SPORTS BRIEFING

Murphy gets three tackles

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Former Crestview High School All-Ohioan Jordan Murphy collected his first collegiate tackles on Saturday.

Murphy, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman for Bowling Green State University, had one solo tackle and two assists in a 45-14 loss in front of 16,142 fans.

Maryland found itself down 14-10 at halftime. Then the Terps’ running game took over. Maryland ripped off 35 unanswered points in the second half.

Poorman changes uniforms

READING, Pa. — Junior quarterback Luke Poorman is wearing a different uniform, but getting the same results.

Poorman saw his first action for defending NCAA Division III runner-up Mary Hardin-Baylor during a 91-7 win over Albright in Saturday’s season opener.

Poorman was 5-0 as a starting quarterback at Mount Union the past two seasons before transferring. He threw for six touchdowns and ran for another in his only start for Mount Union last year, a 70-37 win over Frostburg (Md.) in the national quarterfinals.

Junior Jase Hammack, a transfer from FCS Abilene Christian, started and completed seven of 12 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns.

Poorman rotated in at quarterback as he was 5-for-7 passing for 96 yards and added 25 yards on three carries.

Senior Markeith Miller ran for six touchdowns as Mary Hardin-Baylor set a school record for most points in a game.

Lisbon alumni golf outing

COLUMBIANA — The Lisbon Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Golf Outing will be held Sept. 29 at Valley Golf Club.

Cost is $45 per player or $180 per foursome, which includes 18 holes of golf, food at turn and after the outing and prizes. To enter, call Randy Crothers at (330) 424-5820.

Cavs get backcourt help

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers made another move in their post-LeBron James makeover, signing free-agent guard David Nwaba to a one-year contract.

The deal is for the veteran’s minimum of $1.5 million. The 25-year-old Nwaba played for Chicago last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 70 games. The 6-foot-4 guard made 21 starts.

A solid defender, he’ll give the Cavs backcourt depth and provide coach Tyronn Lue with more help as the team rebuilds following James’ departure this summer as a free agent. Nwaba will be reunited in Cleveland with former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson.

Perez sparks Indians

TORONTO (AP) — In one productive inning, Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez snapped the longest homer drought of his career and boosted his season RBI total by 50 percent.

Perez hit his first home run since April 10 and drove in a career-high four, Michael Brantley had a two-run shot and the Indians outslugged the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 on Saturday, helping Cleveland inch closer to clinching a playoff berth. The Indians dropped their magic number to five for a third straight AL Central title.

All of Perez’s RBIs came in Cleveland’s seven-run fifth inning. He began the outburst with a leadoff drive off right-hander Sean Reid-Foley, snapping a 50-game drought. Three batters later, Brantley connected, his 15th. Blue Jays pitchers issued five walks in the inning, including four straight at one stretch, the last of which was a bases-loaded walk to Jason Kipnis. Perez followed with a three-run double.

Bell homers for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell homered for the second game in a row, Ivan Nova got his first victory in a month and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 Saturday for their fifth consecutive win.

Bell led off the sixth for his 10th home run of the season.

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