Fresh start

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PITTSBURGH — Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Turner just wants to fit in on a revamped line. The Steelers signed the eight-year veteran to a one-year contract after minicamp in June. The team had a significant hole along the offensive line following the surprise ...

Werenski signing heartens Jackets in a year of change

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COLUMBUS — The social-media griping grew increasingly vociferous as the Columbus Blue Jackets traded away popular veterans one by one as part of a major roster overhaul. First, captain Nick Foligno and reliable defenseman David Savard at the deadline in April. Then All-Star defenseman Seth ...

Allen, Cavs agree to $100 million, 5-year deal

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CLEVELAND — Jarrett Allen is staying as the Cavaliers’ main man in the middle. One of the NBA’s most promising young centers, Allen agreed to a $100 million, five-year contract to remain with Cleveland on Monday as free agency opened, a person familiar with the negotiations told The ...

Tribe topples Toronto

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TORONTO — Jose Ramirez homered to cap a three-run 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Blue Jays 5-2 Monday, snapping Toronto’s four-game winning streak. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 34th home run for the Blue Jays, who lost for the first time in four games since returning ...

Men name non-league opponents

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State men’s basketball announced on Monday a nine-game 2021-22 non-league schedule that includes opponents from the Big Ten, Big 12 and Mid-American conferences, as well as six home games at the Beeghly Center. The Penguins open the campaign at Big Ten member Penn ...

Scrappers relieved to defeat Black Bears

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NILES — Gray skies and a passing thunderstorm threatened the start of Sunday’s game between the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and West Virginia Black Bears. However, the rain and clouds gave way to sunshine and, once the game started, a much-maligned Scrappers’ bullpen shined. A trio of ...