November 23, 2014

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Browns, QBs look better in win over Broncos

DENVER — The Browns got more accomplished in their two-day trip to the Rockies than they did in two home games and a month of training camp. Charlie Frye got the start and maintained his slight edge in the quarterback competition with an 80-yard touchdown drive on the game’s first possession. It was the starting Read More…

McFarland Era at Oberlin has winning beginning

Hans Schneider The Chronicle-Telegram OBERLIN — It’s over. Finished. Caput. Put to rest. It wasn’t the prettiest game, in fact, at times it was downright ugly. But the Oberlin Phoenix ended their 37-game on-field losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 14-8 triple-overtime win over the Ashtabula Sts. John & Paul Fighting Herald. “We persevered,” said Read More…

High school football: Avon Lake wears down Avon

CLEVELAND — If you like your football with a lot of offense, you loved the Avon Lake-Avon battle in the annual charity game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Saturday night. The two teams put on a first-half slugfest before the Shoremen pulled away for a 50-25 win in a renewal of a rivalry that was Read More…

Browns notes: Zastudil proves you can go home again

DENVER — You’re not allowed to throw out the records in football. If you were, Dave Zastudil’s first year as a Cleveland Brown would’ve been perfect. Not only did the Bay High School graduate return home, he had his best punting year in five seasons as a professional. “It was great, besides being 4-12,” he Read More…

Indians’ hitters wake up, bang out 17 hits in win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Aaron Laffey kept the Kansas City Royals beating the ball into the ground and the Cleveland Indians came through for him with some run support. Making his third big league start, Laffey got 14 groundball outs in six innings and Grady Sizemore and Victor Martinez homered to help Cleveland beat the Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Reasons why the Indians, er, Tigers will win the Central

If you believe the players and pretty much everyone else who is following the Central Division race, it’s going to come down to the Indians and Tigers. The Twins are still in the hunt, but they have to make up ground on two teams, and barring a monumental collapse from Cleveland and Detroit over the Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Baseball’s a cruel game, just ask the Indians

This Indians season has taught us a terrible truth. Baseball is the cruelest sport of all. It has contempt for fairness. No good deed goes unpunished. Baseball rewards the bad hop and penalizes the line drive. The anguish is particularly painful because baseball is such an individual and personal game. The box score, for instance, Read More…

Big Ten, cable companies clash over new network

Nothing captures the essence of a classic sports conflict in the Big Ten quite like Ohio State and Michigan. But the most intriguing fight at the moment has nothing to do with the Big House in Ann Arbor or with the Buckeyes or Wolverines. Rather, it involves the conference and an ongoing battle with cable Read More…

With Browns away, Shoremen and Eagles get to play

When they said there would be fireworks at the annual charity game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Saturday, they weren’t kidding. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE Avon Lake fans cheer as the Shoremen take on the Avon High Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland on Saturday. Avon and Avon Lake treated nearly 6,000 fans to early explosions Read More…

New challenges emerge for schools as new year starts

If you’re an Elyria High student, the crescendo of crumbling homes outside your classroom window is simply the sound of progress. And if you’re a student in Lorain schools, the absence of sound altogether is … the sound of some 200 teachers not being around. Area school officials say they’re geared up to accept any Read More…