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NHL: Jackets fall in overtime

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COLUMBUS — Brayden Point scored 1:56 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 for their third straight win to begin the season. Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy and Joonas Korpisalo traded great saves in extra time before Point tapped in a pass from ...

A step closer

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BROOKFIELD — In the second meeting between the two teams in a week, Liberty’s priority was improvement against first-place Brookfield. While coming out on the wrong end of a 71-66 final score, Leopards coach Deidre Watson saw a stark contrast in her team’s performance from the first ...

YSU men try to snap skid in home return

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After playing eight of its first 10 Horizon League games on the road, the Youngstown State men’s basketball team returns to Beeghly Center to host Illinois-Chicago today and Saturday. Both games start at 5 p.m. and are broadcast on WKBN 570-AM and ESPN3. The men’s team is 7-7 overall ...

Steelers pick up former OSU QB Haskins

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PITTSBURGH — Dwayne Haskins will attempt to kick-start his career in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed the former Washington quarterback to a futures contract on Thursday, giving the 23-year-old a second chance after he flamed out in the nation’s capital in less than two seasons. Haskins ...

Blue Jays pull away from feisty Ridge

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NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays have a starting five consisting of one senior, two juniors, a sophomore and one freshman. They have taken their bumps against perennial league powers McDonald and Western Reserve, but they’ve also etched out a squad that is nine deep and ...

YSU women’s schedule shifts

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The YSU women’s team will play host to UIC instead of Detroit Mercy for two games this weekend at Beeghly Center, the Horizon League announced Thursday. The Penguins and Flames will play for the second consecutive weekend after YSU won both contests in Chicago last Friday and Saturday. ...

Frangos, Eagles edge Bulldogs

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CORTLAND — Underclassmen lead the way for the Hubbard Eagles girls basketball team. In fact, the Eagles don’t have a senior on the roster. Hubbard’s youth movement didn’t stop the Eagles from taking care of business against the Lakeview Bulldogs 44-43 on Thursday. “I’m so happy ...

FOOTBALL: YSU schedule changes

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FOOTBALL: YSU schedule changes YOUNGSTOWN — The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced an updated schedule for the soon-to-begin spring season on Thursday. The Penguins face a daunting opening four weeks, facing teams that should be ranked in the preseason top 20. YSU is still set ...

Poland, SR girls cruise; Irish boys win

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Boys basketball ¯ URSULINE 67, BENEDICTINE 54: CLEVELAND — The Fighting Irish made the trip up to Cleveland and came back with a win after taking down Benedictine Thursday. Brady Shannon led the team with 21 points. Vinny Faluto and Jakylan Irving each added nine. Ursuline (8-4) hit 10 ...

Sexton scores 42 as Cavs beat Nets and Irving

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving needed some time. The new-look Nets will require some as well. Irving returned from his personal “pause” and scored 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but Brooklyn’s “Big 3” couldn’t keep up with Cleveland’s Collin Sexton, ...