April 25, 2015

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Ohio State football: Urban Meyer wants angry players

COLUMBUS — The embarrassments of a year ago might just stoke the fire for this year’s Ohio State Buckeyes. At least that’s the hope — and a motivational game plan — of Urban Meyer. Meyer, the ultra-successful coach at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida, is back coaching after spending a year away as a studio Read More…

Tennis: U.S. Open a mental challenge as well as a physical one

NEW YORK — Champion at Wimbledon in both singles and doubles. Winner again in both events at the All England Club, four weeks later at the London Olympics. Nobody would blame Serena Williams if she felt worn down by this year’s jam-packed tennis calendar. She doesn’t see it that way, though — even with the Read More…

Can’t drive a car, but sure can drive a golf ball: Lydia Ko, 15, becomes youngest to win LPGA event

COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Lydia Ko won the Canadian Women’s Open on Sunday to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and only the fifth amateur champion. The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory. She broke the age record of 16 set by Lexi Thompson last Read More…

Yankees 3, Indians 1: Sabathia stymies former mates

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians rookie Corey Kluber went pitch-for-pitch against Yankees ace CC Sabathia. Cody Allen, another rookie, allowed a tiebreaking, two-run homer to Nick Swisher in the seventh inning giving New York a 3-1 victory Friday night. The free-falling Indians have lost nine straight and are 4-22 since July 27, when they began an Read More…

Cycling: Armstrong legacy, career, myth, erased

SAINT-SEBASTIEN-D’AIGREFEUILLE, France — On the hot road to this village in the deepest south of France, we passed the forbidding, barren mountain where Lance Armstrong, the cyclist, took a giant step toward becoming Lance Armstrong, the sporting myth. It was 12 years ago this summer. Riding hard, Armstrong fiddled with the collar of his bright Read More…

Laid-off worker opens fire at Empire State Building

NEW YORK — New York City officials say a laid-off women’s accessories designer shot and killed a co-worker outside the Empire State Building, then got in a shootout with police. Fifty-six-year-old Jeffrey Johnson opened fire with a .45-caliber pistol at about 9 a.m. Friday on the Fifth Avenue side of the building. He was shot Read More…

Cyclist Armstrong to be banned for life, stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time. Travis Tygart, USADA’s chief executive, said Armstrong would also Read More…

Indians owner Dolan making no plans to fire Acta

CLEVELAND — The Indians have collapsed. Owner Paul Dolan isn’t ready to begin rebuilding them just yet. Perplexed as anyone by the Indians’ stunning losing streak, Dolan said Thursday night that he has no immediate plans to fire manager Manny Acta and that he’s not considering an overhaul of Cleveland’s front office. Dolan, appearing at Read More…

Acta admits his job may be on the line as Indians’ slide continues

SEATTLE — The Cleveland Indians’ latest slide could be a costly one for manager Manny Acta, and he knows it. Zach McAllister pitched six effective innings, but Vinnie Pestano yielded a tiebreaking two-run double to Eric Thames in the eighth and Cleveland fell 3-1 at Seattle for its eighth consecutive loss. The Indians’ slide comes Read More…

Indians: Tomlin to have surgery; Sizemore won’t play

SEATTLE — Cleveland Indians’ right-hander Josh Tomlin will have Tommy John surgery today, ending his season and likely leaving him sidelined for most of 2013. The Indians made the announcement Tuesday before playing the middle game of a three-game series in Seattle. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Southern California. Tomlin Read More…