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Falling short in 2OT

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been nearly a month since Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team played host after a five-game road trip, and the Penguins were ready to play their first contest at the Beeghly Center in 2020. YSU’s January homecoming was spoiled by the Green Bay Phoenix, a ...

AP source: Vikings’ Paton withdraws from Browns’ GM job hunt

MINNEAPOLIS — George Paton wasn’t about to leave Minnesota’s comfort for Cleveland’s chaos. The Vikings assistant general manager withdrew his candidacy Friday for the Browns’ general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who told The Associated ...

NFL: Hunt cited for speeding, pot

CLEVELAND — Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation, and police say they found marijuana in his car. He was pulled over Tuesday afternoon in Rocky River, Ohio — on Cleveland’s west side — while driving on Interstate 90. An incident report said officers ...

Carlin returns to Scrappers

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, in conjunction with the Cleveland Indians player development staff, announced Luke Carlin as manager of the Scrappers for the 2020 season. Carlin was at the helm in 2017 for the Scrappers, leading them to a 44-29 record and a Pinckney Division Title. ...

Struthers promotes Bayuk to head coach

STRUTHERS — The committee formed to seek out the next Struthers High School football coach didn’t have to go far to find what it was looking for. The Struthers Board of Education on Thursday approved the recommendation to hire John Bayuk as the new leader of the Wildcats football ...

Beal’s 36 powers Wiz to easy victory over Cavs

CLEVELAND — Bradley Beal scored 36 points and the weary Washington Wizards, overcoming an overtime loss and early-morning arrival in town, defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-112 on Thursday night. The Wizards started slowly after not getting in until around 4 a.m. following an OT defeat ...

Carr lifts Gophers over OSU

COLUMBUS — Marcus Carr hit a game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds left and Minnesota beat struggling Ohio State 62-59 on Thursday night. Carr had 21 points as the Gophers rallied to stay with the Buckeyes in the second half, tying the game twice in the last 1:37. His 3-pointer came ...

Davis was coach to several locals

Bill Davis spent the 1980s as an NFL executive with the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. It was Davis who, as the Browns’ Vice President of Player Personnel from 1981 to 1986, who brought in Cleveland legends like Boardman High School graduate Bernie Kosar, Hanford ...

Source: GM candidate gets 2nd interview

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Paton, who met with ...

Jackets earn 6th straight win

COLUMBUS — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. Bjorkstand broke the tie with a top-shelf shot over the shoulder of Winnipeg goalie Laurent Brossoit with ...