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Edelman enjoyed the ride

BOSTON — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favorite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he’ll leave the league after giving everything he had to the sport. ...

Matsuyama’s win means much more

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The question became inevitable at some of the bigger golf tournaments, whether it was for Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods. And it had nothing to do with them. Japanese reporters, having quietly rehearsed the words in English, wanted to know what the best players thought of ...

LINDOR GETS $21 MILLION SIGNING BONUS

NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor gets a $21 million signing bonus as part of his $341 million, 10-year contract with the New York Mets that starts next year. The All-Star shortstop was acquired from Cleveland in a Jan. 7 trade and agreed Jan. 15 to a $22.3 million, one-year contract. His new ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Mason gets GAC honor SEARCY, Arkansas — Harding University junior Cara Mason has been named the Great Athletic Conference women’s field athlete of the week after a record-setting performance. Mason, a 2017 graduate of South Range High School, won the shot put with a school-record toss of ...

Salem girls reign at East Palestine meet

EAST PALESTINE — Salem’s girls track and field team made an impact at Saturday’s East Palestine Girls Invitational by smoking the field with a sizable team victory. The Quaker girls racked up 120 1/2 points. Second-place McDonald had only 69 points. Salem got wins from Carly Hall in ...

Beavers cage Cats at Cene

STRUTHERS — Beaver Local scattered seven hits to defeat Struthers 7-4 on Saturday in prep baseball action at Cene Park. Dylan Moore led the charge with a hit and two RBIs. Dorian Jackson and Orion Kolkowski each had a hit and RBI. Wyatt Johnson got the win in relief for the Beavers, ...

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

Beaver Local Middle School Invitational Friday’s Results BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Autintown Blue 91, 2. Alliance 86, 3. East Liverpool 72, 4. MArlignton 58, 5. Minerva 50, 6. Howland 45, 6. Salem 45, 8. United 38, 9. Austintown Red 30, 10. Beaver Local 21, 11. Heartland 5, 11. ...

Salem streaks past Lisbon

LISBON — Salem’s baseball team won its seventh straight game by stopping Lisbon 12-1 in five innings on Friday. Preston Markovich had a grand slam for the Quakers (7-1). Carson Rhodes had a home run, double and four RBIs. Jackson Johnson had a double, triple and two RBIs. Tyler ...

TENNIS

Boardman 3, East Liverpool 2 EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool dropped a 3-2 decision to Boardman at Thompson Park on Friday. The Potters (3-3) will play at Lordstown on Monday. FIRST SINGLES: Ryder Kreps (B) def. Cole Dailey , 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. SECOND SINGLES: Carter Mascola (B) def. ...

Spring is in the air and his legs

Is anyone complaining about the recent hot weather? I hope not because we have been waiting for spring weather for way too long. I sure am enjoying the warm sunshine and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Last week I wrote about how pretty Barb’s jonquils looked as they formed a ...