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The lure of the big catch

Big fish capture the imagination and fuel the pursuit of anglers who cannot resist the drive to raise the bar as high as possible. They are the reason states keep records and international associations publish lists of those who are recognized worldwide for their magnificent catches. ...

Letang leads Penguins’ win

PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the undermanned Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to win their fifth straight, 4-2 over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. Letang dangled his way past a sliding Tyler Seguin to skate in and beat Anton ...

This week’s games

Today EAST NC State (4-2) at Boston College (3-3), Noon Lafayette (0-6) at Georgetown (4-2), Noon Dartmouth (4-0) at Marist (1-4), Noon Duquesne (3-2) at Sacred Heart (3-3), Noon Houston (2-4) at UConn (1-5), Noon Robert Morris (2-4) at Wagner (1-5), Noon Princeton (4-0) at ...

Buckeyes keep focus on Wildcats, not Wisconsin

EVANSTON, Ill. — No. 3 Ohio State has bulldozed everyone in its path, putting up big numbers on offense and strangling opponents with its defense. Northwestern is struggling. The game tonight between two teams that played in the Big Ten championship game last season sure looks like a ...

Ebony banquet is tonight

The 23rd annual Ebony Lifeline Sports Museum’s all-sports banquet is scheduled tonight, beginning at 6:30, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall, 243 Mr. Carmel Ave., Youngstown. Ten former greats will be inducted into the museum. In addition, Chaney High School student T’Shawn Jones will ...

Indians’ Perez has surgery

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Roberto Perez had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. The team said Perez underwent the arthroscopic procedure Thursday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 30-year-old Perez is expected to be fully recovered by spring training in February. Perez had a ...

Dorsey hints he’s discussed Williams with Redskins

BEREA — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey already has pulled off one blockbuster trade. He seems eager to make another. Dorsey said he’s had “a few conversations” lately with Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen and hinted one of the topics discussed has been a trade ...

Steelers’ Rudolph to return as starter after concussion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared by an independent neurological consultant following a concussion he sustained against ...

Garrett punched by fan

CLEVELAND — The Browns are even taking hits off the field. Star defensive end Myles Garrett said he was punched in the face Wednesday by a “fan” who wanted to take a picture with him. Garrett posted on his Twitter account that the person “hopped” out of his car before delivering a ...

Ebony fame event is Friday

The 23rd annual Ebony Lifeline Sports Museum’s all-sports banquet is scheduled Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall, 243 Mr. Carmel Ave., Youngstown. Ten former greats will be inducted into the museum. In addition, Chaney High School student T’Shawn Jones will ...