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Guard Deleah Gibson signs with YSU

YOUNGSTOWN

Deleah Gibson, a guard from Shaw High School in Cleveland, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Youngstown State women's basketball program, Penguins head coach John Barnes announced on Tuesday.

Gibson was an honorable mention selection on the Northeast Lakes All-District Division I team as a senior. A two-time team captain, she was a nominee for the 2018 McDonald's All American Games and played in the 3rdcoasthoops All-Star Game.

Larry Doby to receive Congressional medal

Washington

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, made the following statement following the successful vote in the House to award the Congressional Gold Medal to baseball legend Larry Doby:

"I'm proud the House voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to National Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby. Making his debut with the Cleveland Indians, Doby was the first African American in the American League and the second in Major League Baseball history. He stood above the racism, segregation, and harassment on and off the field by carrying himself with dignity and grace. Doby not only was an exceptional baseball player, but an extraordinary American by serving in the United States Navy during World War II. His legacy serves as an inspiration to baseball players and communities of colors all across the United States. This World Series Champion and seven-time All-Star was a great American ballplayer, breaking records and barriers one home run at a time that helped shaped the world of Major League Baseball and American Civil rights," said Congressman Ryan.

Former Scrappers to play in Futures Game

NILES

A pair of former Mahoning Valley Scrappers were selected to the 20th annual Futures Game on Sunday in Washington. Reliever Kieran Lovegrove and catcher and top Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia will represent the Indians on the World team on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Lovegrove, a Scrapper in 2014 and 2015, has pitched in Advanced-A Lynchburg and Double-A Akron this season, posting a combined 4-0 record and a 1.35 ERA in 26 relief appearances.

Mejia played in 66 games for the Scrappers in 2014. Mejia is batting .279 with 7 home runs, 42 RBI, and 21 doubles in 75 games for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.

The Futures Game is at 4 p.m. and can be seen on MLB Network and on MLB.com.

Bills' McCoy denies assaulting girlfriend

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says an allegation posted on social media accusing him of bloodying his former girlfriend's face is baseless and false.

An Instagram post from a person who says she is friends with the woman showed a graphic photo of the former girlfriend and accuses McCoy of physically abusing her, his son and his dog, as well as injecting steroids.

McCoy says in his own post on Instagram that it has been months since he's had any direct contact with his ex-girlfriend or the person who posted the accusations.

The woman who posted the accusations and the ex-girlfriend have not responded to messages left by The Associated Press.

The Bills said they have been in contact with McCoy and the NFL and will gather information.

Tampa Bay Rays unveil plan for new stadium

TAMPA, FLA.

The Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday unveiled an elaborate plan for a new domed stadium that would take them across Tampa Bay to the Ybor City section of Tampa at a cost of nearly $900 million.

The 30,842-seat stadium would be the smallest in Major League Baseball and would be covered by a fully enclosed and translucent roof, not a retractable dome.

Staff/wire report

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