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Scrappers fall to West Virginia, 7-5

NILES — The odds were heavily stacked against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday when they hosted West Virginia for the start of a six-game homestand. The Black Bears entered the game with the best overall record in the MLB Draft League (30-19, 7-4) while MV held the worst overall ...

YSU slated 9th in Missouri Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team was picked ninth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll. North Dakota State unsurprisingly was chosen first, followed by South Dakota State and Missouri State. The remaining order was: Southern Illinois, Northern Iowa, ...

Steelers want WR Johnson to stay, but at what price?

LATROBE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers say they want to hold on to Diontae Johnson. The fourth-year wide receiver says he wants to stay in Pittsburgh. It’s how much it will cost to make it happen where things get tricky. Johnson is following in the footsteps of linebacker T.J. Watt last ...

Pirates end skid, beat Brewers, 5-3

PITTSBURGH — Rookie Oneil Cruz hit a three-run homer to spark a five-run sixth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-3 victory over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night, snapping a seven-game skid. Cruz hit a blast to dead center field off reigning NL Cy ...

Walker homer helps D’backs beat Guardians

CLEVELAND — Christian Walker hit a three-run homer, Alek Thomas had a two-run double and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cleveland Guardians 6-3 on Tuesday night to stop a four-game losing streak. Carson Kelly hit a solo homer, had three hits and scored two runs for Arizona, which never ...

Phillips touts size, depth at MVFC Media Day

YOUNGSTOWN — It was an offseason of growth — both physically and otherwise — for the Youngstown State football team, according to head coach Doug Phillips. Phillips addressed media members via Zoom on Monday during Missouri Valley Football Conference Media Days. “Coming out of the ...