September 19, 2014

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Brian Dulik: Quinn bounces back, calms fears with solid performance in final preseason game

Forget about the final score, the Pro Bowl players wearing street clothes and the lackluster atmosphere  Thursday evening at Cleveland Browns Stadium. None of that truly mattered — or will matter going forward. The most pressing issue for the Browns on this night was having Brady Quinn perform at a high level against one of Read More…

Browns notes: Walking wounded lend their support

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Derek Anderson and wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Joe Jurevicius returned to the field Thursday night. Literally. Though none of them played in the Browns’ preseason finale against the Chicago Bears, they were on the grass surface at Cleveland Browns Stadium, supporting their teammates. It marked Jurevicius’ first public appearance in several Read More…

No 1 is done: Top-ranked Ivanovic falls in second round of U.S. Open to Coin, the 188th-ranked player in the world

NEW YORK — Even for the mathematics major from Clemson, it just didn’t add up: How could someone who recently struggled so badly she wanted to quit tennis stay on the court with the No. 1 player in the world? Ana Ivanovic probably wondered the same thing. In one of the biggest upsets in the Read More…

‘Cats land on their feet: Keystone volleyball team drops first game, then wins next three to drop Brookside

LAGRANGE — The queen is not dead. She was seriously wounded, but she survived. Her majesty even prospered. “It’s important for people to know that it’s business as usual at Keystone,” Jim Horvath said after witnessing his Wildcats recover from a Game 1 slaughter to defeat Patriot Athletic Conference rival Brookside in four games Thursday. Read More…

Fastpitch softball: Elyria High’s Bracey picked to play in elite showcase event in South Carolina

Elyria High softball star Sarah Bracey has been selected for the Queen of Diamonds Showcase at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., this weekend. Bracey, starting right fielder on Elyria’s three straight Division I state runners-up teams, is one of 260 chosen from among 2,500 applicants. The two-day showcase is designed to connect high school Read More…

Perfect irony: Indians beat Tigers for 10th straight win, just months after losing 10 in a row

DETROIT — It’s been a back-and-forth season for the Cleveland Indians. Kelly Shoppach homered and drove in three runs and Shin-Soo Choo also went deep to lift the Cleveland Indians to their 10th straight win, 9-7 over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The Indians also lost 10 in a row earlier this season, becoming Read More…

The play’s not the thing: Health is biggest concern for Browns as preseason wraps up tonight

A win would be nice, and a solid performance even better. A good medical report is crucial. The Browns (0-3) close the preseason tonight with a visit from the Bears (0-3). A victory would spare the Browns their first winless preseason since 1972. It might also allow fans to take a deep breath after a Read More…

No regrets: Choosing senior year over NFL and big bucks just felt right to Ohio State stars

COLUMBUS — When Ohio State coach Jim Tressel announced last December that 13 Buckeyes were considering jumping into the NFL Draft a year early, it sent shock waves through the team’s fan base. Within a month, only one of those — defensive lineman Vern Gholston — had actually taken that step. That left a lot Read More…

Lorain Hall of Famer George Spiroff dies at 49; was baseball star at Southview and Kent State

AVON — George Spiroff’s father died when he was a sophomore at Southview High School. His mother had died when George was 5. He wound up living with his grandparents, Matt and Betty Nicoloff, but the young man would never have lacked for a place to call home. “I offered to take him in,” said Read More…

Volleyball 2008: Season of change? Well, sort of …

In a year when a couple of politicians and their minions are promising change, can we expect to see change in the local volleyball scene? “It’ll be the same old-same old, Amherst and Olmsted Falls,” said Westlake coach Dan Berkheimer, speaking of the Southwestern Conference. “The rest of us will battle.” Berkheimer’s feelings are understandable. Read More…