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Local karate academy members win in Vegas

Members of Hall’s Martial Arts Academy in Bloomingdale, a member of region 11 of the Chuck Norris System, competed in the United Fighting Arts Federation in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shawn Battlochi, left, won first place in keta, weapon keta and fighting. Romes Hall, right, took second place in ...

Browns among NFL teams using instant replay in training camp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford dropped back and connected over the middle with Golden Tate. Before the Detroit Lions lined up to take another snap in the two-minute drill, Stafford’s short pass to Tate was shown on a pair of huge TV monitors. The Detroit Lions under ...

Joining HOF hits home

CANTON (AP) — Joining the most exclusive club in football truly hit home Friday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2018. Well, maybe not for the one guy missing, but certainly for Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Robert Brazile, Jerry Kramer and Bobby ...

Ohio State closes ranks as probe adds new scandal

COLUMBUS — Ohio State closed ranks around the rollout of its football season as the university investigates whether coach Urban Meyer failed to report domestic abuse allegations, a scandal hitting a school already accused of not facing up to sexual misconduct allegations against a sports ...

California Invaders get the call on West Virginia Derby morning line

CHESTER — The top two finishers in the grade III, $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby were assigned the lowest odds in the morning line for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby for 3-year-olds at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort Saturday, but it will be interesting to see how that plays out in a ...

Haden, Burns bringing along defensive backs

LATROBE, Pa. — Artie Burns and Joe Haden don’t believe the Pittsburgh Steelers have a clear-cut No. 1 cornerback. The two feel they share that role. Haden has been a top cornerback in the league throughout his career and Burns, a 2016 first-round pick, feels like he’s starting to come ...

Ravens, Bears kick off preseason

CANTON — The Ravens and Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL’s preseason Thursday night. Oh, there was a little spark of offense, some provided by Baltimore’s first-round ...

Browns guard Zeitler out with a calf injury

BEREA (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting right guard Kevin Zeitler will miss several weeks of training camp because of a calf injury. The 28-year-old Zeitler did not practice Thursday, one day after being hurt and walking off the field with a trainer. “Kevin is going to be OK, but he will ...

Jackson focusing on memories after deaths

BEREA (AP) — Coach Hue Jackson is leaning on his Browns family while mourning the deaths of his mother and brother. Jackson’s mother Betty Lee Jackson and brother John Jr., recently died within a two-week span. Jackson’s 83-year-old mother passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles following ...

Poulter leads at 62, with Woods behind at Firestone

AKRON (AP) — Ian Poulter was annoyed upon realizing he had never finished better than 13th at Firestone, so he took a step toward doing something about it Thursday with an 8-under 62 and a one-shot lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. Tiger Woods found himself fighting his swing. He ...