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Mayfield not nervous before debut

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York ...

NCAA adopts basketball reforms for agents, the NBA draft

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The Indianapolis-based ...

Rose ready for PGA after injury at Firestone

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Justin Rose skipped playing practice rounds for the PGA Championship, preferring instead to rest a sore back that forced him to withdraw from last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He walked each nine at Bellerive Country Club, though, and he thinks that’s good ...

Browns WR had bullets, gun part

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CLEVELAND (AP) — As Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway stood by, a police officer said he “got real nervous” when he found bullets and a gun part while searching the rookie’s vehicle. Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after being ...

Hall of Famer Brown says he’d never kneel during the anthem

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist ...

Taillon, Bucs blow out Rockies

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DENVER (AP) — It was Jameson Taillon for Pittsburgh and Chad Bettis for Colorado on Tuesday night at Coors Field. An intersection with special significance. Taillon beat Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 ...

Steelers rookie Rudolph ready for preseason debut

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LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in ...

All stay quiet as Ohio State opens practice

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State is trying to get back to business as usual while coach Urban Meyer is on paid leave, opening part of Tuesday’s practice to the media even as coaches and players remained off-limits for interviews. The first half hour of the Buckeyes’ fourth practice was open ...

Brilliant to honor first hall of fame class

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BRILLIANT — Brilliant High School graduated its last class in 1972. That closure left behind a rich tradition in athletics and academics. It’s a tradition that will have a chance to be revisited from Thursday through Sunday when the annual Brilliant Homecoming Celebration is held. ...

Indians unveil rock-themed logo for ‘19 All-Star Game

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s rock ‘n’ roll roots will be on display for the 2019 All-Star Game. Inspired by the city’s deep musical history, the team unveiled the logo for next year’s game — a red-white-and-blue guitar with a body bordered with baseball stitching. The blending ...

Buckeye tops Creek

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BLOOMINGDALE — The Buckeye Local golf team competed in its second match in as many days on Tuesday, and picked up a 186-196 win over Indian Creek at Red Oaks Golf Course. The Panthers were led by Blake Ring-Fish’s score of 41, giving him medalist for the day. Emily Holzapfel shot a 44, ...

Minnesota holds off Cleveland’s late attempt at a comeback

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Fernando Rodney struck out Francicso Lindor with the tying run on second base in the ninth inning after Adalberto Mejia pitched one-hit ball over five innings, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Tuesday night. Lindor homered in the eighth but struck ...

WVU’s Jennings looks for TDs

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Wide receiver Gary Jennings had a prolific 2017 season between the end zones for West Virginia with little else to show for it. Jennings figures his touchdown chances will improve a year after he scored just once despite amassing 97 receptions that ranked him fourth in the ...

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Buckeye Local ticket info CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local pre-sale football tickets will be available from 10:30 a.m. to noon on gamedays inside the high school cafeteria. Pre-sale tickets are $5, tickets are $7 at the gate. Cavs acquire Dekker from Clippers CLEVELAND — The Cleveland ...

Bucs held to two hits in 2-0 loss

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DENVER — Kyle Freeland has the stuff of an ace. He delivers in the clutch like an ace, too. Just don’t expect Colorado manager Bud Black to label the left-hander one yet. Not even a dominating performance like this could sway him. Freeland threw seven sharp innings and combined with ...

Prep golf tees off

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STEUBENVILLE — The high school golf season began Monday, and Steubenville Big Red started by edging Buckeye Local in a tri-match at Steubenville Country Club. Micah Krause was medalist, with a score of 43. Isaac Krause followed close behind with a 44. Carson Davis and Carlo Biasi ...

Taillon, Bettis face off tonight after both battled cancer

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DENVER (AP) — The starters for tonight’s game between Pittsburgh and Colorado reads like this: Jameson Taillon vs. Chad Bettis. A more accurate description: Two starters bouncing back from testicular cancer. “Both healthy. Both in the big leagues,” the Pirates’ Taillon said. ...

Upgrades part of Herbert’s plan

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YORKVILLE — Roger Herbert is in his second season as head football coach at Buckeye Local. Not only is the Union Local graduate trying to change the Panthers culture, he is trying to change the scenery at World War II Memorial Stadium, which was built in 1947, with a stadium improvement ...

Bauer fans 11 in dominate start, Indians crank four homers in win

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night. Cleveland’s right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston’s Chris Sale for the AL lead. After ...

Ex-Browns’ GM Heckert succumbs after long illness

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after ...