October 30, 2014

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Midview strikes first blow, but Avon Lake wins by knockout

AVON LAKE — To Mike Haddad, it felt like a slap to the face. Not to him, but to his team’s defense. The Avon Lake defense. The one that’s smothered every opponent it has faced and become the foundation of its state title dreams. But as Midview glided down the field and scored on its Read More…

Turnover gives Avon Lake momentum in close game

AVON LAKE — It had the makings of a classic playoff game. Midview, trailing by just a touchdown, stopped Avon Lake at the Shoremen 40-yard line with 6:17 to play in the first half. All the Middies had to do was keep the game where it was, regroup at intermission and make a run at Read More…

Buckeyes figure they ‘O’ Badgers for 2004 upset, dance

COLUMBUS — No dancing on the O. After Wisconsin beat Ohio State 24-13 three years ago, a Badgers linebacker danced on the big Block O that straddles the 50-yard line at Ohio Stadium, touching off a bunch of pushing, taunting and shoving between the teams. Buckeyes fans were aghast. Ohio State has not forgotten. Neither, Read More…

Doug Clarke: What’s that? Cavaliers’ season over already?

Of all things … In what has to be an all-time record — even for a city wedded to defeatism while having a fling with martyrdom — members of the sporting press have pronounced the Cavaliers season as being just so over.  After one game. • Someone tell me again about this Big Ten Network Read More…

LeBron lights it up: Cavaliers star scores 45 in win over Knicks

CLEVELAND — Daniel Gibson should take LeBron James out for a nice dinner. Not only did James pour in 45 points, his passing led to most of Gibson’s regular-season, career-high 24 as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 110-106 Friday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “I don’t think I played with the energy Read More…

Cavaliers notes: Pavlovic needs a little more time to get ready

CLEVELAND — Coach Mike Brown said he will have a “better feel” as to whether Sasha Pavlovic will play Sunday in Phoenix after he watches the swingman practice today. Small forward LeBron James already knows how he feels about the training camp holdout trying to suit up against the Suns after just one workout. “If Read More…

Browns’ Jurevicius back to work after family scare

BEREA — Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius is the ultimate professional. Show up on time, put in the work and don’t complain. Jurevicius’ routine was thrown for a loop this week after his father, William, was hospitalized after a multicar accident. Jurevicius was a few minutes late for practice Wednesday and missed it entirely Thursday when Read More…

Browns notes: Frye’s insider information not a big concern

BEREA — Besides coordinator Rob Chudzinski, quarterback Charlie Frye probably knew the new Browns offense better than anyone when he was traded to Seattle after Week 1. The question is: How much will Frye be able to help the Seahawks defense in preparation for the matchup Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium? “I’m sure there are Read More…

Ford, UAW close to deal

DETROIT — A marathon bargaining session between Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers has brought both sides close to a tentative contract agreement, but a deal has yet to be reached, according to two people who have been briefed on the talks. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger was again involved in the bargaining on Read More…

Avon Lake union rep: Work still plentiful

AVON LAKE — At the same time Ford Motor Co. and national negotiators from the United Auto Workers were trying to hash out a contract, Chrysler, which had just concluded negotiations announced a plan to cut as many as 12,000 jobs. Tim Donovan, president of the UAW Local 2000 representing workers at the Ohio Assembly Read More…