Bates sparks YSU by Utah Tech 75-68

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YOUNGSTOWN — Sometimes a spark off the bench is what a team needs in a battle. Squaring off against a Utah Tech that has a track record of scoring in bunches, Youngstown State fought off the Trailblazers by a final of 75-68. DJ Burns recorded his third double-double out of four contests ...

Ohio State hosts Minnesota in penultimate game

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State defense is sharper now because of the fretting, planning, tinkering and honing of coordinator Jim Knowles after the Buckeyes were repeatedly ripped by big plays in the demoralizing loss to Michigan last year. One of the measures of a defense is how many ...

Phantoms acquire Slovakian forward

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Phantoms continue to bolster their lineup. Once again pulling from Europe, the Phantoms acquired forward Daniel Alexander Jencko, who was playing for the Malmo Redhawks organization in Sweden. Jencko, a 6-foot forward from Humenne, Slovakia, spent his time in ...

Browns work out Joe Flacco

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BEREA — Joe Flacco used to beat the Browns regularly. He might be joining them. The former Super Bowl MVP is working out Friday for Cleveland, which is still sorting through its quarterback situation after losing Deshaun Watson with a season-ending shoulder injury, a person familiar with ...

Garland, Cavs down Pistons

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CLEVELAND — Darius Garland had a season-high 28 points and Evan Mobley and Max Strus scored 18 apiece as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit 108-100 in an NBA In-Season Tournament game Friday night, handing the Pistons their 10th consecutive loss. Mobley also had 10 rebounds and five ...

Ursuline, Chardon face off in battle of playoff mainstays

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YOUNGSTOWN — Ursuline is in the midst of a special season. The Fighting Irish are still unbeaten and are in their third regional title game in the past four seasons. Standing on the opposite sideline on Friday night is a foe that is also no stranger to playing this deep into the ...