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YSU football alumni Golf Outing set for May


The Youngstown State Football Alumni Club is hosting their annual Ned Mervos Golf Outing sponsored in part by ms consultants, inc., on May 11, at the Youngstown Country Club.

The fee for members is $125 per golfer while non-members are $150. Tee/Green Sign sponsorships are available for $75. The deadline for registration is April 27.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with lunch being served starting at 11 a.m. Golf starts at noon while dinner will be at approximately 6 p.m.

Membership in the organization is $75. The annual fee includes a YSU Football Alumni gift, membership certificate and discounts on YSU Football Alumni events.

For more information contact Tom Morella at (330) 941-2351.

Wooster’s Hammond gets win in blowouts


The Wooster baseball team won both games of a doubleheader against Hiram on Thursday. The Scots won the first game 28-2 and the second, 20-4.

Wooster pitcher and Canfield graduate Alec Hammond get the win in in Game 2.

Hammond (3-0) allowed one hit and three walks in five innings of work. Hammond allowed his only run after Tyler Carcioppolo scored on a wild pitch in the second.

Wooster scored in every inning in Game 1, including a five-run fifth and six-run sixth.

Hiram pitcher Justin Humphry, a Newton Falls graduate, got the loss. He allowed six runs, five earned, in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Ohio State’s Meyer gets 2-year extension, raise


Ohio State trustees are expected to approve a two-year contract extension for football coach Urban Meyer on Friday.

The extension though the 2022 season will give Meyer a $1.2 million annual raise. A committee of the board of trustees rubber-stamped the deal Thursday.

The $7.6 million total cash compensation package makes the 53-year-old Meyer the highest paid coach in the Big Ten and third-highest nationally.

Meyer is 73-8 in his six years as head coach, including a 47-3 record in the Big Ten with six consecutive divisional championships and two Big Ten championships. The Buckeyes won the national championship under Meyer in 2014.

Steelers re-sign Ridley, Hunter to 1-year deals


Running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Justin Hunter are sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Both players signed one-year contracts on Thursday to remain with the two-time defending AFC North champions in 2018.

Hunter, 26, caught four passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in seven games with the Steelers last season after signing a free agent deal last spring.

Pittsburgh signed Ridley last December after losing James Conner to a knee injury late in the regular season. Ridley ran 26 times for 108 yards and a score in two games with Pittsburgh.

McGregor involved in backstage melee


Conor McGregor was involved in a backstage melee, and video footage appears to show the UFC star throwing a guard rail at a bus full of fighters on Saturday’s card.

McGregor crashed a press conference Thursday at Barclays Center. Video showed him with a group of people causing chaos as they took an elevator to the loading dock at the arena. He was shown tossing trash cans and causing trouble during his unannounced appearance in New York.

McGregor hasn’t fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC President Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. White also said this week he did not expect McGregor to attend Saturday’s UFC 223 card.

McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, “You’ll strip me of nothing.”

Staff/Wire Report

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