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YOUNGSTOWN — After Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Storm, Youngstown Phantoms coach Brad Patterson talked about the team’s poor execution and compete level. His players heard the message loud and clear as the Phantoms rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to pull out a 5-3 victory. “I ...

Packers’ Linsley remains a good guy

People cannot say enough good things about 2009 Boardman High School graduate Corey Linsley. Sure, he’s the starting center for the Green Bay Packers. He’s a former standout with Ohio State University and the former Spartans standout has received numerous accolades for his football ...

Mooney in common for NFL executives

Coincidence, fate, some would call it just that. For Ed Policy and Jed York, it’s a path the two seemed destined to follow growing up in the shadow of the San Francisco 49ers system — a juggernaut in NFL circles in the 1980s and early-to-mid 90s with five Super Bowl championships. There ...

Storm blasts Phantoms, 4-1

YOUNGSTOWN — With the score tied 1-1 after the first period Friday night, it looked like there would be a battle between the Youngstown Phantoms and Tri-City Storm. But that battle turned out to be one-sided, as the Storm poured in three unanswered goals and claimed the first game of the ...

Memories help Berlin return to 2020 plans

Winter is the season for the strategic planning meetings I conduct with myself after a busy year of fishing on all of my favorite waters. Perhaps in your business, strategy meetings are contentious. Mine are not. It’s just me, myself and I working through the trends, conditions and ...

Browns continue GM talks

CLEVELAND — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland’s front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles’ vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns’ new general manager. Berry was with the ...

New coach aids search for new GM

CLEVELAND — The Browns passed on a chance to hire one of the Patriots’ coaches. Now, they’ll consider someone who helped build New England into an NFL dynasty. With Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski on board as their new coach, the Browns have accelerated the search for a ...

Culver, Tshiebwe are WVU standouts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No. 12 West Virginia’s opponents don’t have to dribble the ball past midcourt to the point of exhaustion anymore. But it comes at a cost. In abandoning a suffocating full-court pressure defense from past seasons, the Mountaineers have doubled down on an even-greater ...

Penguins fall; Jackets win

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal, Karson Kuhlman and David Pastrnak both had two assists, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Thursday night. Sean Kuraly and Par Lindholm also scored for the Bruins and Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal in the final ...

Rooney terms season one of ‘craziest’

PITTSBURGH — Art Rooney II isn’t quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he’s experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off ...