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KSU rallies past Buffalo

KENT — Dustin Crum threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, Matthew Trickett kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired, and Kent State scored 24 consecutive points in the final eight minutes to beat Buffalo 30-27 on Thursday night. Kavious Price — a 5-foot-6, 166-pound receiver — ...

Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

CLEVELAND — Separated by roughly 130 miles and six Super Bowl titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have a hostile, historic rivalry resuscitated from being heavily one-sided to much more competitive the past few years. The hatred has never waned. “It’s a big game. ...

Ohio State’s Young to miss 1 more game for NCAA violation

COLUMBUS — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be held out of one more game as punishment for breaking NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. The penalty was announced by Ohio State in a statement Wednesday. The school had sought immediate reinstatement from the NCAA. The ...

Hot start fuels No. 16 OSU past No. 10 Villanova

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Not even Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann saw this coming. His 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday night for a significant early-season ...

YSU women sign 3 recruits

YOUNGSTOWN — Malia Magestro, Nneka Obiazor and Emma Randall have each signed a National Letter of Intent to spend their academic and basketball futures at Youngstown State University, YSU head women’s basketball coach John Barnes announced on Wednesday. Magestro is a 5-foot-9 guard from ...

Browns seek production from new backfield pairing

BEREA — Freddie Kitchens has struggled to make two star wide receivers happy. The Browns coach now has a pair of elite running backs to please as well. One football. Four playmakers. That’s not necessarily a bad problem. With Kareem Hunt returning from his eight-game NFL suspension to ...

Steelers won despite poor ball security

PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn’t. He couldn’t be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end stewed. Yes, the Steelers had pushed their ...

Cavs lose close one to Sixers

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 98-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Josh Richardson added 17 points and Ben Simmons had 15 for Philadelphia, which won despite missing ...

Technology key to promoting YSU athletes

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — For Youngstown State sports information director Trevor Parks, no two days are alike, nor is there a script he follows from one day to the next. In his eyes, that’s a good thing. The longest tenured SID in YSU athletics history — he’s currently in his 20th season ...

Browns welcome strange victory

CLEVELAND — When the Browns finally reached the end zone after so many embarrassing, empty trips inside the red zone, they also re-discovered Rashard Higgins, their mysteriously lost wide receiver. Perversely perfect. This strange, unpredictable season had another weird ...