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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

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NBA LeBron calls for love, unity before lashing out at Trump SANDUSKY -- Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational program to stand up for their beliefs.

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Bowles: It's players' 'individual right' to protest
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Bowles: It's players' 'individual right' to protest

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will not stand in the way of any of his players protesting during the national anthem.

By Dennis Waszak Jr. Ap Sports Writer
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Flashes women's soccer favored

Defending Mid-American Conference Tournament champion Kent State was declared the favorite to capture the 2017 MAC East Division crown in the conference's annual women's soccer preseason poll.

Record-courier Staff Report
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Long list of players catch Haynes' eye

CAMP GRIND: The Flashes are in the middle of their second full week of practice. "It's going well. Guys are working hard," Kent State coach Paul Haynes said. "This is the part where we've got a lot of guys banged up and beat up, but they're fighting through. We've got a good corps.

By Allen Moff Staff Writer
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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

AREA SPORTS BRIEF

SOUTHEAST JV BASKETBALL COACH OPENING: Southeast High School is currently seeking qualified candidates for its junior varsity boys basketball team. Interested candidates should send a resume to athletic director Steve Sigworth at ssigworth@sepirates.org.

One-a-day practice a huge positive
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

One-a-day practice a huge positive

Ohio State is in the heart of its preseason camp, and by indications, things appear to be progressing nicely for the Buckeyes despite the ban of two-a-day practice sessions this season for the first time by the NCAA.

By Tim May Gatehouse Media Ohio
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Oh no, not Bitonio!

Joel Bitonio's comeback from a major injury has been stalled. Cleveland's starting left guard -- and one of the Browns' best players -- could be out for an extended period with an unspecified knee injury.

Associated Press
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

American League

East Division WLPctGBBoston6851.571--New York6455.5384Tampa Bay6062.4929°Baltimore5962.48810Toronto5862.48310° Central Division WLPctGBCleveland6552.556--Kansas City6159.5085°Minnesota5958.5046Detroit5366.44513Chicago4571.

By The Associated Press
Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

CHICAGO -- Derek Jeter won five World Series during a 20-year run with the New York Yankees. He piled up 3,465 hits and made the All-Star team 14 times while becoming one of baseball's biggest stars. Will that success continue in the front office of the Miami Marlins? Stay tuned.

By Jay Cohen Ap Sports Writer
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

GIRLS TENNIS FIELD 3, CRESTWOOD 2 (at Crestwood) First Singles -- Hannah Maiden (C) def. Makenzie Stacey (F), 6-1, 6-2 Second Singles -- Marissa Burdeno (F) def. Lexi Howell (C), 6-3, 6-2 Third Singles -- Olivia Speicher (F) def.

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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

National League

East Division WLPctGBWashington7147.602--Miami5861.48713°New York5364.45317°Atlanta5364.45317°Philadelphia4375.36428 Central Division WLPctGBChicago6256.525--Milwaukee6359.5161St. Louis6158.5131°Pittsburgh5862.4835Cincinnati5070.

By The Associated Press
Wildcats find paradise, downing Rovers at Paradise Lake
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Wildcats find paradise, downing Rovers at Paradise Lake

It seems like Rootstown and Mogadore are always at the top, battling it out for the Portage Trail Conference County Division golf title. Dating back to 2005, when the two shared the County championship, the teams have been at or near the top of the division for more than a decade.

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Sports on TV

(All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Thursday, Aug. 17 BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN -- Little League World Series, Latin America (Maracaibo, Venezuela) vs. Mexico (Tamaulipas, Mexico), at Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m.

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Indians-Twins to play doubleheader today
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Indians-Twins to play doubleheader today

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Cleveland Indians because of rain, scheduling a split doubleheader to finish the series.

Thomas believes Osweiler will win QB job
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Thomas believes Osweiler will win QB job

BEREA -- After weeks of speculation, analysis and evaluation, the Browns' quarterback competition is headed into its home stretch. Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas believes it's over -- Brock Osweiler will start the season opener on Sept. 10 against Pittsburgh.

By Tom Withers Ap Sports Writer
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Around The Nation

GOLF Report: Woods had marijuana, painkillers in his system FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

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Indians eye Friday return for Miller
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Indians eye Friday return for Miller

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller is set to pitch one inning of rehab this week before being activated prior to the start of the team's series in Kansas City on Friday. Miller has been out since Aug. 2 with right knee patella tendinitis.

Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

American League

East Division WLPctGBBoston6851.571--New York6355.5344°Tampa Bay6061.4969Baltimore5960.4969Toronto5762.47911 Central Division WLPctGBCleveland6452.552--Minnesota5957.5095Kansas City6058.5085Detroit5365.44912Chicago4570.

By The Associated Press
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Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

National League

East Division WLPctGBWashington7146.607--Miami5761.48314°New York5364.45318Atlanta5264.44818°Philadelphia4373.37127° Central Division WLPctGBChicago6255.530--St. Louis6158.5132Milwaukee6159.5082°Pittsburgh5860.4924°Cincinnati4970.

By The Associated Press
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

UPCOMING INDIANS SCHEDULE

Wednesday: Cleveland (Carrasco 11-5) at Minnesota (Gibson 6-9), 8:10 p.m. Thursday: Cleveland (Clevinger 6-4) at Minnesota (Berrios 10-5), 1:10 p.m. Friday: Cleveland (Kluber 11-3) at Kansas City (Kennedy 4-8), 8:15 p.m.