April 24, 2014

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Man ordered to hold ‘I am a bully’ sign calls sentence unfair

Edmond Aviv sits on a street corner holding a sign Sunday in South Euclid declaring he's a bully, a requirement of his sentence because he was accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

SOUTH EUCLID (AP) — An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life. Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped Read More…

White Sox 4, Indians 3: Closer John Axford blows save as Tribe loses on homer in 9th inning

Cleveland Indians closer John Axford reacts as he leaves the field after Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez hit the game-winning two-run home run. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians looked poised to salvage a four-game split. One pitch from John Axford and one big swing by Alexei Ramirez changed that. Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday. The Indians scored twice in Read More…

Bubba Watson pulls away to win 2nd Masters in 3 years

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson. All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Georgia pines — the signature shot in his Read More…

Indians get win as Ryan Raburn burns White Sox again

Cleveland Indians' Ryan Raburn hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians almost wasted a great chance to grab the lead in the seventh inning Saturday. Then Ryan Raburn came to the plate and did what he usually does against the Chicago White Sox. Raburn hit a tiebreaking single and David Murphy drove in four runs, leading the Indians to a 12-6 Read More…

The Masters: Bubba Watson stumbles into a tie for first with Jordan Spieth, leaves the door open for a host of challengers

Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to Read More…

White Sox 9, Indians 6: Pitching problems send Tribe to 3rd straight loss

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers against the Chicago White Sox on Friday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO — It’s hard to win when you walk nine batters, including a pair with the bases loaded. So despite a decent offensive showing against Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the Cleveland Indians lost 9-6 Friday night. Down 3-0, the Indians tied the score with three runs in the fifth, only for Carlos Carrasco Read More…

Bucks 119, Cavaliers 116: A game after being eliminated from playoff contention, Cleveland plays clunker

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Friday in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

MILWAUKEE — With slim hopes of avoiding the NBA’s worst record, the Milwaukee Bucks are making the most of their late-season opportunity. The Cavaliers dropped their first game since being eliminated from the playoff chase. Chris Wright, in the midst of his second 10-day contract, scored an energetic 14 points off the bench to help Read More…

College visit turns tragic for Calif. students

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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead, authorities said. Someone kicked out a window on the bus, and many of those aboard Read More…

White Sox 7, Indians 3: Danny Salazar strikes out 10, but leaves early and loses after allowing 5 runs

Indians starter Danny Salazar throws against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — Cleveland’s Danny Salazar couldn’t sustain his swing-and-miss stuff against Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox. Abreu connected for his second multihomer game in three days and the Chicago White Sox ended a 14-game losing streak against Cleveland, beating the Indians 7-3 Thursday night. Salazar (0-1) struck out 10 in 3⅔ innings, but Read More…

Ohio State Football: Fresh faces will play important role in spring game, and in the fall

Ohio State wide receiver Johnnie Dixon runs drills during their practice. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS — For Ohio State to be a national contender this fall, it’ll have to rely on quarterback Braxton Miller, a strong defensive line — and a lot of kids even Buckeyes fans don’t know very well. Coach Urban Meyer has been keeping a close watch on them. He’s liked what he’s seen so far. Read More…