Self-inflicted wounds plaguing Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett’s car crash triggered another week of distractions for the Browns, leading to a familiar frustrating finish on Sunday. They’re their own worst enemy. Cleveland’s inability to score in the red zone and a costly defensive breakdown — a problem in the first ...

HS Football Notebook: Hubbard maintains consistency

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The Hubbard High football program — and Eagles coach Brian Hoffman — continue to build on an already-historic run. On Friday, Hubbard defeated Lakeview 22-0 to lift its record to 5-2. The win guaranteed the Eagles a .500 or better record while strengthening their playoff chances. ...

Picking Pickett was inevitable for Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin tried to keep the moment at bay as long as he could. Mitch Trubisky did too while gamely — if futilely — enduring what quickly became a weekly referendum on his ability to hang onto the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during a slow start. It didn’t ...

Royals top Guardians in extras

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CLEVELAND — Rookie Drew Waters belted a three-run homer off Kirk McCarty in the 10th inning, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 victory over the AL Central champion Cleveland Guardians on Monday night. Waters’ third home run in four games landed on the porch in left field, scoring ...

Pujols hits HR 703, but Pirates edge Cardinals

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PITTSBURGH — Albert Pujols hit his 703rd home run Monday night, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth for second place in career RBIs, but the St. Louis Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh 3-2 when the Pirates drew four consecutive walks in the ninth inning to force home the winning run. The 42-year-old ...