October 24, 2014

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Ohio State: Wells thinks he can still win Heisman

 COLUMBUS — Despite playing in less than half of his team’s games so far, Ohio State tailback Chris “Beanie” Wells still thinks he can win the Heisman Trophy. “I honestly think I can be the best player in college football,” Wells said during preparations for the 14th-ranked Buckeyes’ game at No. 18 Wisconsin on Saturday Read More…

High school golf: Shoremen surprise at sectional

 HURON — Kyle Lottman was worried. Wouldn’t you be? The Elyria junior bogeyed his final four holes at Wednesday’s Division I sectional golf tournament in wet and windy conditions at Thunderbird Hills North to go from safely in next week’s district tournament to squarely on the bubble. “I figured I’d be the last one to Read More…

Browns: Edwards failing to live up to hype

 BEREA — Braylon Edwards had four 100-yard receiving games, a team-record 16 touchdown catches and a career-high 80 receptions last season for the Browns. Through four games this year, the Pro Bowl wide receiver has 95 yards — total — and just 11 receptions. Regardless of how one crunches those numbers, they don’t look good, Read More…

Browns notes: Stallworth, Tucker plan to play against Giants

 BEREA — The Browns expect to be at their healthiest so far this season when they return from the bye to face the Giants on “Monday Night Football” on Oct. 13. Receiver Donte Stallworth (quadriceps) plans to play for the first time, and offensive lineman Ryan Tucker (hip) said Wednesday he’s still on course to Read More…

Cavaliers: Varejao in fold to start this time around

 INDEPENDENCE — Running along the beach in Brazil is a good way to stay in shape, but it’s not the ideal way to be in top-notch condition to play in the NBA. Power forward Anderson Varejao learned that lesson the hard way a year ago, when he missed all of training camp and the first Read More…

NLDS: Dodgers, Phillies take opening games

 CHICAGO — Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre brought their winning postseason ways to the Los Angeles Dodgers — and Wrigley Field. James Loney hit a go-ahead grand slam off a wild Ryan Dempster, Ramirez and Russell Martin homered and the new-look Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 in their NL playoff opener Wednesday night. The Read More…

High school soccer notes: Amherst’s success is academic

 Amherst’s boys were unbeaten in eight of 12 matches and four of their last five before they fell 2-0 at North Olmsted in a Southwestern Conference match Wednesday night.  Good season so far. But the Comets are having an even better year in the classroom. The team has a collective grade point average of 3.5, Read More…

Cross country notes: Amherst’s Kelly back in a big way

 Amherst junior Erica Kelly had a lot to be happy about following Saturday’s Obenour Invitational at Vermilion’s Sailorway Middle School. Sure, she finished second (21:40) in the open race to teammate Kasey Schuler (21:09), a sophomore. But more importantly, it was Kelly’s first race since the Division I district track meet May 21. She had Read More…

MLB: Lee joins Phillies’ Lidge as Comeback Player of the Year

 PHILADELPHIA — Brad Lidge has a shot to cap his perfect season with a World Series ring. Cliff Lee should be ready to clear room in the trophy case for a Cy Young Award. First, the two pitchers received a different honor Tuesday when they were selected Comeback Players of the Year. Lee was 22-3 Read More…

Volleyball: Keystone beats Brookside again to regain top spot in PAC

 SHEFFIELD — The match ended on a block kill. It was appropriate. Blocking was probably the biggest reason Keystone regained first place in the Patriot Athletic Conference with a three-game victory over Brookside on Tuesday. The Wildcats won 25-23, 25-14, 25-21. Keystone had 13 block kills to only two for the Cardinals. Three Keystone players Read More…