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Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

NFL Notebook: Giants re-sign Pro Bowl DE Pierre-Paul for four years

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants. The team gave Pierre-Paul the franchise tag last month, and reached the long-term deal Friday.

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Logano tells Busch 'honest mistake' led to Vegas incident
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Logano tells Busch 'honest mistake' led to Vegas incident

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano since last week's post-race scuffle in Las Vegas is over. Whether the drivers feel any better about things headed into Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway is as open question.

By Bob Baum Associated Press
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

WTCBCA announces girls basketball awards for 2016-17 season 

The Women's Tri-County Basketball Coaches Association recently announced their award winners for the 2016-17 season The Division I Player of the Year is Twinsburg's Dasja Anderson, while Aurora coach Erika Greenberg was named the Division I Coach of the Year.

Record-courier Staff Report
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Behind the scenes: How NFL teams fit roster under salary cap

When the Packers gave Brett Favre the NFL's first $100 million contract in 2001 -- well, first "$100 million contract," because, like so many deals in the league, it wasn't ultimately worth the advertised amount -- the team structured it to create extra space under the salary cap for other signings.

By Howard Fendrich Associated Press
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Kent State gymnastics program vies for MAC championship today at Bowling Green
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent State gymnastics program vies for MAC championship today at Bowling Green 

Postseason success is all about getting hot and healthy at the right time. The Kent State gymnastics team will enter today's Mid-American Conference Championships at Bowling Green on fire, having posted its top-six scores of the season in the last six meets -- including a season-high 196.

By Allen Moff Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

No Federer-Kyrgios: Aussie withdraws with illness

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Roger Federer got an unexpected day off Friday at the BNP Paribas Open after Nick Kyrgios withdrew from their quarterfinal because of what he suspected was food poisoning.

By Beth Harris Associated Press
Activist aims to combat sexual assault by engaging athletes
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Activist aims to combat sexual assault by engaging athletes

Alexis Jones stands in front of a room full of football players and talks about the kind of power that has nothing to do with breaking tackles or throwing touchdown passes. To combat sexual assault and violence against women, Jones wants to harness what she calls "the power of the jersey.

By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

College Football Notebook: Ex-Texas QB Ash medically cleared to play football again

In a stunning change of direction, Texas officials announced Thursday that former quarterback David Ash has been medically cleared to play football again and will participate in UT's pro timing day on March 28.

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NBA Notebook: Wade out for season with elbow injury
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

NBA Notebook: Wade out for season with elbow injury

CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade decided to leave Miami after 13 seasons to come home to Chicago, hoping his arrival would help galvanize the Bulls team he grew up watching.

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Mar 18, 2017 4:00 AM

Source: McCown to visit Jets this weekend

Josh McCown is visiting the Jets this weekend, according to a source, and he's bringing along someone very special: his wife. The addition of Mrs.

By Kimberley A. Martin Newsday Via Ap
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Mar 18, 2017 1:48 AM

UPDATE: Kent State men's basketball team falls to UCLA in NCAA Tournament opener

SACRAMENTO, Cal. — While the 'Big Dance' only lasted one night this time around, the 2016-17 Kent State men's basketball team proved it belonged on college basketball's main stage.

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Kent State fails to pull off upset of UCLA in 97-80 first-round defeat
Mar 18, 2017 12:44 AM

Kent State fails to pull off upset of UCLA in 97-80 first-round defeat

SACRAMENTO, Cal. — While the 'Big Dance' only lasted one night this time around, the 2016-17 Kent State men's basketball team proved it belonged on college basketball's main stage.

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Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Kevin Love returns in Cleveland Cavaliers' 91-83 win over Utah Jazz

Cavs star LeBron James moved into 13th place all time in field goals, passing Tim Duncan in the fourth quarter

By Steve Herrick Associated Press
Reflect With Rosenblum (March 16): Scribe smitten with small-town sports
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Reflect With Rosenblum (March 16): Scribe smitten with small-town sports 

At the end of the day, I believe in small towns and small-town sports

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
10th Inning With Jeff Duncan (March 16): Kent State baseball bounces back strong at Charleston
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

10th Inning With Jeff Duncan (March 16): Kent State baseball bounces back strong at Charleston 

Kent State baseball coach Jeff Duncan takes a look back at last weekend's three-game series at the College of Charleston

By Allen Moff Staff Writer
Kent State women's basketball fights to the end in 67-60 WNIT loss to Michigan
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent State women's basketball fights to the end in 67-60 WNIT loss to Michigan  1

Golden Flashes senior guard Larissa Lurken went 10-of-14 from the free-throw line to break the national record for made free throws in a single season with 280

Record-courier Staff Report
Mighty UCLA awaits Kent State men's basketball in NCAA Tournament opener
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Mighty UCLA awaits Kent State men's basketball in NCAA Tournament opener

UCLA (29-4) enters the postseason leading the nation in scoring (90.4 points per game), field goal percentage (51.9 percent), assists per game (21.5) and assist-to-turnover ratio

By Allen Moff Staff Writer
NCAA Tournament Roundup: Inexplicable foul gives Northwestern 68-66 victory over Vanderbilt
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

NCAA Tournament Roundup: Inexplicable foul gives Northwestern 68-66 victory over Vanderbilt

At Vanderbilt, there is only one question: What was he thinking?

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Mar 16, 2017 8:37 PM

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Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM

MAC Men's Basketball Roundup: Akron edges Houston in NIT opener, 78-75

HOUSTON — Isaiah Johnson scored 21 points and Noah Robotham made four free throws in the final 18 seconds to send Akron to a 78-75 victory over Houston on Wednesday night in a first-round NIT game, setting a school record with its 27th victory.

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