NABF College Division World Series set to begin

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YOUNGSTOWN — The National Amateur Baseball Federation College Division World Series gets underway this morning at 10 a.m. with eight teams comprising this year’s field. Three area diamonds, Austintown Fitch High School, Pemberton Park and Koch Field will play host to this year’s ...

Steelers’ Williams retires

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PITTSBURGH — Vince Williams isn’t sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers after all. The veteran linebacker announced his retirement Wednesday on the eve of training camp, just months after taking a pay cut to return for a ninth season. The 31-year-old Williams appeared in 121 games for ...

Crew’s unbeaten streak at 5

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COLUMBUS — Joe Willis made seven saves and Nashville played a scoreless draw with the Columbus Crew to extend its unbeaten streak to six games. Willis has an MLS-leading six shutouts this season. Columbus (5-3-6) is unbeaten, but has just one win, in its last five games. Nashville ...

Altuve homers twice to down Indians

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HOUSTON — Jose Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the milestone twice as nice with a second shot on his next at-bat, leading the Houston Astros to a 9-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Altuve went 1 for 5 with a ...

7th inning dooms Pirates in 11-6 loss

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PHOENIX — Josh Reddick’s two-run single broke a tie with two outs in an eight-run seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak since late April. Josh VanMeter had a triple and a double in the ...