April 21, 2014

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Browns notes: Kevin Shaffer moving from left to right tackle

  BEREA — Kevin Shaffer better get used to the idea of playing right tackle. Shaffer, who started 16 games at left tackle last year, lined up exclusively at right tackle Sunday during practice. The move follows the four-game steroid suspension of starter Ryan Tucker. “We had a different development that occurred Friday, so we Read More…

Kurt Busch ends drought with win at Pocono

  LONG POND, Pa. — Kurt Busch dominated from the opening lap and raced his way back into championship contention, cruising to his first victory in 51 races Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The race didn’t include Robby Gordon, who was suspended by NASCAR early Sunday morning for his conduct at the Busch Series race in Read More…

Amherst’s Kuncel wins 20-24 age group at Cleveland Triathlon

  CLEVELAND — Adam Kuncel of Amherst has been a football player, a track athlete and a BMX racer. Sunday morning he found himself standing in the middle of downtown Cleveland as the  best triathlete in his age group in this year’s Cleveland Triathlon. Kuncel, 24, had the fastest time in the 20-24 age group Read More…

Elyria Big League softball all-stars lose two at regional

  WYOMING, Mich. — After a promising first day, the Elyria All-Stars had a rough second day and now may need a few miracles in the Big League softball regional tournament. Elyria lost both its games Sunday and stands 2-2 in the five-team round-robin tournament, whose winner goes to the national Big League (16-18) World Read More…

Tribe’s Laffey good in debut, but Twins a little better

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s bullpen picked up Matt Garza after a thorny start. Michael Cuddyer provided some relief from right field, too. Joe Nathan finished off five scoreless innings by the bullpen and Cuddyer drove in two runs, leading the Twins over the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Saturday. It was Cuddyer’s leaping catch against the tall, Read More…

Sabbatini vs. Woods: David likes chances against Goliath

AKRON — There’s no backing down when it comes to Rory Sabbatini. The South African golfer, who caused an uproar when he said Tiger Woods was “as beatable as ever” earlier this season, held onto a one-stroke lead over Woods heading into today’s final round of the Bridgestone Invitational, and plans on finishing the job Read More…

Bridgestone notes: Changes at ninth hole not going over well

AKRON — The toughest hole of the day Saturday was the 494-yard, par-4 ninth, which yielded an average score of 4.549. Only Aaron Baddeley made birdie on the hole, while the rest of the field put up 43 pars, 33 bogeys, three double bogeys, two triple bogeys and a quadruple-bogey 8 by Zach Johnson, which Read More…

Browns notes: Refs don’t think bet scandal could hit NFL

BEREA — Officials in all sports have always been treated with contempt. After the NBA betting scandal, you can add suspicion. Part of an NFL officiating crew visited Browns training camp last week, and the officials talked about getting caught up in the wake of the NBA’s problem. “What’s going on in basketball is an Read More…

Browns analysis: Anderson less than impressive so far

BEREA — Derek Anderson fans — including those in the Browns front office — should start worrying. The perception entering training camp was that the big-armed Anderson would be given the first shot to win the starting quarterback job. After more than a week of practice, Anderson is letting that chance slip away. Meanwhile, incumbent Read More…

Big start for Elyria Big Leaguers at softball regional

WYOMING, Mich. — Elyria’s Big League All-Star softball team got off to a strong start Saturday in regional tournament play, winning a pair of eight-inning games. Elyria downed the Michigan state champs (District 15) 10-8, rallying with six runs in the final two innings, in the opener, then defeated Illinois 4-1 with three runs in Read More…