×

Local Sports

Cleveland brings back Kluber; Kipnis, maybe not

CLEVELAND — The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer. Cleveland said it intends to exercise Kluber’s $17.5 million contract option for next season, when the two-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to be healthy ...

YSU hopes prep equals success at N. Iowa

YOUNGSTOWN — It would seem obvious that the Youngstown State football team is confident heading into its Missouri Valley Football Conference opener. The Penguins are 4-0 and have won every game by at least 20 points. They are now ranked as high as No. 17 in the country, and the balance ...

Shock and awe: Browns stunned at Ravens deniability

BEREA — The Baltimore Ravens feel cornerback Marlon Humphrey isn’t guilty of choking Cleveland star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has judged differently. “Did you see the video?” he asked. Defending actions they feel were warranted, the Ravens posted a ...

Samuels turns back time in Steelers victory

PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels felt as if he’d jumped into a time machine. Standing in the shotgun while working out of the wildcat formation on Monday night against Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back was transported back to his freshman year at North Carolina State, when ...

Longtime broadcaster likes Penguins’ path to playoffs

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — For the past 31 seasons, Bob Hannon has brought radio listeners his play-by-play of Youngstown State football games emanating from his familiar catbird seat in the Stambaugh Stadium press box. He broadcast his 379th game on Saturday — his first game was a 28-14 loss at ...

Browns quiet critics

CLEVELAND — The Browns heard all the criticism. They took some of it to heart, ignored the rest and changed the narrative. Second-guessed one week. First place the next. Living up to the extreme hype and expectations that escorted into this season, the Browns put it all together on Sunday ...

Indians did all they could in trying year

CLEVELAND — The Indians made one stirring comeback after another through a season scattered with adversity, misfortune, and unexpected challenges. Their last one fell short. They’re stubbornly sitting out the postseason for the first time since 2015. “We were on the run, and I just ...

Cavs excited about rebuilding with Beilein

INDEPENDENCE — John Beilein was out of bed before the sun came up and on his treadmill before 6 a.m. Monday. The oldest, first-time, non-interim coach in NBA history was too excited about his new job with the Cleveland Cavaliers to sleep in. “This is great,” the 66-year-old Beilein ...

Kitchens fired up over OBJ scrap

CLEVELAND — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has Odell Beckham’s back. He’s more worried about the NFL protecting the star’s neck. Kitchens said Monday that he wishes the league’s officials were more consistent calling penalties in the aftermath of Beckham being choked by Ravens ...

Steelers snap funk, top Cincy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Different quarterback. Same result. Mason Rudolph threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns to pick up his first victory while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers easily handled the Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 on Monday night. Rudolph completed 24 of 28 ...