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Browns better, but still need improvement

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CLEVELAND — Once Odell Beckham switched on the afterburners and jetted away from the Jets for the longest touchdown of his career, the Browns put a disappointing loss and an emotional week behind them. They can breathe again. For a second. Under the bright lights and back where he spent ...

Boardman teams sweep county meet

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — Frank Bero admits his teammate, Mitchel Dunham, stays a bit ahead of him on training runs in Mill Creek Park, along the sidewalks on Glenwood Avenue and throughout the grassy surfaces surrounding Boardman High School. Dunham kept the same pace ahead of his teammate as the two ...

Trade is part of adjustment by Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance will not change,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. A day removed from announcing ...

Fitch frustrates Boardman in 4-0 league win

High School Sports

BOARDMAN — Eleven shots on goal. Over twenty shots for the game. The opposition only had seven and the Boardman Spartans still fell to an opportunistic Austintown Fitch Falcon boys soccer team, 4-0, Tuesday night in All-American Conference Red Tier play. “You don’t know what to say to ...

McDonald boys, Howland girls win in Trumbull

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LORDSTOWN — Area distance athletes gathered at Lordstown High School Tuesday afternoon for the 2019 Trumbull County Cross Country Championships. The 5K run comes to a finish at Lordstown’s new sports complex — Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Sixteen schools competed, but three stood ...

Scoreboard

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Football THIS WEEK’S GAMES Friday Non-conference ¯ Austintown Fitch (3-0) at Warren G. Harding (1-2), 7 ¯ Howland (1-2), at Boardman (1-2), 7 ¯ Canfield (2-1) at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (1-2), 7 ¯ Champion (2-1) at Windham (1-2), 7 ¯ Cardinal Mooney (2-1) at Akron SVSM ...

YSU soccer coach patient while developing program

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BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Youngstown State women’s soccer team has produced 16 all-league honorees, 12 all-newcomer selections, seven conference and three CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) academic all-district picks in 23 seasons as a varsity sport. The program will ...

Difficult challenge

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LEAVITTSBURG — The Springfield girls soccer team faced one of its toughest challenges of the year and embraced it, beating LaBrae, 5-2, to remain undefeated. Heading into the game, the Vikings had been stellar defensively, allowing only four goals all season. “They’re one of the better ...

Beckham, Browns get back on track in win

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham Jr. had an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, and Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns did just enough to beat the short-handed and banged-up New York Jets 23-3 on Monday night. Beckham, traded ...

Volleyball Tigers get homework after win

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Although the Springfield volleyball team posted a bounce-back win by beating neighboring Poland 3-0 on Monday, the Tigers were a tad too inconsistent for third-year coach Angela Jones. “I gave our girls some homework tonight. They have to write a paragraph about why ...