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Phantoms still building chemistry

YOUNGSTOWN — After a few weeks of the 2021-22 United States Hockey League season, the Youngstown Phantoms are sitting in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and just like every year, the team has a glut of new faces, but the roster isn’t entirely fresh. Returning to the lineup are ...

The 2021 OPSWA Northeast Inland All-District Football Teams

2021 OPSWA Northeast Inland All-District Football Teams The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-Northeast Inland District football teams honor the top players from parts of Ashland, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. The teams are selected ...

Steelers playing waiting game on injured stars

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping injured defensive stars T.J. Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Joe Haden will be back when they travel to Cincinnati on Sunday. All three sat out a 41-37 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last week. Watt is dealing with hip and knee injuries while ...

A step above the rest

Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck sees the rampant coaching turnover going on this season and feels grateful about his relative security. “There are a lot of things going on around the country, coaches who had great years last year that don’t have jobs now a year later,” said Fleck, who owns a ...

Former Indians reliever Doug Jones dead at 64

CLEVELAND — Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had his best success closing for the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 64. Jones spent seven seasons with the Indians and ranks third on the club’s career saves list with 129. The club, which officially transitioned to Cleveland ...

Ohio St. jumps to No. 2 in CFP poll

Cincinnati moved into position to make the College Football Playoff on Tuesday night, climbing a spot to fourth behind Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama. A team from outside the Power Five conferences has never been selected for the semifinals in the previous seven years of the College Football ...