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Game Changers event

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Game Changers’ annual leadership summit for high school student-athletes will be a virtual event this year, livestreaming from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube under @GCTheNewAthlete. The event helps to prepare high school athletes to compete at the next level through ...

Phantoms’ fans pick all-decade team

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Staff report With the final third of the USHL season wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Youngstown Phantoms put together an online event to keep the team’s fans involved. With the club having played 10 seasons, team officials came up with a fan vote to choose the Youngstown Phantoms ...

Offering support

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants his players to feel comfortable speaking out about social justice in any way they see fit, provided it’s done “thoughtfully and with class.” Kneeling included. Tomlin said Tuesday the club has engaged in “intimate ...

Goalie Murray ready to return

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PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray’s legacy with the Pittsburgh Penguins — such as it is at age 26 — is secure. That tends to happen when you have your name on the Stanley Cup. Twice. It’s the goaltender’s future, however, that is murky. Not that Murray is thinking about the uncertainty ...

Drummond says he will stay in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers center Andre Drummond plans to exercise his $28.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season and stay with Cleveland. Drummond, who was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Pistons in February, said on an ESPN podcast Tuesday that he intends to pick up the option. ...

Game Changers event set

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Game Changers’ annual leadership summit for high school student-athletes will be a virtual event this year, livestreaming from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube under @GCTheNewAthlete. The event helps to prepare high school athletes to compete at the next level through ...

Juniors through 4 qualifiers

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Seventy young golfers competed Monday at Mill Creek Park in the fourth of six qualifying events in the Joe Dickey Electric Juniors Division of the Greatest Golfer of Youngstown competition. Golfers who qualified for the Junior finals scheduled July 17 (Squaw Creek) and July 18 (Avalon Lakes) ...

The SteelHounds’ architect

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What do you do when you need a player to draw a crowd to your budding Central Hockey League franchise in northeast Ohio? You get a former second-round draft pick with NHL experience who spent a large portion of his pro career in Cleveland. That guy was Jeff Christian, and for their first ...

Hunt ‘blessed’ for final chance

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CLEVELAND — Kareem Hunt knows he’s run out of second chances. “I’ve got to do better,” he said. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in the Browns running back’s car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league ...

Cavs’ Love commits $500K to UCLA mental health

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CLEVELAND — Kevin Love isn’t slowing down his push to raise mental health awareness. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has been outspoken in his own struggles with panic attacks and anxiety, committed $500,000 through his foundation to UCLA’s psychology department on Monday. Love ...