August 27, 2014

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Tennis: Federer wins in Mason for 50th career victory

  MASON — Roger Federer raised both arms triumphantly when his ace finished it off. After years of having everyone else’s number, he had a special one of his own. Fifty for Federer. The Swiss star reached another measure of tennis greatness on Sunday, winning his 50th tournament title by beating James Blake 6-1, 6-4 Read More…

Motorsports: Rain washes out Nextel Cup and NHRA events

  The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series 3M Performance 400 was postponed Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, setting up the possibility of a November race in the Irish Hills that would decide the winner of the Nextel Cup Series. Moving the race to the back of the schedule, after the Nov. 18 Ford 400 at Homestead, Read More…

NFL preseason: Giants beat Ravens 13-12, injuries hit both teams

  BALTIMORE — A hard-hitting preseason game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens produced far more injuries than touchdowns. New York won 13-12 Sunday night, but both teams lost key players during a physical affair. Two members of the Giants’ starting defense left in the second quarter. Safety Will Demps, who started all Read More…

Study: Recalled toys, children’s products resold on online sites

CINCINNATI — Toys and other children’s products recalled because of safety concerns are often resold through online auction sites, putting children at risk, according to a recent study. EBay Inc.’s Web site prohibits the sale of recalled products, but enforcement efforts don’t seem to be succeeding, said Keri Brown Kirschman, the study’s lead author and Read More…

Golf: Ochoa wins Canadian Women’s Open for 2nd straight victory

Lorena Ochoa won the Canadian Women’s Open for her second straight victory and fifth of the season, closing with a 2-under 69 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory over Paula Creamer in Edmonton, Alberta. The top-ranked Mexican star, coming off her first major victory two weeks ago in the Women’s British Open at St. Andrews, Read More…

Little League World Series: Lubbock, Texas, improves to 2-0

  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Call him Texas’ two-way threat. Zane Ancell hit a long home run and struck out 11 to lead undefeated Lubbock, Texas, to a 5-1 win over Chandler, Ariz., in the Little League World Series on Sunday. The 12-year-old’s blast easily cleared the 225-foot wall in center field, passing a TV Read More…

Baseball: Twins’ Santana fans franchise-record 17 batters

  Johan Santana finished with a franchise-record 17 strikeouts in eight innings to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Texas Rangers 1-0 on Sunday in Minneapolis. Santana’s 17 strikeouts were the most in the majors since Ben Sheets fanned 18 in Milwaukee’s 4-1 win over Atlanta on May 16, 2004, according to the Elias Sports Read More…

Ohio also in world of pain

COLUMBUS — Laura Krietemeyer would gobble down ibuprofen and Tylenol at the same time. Use heating pads. And go biking to get that euphoric rush from exercise. Anything to ease the chronic pain brought on by neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves. She didn’t have the option of taking painkillers Read More…

Columbus area uses most morphine, oxycodone in state

COLUMBUS — Residents here are using more oxycodone and morphine than other Ohioans, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of statistics from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The study looked at five major painkillers — oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, codeine and meperidine — and broke down per capita use by ZIP codes between 1997 Read More…

Police briefs: Aug. 20

Fight breaks out at Sheffield Twp. club SHEFFIELD TWP. — A fight among a group of women outside Glitter Nite Club on North Ridge Road early Saturday resulted in a woman being charged with assault, a deputy’s report said. Rachel Page, 30, a bartender at Glitter Nite Club, also was charged with disorderly conduct, the Read More…