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COLUMBIANA — Columbiana’s boys freshman basketball team beat East Palestine 56-14 on Monday.

Carter Murphy and Eddie Clancy had 11 points each for the Clippers.

Evan Smith had 11 points for the Bulldogs.

East Palestine will play at Southern Wednesday.

Toy drive at Quakers game

SALEM — New unwrapped toys will be collected at the Beaver Local at Salem girls basketball game Thursday for the annual Marine toy drive.

McCarthy’s next stop?

BEREA (AP) — Mike McCarthy’s connections with the Browns could land him his next job.

Dumped by Green Bay on Sunday after 13 seasons, a Super Bowl win and amid a seemingly growing rift with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, McCarthy’s candidacy to become Cleveland’s next coach has gotten more legitimate.

The 55-year-old McCarthy was already being mentioned as a possibility for the Browns, who dismissed Hue Jackson last month and will wait until after the season before hiring his full-time replacement.

Penguins get some help

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Daniel Sprong experiment is over for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins sent Sprong to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for defenseman Marcus Pettersson.

Pettersson, 22, had six assists this season for the Ducks and one goal in 49 career games after making his debut with Anaheim last season.

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