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Post 159 avenges earlier setback to Beverly-Lowell

CAMBRIDGE — Sometimes the best plans just don’t work out. Then again, sometimes they work out for the better. Jusk ask St. Clairsville Post 159 manager Mike Muklewicz. Prior to the start of the American Legion Region 8 Tournament, Muklewicz and his staff thought they had a good chance ...

Harbaugh, Frost need victories

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As their paths crossed at Big Ten Media Days, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Nebraska coach Scott Frost appeared to have one thing in common: They are at a crossroads in their careers. Both have been humbled in recent years. Both need to win now, quite possibly, to save ...

Rays zap Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — No deficit scares these rallying Rays. Hours after adding slugger Nelson Cruz to their lineup in a major trade, Tampa Bay stormed back for a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night with Austin Meadows delivering an RBI single in the 10th inning. Meadows’ ...

Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations despite turnover

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced a significant amount of turnover during the offseason, yet they opened training camp on Thursday with the same lofty Super Bowl expectations. “Everybody in the NFL has the same goal, and that’s to win a Super Bowl,” veteran ...

Change in Olympic protest rule demanded

TOKYO (AP) — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games. The five-page letter, published on the eve of the Olympics, asks ...

Buckeye trio named preseason all-Big Ten

The preseason all-Big Ten team released Thursday includes three Ohio State players among 10 players selected by a media panel. Offensive left tackle Thayer Munford and wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson are cornerstones for a Buckeyes program that has won four consecutive ...