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Springfield edges Poland in five overtimes

High School Sports

Staff report ¯ SPRINGFIELD 79, POLAND 70 (5OT): NEW MIDDLETOWN — The host Tigers outlasted the Bulldogs in a non-league thriller. The game was tight throughout, with the Tigers leading 25-20 at halftime and the Bulldogs head 33-32 entering the fourth quarter. From there, period stoppages ...

Ohio State lets one get away against Purdue

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COLUMBUS — With the clock ticking down to the single digits, the score tied and the ball in his hands, Jaden Ivey had no doubt what would happen next. “I’m hitting this shot,” Ivey said. “I knew I was in a slump, but I knew it was going in.” Ivey’s step-back 3-pointer from ...

Browns foresee bright future

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CLEVELAND — On their wild ride of an unforgettable, almost unimaginable 2020 season when Zoom calls, masks and contact tracing were daily fixtures, the Browns discovered two things that point to a bright future for an awakened franchise. They’ve got the right coach and the right ...

Warrior mentality

High School Sports

BERLIN CENTER — When Western Reserve’s Olivia Pater tossed in a layup off a feed from senior Danielle Vuletich with less than a minute to go in the third quarter, things started to look up for a Blue Devils team that hadn’t found a lead over West Branch before halftime. Warriors junior ...

Obiazor selected Horizon League Freshman of the Week once again

YSU Sports

For a second-consecutive week, Youngstown State forward Nneka Obiazor was named the Nike Horizon League Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Obiazor has claimed the award in two of the three weeks she’s been eligible this season. She was one rebound away from ...

Girard can’t hang with Tigers in rout

High School Sports

GIRARD — High school basketball games played at noon on a Monday aren’t exactly common, but when teams are fighting to get 22 games in, they’ll take any opportunity they can to hit the court. Newton Falls and Girard met up Monday, with the Tigers coming out on top 53-30 in the lunchtime ...

Fields to enter draft; Olave stays

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said in his lengthy ...

Fitch rolls Chaney; Liberty, Canfield cruise

High School Sports

Girls basketball ¯ FITCH 77, CHANEY 22: AUSTINTOWN — The Falcons scored a combined 48 points in the middle quarters to roll past the Cowboys in a non-league contest. Jocelyn Jourdan scored 15 points to lead Fitch (3-9), which had 10 players dent the scoring column. Zayda Creque supplied ...

Padres trade for Bucs’ Musgrove

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe Musgrove to his hometown team in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. Another person confirmed the New York Mets were also ...

Cavs moving on without troubled guard

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers went to extremes to help forward Kevin Porter Jr. He pushed them too far. Cleveland has decided to move on from the troubled and talented player, a person familiar with his standing with the team told The Associated Press on Monday. The Cavs are shopping Porter ...