December 18, 2014

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Indians move closer to first division title since 2001

CLEVELAND — The Indians took another step toward their first Central Division title since 2001 on Friday, and they did it with their usual flair for the dramatic. Recording their 43rd comeback victory of the season (tied for tops in the American League), the Indians rallied to turn back Oakland 4-3 in the series opener Read More…

Tribe notes: Wedge wants team to stay focused

CLEVELAND — Detroit manager Jim Leyland has already conceded the Central Division title to Cleveland, but the Indians aren’t writing any acceptance speeches just yet. Though they own a comfortable 7½-game lead on the Tigers in the division standings, with their magic number to clinch at just two, the Indians are holding off before turning Read More…

Pirates deny Tribe’s Huntington is their new GM

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates denied Friday they’ve chosen Cleveland Indians special assistant Neal Huntington as their next general manager, saying their search is ongoing. Pirates president Frank Coonelly, on the job slightly more than a week, issued a statement that the club has not made a hiring he called the most important the club Read More…

Chudzinski wants to see consistency from Browns’ offense

BEREA — In two weeks as a full-time NFL offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski has seen both extremes. Five turnovers and one touchdown in the opener, one turnover and six touchdowns Sunday vs. the Bengals. He won’t let himself get carried away by the momentum swing. “Our approach from Day One has been for guys to Read More…

Doug Clarke: Pretty Woman, walking down the street …

Of all things … So there we were at Abner’s, a watering hole in a speck of a town called Arroyo Seco outside of Taos, N.M. Is noon. High noon to be almost exact. Is when the tavern becomes more of a meeting place than a bar. People tend to cluster near the front, close Read More…

Buckeyes excited to play in 500th game at Ohio Stadium

COLUMBUS — The old gray stadium on the banks of the Olentangy River has seen its share of legends and ghosts, memorable moments and unforgettable games. Today, Ohio Stadium — home of the Snow Bowl, where Woody and Archie and the rest weaved their magic — hosts its 500th game when Northwestern (1-2) ventures in Read More…

Prep soccer notes: Family values key Lake Ridge’s quick start

Oh, brother, is Lake Ridge off to a good start. With three sets of brothers making up their core, the Lions have won eight of their first nine games. A big factor is a solid defense and the play of goalkeeper Diego Chahda, whose goals-against average is under 1.0 — and who doesn’t have a Read More…

Bowler of the week: Graham notches fifth career 800

As a youngster, Rudy Graham was luckier than most junior bowlers. He had a dad who was a bowling coach and a mom who ran a bowling alley. It’s no wonder that today, 35 years after he rolled his first ball down the lanes at Center Ridge as a 5-year-old, Graham is one of the Read More…

Convict gets away again

ELYRIA — Just hours after he surrendered to Elyria police following a three-hour standoff Thursday, Drew Manns escaped from EMH Regional Medical Center, where he was undergoing a mental health evaluation. Manns, 23, was found a short time later hiding in a garbage bin near the hospital, Elyria police Chief Mike Medders said. EMH spokeswoman Read More…

No more coasters at Geauga Lake

Industry experts cite lagging attendance Geauga Lake is all wet. Or, at least, it will be when the Aurora park opens for the 2008 season. CHRONICLE FILE A rider hits the water slides at Geauga Lake. Cedar Fair announced Friday that the amusement park will become a water-only attraction starting next year. The park, which Read More…