October 23, 2014

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Series goes to the Sox – white sox 5, indians 1

Indians drop rubber match as offense, Westbrook fizzle CLEVELAND — Jake Westbrook’s luck didn’t change Wednesday afternoon, but it appears the Chicago White Sox’s fortunes have. That added up to a bunch of bad news for the Indians, who enjoyed a rare disappointing day at Jacobs Field in a 5-1 loss to Chicago that gave Read More…

Gutierrez catching on – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — The more Franklin Gutierrez plays, the better he looks, which is why Indians manager Eric Wedge is finding it difficult to keep the young outfielder out of the lineup. Gutierrez, who didn’t figure to factor much in Cleveland’s plans this season, is well on his way to supplanting struggling veteran Trot Nixon in Read More…

Chisox feel season is turning around

CLEVELAND — The White Sox haven’t been playing very good baseball this season. In fact, they’ve been downright awful. That’s why the team is hoping that a big series win against Cleveland — just the second series loss for the Indians at Jacobs Field this year — can be the starting point of something big Read More…

Arms, ‘D’ get Avon to state

AVON — Avon’s 11-year-old All-Star team proved that it doesn’t have to bludgeon an opponent to win a baseball game. Not even a championship game. The Lorain Countians struggled uncharacteristically at the plate, but showed excellent pitching and flawless defense in beating Tallmadge 4-0 to win the District 3 championship Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park. Read More…

East Big Leaguers don’t lack talent, confidence

ELYRIA — Kevin Brubaker says the key to the success of his Elyria East team is their familiarity with each other. “They’ve played together since T-ball, most of them,” Brubaker said. “They know each other’s tendencies.” Sure, but you could probably say that about any team of high school kids from the same community. But Read More…

NFL won’t suspend Vick, for now

Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — This much we know: Michael Vick won’t be on the field when the Atlanta Falcons open training camp next Thursday. He’ll be in a federal courtroom. What happens after that was anyone’s guess Wednesday, and there was no shortage of opinions. Suspend him. Cut him. Let Read More…

‘SNL’ is next for LeBron

Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Live from New York, it’s LeBron! Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James, fresh off co-hosting the ESPY Awards earlier this month, will host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” in September, an NBC spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. The 22-year-old James will be the latest prominent athlete to host Read More…

Avon, North set for rematch

ELYRIA — Avon’s 9-10-year-old all-stars didn’t want their ride on the tournament trail to end at North Park on Wednesday. With that in mind, manager Mike Stump’s team posted an 11-8 victory over Elyria North in a District 3 North Division game that saw more than its share of controversy. Avon, with one loss in Read More…

Elyria majors alive and kicking :little league

BUCYRUS — Staying alive. The Elyria major all-stars will play another day after downing Lucasville 9-1 on Wednesday in the state tournament. Darien Ward, who helped herself with a home run, pitched the six-inning distance, scattering four hits and fanning five. She walked three and Lucasville’s first-inning run was earned. Elyria, which exploded for six Read More…

Moonda faces life in prison

Wife convicted of planning doc’s murder avoids death penalty Joe Milicia The Associated Press AKRON — A federal court jury on Wednesday spared a woman the death sentence for hiring her lover to kill her wealthy husband on the Ohio Turnpike two years ago, and instead said she should spend the rest of her life Read More…