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Former YSU trainer details Olympic journey

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — A little over four years ago, former YSU athletic trainer and men’s basketball strength coach, Todd Burkey, was asked to mentor a young graduate assistant named Qian (pronounced Chen) Zhang from Beijing, China. Zhang was an ambitious, international student who yearned ...

O’Shaughnessy brothers setting the tone for YSU

NILES — It’s a small world of baseball for the O’Shaughnessy brothers. From tossing to each other in their parents backyard as children in Poland to becoming high school teammates, to going their own ways before reuniting while donning the red and white of Youngstown State. It’s a ...

Jadeveon Clowney set to return to Browns for 2022 season

CLEVELAND — Jadeveon Clowney’s running it back with Myles Garrett and the Browns. The free agent defensive end, who revived his career last season with Cleveland, agreed Sunday to re-sign with the team for 2022, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press. Clowney, who had ...

Ryan Blaney wins NASCAR All-Star race

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney needed two extra laps after thinking he had already won the NASCAR All-Star race and $1 million, staying in front through a green-white-checkered finish after a caution came out just yards before he got to the line the first time. Blaney’s crew was already ...

Guardians can’t better Tigers rookie pitcher Alex Faedo in 4-2 loss

CLEVELAND — Rookie Alex Faedo allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 on Sunday. Faedo (1-1) struck out two in his fourth appearance since being called up from Triple-A ...

Bryan Rust okay with returning to Penguins on discount

PITTSBURGH — Bryan Rust felt he deserved a raise. He just didn’t necessarily want one so big it would jeopardize his chances of staying in Pittsburgh. Sure the versatile Pittsburgh Penguins forward had a sense of what his worth would have been on the open market. Ultimately, however, ...