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Indians break out the brooms

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MINNEAPOLIS— There’s still a lot of baseball left to play this season, but it’s hard to overlook what the Cleveland Indians did over the weekend. Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game on Sunday as ...

Buccos fall apart in late innings

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PITTSBURGH — Anthony Rizzo almost led off his third straight game with a homer, losing his bid after a replay review, before helping key a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Friday night. The Cubs won for just the third time in nine ...

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11 a.m. (8, 19, 53) Golf: USGA, U.S. Open, third round, at Hartford, Wis. 11 a.m. (FS1) Soccer: FIFA Confederations Cup, first stage, Russia vs. New Zealand, at St. Petersburg, Russia 1 p.m. (3, 9, 11, 21) Sailing: America’s Cup, Match Races 1 & 2, Oracle Team USA vs. Emirates Team ...

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Elderly spectator dies at Open ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A 94-year-old man died Friday during the second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Authorities say the death appears to be of natural causes. Rescue personnel and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the grandstand next to the sixth ...

Despite loss, local players enjoy Jack Arvin Classic

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HUBBARD — The Jack Arvin Football Classic is billed as a contest between Trumbull and Mahoning County all-star players. But this year the 33rd annual game featured 14 players from Columbiana County. Even the head coach Michael Demster hails from United Local. On Thursday night, the Mahoning ...

Blatch named Crestview girls coach

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview is turning to former Southern boys basketball coach Aaron Blatch to lead its girls basketball program. The coach’s hiring was approved by a 5-0 vote on Wednesday at the Crestview Board of Education meeting. “As soon as I heard the job come open, I was really ...

Crestview set to join All-American Conference

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview has landed itself a new league to call home. The Crestview Board of Education approved the Rebels membership into the All-American Conference by a 5-0 vote at Wednesday’s meeting. The AAC extended an invite to Crestview last week. Crestview had until July 1 to ...

Tip of the cap to the Pens

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PITTSBURGH — The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux, the owner, when the NHL wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been something Mario Lemieux, the player, would have fought to the bitter end. “We couldn’t compete with the (New ...

Death shaped US Open course

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The man who first imagined the grassy Wisconsin cattle farm as a potential piece of the U.S. Open’s hallowed history will see that vision come to life this week. Steve Trattner will be watching on TV from his prison cell, 40 miles away from Erin Hills. Trattner, 55, is the onetime ...

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Penn-Ohio on June 29 BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — The 38th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic all-star football game will be held Thursday, June 29, at Geneva College. Introduction of players will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available from any player or at the ...