October 20, 2014

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College football: Upsets likely to send Ohio State back to BCS title game

COLUMBUS – Three weeks after their unbeaten season, No. 1 ranking and dreams of redemption in the BCS title game seemed to turn to ashes, Ohio State is headed back to the ultimate game in college football. Thank you, Pittsburgh Panthers. The Buckeyes, No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings going into Saturday`s final regular-season Read More…

College football: Les Miles says he’s staying at LSU

ATLANTA – Les Miles insists he will remain LSU`s football coach despite all the speculation he would bolt for Michigan. “I am the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU,” Miles, an Elyria High graduate and Elyria Sports Hall of Fame member, said Saturday. “I have no interest in talking Read More…

Browns coming up big when it comes to physical play

GLENDALE, Ariz. – From the quarterback to the offensive line to the receivers to the outside linebackers to the safeties, the Browns look down on the competition. Literally. Quarterback Derek Anderson is 6-foot-6. Receivers Joe Jurevicius and Braylon Edwards are 6-5 and 6-3, and tight end Kellen Winslow is 6-4. With the exception of 6-2 Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Relax, Browns fans, QB situation will work itself out

Let`s enjoy this Browns` run of good fortune for as long as it lasts. Do not worry about solving an eventual quarterback dilemma. Please, turn off the worry meter. Those things usually solve themselves. Nevertheless, some fans fear that Derek Anderson is something short of the real deal. He`s too good to be true. He`s Read More…

Rattay enjoying return to the NFL

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jim Rattay won two football state championships at Elyria Catholic and continued his success in Arizona. He didn`t need a title this season to add a “highlight of my coaching career.” Tim Rattay came to Phoenix Christian High School to work as an assistant for his dad and take repetitions with the Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake reaching new heights with win at Amherst

AMHERST – Westlake nipped Amherst in a Southwestern Conference overtime thriller on Saturday that lived up to expectations. With a 59-52 victory, the Demons (4-1, 2-0 SWC) won at Amherst for the first time in coach Chip Weiss` six seasons as head coach. They also established themselves as legitimate SWC contenders, and did it without Read More…

Boys basketball: Comets shake off bad loss, start to hand Avon first loss

Hans Schneider The Chronicle-Telegram AVON – Amherst coach Phil Schmook doesn`t like leftovers – at least in regards to basketball. One night after watching his team blow a 15-point lead in a loss to Berea, the Comets carried the collapse over into the first quarter of Saturday night`s game against Avon. However, the Comets were Read More…

Indians’ Sabathia, Shapiro honored

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers` Association of America chose its annual season-ending award winners, naming Indians ace C.C. Sabathia “Man of the Year,” and general manager Mark Shapiro “The Good Guy.” Sabathia, the American League`s Cy Young Award winner, won Man of the Year – an honor bestowed on the Indians` Read More…

Congress driving for more mpgs

WASHINGTON – The groundbreaking deal in Congress to raise mile-per-gallon standards will compel the auto industry to churn out more fuel-efficient vehicles on a faster timeline than the companies wanted, though with flexibility to get the job done. The auto industry`s fleet of new cars, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans will have to Read More…

Finding the perfect tree: Size, other factors matter

ELYRIA – Although getting a live Christmas tree for the holiday season is a tradition for many families, it isn`t necessarily a simple process. In addition to all of the planning, purchasing, possibly cutting and transporting, there`s also the matter of decorating, all of which can be a hassle. Trees should be chosen not only Read More…