July 28, 2014

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Indians beat Twins for 6th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Seventh inning, tie game, runners on first and second and one out. Joe Mauer stepping to the plate. The Minnesota Twins pray for situations like that and their opponents like the Cleveland Indians dread them. Then the three-time AL batting champion and reigning MVP bunted. He did what? That’s right, he laid Read More…

Unemployment extension looks likely to clear Senate

WASHINGTON — Millions of people stuck on the jobless rolls would receive an extension of unemployment benefits averaging $309 a week under a Senate bill that appears set to break free of a Republican filibuster. Democrats have stripped the unemployment insurance measure down to the bare essentials for today’s vote, which is a do-over of Read More…

Pilot OK after crashing into barn

VICKERY — A pilot whose crop duster crashed into the back of a barn in northern Ohio walked away with only minor injuries. Authorities in Sandusky County say they’re not sure what caused the plane to crash Monday night. It hit the barn, but the fuel tanks on the single-engine plane didn’t rupture. Authorities did Read More…

Salmonella sickens tall ship Niagara crew

ERIE, Pa. — The Erie County Health Department says salmonella is to blame for sickening 26 of 42 crew members aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara, a historic sailing ship based on Lake Erie. Health department officials say it’s unclear how the ship’s crew contracted the bacteria, which often is found in spoiled or undercooked food. Read More…

Toledo man pleads not guilty, blames friend for shooting his dog

TOLEDO — A Toledo man has pleaded not guilty to shooting his German shepherd named Sarge. Lawrence Mick’s attorney says Mick loves his dog and instead blamed Mick’s friend, Adam Collins, for the shooting that left the dog with six gunshot wounds. Police say that Mick and Collins took turns shooting the dog with a Read More…

Indians 10, Twins 4: Tribe wins fifth straight

Travis Hafner is welcomed in the dugout after scoring on a Trevor Crowe double in the second inning of Monday’s 10-4 win over the Twins in Minneapolis. The Indians, who pounded out 20 hits Monday, have won all five of their games following the All-Star break for the first time ever. (AP photo.)

MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Crowe drove in two runs and had a career-high four hits, and the Cleveland Indians collected a season­high 20 hits in their fifth straight win, 10-4 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Crowe and Jason Donald, two of the young­sters thrust into action in this rebuilding, injury-marred season for Cleveland, each Read More…

Oliver’s run with Tigers ends; Vermilion grad sent to Toledo

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Vermilion High star Andy Oliver’s first stint in the major leagues has come to an end, as the Detroit Tigers optioned his contract to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens on Monday. The left­hander went 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in five starts with the Tigers. Oliver took the loss in Detroit’s 7-2 defeat against the Read More…

Golf gets a new big name: Oosthuizen stays steady, cruises to British Open win

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Louis Oosthuizen walked over the Swilcan Bridge toward a victory that was never in doubt Sunday at St. Andrews, another big moment in sports for South Africa. This celebration, though, carried a different tune. The drone of vuvuzelas, all the rage at the World Cup, was replaced by the skirl of Read More…

Changing course: St. Andrews strikes back as high winds wreak havoc

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open. Just as daunting was one thing that didn’t move – the name Read More…

Staying upbeat: Injuries, losses haven’t dulled Acta’s optimism

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CLEVELAND — Manny Acta likes the progress made by the Cleveland Indians despite injuries and their last-place standing in the AL Central. “There’s a lot of baseball left and I like how our group of kids played the last couple of weeks of the first half,” Acta said Thursday during an off­day practice. “The wins Read More…