September 2, 2014

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Doug Clarke: Red Sox are baseball’s new villains

Of all things … With two World Series appearances in the last four years and two possible championships, the Bosox have become what the New York Yankees used to be: The Best Team Money Can Buy and the team everyone loves to hate. When the Yankees brass held “The Meeting” — the one in Tampa, Read More…

Peak performers: Red Sox feeling fine as they roll into Denver up 2-0

DENVER — Manny Ramirez, in a blue sweat shirt and white do-rag, was laughing and giving teammates a thumbs-up. David Ortiz stood at first base in gray sweats, a red bandanna around his head, the sun glistening off an earring on his left lobe. Out in left field, Julian Tavarez was flat on the grass, Read More…

Ohio State knows win at Penn State could validate its No. 1 ranking

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Undefeated Ohio State wants to feel some love. After all, it is the No. 1 team in the country. Yet there’s a sentiment among some Buckeyes that they aren’t getting much respect, something that could change with a win tonight at No. 24 Penn State. “It’s become more motivating to us Read More…

Browns’ defense faces tough test in Rams’ Jackson

BEREA — The Browns defense could use an easy game. It ranks last in the NFL in yardage (413 a game), 30th in scoring (30.5 points per game) and qualifies as the biggest disappointment of the first six games. On the surface, the visit to St. Louis on Sunday is the perfect opportunity to get Read More…

Browns notes: Lewis no longer sure he’ll play Sunday

BEREA — Running back Jamal Lewis doesn’t sound certain anymore. Lewis, who strained his foot Oct. 7, said last week that he would play Sunday vs. the Rams, but on Friday he declared his status a gametime decision. “It just depends on how I feel Sunday morning,” he said before practice. The Browns practiced inside Read More…

Cavaliers don’t look ready for opener

BOSTON — Kevin Garnett made a statement against LeBron James and the defending Eastern Conference champions. Garnett had 21 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 114-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the teams’ final preseason game on Friday night. Ray Allen scored 20 points and Paul Pierce Read More…

Download The Blitz

The Chronicle’s weekly Blitz coverage of high school football is available as a downloadable PDF.  You must have Adobe Acrobat or the appropriate Web browser plug-in installed on your computer to view PDFs. Visit www.adobe.com to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. The Blitz: Week One The Blitz: Week Two The Blitz: Week Three The Read More…

Prep soccer notes: Besu leads two teams to sectional titles on the same day

How many coaches have coached two teams from different schools to sectional championships in the same sport on the same day? It might have happened before, but not recently, not around here and not very often. Mike Besu did it last weekend. On Saturday afternoon, he coached the Division II Lake Ridge girls to a Read More…

Bowlers of the week: Sukey scores back-to-back 300s

As secretary/treasurer for the high-scoring Grafton Classic since 1992, Walt Sukey has penciled in more than his share of 300 games on his weekly report sheet. However, what is usually a thankless, tedious, boring job turned into a labor of love the past two weeks for the LaGrange resident. On Oct. 17 and again on Read More…

Grants give city funds to battle crime

ELYRIA — The county’s two largest police departments each will receive about $300,000 in grants to help take a bigger bite than ever out of violent crime and the drug trade. At media conferences Friday in Youngstown and Richfield, officials announced that Elyria and Lorain will get part of a $5.8 million grant from the Read More…