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Robert Morris joining YSU for Horizon hoops

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League. The school announced Monday that it will become the 12th member of the Horizon League on July 1. Robert Morris, located Pittsburgh’s western suburbs, will join the league in 10 sports, ...

Iowa assistant coach gets $1.1 million to go away

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta gave a vote of confidence to longtime football coach Kirk Ferentz on Monday after deciding to cut ties with a strength coach accused of mistreating African American players. Ferentz has dealt seriously in addressing former and current ...

Coates plans to be bigger threat for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Jake Coates has always played his role as a football player. That’s his motivation every time he steps on the field, and his role has varied greatly over the years. He was Mr. Everything at Warren John F. Kennedy High School, playing nearly every snap as a three-way starter ...

Cavs are not happy

CLEVELAND — When Collin Sexton learned that the NBA — and not a pandemic — had prematurely ended his second season, the Cavaliers guard had a guttural reaction. “I was sick,” he said. The league’s decision to invite only 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next ...

Hamlin wins on a long day

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again. Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle ...

Beavers at work

The grass has been removed from Fighting Beaver Stadium as the field is getting prepared for artificial turf that will be ready for Beaver Local’s football season. (Photo by Ron Firth)

SPORTSBRIEFING

Hoge’s Ladies Golf League at Beaver Creek Meadows Main Event: Barb Alexander Low Gross: Jackie Gray Low Net: Susie Landsettle Low Putts: Rosie Bunner Last week’s leaders Main Event: Danna Tillar Low Gross: Jackie Grey Low Net: Carolee O’Hara, Susie Landsettle Low ...

Whip rule limits

LOS ANGELES — Jockeys competing in California won’t be allowed to strike a horse more than six times during a race, and then only in an underhanded position, according to a new rule approved by the California Horse Racing Board. The rule would allow no more than two strikes in succession ...

SPORTS ON TV

SATURDAY 8 a.m. (ESPN2) Fishing: Bassmaster Elite Series, final day. 9:20 a.m. (FS1) Soccer: Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Noon (ESPN2) Fishing: Bassmaster Elite Series, final day. 12:20 .m. (FS1) Soccer: Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach at ...

ELO’s Funk gets 33rd

AKRON — Amateur Robert Funk of East Liverpool held his own at the 35th Ohio Senior Open on Thursday. Funk tied for 33rd overall and tied for ninth among amateurs in the 36-hole event for players ages 50-and-over at Firestone Country Club’s West Course. He finished with a 9-over-par 149, ...