July 25, 2014

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Easy win to swallow – Indians 5, Royals 3

CLEVELAND — For a team with playoff aspirations, losing a handful of games to the last-place Kansas City Royals can be stomached. Drop two series in one season to them and it’s time to fetch the syrup of ipecac. Avoiding that dubious distinction Sunday, the Indians outlasted the bothersome Royals 5-3 with another strong outing Read More…

Fausto lights out when lights out-Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — The difference between Fausto Carmona’s performances in night and day games this season has been, well, like night and day. With the sun up, which it was Sunday when Carmona got his 11th win of the season in a 5-3 victory over the Royals, the right-hander has been unbeatable, posting an 8-0 record Read More…

West headed to state

ELYRIA — When shortstop Jason Neuschaefer settled under Seth Harshberger’s seventh-inning pop-up and secured the final out, it set off a celebration on the Elyria West side. After three years of playing second fiddle to Elyria East in the Little League senior division, West came away with a 10-6 victory over East  in the District Read More…

Stewart snaps skid

Chris Jenkins The Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. — Tony Stewart is a winner again. And one day after a brief but intense lecture from Joe Gibbs, Stewart says his rift with teammate Denny Hamlin has been patched. Stewart won the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, breaking a 20-race winless streak that Read More…

Pak captures fifth Farr title

Rusty Miller The Associated Press SYLVANIA — In the frenzy after Morgan Pressel’s hole-in-one on the sixth hole of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, almost no one noticed that playing partner Se Ri Pak still had a birdie putt left. Pak didn’t give in to the cheers, and she didn’t give in to Pressel. Read More…

Video policy drawing criticism – NFL

Rachel Cohen The Associated Press The satiric video posted on the Houston Chronicle’s Web site tries to answer the question of how long — or short — is 45 seconds. One reporter hovers nearby wielding a stopwatch as another poses a question to Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. Before Schaub can answer, the timer calls out, Read More…

Kucinich fundraising falls far short of pack leaders

COLUMBUS — Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich raised about $757,000 from April through June and had $213,200 cash on hand at the end of last month, according to financial reports filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission. Fundraising for the Ohio congressman’s campaign has topped $1.1 million for the year, but Kucinich has also spent Read More…

Late twins give $5M boost to Twinsburg fest

CLEVELAND — A donation that the Twins Days festival is getting from the estate of two frugal bachelor farmers is enough to make some people do a double-take: as much as $5 million. John and William Reiff, once recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most identical twins, left most of their estate to Read More…

Capital hard-pressed to recruit black cops

COLUMBUS — The city is struggling to recruit minority police officer cadets at a time when its percentage of black officers is at the lowest level since the mid-1980s, when the city was under a court order to improve minority hiring. About 13 percent of the department’s 1,842 sworn police officers are black. In 1988, Read More…

Clinton, Obama remain close in fundraising

Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton ended the first half of the year with more than $30 million each for the presidential primaries, a formidable financial performance for the two leading Democratic White House contenders. Obama reported having about $34 million in primary cash on hand; Clinton reported Read More…