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Cooper slides to Franciscan University of Steubenville

Indian Creek’s Rachel Cooper, front, center, signed her letter of intent Wednesday to continue her academic and softball careers at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Cooper will major in accounting and minor in finance. Joining her were, from left, front, Assistant Athletic Director ...

Cuervo makes his way to Capital University

Catholic Central’s Kevin Cuervo, front, center, signed his letter of intent Wednesday to continue his academic and football careers at Capital University in Columbus. Cuervo will major in physical therapy. Joining him were his mother, Sherry Cuervo, and his father William Cuervo. In the back ...

Cinderella story continues

SHORT GAP — Weir High’s Tyler Komorowski delivered a big hit in the top half of the first inning, then fired a complete-game five-hitter on the bump as the Red Riders defeated Frankfort, 4-2, on Wednesday in the first game of a best-of-three series in the Class AA Region I final. “He ...

Cavaliers on brink of elimination

BOSTON — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this ...

While Bell stays home, rookie Samuels looks to impress

PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels smiled at the question. It’s not the first time he’s been asked where exactly he fits on the football field. The answer during Samuels’ time at North Carolina State depended on when you asked him. Tight end? Fullback? Tailback? Wide receiver? Safety? At ...

It’s Ovechkin, Fleury in showdown for Cup

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied. The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more distance between the Eastern Conference champions and a lingering perception of Ovechkin and the ...

Browns set for HBO series

BEREA (AP) — Mostly unwatchable for several seasons, the Cleveland Browns could become a summer TV sensation. HBO’s banking on it. “It’s an underdog story,” said network executive Peter Nelson. “And people love rooting for underdogs.” Despite the Browns’ 0-16 record last ...

Plutko, Miller pitch Indians past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night. Plutko (2-0) struck out four and walked four in his second major league start. The right-hander ...

Baseball tradition continues

ATHENS — Steubenville’s quest for a Division II final four three-peat continues Thursday on the campus of Ohio University. Fred Heatherington’s 17-6 club, champions of the East 2 District, will square off with 20-5 New Concord John Glenn, the other Eastern District survivor, at 5 p.m. ...

Bernard rushes to Mount Union

Steubenville's Jacob Bernard, front, right, signed his letter of intent on Tuesday to continue his academic and football careers at Mount Union University. Bernard is a two-year letterwinner with the Big Red football team and will major in nursing. He was joined by his father, Jeff, and back, ...