September 23, 2014

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Coolidge to lead EC’s boys cross country team

Elyria Catholic’s Marty Coolidge dabbled with a variety of sports at an early age, but recognized even back then that his sport of choice was distance running. The sophomore stands 6-foot-3 — three inches taller than a year ago — and weighs in at 138 pounds. He is Lorain County’s version of former world record-holder Read More…

Federer avoids upset at U.S. Open

NEW YORK  — His strokes awry, his emotions laid bare for all to see, Roger Federer figured out a way to stay in the U.S. Open. Federer found himself locked in a five-set struggle against the sort of player the world is accustomed to seeing him dismiss with ease, and it was only down the Read More…

No more 20 questions: Cliff Lee shuts out White Sox, becomes first Indians pitcher in 34 years to win 20 games

CLEVELAND — Slide over, Gaylord Perry. You finally have some company. Perry, the legendary spitball king, entered Monday as the last Cleveland pitcher to post a 20-win season, accomplishing the feat over three decades ago when he went 21-13 in 1974. He now has a sidekick in Cliff Lee, who added another milestone to an Read More…

Tribe notes: Hafner not likely to be activated

CLEVELAND — The Indians will add seven players from Triple-A Buffalo today, expanding their roster to 32. Travis Hafner won’t be one of them. Manager Eric Wedge said Hafner (right shoulder strain) would return to Cleveland today to be re-evaluated after completing his rehab stint with the Bisons, but that the designated hitter “probably won’t” Read More…

Back in the game: Anderson, Edwards return to practice for Browns, expected to play in Sunday’s opener

BEREA — Quarterback Derek Anderson dropped back, looked left and fired. Receiver Braylon Edwards lined up wide left, ran a quick slant and snagged the bullet out of the air with two hands. The Pro Bowl combination that set a franchise record with 16 touchdown passes last year returned to practice Monday after weeks on Read More…

Browns notes: Cribbs wants to play in opener, but he’s not so sure he’ll get the chance

BEREA — Pro Bowl kick returner Joshua Cribbs vowed Monday to do everything he can to be ready to play Sunday in the season opener versus the Dallas Cowboys. That may not be enough to convince the trainers and coaches to let him step on the field. “I feel like I’m making a lot of Read More…

Motorsports: Elyria’s Connolly defends U.S. Nationals championship, finishes sixth in playoff field

Elyria’s Dave Connolly has gone from not even being in the picture, to possibly getting a closeup. Connolly defended his MAC Tools U.S. Nationals Pro Stock championship in Indianapolis on Monday and secured sixth place in the NHRA’s 10-person field for the playoffs, which get under way with the Carolina Nationals on Sept. 11-14. Connolly, Read More…

Early clash of the titans: Serena and Venus Williams to meet again at U.S. Open, but this time it won’t be in the final

NEW YORK — By now, Venus and Serena Williams know all too well how it feels to set aside sisterhood for a couple of hours and try to beat each other on a tennis court. They know what it feels like to meet at a Grand Slam tournament, what it feels like to win such Read More…

Buckeye periscope: ‘Beanie’ still in boot, doesn’t practice; playing status remains a mystery

What’s brewing today with the 2008 Ohio State Buckeyes … Buckeyes buzz The health of an aging head of state wouldn’t be followed as closely in Ohio as that of tailback Beanie Wells. Of course, Wells injured his right foot in Saturday’s 43-0 victory over Youngstown State. He continues to wear a protective boot on Read More…

Golf: Vijay Singh rides hot putter to second straight win, big lead in FedEx Cup standings

NORTON, Mass. — Vijay Singh kept pouring in birdie putts, 35 feet on one hole and 60 feet on the next, as cheers turned from disbelief to sheer amazement. That might be the last bit of excitement for this edition of the FedEx Cup. Despite a volatile new points system designed to give more players Read More…