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Big Red boosters to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome, and memberships will be available. Club officials have extended a special invitation to parents of freshmen players. Toronto football tickets ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) walks to the dugout after flying out against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Verlander, Tigers dominate Pirates

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander allowed one hit over eight innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Wednesday night. Josh Bell ended Verlander’s attempt at a third career no-hitter in the sixth inning with a grounder off the glove of a diving Nicholas Castellanos ...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (5) passes to running back Knile Davis (34) during an NFL training camp football practice, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers’ rookie QB Dobbs eager

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don’t get Josh Dobbs wrong. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie quarterback is amped to take the first snaps of his NFL career on Friday night when the AFC North champions open the preseason against the New York Giants. The fourth-round pick from Tennessee — who may or ...

Indians lose in extras

CLEVELAND (AP) — Charlie Blackmon quickly atoned for his baserunning blunder. After running into a double play, Blackmon hit a 12th-inning home run that lifted the Colorado Rockies over the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday. With Colorado trailing 2-1, Blackmon singled leading off the ...

Buckeye Local, Catholic Central, and Harrison Central take wins in golf

Buckeye Local beats Catholic Central STEUBENVILLE – Buckeye Local shot an overall team score of 181 at the Steubenville Country Club on Tuesday, led by medalist Blake Ring-Fish’s 37, bettering the 187 put up by the Crusaders. Buckeye Local 181: Blake Ring-Fish 37 (medalist); Austin ...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Ohio State offensive lineman Michael Jordan plays against Rutgers during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State’s offensive linemen are eager to prove they are not the team’s weakest link. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Buckeyes line ready to prove itself

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State left guard Michael Jordan paused to think when asked to pick one word to describe the defining characteristic of an offensive lineman. “Nasty,” he said. A chip on the shoulder may help make the Buckeyes linemen play nastier this season. Or at least ...

Steelers Bryant cleared to practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is a step closer to returning to the league full time. General manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday night that Bryant has been cleared to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games. Bryant missed the entire ...

AP source: Indians agree to deal to acquire Mets Bruce

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade had not been announced. Bruce is hitting .256 with ...

Indians’ Brantley dodges serious injury, placed on the 10-day disabled list

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have never been so happy to put a player on the disabled list. Michael Brantley’s injury isn’t serious after all. Brantley hurt his right ankle after taking a few steps toward a fly ball on Tuesday night against Colorado. The club decided Wednesday to ...

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Toronto football tickets to go on sale TORONTO — Reserved season tickets for previous season ticket holders will be on sale from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday at the high school athletic office; Aug. 17 at the field during the home scrimmage; and from 9 a.m. to noon at the athletic ...