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Steelers RB Najee Harris looking to expand leadership role in 2nd year

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris enjoyed a breakout rookie season last year. Harris has been slowed by a foot injury during his second training camp with the Steelers. But the brief summer setback has allowed Harris an opportunity to pause from the daily on-field ...

Browns RB Hunt practices after demanding trade

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns’ training camp hasn’t lacked for drama because of quarterback Deshaun Watson’s NFL disciplinary case over sexual misconduct allegations. Now, there’s a new storyline involving running back Kareem Hunt — even if the head coach insists the ...

McKenzie, Guardians blank Astros

CLEVELAND — Triston McKenzie held Houston to two hits and struck out eight in eight innings, Luke Maile homered for the first time in three years and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 on Sunday. McKenzie (8-8) retired 15 straight hitters before pinch-hitter Kyle Tucker ...

Scrappers earn another sudden-death win

NILES — In the span of 19 hours, history repeated itself at Eastwood Field. On Saturday, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers rallied with a three-run ninth inning to tie their game against State College at 5-5. The Scrappers then kept the Spikes from scoring in sudden death to secure the win. ...

Pirates get rare win over Orioles at Camden Yards

BALTIMORE — Bryse Wilson pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Ke’Bryan Hayes homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped Baltimore’s five-game winning streak Sunday with an 8-1 victory over the Orioles. The Pirates also ended their own nine-game skid at Camden Yards, improving to ...