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Cavaliers in camp and loving it

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CLEVELAND — The eight-month, pandemic-induced layoff deprived the Cavaliers of valuable games and drained coach J.B. Bickerstaff of some competitive juices. He took drastic measures to replenish them. “I’m ashamed to say it, but I found myself at 8-year-old and 9-year-old girls’ ...

Lack of offers fuels Patterson’s record run

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jaret Patterson was nearly inconsolable upon learning how difficult it was going to be landing a football scholarship despite a decorated high school career. Turned down outright during a visit to Eastern Michigan, the undersized running back left his traveling party to hole ...

Salem’s opening week gets tougher by the day

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HANOVERTON — Salem reeled off 25 straight points in the first half to put away United for a 62-22 win in the Quakers’ season opener Monday. Kyla Jamison topped the Quakers with 18 points and Krista Barley played a key role by adding 17 points, including eight early in the big second ...

Scrappers get a league of their own

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NEW YORK — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ time as an affiliate for the Cleveland Indians came to end on Monday as Major League Baseball announced it was creating a new minor league for top eligible prospects leading into the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with ...

Moving day for Steelers

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The Baltimore Ravens’ struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday afternoon. It’s the third fix to a matchup originally slated to be played Thanksgiving ...

Browns pick up wins and confidence

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CLEVELAND — The Browns are in unfamiliar territory. The challenge is staying there. With a tougher-than-it-should-have-been win at Jacksonville on Sunday, Cleveland clinched just its third winning record over the last 21 years. The Browns strengthened their grip on a playoff spot with one ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Beavers fall to Minerva CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s bowling teams were swept by Minerva on Monday at Tri-State Lanes. Minerva’s boys were 2,314-2,012 winners. Beaver Local (0-3) was led by Gavyn Gamble’s 189 high game and 343 series. Aiden Pilarcik had a 173 high game and a 339 ...

Quakers glad about getting a chance to play

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SALEM — The Salem boys basketball team coupled a hot start offensively with an excellent overall defensive performance to post a 51-38 season-opening win over Heartland Christian Saturday night in John A. Cabas Gymnasium. “(Assistant coach George) Spack mentioned after the game that they ...

Bears deserve better ending

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NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — A football season full of anxiety and turmoil abruptly ended the only way it could for West Virginia teams Saturday night, especially for Oak Glen. Following the release of the latest COVID map, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Laurel shakes South Range SHAKER HEIGHTS — Highly-regarded Shaker Heights Laurel pulled away in the second half to beat South Range, 72-51, in girls basketball action Saturday. Laurel led 29-22 at halftime before scoring 43 seconds in the second half. Laurel advanced to the Division II ...