August 4, 2015

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East Cleveland man to be charged with aggravated murder after three bodies are found

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EAST CLEVELAND — Officials say a man will be charged with aggravated murder after three bodies wrapped in trash bags were found in suburban Cleveland. East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton says a Friday call to police led authorities to a home and a standoff with the man, who was eventually taken into custody. The mayor Read More…

Phil Mickelson plays career round to win first British Open

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GULLANE, Scotland — One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson never imagined any of this happening at the British Open. No wonder he never took his hand off the base of that silver Read More…

Justin Masterson throws near no-hitter as Indians roll over Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Masterson had no regrets about the pitch that cost him his chance at a no-hitter. Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Masterson (11-7) had faced the minimum Read More…

Ohio gas prices down to start the week

COLUMBUS — Ohio motorists are seeing lower gas prices this week and are paying less than the national average. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.56 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 9 cents lower than last week. The Ohio price Read More…

Westwood leads Tiger by 2 strokes heading into final round at British Open

GULLANE, Scotland — Lee Westwood has contended enough in the majors that he can identify important moments, even if he could barely see his ball. He had a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods, standing in grass up to his knees in the dunes left of the par-3 16th hole. It was one of the few Read More…

Indians let one get away against Twins as pitching, poor defense prove costly

MINNEAPOLIS — With two strikes on Joe Mauer, Cleveland reliever Joe Smith scrapped plans to pitch around the All-Star catcher and tried for the strikeout. It didn’t work. Mauer’s two-out RBI single in the eighth inning off Smith lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday and left the Indians frustrated Read More…

British Open: Miguel Angel Jimenez, 49, having fun despite brutal conditions, leads Tiger Woods, three others by one

GULLANE, Scotland — Miguel Angel Jimenez looked like the only guy who was having fun. On a punishing day at Muirfield — the course with a reputation as the fairest links of them all — leave it to a 49-year-old Spaniard who enjoys the simple pleasures in life to make such a demanding test at Read More…

Cleveland hosting National Senior Games

CLEVELAND — Cleveland is bracing for 11,000 older athletes who will compete in the National Senior Games through Aug. 1. Athletes 50 and older will compete in nearly two dozen events including basketball, swimming, shuffleboard, volleyball, golf and bowling. The venues include the new Cleveland convention center, downtown race courses, college campuses and a bowling Read More…

Zach Johnson takes one-stroke lead after first round of British Open

GULLANE, Scotland — A blue sky and a gentle breeze usually means ripe scoring conditions at the British Open. Just not on the brown links of Muirfield. Zach Johnson handled it better than anyone Thursday. Helped along by a 45-foot eagle putt and only one bogey despite trouble lurking around every pot bunker, Johnson had Read More…

Litke: British Open course is humbling world’s best golfers

GULLANE, Scotland — Bubba wasn’t clubbing much and Dustin wasn’t bustin’ anything. The “Belgian Bomber,” meanwhile, was completely disarmed. If you love seeing professional golfers squeezed out of their comfort zone, come visit Muirfield, where warmer temperatures, gentler winds and more sunshine than this corner of Scotland usually sees in a month has produced a Read More…