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SANDLOT: Class B results

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Late Saturday - 16U Creekside Fitness 9, Roth Brothers 6 – Creekside Fitness rallied from a 6-0 deficit. David Posey had two hits and two RBI for Creekside (3-7). Jack Davis slugged two hits, including a double, and scored a run; Johnny Leedham had a hit, two runs scored and three RBI; ...

Good with the bad

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Cleanliness was taken to another level during the last few months, and Tani Blount couldn’t be happier about it. The coach for several gymnasts at the Youngstown Gymnastics Center in Boardman, Blount was as disappointed as anyone when the COVID-19 pandemic spoiled their postseason ...

Bucs’ Bell makes noise on social issues

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PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as the crowds surged in downtown Pittsburgh last month during ...

SANDLOT: Class B results

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16u - Late Friday Astro Falcons 8, Roth Brothers 0 – Luca Ricchuiti had two hits and an RBI and Seth Cervello had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Astro. Tyler Staub pitched 6 2/3 innings for the win, giving up five hits while striking out five. Jordan Streamo had two hits for ...

Carrasco on his COVID-19 journey

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CLEVELAND — Not even a mask can hide Carlos Carrasco’s smile or muffle his joy. For now, baseball’s back. And he is as well. A year after a leukemia diagnosis threatened his life and nearly ended his playing career, Carrasco is staging another comeback. In remission and medically ...

Finding the elusive bass at local lakes

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Like the proverbial needle in a haystack, the bass in a weed bed can be difficult to find. Bass love aquatic vegetation. Lakes like Mosquito, West Branch and Pymatuning are loaded with a variety of leafy green plants that harbor largemouth bass and the food on which they prey. But ...

Out of Cleveland?

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CLEVELAND — Agent Drew Rosenhaus has asked the Cleveland Browns to trade tight end and former first-round draft pick David Njoku, a person familiar with the request told The Associated Press on Friday. Rosenhaus wants his client out of Cleveland, but the Browns, who picked up the fifth-year ...

Musgrove just wants to play

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove isn’t trying to make a political statement when the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher dons a mask, but a practical one. Musgrove wants to play. Badly. The only way that happens is if Major League Baseball can avoid having COVID-19 spread through clubhouses. Pulling a ...

Indians look into changing name

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CLEVELAND — They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname which has been in place for 105 ...

Class B results

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18U Roth Brothers 5, Prospects 1: Ethan Shaw had three hits including a triple and scored once. Cam Hollobaugh had three hits and Caelen Bender had two hits and scored once for Roth. Alex Tomsic tossed five innings for the win, giving up two hits and no earned runs while striking out seven. ...