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Ohio staff has a local flavor

When Beaver Local head coach Mike McKenzie was extended the invitation to coach the Ohio squad in the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, he first had to make sure his coaching staff was on board to come along, too. It didn’t take long for the Beavers’ staff to agree. ...

Buccos thump Yankees

PITTSBURGH — Rookie outfielder Jack Suwinski hit his 14th home run, Daniel Vogelbach added his 11th and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled Jameson Taillon’s return to PNC Park with a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Taillon (9-2), a high draft pick by the Pirates who spent ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Penguins extend goalie PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with Casey DeSmith, signing the team’s No. 2 goaltender to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that carries an average annual value of $1.8 million. The signing gives the Penguins a dependable option ...

Andretti apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ team

Michael Andretti acknowledged Tuesday that the meltdown of his IndyCar team at Mid-Ohio was unacceptable and said his four drivers will be expected to work together as teammates the remainder of the season. Andretti led an emergency meeting after Sunday’s race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, ...

East Liverpool Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes new classes

The East Liverpool Athletic Hall of Fame held its induction ceremonies for the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 on Friday at Potter Fieldhouse. Inductees included (from left) Kerianne Wolf (representing the late Dick Wolf), Marky Thompkins, Robin Henderson Theiss, Jim “Boddie” White, Jonathan ...

Big Ten seems to have a plan

In many years of traveling around the United States I have been on the campuses of nine of the 12 schools in the Pac-12 conference. I’ve been to Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, Arizona State and Colorado. And as I strolled around their campuses, not ...