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He’ll be ready

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Eric Ebron isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron’s balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had “a whole lot of mess” in it before getting cleaned up in December. While Ebron ...

Buckeyes’ Wesson declares for draft

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft. Wesson announced in a tweet Wednesday night that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the draft. Analysts have projected him as a second-round pick. Wesson can sign with an agent for ...

Decompress the stress

Local Sports

Following the news every day has become a little overwhelming lately for Terry Grossetti — and probably a lot of other people. Grossetti admits the coverage of the current coronavirus pandemic is important, but an overload of information starts to take a toll on the Youngstown State ...

Resatar achieves scoring milestone

High School Sports

Hubbard Eagles boys basketball coach Joe Bornemiss has seen a lot of basketball players over the years. Out of all those players, there are very few that have left an impact on him like Hubbard High School senior Cam Resatar. “There’s probably five kids that I can name that put the work ...

Rangers’ Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Local Sports

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old ...

Run for speed, fitness

Local Sports

Time seems to have slowed down for a lot of high school athletes with schools closed, sports on hold and team workouts canceled. A battle for area athletes is making sure they themselves don’t slow down — literally. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the Ohio High School Athletic ...

Dogged determination drove Spartan senior star Anderson

High School Sports

BOARDMAN — Someone sent Pat Birch a video of senior point guard Derrick Anderson prior to his team’s Division I sectional bracket final against Wooster. The Boardman High School boys basketball team was hours away from playing its first tournament game after notching a 21-1 record. The ...

Sudden end to senior season

YSU Sports

Collin Harden had been nursing an injured hamstring. The Youngstown State University senior track and field athlete knew he’d be fine for the first couple of meets. He’s better now, but there’s no season for the Girard High School graduate. All spring college sports have been out of ...

Steelers make adjustments in draft planning

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn’t concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic altering his team’s preparations for the 2020 draft. Colbert is well aware there are far larger issues facing the country than whether he and coach Mike Tomlin get to bound from ...

Browns to sign DE Clayborn

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Clayborn, who spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to terms on a ...