October 26, 2014

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Ohio State facing dangerous Wisconsin team

COLUMBUS — The game at Wisconsin was already going to be difficult enough for Ohio State. Then Michigan had to go and beat the Badgers, making them even more dangerous by backing them into a corner. Now the 14th-ranked Buckeyes are expecting the No. 18 Badgers to be angry, inspired and desperate to avoid an Read More…

NLDS: Phillies rock Sabathia, Brewers to take 2-0 series lead

PHILADELPHIA — With one more loss to the Phillies, CC Sabathia and the Milwaukee Brewers will have all winter to rest. Brett Myers rankled Sabathia with a pesky at-bat and dominated the rest of the Brewers from the mound, and Philadelphia beat Milwaukee 5-2 on Thursday night behind Shane Victorino’s grand slam for a 2-0 Read More…

ALDS: Rays handle White Sox in opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Cool and calm, or so it seemed. Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays appeared perfectly at home in the playoffs with a Game 1 victory over Chicago. The rookie said looks can be deceiving, though. “I was nervous,” he said. “I think if you’re not nervous in this situation, you’re Read More…

NLDS: Dodgers take 2-0 series lead on Cubs

CHICAGO — After two duds by the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers look ready to run Chicago’s championship drought to 100 years. Ramirez hit a mammoth homer to extend his postseason record, Russell Martin had a three-run double and the Dodgers took advantage of four errors by the clumsy Read More…

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…