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Mar 16, 2023

Former Lisbon coach in Final four

ALLIANCE — Former Lisbon Larger College boys and girls basketball coach Joe Fuline is in his eighth season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Mount Union.

Mount Union is playing in the NCAA Division III final four for the 1st time as the Purple Raiders (29-two) play Wisconsin-Whitewater (25-7) in a national semifinal at eight p.m. now at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Joe’s nephew, Mike Fuline, is in his 12th season as Mount Union’s head coach. The Purple Raiders are champions of the Ohio Athletic Conference and set a college record for wins in a season.

Joe Fuline spent 11 years with Lisbon schools just prior to 24 years with Struthers Larger College. He was a two-time Columbiana County Coach of the Year.

Beavers to play in All-Star Game

GNADENHUTTEN — Beaver Local’s Kylie Narry and Owen Bzinak will play in the District 5 Basketball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game on April two at Indian Valley Larger College.

Girls will play at 5 p.m. with the boys game at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $ten at the door.

Baker goes to Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed on an $eight.5 million, a single specific-year contract with quarterback Baker Mayfield, a person with experience of the deal told The Linked Press.

Mayfield, the No. 1 all round decide on by Cleveland in 2018, joins his third group due to the truth final July. He gets an opportunity to compete with Kyle Trask to replace Tom Brady, who retired quickly soon after three seasons with the Buccaneers.

Mayfield was 1-5 as a starter final season in Carolina just prior to he was released. He joined the Los Angeles Rams and went 1-3 in four starts.

Mayfield’s excellent season was 2020 when he led the Browns to an 11-5 record and a playoff win a lot more than the rival Steelers. Mayfield threw for 3,563 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions that season.

Brissett goes to Commanders

Jacoby Brissett has agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders on a a single specific-year contract worth $ten million with $eight million assured, according to a person with experience of the deal.

The person spoke to The Linked Press on circumstance of anonymity Wednesday for the cause that the group had not announced the contract.

Brissett, 30, becomes the seasoned veteran the group wanted to bring in to push and compete with projected starter Sam Howell. Brissett threw for two,608 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions final season with Cleveland Browns, starting 11 games for them while Deshaun Watson served his suspension for violating the league’s person conduct policy.

Howell, a 2022 fifth-round decide on, goes into spring workouts as the No. 1 QB quickly soon after winning his NFL debut in Washington’s season finale.

The Commanders also continued to piece collectively their offensive line.

An more person with experience of the deal pointed out they agreed to terms with Tyler Larson on a a single specific-year deal. The person spoke to the AP on circumstance of anonymity for the cause that that deal also had not been announced.

Larsen started in eight and appeared in nine games final season for Washington, which rotated by way of four one of a kind starting centers for the cause that of injuries.

Trevor Bauer signing met with modest reaction

TOKYO (AP) — The signing of Trevor Bauer to a a single specific-year contract by the Yokohama DeNA BayStars generated modest reaction Wednesday in the Japanese media. The 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Jan. 12, three weeks quickly soon after an arbitrator decreased his suspension imposed by Primary League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred from 324 to 194 games.

The penalty followed an investigation into domestic violence, which the pitcher has denied.

Due to the truth his release, Bauer has been shunned by huge league teams in the United States.

The Yokohama group announced his acquisition on Tuesday. Japan’s mainstream newspapers had tiny stories in their sports sections Wednesday about Bauer, noting his Cy Young Award and the domestic violence case.

RonSpo, a tiny outlet devoted to sports, began its story by saying: “An astoundingly huge-name essential league player is coming to Yokohama.”

Yokohama opens its season March 31 at Osaka’s Hanshin Tigers. The 1st house game in Yokohama is April 4 against Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants.

Various newspapers noted it is been 25 years due to the truth Yokohama final won the Japanese title, and Bauer could be the distinction-maker.

An informal survey of young fans outdoors the Tokyo Dome getting Globe Baseball Classic tickets yielded a mix of responses. A quantity of knew Bauer was coming to Japan, but only a handful of knew about the allegations against him.

“Some Japanese baseball fans will know his name, but most do not know some thing about him,” pointed out Ichiro Mizutani, an 18-year-old fan of the Tokyo Giants.

Mitsuki Akazawa wore a blue Los Angeles Dodgers cap and pointed out he knew all about Bauer.

“I know he has some really hard challenges,” the 21-year-old pointed out, calling them “domestic troubles.”

“But he was not found guilty in court. So I’m not constructive if he was in the incorrect,” he added.

Rentaro Kataoka, an 18-year-old who pointed out he was also a Giants fans, recognized Bauer’s name but believed he might properly be coming to allow coach Japanese pitchers. He knew virtually practically nothing about any legal complications.

A quantity of young fans noted that interest in Bauer is constructive to create as the season nears, particularly if he is dominant in the Japanese league. They also emphasized that, while pretty a handful of fans adhere to American baseball, most are focused on play in Japan’s league and its stars.

Manfred suspended Bauer final April for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy, quickly soon after a San Diego lady pointed out he beat and sexually abused her in 2021.

Bauer has maintained he did virtually practically nothing incorrect, saying all the items that occurred amongst him and the lady was consensual. He was beneath no situations charged with a crime.

Bauer joined his hometown Dodgers just prior to the 2021 season and was eight-5 with a two.59 ERA in 17 starts just prior to becoming placed on paid leave.

He is owed about $22.5 million from the remainder of his $102 million, three-year contract with the Dodgers. The suspension has cost him roughly $37.six million in salary.

In February 2022, Los Angeles prosecutors decided not to charge Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing the San Diego lady for the cause that they pointed out they had been unable to prove her accusations beyond a economical doubt.

The lady, who was 27 at the time, pointed out Bauer choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and sexually assaulted her in the course of two sexual encounters.

The Linked Press does not generally establish folks right now who say they have been victims of sexual assault.

Bauer pointed out in a video posted on YouTube quickly soon after the prosecutor’s selection that he and the lady engaged in rough sex at her suggestion and followed suggestions they agreed to in advance. Just about every encounter ended with her spending the evening at his Pasadena house, he pointed out.

“The disturbing acts and conduct that she described generally did not take spot,” he pointed out at the time.

Other teams in Japan have made equivalent signing just prior to.

Former essential league reliever Roberto Osuna — who received a 75-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy — signed final season with the Chiba Lotte Marines.

He has signed for this season with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.

In 1987, Dodgers relief pitcher Steve Howe, who had a profession plagued with drug troubles, attempted to sign with the Seibu Lions. But he was barred from playing in the nation quickly soon after the Japanese baseball commissioner disqualified Howe for the cause that of his history of drug abuse.

Bauer was an All-Star in 2018 and went 83-69 with a 3.79 ERA in ten seasons for Arizona (2012), Cleveland, (2013-19), Cincinnati (2019-20) and the Dodgers. He won the NL Cy Young Award with Cincinnati in the course of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.


Linked Press writer Yuri Kageyama contributed to this report.


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