August 22, 2014

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NBA Playoffs: Lakers look good in easy Game 7 win

LOS ANGELES – All is well again in La-La Land. The real Los Angeles Lakers showed up, and in a Game 7, no less. With Pau Gasol dominating on both ends of the court, the Lakers emphatically silenced the doubters and the Houston Rockets, winning the decisive final game of the Western Conference semifinals 89-70 Read More…

One fantastic filly: Rachel Alexandra holds off Derby winner Mine That Bird to capture Preakness

BALTIMORE – Girls rule. The best 3-year-old in the land just happens to be a filly named Rachel Alexandra. Jockey Calvin Borel all but guaranteed victory in the Preakness Stakes for the filly and, boy, did she deliver, becoming the first filly in 85 years to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. A Read More…

Indians fall to Rays again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Joe Maddon is hopeful the Rays are back to playing championship-caliber baseball. B.J. Upton homered for the second consecutive day, Matt Garza pitched six effective innings and Tampa Bay beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday. “I expect us to get back to the playoffs and I expect that we`ll stop Read More…

More than just LeBron: A great as Cavaliers star is, his supporting cast has put team over the top

CLEVELAND – Absent from any box score and unseen on TV highlights, the moment passed without fanfare. Earlier this year, LeBron James did something that may best define his breakthrough season with the Cavaliers. It wasn`t a thunderous dunk or no-look pass. In the aftermath of a win, James was dissecting the game when he Read More…

NASCAR: Stewart wins first as owner, claiming annual All-Star race and the $1 million that goes with it

CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Stewart won his first race as a team owner Saturday night, breaking through for a $1 million payday with a victory in the annual All-Star race. Stewart passed Matt Kenseth with two laps to go in a thrilling final 10-lap shootout to win for the first time in 11 All-Star event Read More…

Ohio Edison rates to drop

COLUMBUS  – Ohio regulators say FirstEnergy Corp. will cut its Ohio customers` rates as the result of an auction. In a ruling Thursday, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio called for a 12.6 percent reduction for FirstEnergy’s Toledo Edison customers, a 16 percent cut at Ohio Edison and a 7.4 percent reduction from the Cleveland Read More…

Indians: Bats come alive, lead Tribe to 2nd straight victory

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Victor Martinez had four hits, drove in four runs and raised his batting average to .400. And that was far from the only thing the last-place Cleveland Indians had to feel good about after Thursday night`s 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. “The guys did a real good job offensively. Read More…

Google glitch disrupts search engine, e-mail

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Technical problems at Google are preventing an unknown number of people from using its Internet search engine, e-mail and other services. In a Thursday post on its Web site, the Mountain View-based company reports that a “small subset of users” hasn`t been able to get into their e-mail accounts. Without Read More…

Authorities search for missing Ohio boy

NORWALK (AP) – Authorities are looking for a missing 13-year-old northern Ohio boy who they say kept a diary and had made threats toward several faculty members and students at his school. The Huron County sheriff`s office in Norwalk, about 50 miles west of Cleveland, identified the boy as Calvin Riley of the Norwalk suburb Read More…

NBA commentary: LeBron vs. Kobe in finals? It’s a sure thing

Long before anyone ever heard of Tim Donaghy there was always a nagging suspicion among casual fans that the fix was on in the NBA playoffs. To be sure, in a league when almost every foul can be contested and almost every game is decided in the final two minutes, there is always plenty for Read More…