July 24, 2014

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Indians pound on Tigers’ Verlander

DETROIT — Go figure. An Indians offense that couldn’t hit sand if it rolled off its beach towel for over a month erupted against none other than Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Wednesday night. The strange occurrence led to another one — an Indians’ win over Detroit. With Cleveland pummeling Verlander for a season-high seven Read More…

Tribe notes: Players can’t find answers for missing offense

DETROIT — The Indians have made lineup changes and altered their batting order. They’ve held team meetings and tried different approaches. Nothing has helped their ailing offense. What’s next? “We’ve talked about yelling and screaming and throwing things,” said third baseman Casey Blake. “This is the big leagues. I don’t know what guys will respond Read More…

Derek Anderson not giving up in Browns QB battle

BEREA — Derek Anderson appears to be the odd man out, but he hasn’t given up his dream of winning the starting quarterback job. “I just have to go out there, control the huddle, have a good game, move the ball, score some points — that’d be nice,” Anderson said Wednesday following practice. With Charlie Read More…

Browns camp: Wednesday lowdown

TODAY’S PRACTICE: 2:30-4:30 p.m. WHAT HAPPENED: The rain let up and practice was held outside for the first time this week. Players and fans were greeted by warm temperatures and high humidity. WHAT’S NEXT: Training camp officially ends today. The Browns play in Denver on Saturday night, then return to the regular-season practice schedule, which Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic blanks Chanel

ELYRIA — A senior and a freshman helped kick-start Elyria Catholic’s boys soccer season Wednesday. Senior forward Anthony Saxton scored four goals and freshman goalkeeper Frank Sanabria posted a shutout in his first varsity game in the Panthers’ 8-0 rout of St. Peter Chanel in a North Coast League matchup. “We passed very well today Read More…

Patriot Athletic Conference football: Giving their best lines

The shortest distance between a season opener and a conference championship is a solid offensive line. That seems to be the feeling shared by the Patriot Athletic Conference coaches heading into the season, as several are worried about the massive losses they took along their lines while others are worried about the lack of losses Read More…

Patriot Athletic Conference football: Players to watch

TOP QUARTERBACKS Kull McClurg, sr., Wellington – McClurg was the Patriot Athletic Conference’s top quarterback last season. There’s no reason to believe that the first-teamer won’t shine again in 2007. “He’s excellent running the option and with sprint-out passing,” Dukes coach Matt Stoll said. McClurg threw for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. Mike Herb, sr., Read More…

Patriot Athletic Conference football: Team capsules

Black River Pirates COACH: Al Young, 18th year RETURNING STARTERS: 10 TOP RETURNEES: Gabe Clark, sr., FB/MLB, 6-4, 205; Jon Brietkrenz, sr., OL/DL, 6-3, 240; Chase Smith, sr., RB/DB, 5-10, 165. KEY TO THE SEASON: The Pirates have one of the top all-around athletes in senior Gabe Clark, who was a first-team selection as a Read More…