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Team USA advances to quarterfinals

Associated Press Massillon Jackson High School graduate and former Ashland University football and track athlete Carlin Isles evades a tackle by Ireland’s Jordan Conroy in their men’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday in Tokyo. Isles had a try in the USA’s 19-14 ...

Alaskan teen makes a splash

TOKYO — Alaska, of all places, has an Olympic champion at the pool. Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby gave the United States a victory in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, knocking off teammate and defending champion Lilly King on Tuesday. Jacoby was the first swimmer from the Arctic ...

Smith-Schuster stays loyal to Pittsburgh

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a voluntary pay cut during the offseason. Roethlisberger’s restructured deal helped the Steelers free up enough money to persuade wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to return to the team ...

First gold medal for Bermuda

TOKYO (AP) — Flora Duffy won the Olympic women’s triathlon early Tuesday, earning Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal and its first medal of any kind since 1976. Duffy is a two-time former world triathlon series champion. She’s competing in her fourth Olympics and is one of just two ...

Steelers took a chance on Shell

Donnie Shell knew he had a little time to make an impression. The life span of an undrafted free agent rookie is short. Really short. Especially for undrafted free agent rookies from a Historically Black College and University like South Carolina State, where the undersized Shell spent years ...

Buckeye win-streak snapped at OVAC game

WHEELING — Defense certainly wins championships but apparently it wins all-star games, too. It did just that on Saturday night in the 75th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game as West Virginia scored both of its touchdowns on defense and defeated Ohio 17-6 inside Wheeling Island ...

USA Women’s Eagles to open play on Wednesday night

2003 East Palestine graduate and USA Women’s Rugby Sevens operations manager Liz Strohecker, pictured third from left in the front row, was a part of a USA Women Rugby Sevens team photo during the team’s training camp in Mimasaka, Japan. The team is now in the Olympic Village in Tokyo as ...

Ledecky terminated in the 400-meter freestyle

TOKYO — The Terminator knocked off Katie Ledecky at the Tokyo Olympics. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus chased down Ledecky to win one of the most anticipated races of the Summer Games, capturing the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle with the second-fastest time in history ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Old-Timers blank Niles COLUMBIANA — The Chester Old-Timers men’s 50-lus baseball team knocked off Niles 3-0 on Sunday at Firestone Park. The team is 10-1 and hosts Girard at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Firestone Park. Dave Smith had six shutout innings for the winners. Bill Sattler had the ...

They’re all chasing Ohio State

INDIANAPOLIS — There aren’t many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school’s name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation. “I’m ready to beat ‘em,” Fryfogle said during Friday’s ...