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Tribe walks off again on Luplow’s HR

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CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. The loss ...

Early back-to-back HRs send Pirates past Cubs

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PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates all the offense they’d need to slip by the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Cubs clinched their fifth ...

Ramirez walk-off sends Tribe to playoffs

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CLEVELAND — With one sweet swing, Jose Ramirez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason ...

Early and often

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GIRARD — The South Range boys soccer team wasted no time getting on the board, scoring just under 4 minutes in a matchup against Girard. That initial score kick started a flurry of shots that led to a 6-0 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night in a Northeast-8 showdown. “It was a ...

Stallings homer lifts Pirates past Cubs

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PITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates stalled the Chicago Cubs’ bid to win the NL Central with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. The Cubs began the day with a 4 ¢-game lead over St. Louis and Cincinnati in the division ...

Improving Indians topple feisty Hubbard

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GIRARD — The Hubbard Eagles and the Girard Indians tangled in a Northeast-8 Conference battle on Tuesday. The hometown Indians prevailed in three straight sets but the Eagles were no pushovers. “Our girls played well tonight,” Girard coach Phil Walters said. “Hubbard is a great team, ...

PREP: Ursuline-WGH game to be aired

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This Friday’s Ursuline-Warren G. Harding football game, as well as all of Harding’s remaining football games, will be simulcast on 1220-AM WHKW, and 96.9-FM W245CY in Cleveland. The games also will be streamed live on both stations websites. Friday’s game begins at 7 p.m.

Poland, Canfield renew rivalry

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CANFIELD — A year ago in a Division II Boys Soccer Sectional bracket final, Poland’s Noah Huda knocked in a goal following a Poland corner kick with 1:32 left to give the Bulldogs a one-goal win over the Canfield Cardinals. “We weren’t even thinking about that coming into this ...

YSU’s Phillips remains upbeat about team’s future

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BEAVER TOWNSHIP — When Doug Phillips was hired as the eighth head coach in Youngstown State University football history, all he wanted to do was get down to business and prepare his team for a new era in Penguins football and their opening game of the season. That was Feb. 7, right before ...

Spartans short in AAC battle

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HOWLAND — The sun sets earlier. Cold air circulates. Fans wrap themselves in blankets. It’s officially past the midway point in the soccer season. With teams gearing up for the tournament and finding a rhythm after losing valuable preseason time with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no ...