November 23, 2014

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Michigan hires WVU’s Rodriguez as new football coach

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan hired Rich Rodriguez away from his alma mater after failing to bring back one of its own. A man with ties to both the Wolverines and West Virginia might’ve helped. College football’s winningest program ended its coaching search Sunday, nearly a month after it started, by announcing Rodriguez would succeed Read More…

Ohio State men’s soccer team loses to Wake Forest in NCAA final

CARY, N.C. — Zack Schilawski always dreamed of scoring big goals in his hometown. He delivered the biggest one of his career there Sunday, scoring the eventual game-winner to lift Wake Forest to a 2-1 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA College Cup championship. “It’s unbelievable,” said Schilawski, who graduated from Cary High School. Read More…

Dolphins finally get first victory of the season

MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins finally won one, thanks to a break and a big play in overtime. After Baltimore’s Matt Stover missed a 44-yard field goal in the extra period, Miami’s Greg Camarillo turned a short completion into a 64-yard touchdown, and the Dolphins beat the Baltimore Ravens 22-16 Sunday. With the 1972 perfect-season Read More…

Tiger Woods closes year with Target victory

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Ten weeks later, nothing has changed with Tiger Woods and the rest of golf. Woods won the final golf tournament of the year Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 to match the tournament record at the Target World Challenge and set a record for the largest margin of victory, by seven Read More…

Weather contributes to wrecks; more snow expected today

ELYRIA — It only took about 2 inches of snow to turn roads into skating rinks Saturday as the first part of a major winter storm hit. State troopers in Elyria reported that about 25 cars slid off the highways between 2 and 9 p.m. The trouble spots were along state Routes 2, 82 and Read More…

Shovels a hot item before the storm hit

ELYRIA — There was a mad rush to the cash register Saturday as worried residents got ready to face the worst Old Man Winter could throw this way. By the time the first flakes started bombarding the county about 1 p.m., some store owners were knee-deep in green but low on the essentials — shovels, Read More…

Police arrest two suspects in break-ins

Two Cleveland men have been kicking down doors and taking jewelry, electronics and guns so they can buy heroin, say Erie County detectives — and local sheriff’s deputies think the same men are behind 10 Lorain County burglaries as well. McKenzie Simmons The suspects could be responsible for two break-ins along Gifford and Gore-Orphanage roads Read More…

Pressure time: Browns know what’s at stake though few have been there before

CLEVELAND — Derek Anderson is new to this. So are Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow. The starting secondary, too. The Browns stand on the brink of the playoffs, needing a win today over Buffalo and a Tennessee loss at Kansas City to reach the postseason for the first time since 2002. The only holdovers are Read More…

Browns vs. Bills: Keys, matchups and game facts

KEYS TO THE GAME Deep thwart The Bills’ best chance to beat the Browns is with a few well-timed big plays. They have the perfect guy for the job in receiver Lee Evans, a Bedford native. In his four years in the league, Evans has five touchdowns of at least 70 yards, the most in Read More…

Second victim of Elyria crash dies at hospital

ELYRIA — The crash that killed a Brunswick Drive woman earlier in the week has claimed another life. Spencer Nicholas Spencer, 27, died Friday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland from injuries he received Wednesday night. That’s when police say he drifted into oncoming traffic and struck another car head-on, killing Toni Fourdyce, 22, and Read More…