July 31, 2014

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Lightning strikes: Wellington team rallies from 6-0 deficit, downs Keystone QMP to reach OGSO Class C district final

LAGRANGE — The Wellington Lightning, trailing 6-0 early on, put together two big innings Monday night to whip Keystone QMP, 14-8, and advance to an OGSO Class C district final on Wednesday. It was one of five district semifinals for players 14-and-under. Another  Class C Wellington team, the Lady Dukes, defeated Sheffield Lake on Sunday Read More…

Golf: A more mature Anthony Kim might be next big thing

BETHESDA, Md. — Mark O’Meara saw the change in Anthony Kim seven months ago when he barely knew him. Kim had finished his rookie year on the PGA Tour with only a reputation, and not the kind a 22-year-old needed. No one questioned his talent, only his temper. He often spoke without thinking, and he Read More…

Tennis: Raja and Roger a rivalry for the ages

They’ll talk about the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final for years. Or at least until Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal top themselves. Which, theoretically, could happen in about two months in the U.S. Open final. Rafa vs. Roger just keeps getting better and better — the sort of special rivalry that could lift their sport to Read More…

Indians: Sabathia headed to Brewers in trade

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ season has reached a new low point. Riding an eight-game losing skid and all but out of contention in the Central Division, the team is reportedly close to trading ace C.C. Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cleveland is on the verge of completing a deal Read More…

Indians: Lee’s wild 7th inning dooms Tribe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cliff Lee was cruising, and the Cleveland Indians were on the verge of a much-needed victory. Then came the seventh inning, and a sign of just how fragile the defending AL Central champions currently are. The Twins took full advantage, using a handful of walks and well-placed singles to send the Indians Read More…

Indians: Lee, Sizemore named to AL All-Star team

MINNEAPOLIS — Left-hander Cliff Lee and center fielder Grady Sizemore were named to the AL All-Star team Sunday, a bright spot for the Cleveland Indians in a season that’s all but lost. Lee and Sizemore were both acquired by the Indians in a five-player deal in 2002 that sent Bartolo Colon to the Montreal Expos. Read More…

Wimbledon: Nadal outlasts Federer in classic final

WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal, grass stains on his white shirt and a Spanish flag tucked under his arm, scampered through the Centre Court stands to celebrate his first Wimbledon title with hugs and handshakes. Roger Federer sat in his changeover chair, protected from the night’s chill by his custom-made cream cardigan with the gold Read More…

AFL: Gladiators looking for upset in Georgia

CLEVELAND — The devil may have gone down to Georgia in search of a soul, but the Cleveland Gladiators are looking for an upset. The Gladiators (10-7) visit the Georgia Force (10-6) tonight in the quarterfinals of the Arena Football League playoffs. While most Americans were enjoying a day away from the office to celebrate Read More…

Swimming: Torres sets sights on Beijing after 50 freestyle win

OMAHA, Neb. — Dara Torres already knew she was going to the Olympics. That’s not good enough anymore. The 41-year-old Torres won the 50-meter freestyle Sunday night with another American record, giving her the chance to swim two individual events in Beijing. She’s already done what no one thought possible, returning from her second retirement Read More…

Track: Nerves tested at final day of Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Allyson Felix felt no final-day pressure at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. She’s just that good. Wallace Spearmon, Jenn Stuczynski and Marshevet Hooker are good, too, but all had to endure their share of bumps, bruises and thumping hearts before their Olympic trips were sewn up Sunday. The day after Read More…