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Cleveland Indians' Giovanny Urshela throws out Boston Red Sox' Christian Vazquez at first, during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Monday Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Indians walk off Red Sox

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CLEVELAND — Brandon Guyer scored when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Roberto Perez’s bunt in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night in a matchup of first-place teams. After Guyer’s leadoff double against Brandon Workman (0-1), ...

FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins plays in their NCAA college spring football game  in Columbus, Ohio. With 1,000-yard rusher Mike Weber slowed by a hamstring tweak, true freshman J.K. Dobbins is getting a lot of carries and a majority of the buzz at Ohio State training camp. The La Grange, Texas, native, an early enrollee who participated in spring practice, was the first freshman to lose the black stripe from his helmet, signifying that he is now a full-fledged Buckeye.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Urban Meyer: Freshman RB J.K. Dobbins has earned right to play

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COLUMBUS — The parents of true freshman running back J.K. Dobbins will get a call soon from an Ohio State coach to say their son will make his college football debut. That’s a tradition at Ohio State, and it’s also an indication that Dobbins likely will play significant snaps in the ...

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) rushes as New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) dives for the tackle in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns edge out win over Giants

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CLEVELAND (AP) — New York wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a lower leg injury — on a questionable hit for an exhibition — that the Giants are hoping isn’t serious during their 10-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Beckham caught an 18-yard pass from Eli Manning ...

Big Red takes tri-match

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STEUBENVILLE — Led by Medalist Paul Mastros’ 39, Steubenville Big Red took a tri-match win over Catholic Central and Indian Creek Monday, at Steubenville Country Club. Big Red shot an overall team score of 182, besting Central’s 195 and the 210 team score put up by Creek. ...

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Indian Creek tickets on sale WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek High School Athletic Department will be selling pre-sale tickets to Friday’s football game at Cambridge from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the ticket booth located in the front of the high school gymnasium. Pre-sale ...

CAMARADERIE — Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli, right, hugs St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jose Martinez Sunday at Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., as they make an appearance at the Little League world Series. 
-- Associated Press

Bell, Pirates grab special win

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Despite spending the afternoon with 12-year-old Little Leaguers who idolize pros like himself, Josh Bell didn’t find himself dispensing much advice. “No one came to me and asked, ‘What do you think about my swing?’” Bell said. “It was more like, ‘Follow me ...

Pirates, Cardinals in awe of spectacle

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mike Matheny took a moment to look around the Lamade Stadium bleachers and was transported back in time. The sights reminded him of his childhood when the Cardinals manager idolized big leaguers just like the hundreds of Little Leaguers stretched out before him Sunday in ...

TACKLE — Steelers’ running back James Conner is tackled by Atlanta defensive end Courtney Upshaw during Sunday’s game at Heinz Field.
-- Asssociated Press

Conner stars for Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — James Conner overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh Steelers debut Sunday that he plans to stick around for a while. The rookie running back from the University of Pittsburgh broke off runs of 17 and 19 yards, ...

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OVAC honorees

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The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference held its 14th-annual hall of fame induction ceremony Saturday evening at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Members of the Class of 2017 include, from left, front, Butch Joseph, OVAC family; Ross Stoltz, OVAC contributor; Jeff Harrison, media honoree; Dave ...

Cuthbert, Escobar help to stop Indians

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the bottom of a makeshift lineup filled with mostly with backups for the Kansas City Royals to finally put some runs on the board against the Cleveland Indians. Jorge Bonifacio had three hits to start rallies, fill-in third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert homered and ...