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Indians will not make playoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cleveland Indians will miss out on the postseason for the first time since 2015, eliminated from the AL wild-card race Friday night with an 8-2 loss to the playoff-bound Washington Nationals. Manager Terry Francona’s Indians won the AL Central each of the past three ...

Boardman cannot overcome Howland in AAC Red battle

BOARDMAN - The boys soccer match between Howland and host Boardman on Thursday night had big implications in the Red Tier of the All-American Conference. Howland made a pair of first-half goals en route to a 3-0 victory over the Spartans. The Tigers (11-0-1) won the previous meeting 3-1. "We ...

Ridge gets the best of Western Reserve this time around

MINERAL RIDGE - Earlier this month, the Mineral Ridge Rams dropped a 3-1 set to the Western Reserve Blue Devils. It's their only blemish on the year. The adage is that it's tough to beat the same team twice and that came into play Thursday as the Rams got revenge, so to speak, in a 3-0 ...

Mooney girls win sectional crown

Staff report The Cardinal Mooney girls golf team began its quest to return to the Division II state tournament by capturing the sectional title Thursday at Pine Lakes Golf Club in Hubbard. The Cardinals shot a 338 to beat runner-up Poland by 16 strokes, as the top four teams and top four ...

Mayfield deals with criticism

BEREA — Baker Mayfield’s getting picked off and picked upon. Just three games into this second season, Cleveland’s confident-and-cocky quarterback is being surrounded. He hasn’t performed up to expectations — including his own — and Mayfield’s all-around game is being harshly ...

Steelers make deal for Seahawks’ TE

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired tight end Nick Vannett from the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Pittsburgh is in need of help at tight end. The team placed Xavier Grimble on injured reserve Wednesday with a calf injury sustained against San ...

Pirates beat Chicago, 4-2

PITTSBURGH — The collapsing Chicago Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention shortly before losing their eighth straight game, falling 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Back-to-back wild pitches by David Phelps in the eighth inning enabled Pittsburgh to score the winning ...

Happy at home

YOUNGSTOWN — Sometimes a change in scenery can make a huge difference. Bethany Rasile, a graduate of Niles McKinley High School, played at the University of Pittsburgh last fall, but saw limited playing time and decided she would change course in her collegiate career. She ended up ...

Buckeyes have road test at Nebraska

COLUMBUS — The upcoming game at Nebraska has been circled on the calendar for a while as potentially the first tough test for an Ohio State team that entered the season with a lot of questions. The No. 5 Buckeyes are rolling, but they also know Nebraska (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) has better ...

Tribe’s Ramirez red hot in return

CHICAGO — Cleveland Indians star Jose Ramirez hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance after missing a month with a broken hand, then followed with a three-run drive in his second. Batting left-handed, Ramirez lofted a 3-1 pitch from Chicago White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer into ...