August 21, 2014

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Indians, Fausto have faith they can finish off Red Sox

BOSTON — Fausto Carmona has a lot on his plate tonight. If he wins, the Indians will host the first game of the World Series at Jacobs Field. If he loses, they will be forced to play Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in enemy territory. That’s a lot to ask of a Read More…

Doug Clarke: C.C. failed as ‘The Man,’ so Carmona can’t

Well, isn’t this a fine kettle of chowdah? As the actor John C. McGinley says to Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger) in “Platoon” when he’s asked to lead a small band into the jungle one more time, “I got a bad feeling about this one, Skip.” The Cleveland Indians are, for the third time in these Read More…

Tribe notes: Hafner struggling after Game 1 homer

BOSTON — Travis Hafner is slumping again. The Indians designated hitter, who struggled to an uncharacteristically low regular-season batting average (.266) but appeared to have found his stroke toward the end of the year, is back in a rut, hitting just .200 (7-for-35) in nine postseason games. Hafner’s American League Championship Series began well enough Read More…

Ohio State’s No. 1 … but with something to prove

COLUMBUS — Ohio State must prove it deserves to be No. 1, and that might be harder than it was to get there. Some critics contend the Buckeyes were far superior last year — when they were run out of the national championship game. They say Ohio State has beaten a bunch of patsies and Read More…

Midview grad Shaheen ready to take on the world

Kim Shaheen recognized a great opportunity, so she jumped at a chance to qualify for a world championship. Now, the Midview graduate and mother of three gets the chance to rub elbows with the world’s best at Sunday’s ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championship in Richmond, Va. The 37-year-old qualified for the world championships by Read More…

Prep golf: Kmiecik opens with 79 at state

COLUMBUS — Michael Lamping shot a 77 Friday to help Dublin Jerome grab a 10-stroke lead in the Division I boys state golf tournament. Aaron Siekmann added a 78 and Paul Grauer shot a 79 for Dublin Jerome, which finished with a team total of 316 at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. Cincinnati Moeller was Read More…

Tribe fans keep faith for Game 6

CLEVELAND — The suddenly more precarious playoff position of the Cleveland Indians left fans taking a deep breath Friday and insisting they remain confident of a World Series berth. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE Fans wave their white towels at the start of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Indians and Red Sox at Read More…

Coroner rules premature baby’s death was homicide

ELYRIA — The death of a baby delivered by Caesarean section at just 22 weeks gestation after her mother shot herself in the stomach has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County coroner said. Frank Miller said the infant girl born to a 36-year-old Elyria woman died from premature birth caused by a gunshot wound Read More…

Lights go out for 14,000

Line failure and wind cut power to some in county Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon Lake players fall at state

From staff and wire reports COLUMBUS — Kayla Tuscany beat Nikki Chiricosta of Avon Lake on Friday to move into the semifinals of the Division I girls state tennis tournament. Tuscany, of Miamisburg, eliminated Chiricosta 7-5, 6-2. She will face Stephanie Danesis of Richfield Revere in the semifinals today. Danesis defeated Maddy Eccleston of Toledo Read More…