November 28, 2014

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Magical ending: Clutch home runs lift Indians past Tigers

  STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE Indians relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt celebrates.   CLEVELAND — Maybe this is the year. How else do you explain what happened Monday night at Jacobs Field? Trailing for the majority of the night and playing the part of losers to perfection against the Detroit Tigers, the Indians conjured up some Read More…

Tribe notes: Sowers back, ready to help

CLEVELAND — When Jeremy Sowers was banished to the minors after extended struggles with the Indians during the first half of the season, there was no guarantee he would make it back to the big leagues this year. He did, getting recalled Monday to start one of the games of a doubleheader in Seattle on Read More…

Browns happy, but keeping big win in perspective

BEREA — The Browns aren’t used to this. Major coverage on ESPN. Glowing headlines. Smiles on Monday morning. The Browns don’t have much experience handling success — this was their 11th win since coach Romeo Crennel took over in 2005 and they haven’t won two in a row since October 2003 — but they seemed Read More…

Browns notes: Working without safety net almosts proves costly

BEREA — The Browns entered the season with only four safeties on the roster, including Gary Baxter. It almost cost them Sunday. Starter Brodney Pool was knocked out of the game with a concussion after he led with his helmet on a hit. Mike Adams, who suffered a wrist injury earlier in the game, took Read More…

Girls soccer: EC shuts out Midview

EATON TWP. — It was Jamie Herbert’s first goal of the season and the one Elyria Catholic needed. It came early in the second half as Midview’s girls seemed on the verge of digging out of a one-goal deficit, and swung the momentum in the Panthers’ favor. The result was EC’s 3-0 victory in a Read More…

Volleyball notes: Dukes, Comets not in first, but still rolling

There’s likely nothing more frustrating for a volleyball team than to win the first two games and wind up losing the match. It happened to Wellington on Sept. 6. The Dukes were up 2-0 on Brookside but crashed. That hasn’t happened to them since. “We hit a wall,” Wellington coach Marsha Coultrip said. “Not to Read More…

Girls tennis: Shoregals fall short in big league match

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake’s hopes for a fifth straight outright Southwestern Conference girls tennis championship took a severe blow when Brecksville bested the Shoregals 3-2 in the teams’ only dual meeting of the season on Monday. The two teams tied for the SWC’s tournament championship on Saturday and knew that Monday’s winner would be Read More…

Doug Ferguson: Tiger might not even be in his prime

Four victories in his last five starts is proof enough that Tiger Woods is more dominant than ever, especially considering he won those four tournaments by a combined 20 shots and shattered tournament scoring records in consecutive weeks. More evidence came from his caddie as he waited for Woods to arrive for the final round Read More…

14-year-old Tasered after throwing rocks

LORAIN — A 14-year-old Lorain boy was Tasered twice by police Sunday night after throwing rocks at officers and damaging cars and windows near his home, a Lorain police report said. The boy, whose mother said he was autistic, was taken to hospital for a mental evaluation after being arrested. Police were called to the Read More…

Man lands seventh DUI

EATON TWP. — A Brunswick man was charged with his seventh DUI on Sunday after falling asleep at the wheel of his car while waiting at a railroad crossing, a sheriff deputy’s report said. Gregory Born, 37, was charged with DUI, parking on a highway, driving under suspension and no lights. A deputy was called Read More…