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YSU’s Phillips remains upbeat about team’s future

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — When Doug Phillips was hired as the eighth head coach in Youngstown State University football history, all he wanted to do was get down to business and prepare his team for a new era in Penguins football and their opening game of the season. That was Feb. 7, right before ...

Browns’ Mack, Williams return

CLEVELAND (AP) — As several big names — Nick Bosa, Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey and others — were added to a long list of injured players on Sunday during a cringe-worthy afternoon across the NFL, Browns linebacker Mack Wilson felt several emotions. “Heartbroken,” he ...

Tribe 1 win from postseason

CLEVELAND — The Indians left Progressive Field on the brink of a playoff berth and went home. The party’s on hold. In 2020, little goes as planned. “Everything is awkward this year,” acting manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said. “So you can add that to it.” Carlos Santana’s two-run ...

Horse collar

PITTSBURGH — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t overthink things. His team’s defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers ...

Carrasco, Ramirez help Tribe top Tigers

DETROIT — With Carlos Carrasco looking sharp down the stretch, the Cleveland Indians could be a dangerous team in the postseason. Carrasco allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez homered twice to lift the Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. ...

LOCAL: YSU’s Phillips to speak

Youngstown State University football coach Doug Phillips will be the guest speaker at today’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township. The event begins at noon and the public is welcome to attend. Please call Avion at ...

Cardinals edge Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek ...

Conner expected to play vs. Broncos

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh running back James Conner believes he’ll be able to play on his balky left ankle today (1 p.m., CBS) when the Steelers host Denver in their home opener. Conner left a season-opening win over the New York Giants on Monday in the first half after something ...

High-scoring victory changes perceptions

CLEVELAND — The chant seemed to come out of nowhere and quickly grew louder during a replay review to see if the Browns had indeed scored on a gorgeous, play-action touchdown pass. “O-B-J, O-B-J,” yelled many of the 6,000 fans, acknowledging Odell Beckham Jr.’s 43-yard scoring ...

Lake Erie walleye count rated excellent

Judging by the mid-day parades of trucks towing boats southbound on Ohio 11 this summer, it is apparent that limiting on Lake Erie walleyes was not difficult. Based on news released earlier this week by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, the outlook for easy limits ...