November 27, 2014

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Byrd, defense the difference as Tribe downs Devil Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — Paul Byrd gave up plenty of hits — just none when they mattered. Byrd yielded eight hits but continually got out of jams, and the Cleveland Indians scored two runs early before holding on to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2-1 Friday night. Byrd (11-5) gave up one run in Read More…

Doug Clarke: Tribe’s Wedge fiddles while opportunity knocks

Eight. Count ’em: Eight. Eight ways to score from third base with less than two out. Eight. Eight ways. (Prediction: Someone from SABRE, an organization for baseball nerds, will inform me that there are nine ways to score from third base with less than two out. I am not in SABRE, so I will stick Read More…

Browns’ QB watch still primary focus

CLEVELAND — This is no ordinary preseason game. It can’t be when the starting quarterback job is on the line. “It’s possible that a starter could come out of this game,” Browns coach Romeo Crennel said Thursday. “If it plays out the way we want it, then we’ll announce a starter. If it’s still close, Read More…

Co-defendants link Vick to dog executions

RICHMOND, Va. — It’s up to Michael Vick now. His last two co-defendants pleaded guilty Friday and implicated Vick in bankrolling gambling on dogfights. One of them said the Atlanta Falcons quarterback helped drown or hang dogs that didn’t do well. With his NFL career in jeopardy and a superseding indictment adding more charges in Read More…

Horse racing: Slots simply a bandage for a wounded sport?

The arguments for or against allowing video lottery terminals, or VLTs, or high-tech slot machines, at racetracks in Ohio has usually boiled down to this: Those opposed — “gambling is a sin.” (But I hear no calls to outlaw horse racing, the state lottery or bingo). Those in favor — “it’s my money and you Read More…

Prep roundup: Overy, Middies win golf tourney

LODI — Jay Overy shot 74 to lead Midview to the team championship at the Cloverleaf Invitational at Westfield Country Club on Thursday. The Middies totaled 316 strokes, 11 better than runner-up Strongsville. Bryan Yeo shot 81 to lead Keystone’s fourth-place finish (364 strokes). TEAM SCORES: Midview 316, Strongsville 327, Cloverleaf 333, Keystone 364. TOP Read More…

Area motorsports: Sandusky hosts Buckeye Sprints

The Second Annual “Buckeye Bandit” Super Sprint Classic wraps up tonight at Sandusky Speedway with a 40-lap, $1,000-to-win feature. On Friday the Spectator Stocks ran a complete show and the Buckeye Super Sprints (BSS) ran a 20-lap Non-Winners Shootout. The Pure Stock and Spectator Stocks will be support divisions tonight. Last year’s inaugural Buckeye Bandit BSS Read More…

Briefs: Area bowling alleys have league openings

Area lanes have openings for 2007 The 2007 bowling season begins next week for some area leagues, and many still have openings to fill. Other leagues have organizational meetings scheduled. At Grafton Bowling Center the following leagues need bowlers: • Sunday Pot Luck Couples, bowl every other week at 2:10 p.m. • Sunday Nite Mixed, Read More…

Judge sues over van purchased on eBay

ELYRIA — County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers and his wife are suing a Florida car dealership that sold them a van through eBay in a dispute that arose after the couple learned the van didn’t have the genuine leather upholstery they were promised. The lawsuit, filed Friday in county Common Pleas Court, accuses General Read More…

Waters off Miller Park claim Ridgeville man

AVON LAKE — Kyle Karkoff was the kind of son who, even at the age of 23, still would leave notes telling his family where he was  and when he was coming home. On Thursday, Karkoff left his father, Darold Ondrick, his last note — saying he was going to the Miller Road Park to Read More…