July 5, 2015

Elyria
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Focus on QBs: Battle for starting job gets serious as Browns take on Packers in preseason opener

BEREA – Let the games – and the real quarterback competition – begin. After two grueling weeks of practice and a competitive intrasquad scrimmage, the Browns open the preseason tonight at Green Bay. It’s the start of a three-week sprint to determine who will quarterback the team Sept. 13 when the Vikings visit to kick Read More…

Indians manage just two hits against Baker in 11-0 loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins’ chances of winning the AL Central get slimmer each day. But on Friday night, Scott Baker and Jason Kubel provided a little bit of hope. Baker pitched a two-hitter, Kubel homered and had five RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 11-0. Could this be the spark the Read More…

Softball notes: Elyria, Keystone traditions mesh to form an awfully good Little League Junior all-star team

Take girls from Elyria and Keystone, put them on the same softball team and you might be onto something. Elyria’s Little League East softball administrators had their act together when they created the current Juniors squad for players 13 and 14. Girls from the only Lorain County school districts to win high school state championships Read More…

Stallworth out season without pay, will be reinstated after Super Bowl

Stallworth

BEREA — The assumption became official Thursday. Receiver Donte Stallworth won’t play in the NFL this year. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Stallworth that he’s suspended without pay for the 2009 season for violating the league’s policies on substance abuse and personal conduct. He had been indefinitely suspended, and will be reinstated after the Super Bowl Read More…

Rangers 4, Indians 1: Sowers falls flat

CLEVELAND — The Indians and left-hander Jeremy Sowers have been on a bit of a roll as of late, but both hot streaks were cooled Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. With Sowers lasting just 51/3 innings and Cleveland’s offense stuck in low gear for the second straight day, the Indians dropped a 4-1 decision to Read More…

High school football preview: Clearview Clippers

Clearview's Anthony Hitchens is tackled in last year's playoff loss to Ottawa-Glandorf. Hitchens has come into this season “like a man on a mission,” coach Mike Collier said. (CT file photo.)

It’s the final score of Clearview’s first-round playoff loss to Ottawa-Glandorf last season — 56-12. It’s also become a source of motivation as the Clippers enter the 2009 season — 56-12. Clearview went 10-0 during the regular season in 2008 and won its second straight outright Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title, but thanks to Read More…

Cavaliers’ Powe ready to pass test

INDEPENDENCE — Leon Powe has battled back from two previous surgeries on his left knee, so he sees no reason why he can’t come back from a third. “I ain’t going to lie,” the new Cavaliers power forward said Thursday during a conference call with the Cleveland media. “I ain’t going to tell nobody you Read More…

Tiger takes off with one stroke lead in final major

Tiger Woods blasts out of a bunker Thursday on the 15th hole during the first round of the 91st PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP photo.)

CHASKA, Minn. — Tiger Woods was twirling his club, not tossing them at his bag in disgust. Putts that grazed the edge of the hole and caused him so much angst were for birdie, not par or worse. Woods had no complaints Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship. The only concerns might Read More…

BREAKING NEWS: Browns’ Donte Stallworth suspended for the season

NEW YORK — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth was suspended without pay for the season this morning after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in June. He cannot participate in any team activities until he is reinstated after the Super Bowl. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Stallworth placed a “stain” on the reputation of the Read More…

High school football preview: Avon Lake Shoremen

Leading the returners for the Shoremen is Mike Mansnerus, a first-team all-conference running back and the only offensive backfield player who made either first- or second-team All-SWC in 2008. In this picture he's running past an Olmsted Falls player last season. (CT file photo.)

AVON LAKE — It sounds like a broken record, but it’s one Avon Lake football fans don’t mind hearing over and over. The Shoremen are picked to win the Southwestern Conference championship almost every year and this season is no different. Avon Lake is, again, the favorite. Tradition, needless to say, has a lot to Read More…