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Browns owner confident, optimistic about season

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BEREA (AP) — Jimmy and Dee Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns in 2012. After five coaching changes and zero winning seasons, both are confident this is finally their year. “I think the expectation is to win,” Dee Haslam said. “I think that is everybody’s expectation. We feel like ...

Mr. Money the favorite for the 50th West Virginia Derby

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Mr. Money, who has won three consecutive graded stakes with authority, looms the probable favorite for the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby Saturday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. The 1 1/8-mile Derby for 3-year-olds attracted a field of 10. It is the ...

Farmhand: Blue-collar roots shape Steelers WR Washington

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — James Washington needed a hard reset. His rookie year with the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t go as planned. And he knew it. So fresh off a frustrating indoctrination into the NFL in which the speedy but occasionally erratic wide receiver struggled to develop a rapport ...

Pirates trade Lyles, lose to Reds, 11-6

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Iglesias’ grand slam completed Cincinnati’s 10-run second inning and the Reds beat the Pirates 11-6 Monday night after Pittsburgh traded scheduled starter Jordan Lyles to the Brewers. The last-place Pirates lost their ninth straight, their longest skid since they ...

Big Red kicks off football season with annual banquet

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STEUBENVILLE — The way Reno Saccoccia sees it, Big Red’s 2019 football season will be all about the grind. “We’ve had a good summer, but all you can grade your kids on right now is just what’s happened to date,” Saccoccia said Sunday during the 23rd-annual Lew Giammarco ...

Connor relishes experience as Ohio’s head boss

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WHEELING — Andrew Connor was like a kid in a candy store last week. The personable and highly successful Indian Creek head football coach says he has waited 17 years to coach in the OVAC Rudy Mumley Charity Football Classic. Connor got his chance Saturday night at Wheeling Island Stadium ...

Pirates conclude winless week with loss to Mets

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NEW YORK — Jason Vargas was reading in front of his locker in a corner of the Mets clubhouse Sunday morning while Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler were relaxing on opposite sides of the new pingpong table in the center of the room. Whether the three pitchers will be back when the team ...

Royals avoid sweep to Indians

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back in the clubhouse, Trevor Bauer calmly and profusely apologized. It was quite the contrast from his emotional outburst earlier in the game. In a startling scene, Bauer suddenly heaved the ball from just past the mound over the center field wall while being taken out ...

Hamlin stamps himself a contender

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LONG POND, Pa. — Denny Hamlin had enough speed in his Toyota, enough confidence in his crew chief, and just enough fuel to reach the finish line. Hamlin got the win Sunday at Pocono Raceway — his fifth at the tri-oval track nestled in the mountains — but so much more could be on the ...