November 22, 2014

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Midges, magic equal 2-0 lead for Indians

CLEVELAND — Perseverance and tenacity were trademarks of this Indians team all season long. Both were on display in full force again Friday night at Jacobs Field. Trailing the Yankees for the majority of the night, Cleveland fought back to forge an unlikely tie, before winning Game 2 of the Division Series 2-1 in dramatic Read More…

Bugs get under Joba’s, Yankees’ skin

CLEVELAND — Who let the bugs out? Buzz … buzz, buzz. The lasting image from Game 2 at Jacobs Field was the closeup of Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain’s neck caked with dead midges, and the blizzard-like swarm of insects that surrounded him as he flailed away helplessly atop the pitcher’s mound. “He was having trouble Read More…

Indians’ Carmona sinks A-Rod, Yankees

CLEVELAND — Alex Rodriguez is already in the midst of one of the worst postseason slumps in the history of the game. So the last thing the Yankees third baseman needed to see Friday night was Cleveland fireballer Fausto Carmona. “I’ve never had success against that guy,” Rodriguez said. “He’s had the best of me Read More…

Tribe notes: C.C. lets LeBron off the hook

CLEVELAND — C.C. Sabathia considers Cavaliers star LeBron James a friend, which is why he’s giving him a pass on cheering for the New York Yankees. “It’s one of those things,” said Sabathia, who was on the mound for Game 1, with James in attendance wearing a Yankees cap. “I didn’t have a problem with Read More…

Doug Clarke: Yankees aren’t what they used to be

The Yankees. Teh. Whether Andy Pettitte failed to rescue the New Yawkers once again Friday night — as he made a career of doing for the Pinstripers before Boss Steinbrenner so cavalierly cut him adrift a few years back — is not the question. The question is: After Pettitte what? Mike Mussina (5.15 ERA), who Read More…

Patriots’ Brady setting the standard for quarterbacks

BEREA — New England quarterback Tom Brady has built a career out of making defensive players look silly. The three-time Super Bowl champion is adept at picking apart secondaries, rendering schemes useless and frustrating many of the sport’s great strategists. Brady’s greatness, though, is also why many defenders love to line up against him. The Read More…

Browns notes: McGinest all business on return ‘home’

BEREA — At 35, Willie McGinest has experienced just about everything in professional football. But he’s never seen the Patriots standing on the opposite sideline, like he will Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. McGinest was the Patriots’ No. 4 overall pick in 1994 and spent the first 12 years of his career in New England before Read More…

Prep soccer notes: Are EC boys Lorain County’s best?

What we have here, folks, is a quandary. Who, exactly, has the best boys soccer team in Lorain County? Is it Wellington, Lake Ridge or Elyria Catholic? Is it none of the above or all of them? Did the Dukes eliminate the Lake Ridge Lions from consideration with their 4-3 victory on Thursday? Or does Read More…

W-Indians: Tribe takes 2-0 lead in thriller

CLEVELAND — Start spreading the news. The Indians are leaving today. They’ll make a brand-new start of it in New York — with a 2-0 AL Divisional Series lead. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Kenny Lofton is greeted at home plate by Victor Martinez as the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, Friday in Read More…

State seeks review of Brinda decision

ELYRIA — The state has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to allow Elyria school board member Holly Brinda to run for re-election in November despite losing the Elyria Democratic mayoral primary in May. The court’s interpretation of the “same election” will cause “great confusion and ambiguity,” according to a brief filed Read More…