July 23, 2014

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Ohio State notes: Defense continues its dominating ways

Brad Bournival and Tim Gebhardt The Chronicle-Telegram  COLUMBUS — It’s been like swatting a fly with a sledgehammer so far for Ohio State’s football team. While offensive miscues and missteps turned up during the Buckeyes’ first two games, the one constant has been the defense. It forced 13 straight three-and-outs against Akron, but might have Read More…

Loss puts Indians’ celebration on hold

CLEVELAND — On the verge of clinching the Central Division championship, the Indians were all set to party Saturday night with their fans at Jacobs Field. The Tigers sent a gift from Detroit, losing to Kansas City to clear the way for an Indians win that would have brought Cleveland its first division title since Read More…

Tribe notes: Wedge won’t let himself think about postseason

CLEVELAND — With his team entering Saturday with their first opportunity to officially clinch the Central Division title, Indians manager Eric Wedge still wouldn’t budge. Cleveland owned a 7½-game lead over second-place Detroit, with its magic number at two through Friday, but Wedge refused to discuss anything regarding a potential playoff appearance or his plans Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Sorry, C.C., Beckett is Cy Young pick

C.C. Sabathia has the opportunity to become the Indians’ second-ever American League Cy Young Award winner and first since Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry won the coveted pitching honor in 1972. The 26-year-old left-hander is not simply considered a candidate for the award, but a favorite along with Boston’s Josh Beckett, who won his 20th game Friday Read More…

Dan Coughlin: This year’s Indians are tough to dislike

Jim Murray was correct. Your typical sports journalist roots for the story, not for the team. We want a compelling story. Cinderella is the story, not her stepsisters. Please, give us David over Goliath. We want George Washington to upset the Hessians. We want to be read. Naturally, the home team gets covered with a Read More…

Browns, Anderson striving for consistency

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Anderson walks the halls of Browns headquarters in a plain white T-shirt and baggy basketball shorts. He had the game of his life 24 hours earlier and the highlights are being shown on ESPN in a loop, so a reporter is set to ask if he’s gotten a big head. Before Read More…

Admiral King wins despite slow start

Hans Schneider The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — The resurrection of the Admiral King football program continued Saturday night as the Admirals downed visiting Trinity 33-19 in non-conference action. The win was the fourth straight for the Admirals as they closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 4-1 record. “It wasn’t our best game,” Read More…