August 28, 2015

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Division II boys soccer: Rocky River 1, Elyria Catholic 0

ELYRIA – In the end, it was the work of a veteran Rocky River hockey player that ended Elyria Catholic’s boys soccer season Saturday night. Patrick Pescatrice, a senior forward who began playing high school soccer this year, scored a goal in the 77th minute in the mud at Knights of Columbus Field. The Pirates Read More…

Division I sectional boys soccer: Lakewood 3, North Ridgeville 0

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood boys soccer coach Andrew Toth kept a secret from his team entering Saturday night’s sectional final against North Ridgeville – he was worried. Despite Lakewood’s gaudy resume – an 11-3-2 record, and a defense that allowed just 15 goals in 16 games and had four shutouts – Toth feared North Ridgeville’s skill Read More…

Wright gets a fright: Browns cornerback rolls his car, feels blessed to suffer only minor injuries

BEREA – A night out watching one of his favorite performers almost turned deadly for Browns cornerback Eric Wright. After attending the Jay-Z concert Thursday night at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center, Wright slid off the wet highway at about 2:10 a.m. Friday and his silver Mercedes CLS550 rolled several times, according to the police report. Read More…

Browns notes: Most players back to practice as flu runs its course

BEREA – Defensive end Corey Williams is the last man ailing. Twelve players missed practice Wednesday with the flu and 10 remained out Thursday. All but Williams returned Friday and are expected to play Sunday against Green Bay. “Hopefully we are over the hump,” coach Eric Mangini said. Williams was listed as questionable on the Read More…

Where’s the focus? Ohio State hoping loss to Purdue won’t linger vs. Minnesota

COLUMBUS – During Ohio State coach Jim Tressel’s weekly radio show, the host casually framed a question by saying that certainly the Buckeyes had turned their full attention toward today’s game against Minnesota. Maybe not. A week after an astonishing 26-18 loss at two-touchdown underdog Purdue, there is doubt that the Buckeyes have forgotten about Read More…

Lovullo gets second interview, says he’s prepared to be Indians manager

CLEVELAND – Torey Lovullo wants a chance to manage the Cleveland Indians after spending the last eight seasons working in the club’s farm system. “I’m familiar with the setting,” Lovullo said Friday, after interviewing a second time with general manager Mark Shapiro. “This team is a lot further along than some might believe.” Dodgers hitting Read More…

Pavlik’s biggest fight: For his life

NEW YORK – Kelly Pavlik’s life was in peril. An allergic reaction to medication had caused the middleweight champion’s temperature to soar past 104 degrees, and his heart rate to 150 beats a minute. When he was finally admitted to the hospital, the sweat was pouring off his body, which had turned shades of red Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon wins sectional championship

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AVON — With clutch play at both ends, Avon girls soccer player Ali Fisher turned in her finest match of the season. The junior midfielder scored two goals and made a critical defensive save Thursday, leading the Eagles to a 3-1 sectional final victory over Avon Lake before a loud and active crowd. It was Read More…

Karl lands on Cavs roster, Barrett cut

INDEPENDENCE — Coby Karl survived and Andre Barrett didn’t. The Cavaliers set their roster at the NBA maximum of 15 players Thursday evening by waiving Barrett, a 5-foot-10 point guard, guard Russell Robinson and big man Darryl Watkins. The final decision likely came down to keeping the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Karl, who can play both guard Read More…

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine second to interview for Tribe job

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CLEVELAND — Bobby Valentine got his chance to convince the Cleveland Indians that they should hire him as their manager. He may still need to convince himself. The former New York Mets manager, who didn’t lose an ounce of charisma during an extended stay in Japan, had his second interview with the Indians on Thursday. Read More…