland's Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5.Joe Nathan pitched a perfect...More >>
  • McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

    McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line was the second of his career as a pinch hitter. It stared Pittsburgh's nine-run outburst over the seventh and eighth innings that was c...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line was the second of his career as a pinch hitter. It stared Pittsburgh's nine-run outburst over the seventh and eighth innings that was c...More >>
  • Gomes, McAllister lead Indians past Tigers 3-2

    Gomes, McAllister lead Indians past Tigers 3-2

    DETROIT (AP) - Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.More >>
    DETROIT (AP) - Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.More >>
  • Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

    Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in GameMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in GameMore >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball results 4/16/14

    H.S. baseball and softball results 4/16/14

    High School Baseball Aurora 2 Ursuline 1 Howland 7 Niles 0 Poland 2 Hubbard 0 Springfield 10 United 0 Mineral Ridge 5 Lowellville 3   High School Softball Fitch 3 Wesleyan, NC 1More >>
    High School Baseball Aurora 2 Ursuline 1 Howland 7 Niles 0 Poland 2 Hubbard 0 Springfield 10 United 0 Mineral Ridge 5 Lowellville 3   High School Softball Fitch 3 Wesleyan, NC 1More >>
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    Pompelia out as basketball coach at Warren JFK

    Pompelia out as basketball coach at Warren JFK

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:11:19 GMT
    WARREN, Ohio - Warren JFK is looking for a new boy's basketball coach.More >>
    WARREN, Ohio - Warren JFK is looking for a new boy's basketball coach.More >>
  • Pirates shut out by Reds' Cueto 4-0

    Pirates shut out by Reds' Cueto 4-0

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:05:21 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing that the Pirates could do was watch. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game,More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing that the Pirates could do was watch. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game,More >>
  • H.S. softball results 4/15/14

    H.S. softball results 4/15/14

    High School SoftballFitch 5 Elmira, New York 4 Fitch 3 Priceville, Alambama 0More >>
    High school softball results from Tuesday, April 15th.More >>
  • Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award

    Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:21:15 GMT
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service. Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropicMore >>
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service. Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropicMore >>
  • Buckeyes to host Illini in Nov. 1 night game

    Buckeyes to host Illini in Nov. 1 night game

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:14:58 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes' first November night game.More >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes' first November night game.More >>
  • Indians activate OF Bourn

    Indians activate OF Bourn

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:07:09 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the disabled list before their scheduled game with the Tigers was postponed by inclement weather. To make room forMore >>
    DETROIT (AP) - The Indians activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the disabled list before their scheduled game with the Tigers was postponed by inclement weather. To make room forMore >>
  • Steelers sign P Adam Podlesh

    Steelers sign P Adam Podlesh

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:24:28 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed punter Adam Podlesh to a one-year contract. The Steelers are looking for a new punter after deciding not to re-signMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed punter Adam Podlesh to a one-year contract. The Steelers are looking for a new punter after deciding not to re-signMore >>
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    Pirates beat Reds 8-7 in suspended game

    Pirates beat Reds 8-7 in suspended game

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:23:04 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game
    More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs.More >>
  • Real season just beginning for Penguins

    Real season just beginning for Penguins

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:08:13 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Metropolitan Division champion Pittsburgh Penguins are ready for the postseason to begin. Despite a rash of injuries that included significant absences by stars such as Evgeni Malkin,More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Metropolitan Division champion Pittsburgh Penguins are ready for the postseason to begin. Despite a rash of injuries that included significant absences by stars such as Evgeni Malkin,More >>
  • All - American Conference could be expanding again

    All - American Conference could be expanding again

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:46:39 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The All - American Conference could be expanding again. It's expected that a vote will be taken next month on entry of Ashtabula Lakeside. If approved, Lakeside would join for allMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The All - American Conference could be expanding again. It's expected that a vote will be taken next month on entry of Ashtabula Lakeside. If approved, Lakeside would join for allMore >>
  • Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

    Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:25:13 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving doesn't want the Cavaliers' final game of this disheartening season to look anything like the team's previous two. Showing little fight, the Cavs were beaten over the weekendMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving doesn't want the Cavaliers' final game of this disheartening season to look anything like the team's previous two. Showing little fight, the Cavs were beaten over the weekendMore >>
  • Browns sign FB Chris Pressley

    Browns sign FB Chris Pressley

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:59:10 GMT
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns have signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate. Pressley missed all of last season with CincinnatiMore >>
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns have signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate. Pressley missed all of last season with CincinnatiMore >>
  • Browns' Mack relieved free agency behind him

    Browns' Mack relieved free agency behind him

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:57:00 GMT
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The confusing whirlwind of free agency behind him, Pro Bowl center Alex Mack says he's excited about staying with the Browns. Mack remained with Cleveland after theMore >>
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The confusing whirlwind of free agency behind him, Pro Bowl center Alex Mack says he's excited about staying with the Browns. Mack remained with Cleveland after theMore >>
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:14:46 GMT
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 LondonMore >>
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 LondonMore >>
  • Buckeyes add another transfer big man in Thompson

    Buckeyes add another transfer big man in Thompson

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:52:46 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Virginia Tech's Trevor Thompson, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, says he's transferring to play at Ohio State. Thompson will have three years of eligibilityMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Virginia Tech's Trevor Thompson, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, says he's transferring to play at Ohio State. Thompson will have three years of eligibilityMore >>
  • Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

    Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

    Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.More >>
    Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.More >>
  • Lots of new Buckeyes on display in scrimmage

    Lots of new Buckeyes on display in scrimmage

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:59:21 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Several of the early preseason publications and websites predict Ohio State should have one of the top 10 or 15 teams in the country. If the Buckeyes live up to that hype, it'llMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Several of the early preseason publications and websites predict Ohio State should have one of the top 10 or 15 teams in the country. If the Buckeyes live up to that hype, it'llMore >>
  • Pirates prospect Taillon has Tommy John surgery

    Pirates prospect Taillon has Tommy John surgery

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:48:24 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates say top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The procedure was performed Wednesday in New York by Dr. David Altchek.More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates say top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The procedure was performed Wednesday in New York by Dr. David Altchek.More >>
  • Alvarez hit go-ahead HR, Pirates hold off Cubs 5-4

    Alvarez hit go-ahead HR, Pirates hold off Cubs 5-4

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:36:36 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates aMore >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates aMore >>
  • NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil

    NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:30:30 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October.More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October.More >>
  • Indians place 3B Chisenhall on paternity list

    Indians place 3B Chisenhall on paternity list

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:25:13 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity list and recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus. Chisenhall is batting .400More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity list and recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus. Chisenhall is batting .400More >>
  • YSU Press Release

    Lady Penguins split doubleheader with Saint Francis (Pa.)

    Lady Penguins split doubleheader with Saint Francis (Pa.)

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Freshman Darcella Blakey went 3-for-3 and classmate Maria Lacatena hit her first career home run to lift the Youngstown State softball team to 4-3 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) and salvagedMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Freshman Darcella Blakey went 3-for-3 and classmate Maria Lacatena hit her first career home run to lift the Youngstown State softball team to 4-3 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) and salvagedMore >>
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    H.S. baseball and softball results 4/9/14

    H.S. baseball and softball results 4/9/14

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:04:50 GMT
    Baseball Canfield 4 North Canton Hoover 3 Fitch 5Ursuline 0 Mineral Ridge 9 Sebring 1 Champion 9 LaBrae 2 Howland 5 Harding 3 Liberty 13 East 0 Jackson Milton 15 Lordstown 5 Springfield 10 ColumbianaMore >>
    High school baseball and softball resutls from Wednesday, April 9th.More >>
  • Jokinen's SO winner lifts Penguins past Red Wings

    Jokinen's SO winner lifts Penguins past Red Wings

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit Red Wings on WednesdayMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit Red Wings on WednesdayMore >>
  • Hammel strong again, Cubs beat Pirates 7-5

    Hammel strong again, Cubs beat Pirates 7-5

    CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.More >>
  • Waiters scores 22, Cavaliers rout Pistons 122-100

    Waiters scores 22, Cavaliers rout Pistons 122-100

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Dion Waiters scored 22 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers, their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, routed the Detroit Pistons 122-100 on Wednesday night. Tyler ZellerMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Dion Waiters scored 22 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers, their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, routed the Detroit Pistons 122-100 on Wednesday night. Tyler ZellerMore >>
  • Indians split doubleheader with Padres

    Indians split doubleheader with Padres

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Zach McAllister's gem in the first game put the Indians in position for a sweep of Wednesday's doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. A lack of hitting and a call that didn't go Cleveland'sMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Zach McAllister's gem in the first game put the Indians in position for a sweep of Wednesday's doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. A lack of hitting and a call that didn't go Cleveland'sMore >>
  • Buckeyes defensive line should be a major strength

    Buckeyes defensive line should be a major strength

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:46:39 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - There might be some question marks elsewhere on Ohio State's defense. The line, however, is expected to be the source of a lot of answers. With Joey Bosa, Noah Spence, AdolphusMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - There might be some question marks elsewhere on Ohio State's defense. The line, however, is expected to be the source of a lot of answers. With Joey Bosa, Noah Spence, AdolphusMore >>
  • Browns confident they'll keep Mack

    Browns confident they'll keep Mack

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:28:47 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Alex Mack is still floating in free-agency limbo, but the Browns remain confident the Pro Bowl center will land back with them. Mack visited last weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars,More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Alex Mack is still floating in free-agency limbo, but the Browns remain confident the Pro Bowl center will land back with them. Mack visited last weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars,More >>
  • Penguins D Kris Letang set for return after stroke

    Penguins D Kris Letang set for return after stroke

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:48:33 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will play on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, more than two months after suffering a stroke. General manager Ray Shero says LetangMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will play on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, more than two months after suffering a stroke. General manager Ray Shero says LetangMore >>
  • Steelers kickoff 2014 preseason against Giants

    Steelers kickoff 2014 preseason against Giants

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:42:28 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers will be seeing plenty of the Buffalo Bills during the 2014 preseason. The Steelers will host Buffalo during the second week of the exhibition schedule. The teamsMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers will be seeing plenty of the Buffalo Bills during the 2014 preseason. The Steelers will host Buffalo during the second week of the exhibition schedule. The teamsMore >>
  • Kipnis homers, Indians top Padres 2-0 in Game 1

    Kipnis homers, Indians top Padres 2-0 in Game 1

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:34:02 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Zach McAllister pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the San Diego PadresMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Zach McAllister pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the San Diego PadresMore >>
  • Indians send RHP Vinnie Pestano to minors

    Indians send RHP Vinnie Pestano to minors

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:49:29 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have optioned struggling reliever Vinnie Pestano to the minor leagues. Pestano was sent to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, a day after he gave up a homer and allowed threeMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have optioned struggling reliever Vinnie Pestano to the minor leagues. Pestano was sent to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, a day after he gave up a homer and allowed threeMore >>
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    H.S. baseball, softball and tennis results 4/8/14

    H.S. baseball, softball and tennis results 4/8/14

    Softball Howland 15 Warren Harding 3 Howland 15 Baseball Ursuline 12 Heartland Christian 3 Boys Tennis Mooney 5 Fitch 0More >>
    Softball Howland 15 Warren Harding 3 Howland 15 Baseball Ursuline 12 Heartland Christian 3 Boys Tennis Mooney 5 Fitch 0More >>
  • 3 players leaving YSU women's basketball team

    3 players leaving YSU women's basketball team

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown state women's basketball team is losing a trio of players. Taylor Hvisdak, Amanda Barger and Shar'Rae Davis are all leaving the program. Davis missed the entire seasonMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown state women's basketball team is losing a trio of players. Taylor Hvisdak, Amanda Barger and Shar'Rae Davis are all leaving the program. Davis missed the entire seasonMore >>
  • YSU Press Release

    Penguins split doubleheader with Kent State

    Penguins split doubleheader with Kent State

    NILES, Ohio - The Youngstown State baseball team and Kent State both won a game with a big inning in their last at bat in a doubleheader split at Eastwood Field on Tuesday evening. The Penguins scoredMore >>
    NILES, Ohio - The Youngstown State baseball team and Kent State both won a game with a big inning in their last at bat in a doubleheader split at Eastwood Field on Tuesday evening. The Penguins scoredMore >>
  • Murphy drives in 4, Indians beat Padres 8-6

    Murphy drives in 4, Indians beat Padres 8-6

    CLEVELAND (AP) - David Murphy hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs as the Cleveland Indians took advantage of outdoor batting practice and San Diego's sloppiness to beat the Padres 8-6 on TuesdayMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - David Murphy hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs as the Cleveland Indians took advantage of outdoor batting practice and San Diego's sloppiness to beat the Padres 8-6 on TuesdayMore >>
  • Pirates beat Castro and Cubs 7-6

    Pirates beat Castro and Cubs 7-6

    CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.More >>
    CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night.More >>
  • Strike continues at Rio 2016 Olympic venues

    Strike continues at Rio 2016 Olympic venues

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 18:15:14 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - More than 2,000 workers stayed away from venue construction sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Tuesday as a strike that began last week continued without an end in sight.More >>
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - More than 2,000 workers stayed away from venue construction sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Tuesday as a strike that began last week continued without an end in sight.More >>
  • Father and son gearing up for historic Masters

    Father and son gearing up for historic Masters

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:37:41 GMT
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Kevin Stadler might be playing in the Masters for the first time, but he's already showing his old man a thing or two. Such as the best way to get to the Augusta National media center. CraigMore >>
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Kevin Stadler might be playing in the Masters for the first time, but he's already showing his old man a thing or two. Such as the best way to get to the Augusta National media center. CraigMore >>
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    Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

    Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:46:52 GMT
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. ShabazzMore >>
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. ShabazzMore >>
  • Cleveland stars Irving, Gordon in media spat

    Cleveland stars Irving, Gordon in media spat

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:36:14 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Two of Cleveland's biggest sports stars are going at it. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon exchanged barbs across all number of platforms over the weekendMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Two of Cleveland's biggest sports stars are going at it. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon exchanged barbs across all number of platforms over the weekendMore >>
  • Ohio State football will pay 3 visitors over $2M

    Ohio State football will pay 3 visitors over $2M

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:19:12 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State will pay more than $2 million in total guarantees to bring Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati to Ohio Stadium to play the Buckeyes in football this fall. The universityMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State will pay more than $2 million in total guarantees to bring Virginia Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati to Ohio Stadium to play the Buckeyes in football this fall. The universityMore >>
  • Indians, Padres postponed by rain

    Indians, Padres postponed by rain

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:52:35 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians' interleague series opener with the San Diego Padres has been postponed by rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Steady rain fell at ProgressiveMore >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians' interleague series opener with the San Diego Padres has been postponed by rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Steady rain fell at ProgressiveMore >>
  • The Inter-Tri County League will have a new look beginning fall 2015

    The Inter-Tri County League will have a new look beginning fall 2015

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:54:10 GMT
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Inter-Tri County League is going to have a new look beginning in the fall of 2015. Superintendents voted unanimously on Monday to approve a new three tier look. Here's the way itMore >>
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  • Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

    Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

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    H.S. baseball and softball scores 4/1/14

    H.S. baseball and softball scores 4/1/14

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    High school baseball and softball scores from Tuesday, April 1st.More >>
  • Indians, A's game postponed due to rain

    Indians, A's game postponed due to rain

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:48:01 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The game between the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians has been postponed because of rain. The A's said Tuesday night's game would be made up in a day-night doubleheader Wednesday.More >>
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The game between the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians has been postponed because of rain. The A's said Tuesday night's game would be made up in a day-night doubleheader Wednesday.More >>
  • Steelers sign former Texans CB McCain

    Steelers sign former Texans CB McCain

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:36:56 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Houston cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. McCain spent five seasons with the Texans after being selectedMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Houston cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. McCain spent five seasons with the Texans after being selectedMore >>
  • Hurricanes dominate Penguins 4-1

    Hurricanes dominate Penguins 4-1

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:32:42 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carolina rookie Elias Lindholm scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and the Hurricanes dominated the listless Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night. Eric StaalMore >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carolina rookie Elias Lindholm scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and the Hurricanes dominated the listless Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night. Eric StaalMore >>
  • Phantoms will pay more to keep Covelli as home ice

    Phantoms will pay more to keep Covelli as home ice

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:53:59 GMT
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    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A deal is expected to be finalized that would keep the Youngstown Phantoms skating on Covelli Centre Ice. The amateur hockey team has been paying the centre $2,750 dollars per gameMore >>
  • Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

    Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-02 00:41:04 GMT
    Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career. Woods said on his website thatMore >>
    Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career. Woods said on his website thatMore >>
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