April 18, 2014

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Pastor’s son charged with murder

The 16-year-old son of a Wellington preacher was charged Monday in the shooting death of his mother and for critically injuring his father.   Daniel Petric sat expressionless as county Domestic Relations Magistrate Stephen Blake read off the charges of murder and attempted murder.   Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Resendez said Daniel shot his mom, 43-year-old Read More…

Finished off at Fenway: Indians drop third straight, lose series

BOSTON — The Indians overcame a multitude of obstacles during their quest to return to the World Series for the first time in a decade. The final one, however, proved too tough to clear. On a cool Sunday night at a raucous Fenway Park, all the work and sweat that went into one of the Read More…

Tribe’s title dreams slammed shut

BOSTON — With Kenny Lofton racing around third, Cleveland’s comeback — and a season stuffed with them — came to an abrupt halt. More heartache, decade upon decade of it, persists for the Indians. Months of surprises, whipped-cream pies in the kisser, late-inning rallies and an unexpected jaunt through October ended short of a World Read More…

Byrd admits using HGH, but says it was for medical condition

BOSTON — As the Indians prepared to face the Red Sox in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday, Cleveland starting pitcher Paul Byrd prepared to face the music. Byrd, considered one of the more upstanding players in the game, acknowledged to taking human growth hormone under a doctor’s prescription for a Read More…

Tribe notes: Top of rotation didn’t get the job done

BOSTON — The Indians were on the verge of squandering a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series on Sunday. That they were even in position to win Game 7 and advance to the World Series was surprising in itself, considering what Cleveland has received from its top two pitchers in the series. C.C. Read More…

Beckett adds to his trophy case

BOSTON — Josh Beckett needs a bigger trophy case: Now he has an AL Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award to go along with his 2003 World Series MVP. Unflappable and close to unhittable, Beckett shut down Cleveland twice, including a victory in Game 5 that started Boston’s comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the Read More…

Browns at the bye: Smiles, hope and playoff thoughts

Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain” boomed from Orpheus Roye’s locker. Players joked with each other and discussed their weekend plans. Smiles were everywhere in the Browns locker room Wednesday, and not just because they were about to get a few days off for their bye. The Browns are 3-3 and feeling good about Read More…

Browns at the bye: Positives, negatives and questions

5 POSITIVES SUCCESS AT HOME The Browns have won three straight at home after winning just two at Cleveland Browns Stadium all of last year. The team, especially the offense, has played much better in front of the home crowd, which deserves to see something good. DIVISION DOMINANCE Well, dominance might be a stretch, but Read More…

Nextel Cup: Johnson gets seventh win, tightens point race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jimmie Johnson made the pass he didn’t allow Jeff Gordon to make in the spring, sneaking inside Gordon with 44 laps to go Sunday and holding on to win at Martinsville Speedway for his series-high seventh victory of the year. The Hendrick Motorsports teammates who have dominated the Nextel Cup Series all Read More…

Tribe’s ALCS collapse complete

BOSTON — This has got to be a Cleveland thing. There’s no way else to explain it. A 3-1 American League Championship Series lead wound up meaning next to nothing for the hard-luck Indians, who watched Boston win the next three games to advance to the World Series with an 11-2 victory in Game 7 Read More…