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Indians’ Hand out for series against Twins

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Cleveland Indians have dealt with plenty of injuries and adversity this season. They will be dealing with more going into a key series. All-Star closer Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI on his left arm. Manager Terry Francona said after the ...

Eastern Gateway begins volleyball with former YSU coach

YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) is adding women’s volleyball to its athletic lineup next year. The new EGCC sport will be under the direction of head coach Joe Conroy of Canfield, who recently was officially announced for the position. “Eastern Gateway Community ...

OBJ claims Williams ordered Browns to hurt him

BEREA — Odell Beckham Jr.’s going back to New York seeking revenge. Not on the Giants. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns’ upcoming matchup with Jets on Thursday by accusing former Cleveland defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured ...

Steelers prepare to bounce back

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger delivered the message to Donte Moncrief almost immediately, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s way of letting Moncrief know his faith wasn’t shaken in the wide receiver even after Moncrief’s forgettable debut during a 33-3 loss to New England. Ten ...

Steelers defense working on being in sync

PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady’s good enough on his own, he doesn’t need the help. The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed insistent on providing some anyway while letting Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots zip up and down the field in a 30-point Week 1 blowout in which the Steelers always ...

Beckham wants to keep wearing watch

BEREA — Watch it: Odell Beckham Jr.’s taking a stand against the NFL on his lavish wrist wear. Beckham said Tuesday that he intends to keep wearing the expensive watch he had on during Sunday’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans. The showy wide receiver believes the league has ...

Steelers’ fullback Nix likely out on Sunday

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without fullback and special teams captain Rosie Nix for Sunday’s visit by Seattle. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Nix is dealing with a knee injury sustained in a 33-3 loss to New England in the opener. Nix did not play an ...

Wed. 9:13 a.m.: Bells toll at ground zero to mark 9/11; Trump at Pentagon

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn remembrances and vows to "never forget" 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of victims' relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began this morning with a moment of silence and tolling ...

Pirates’ Crick has season-ending surgery after clubhouse fight

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pittsburgh Pirates say right-hander Kyle Crick required season-ending surgery on the index finger of his pitching hand after he was injured in a clubhouse fight with fellow reliever Felipe Vazquez. Both players were fined an undisclosed amount by the Pirates for ...

Strollo discusses changes at Youngstown State

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Ron Strollo cannot remember a busier time during his 19-year tenure as Youngstown State director of athletics. Now in his 24th year overall at his alma mater — he served as business manager for five years before assuming his current role — his fall sports teams are off ...