July 29, 2014

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Wimbledon: Federer vs. Nadal in finals again

 WIMBLEDON, England — Add up all of Roger Federer’s greatness on grass courts, and the numbers are striking: 40 wins in a row at Wimbledon, 65 overall on the surface. Now he seeks an additional victory, a victory that would make him the first man since the 1880s to win six consecutive Wimbledon titles, a Read More…

Wimbledon: Williams sisters to meet in finals today

WIMBLEDON, England — Venus and Serena Williams have a busy schedule today. First they’ll be on opposite sides of the Centre Court net, each trying to beat the other for the Wimbledon singles title — their seventh all-in-the-family final at a Grand Slam tournament, but first since 2003. Then they’ll pair up to play side-by-side Read More…

Winner makes right decision at Bay Days 5-miler

 BAY VILLAGE — High gas prices proved costly to at least one runner at the 34th annual Bay Days 5-miler — three-time defending champ Rick Bement. The rising cost of fuel caused Fred Kieser to think twice about making his annual road trip down to Canfield, with the 37-year-old Cleveland resident opting for Bay Days Read More…

Area softball: OGSO district tourney begins today

 The annual Ohio Girls Softball Organization (OGSO) district tournament opens today. But don’t head for the four-diamond Wellington Community Park, where it has been held. It has been moved to LaGrange Community Park, which hosts the OHSAA’s Division II district tournament and which has five diamonds. The colorful weeklong tournament attracts more than 60 teams Read More…

Motorsports: Mid-season titles on line at Sandusky

 Mid-Season Championships are on the line tonight at Sandusky Speedway for all divisions. The green flag drops at 6:30 p.m. Pit gates open at 1 with hot laps and grandstand admission at 2. Qualifying is set for 4:30. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 6-12 and free to those ages 5 and younger and to Read More…

Indians: Roster overhaul expected soon

CLEVELAND — There won’t be any pennants or championship flags raised over Progressive Field this year. Only a white one. It’s time for the Cleveland Indians to surrender. A promising season sabotaged by injuries to star players and underachievement by most others has reached its point of no return. The defending AL Central champions are Read More…

Track: Tianna Madison misses out on Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. — Tianna Madison’s Olympic dream won’t come true this summer. The Elyria High School graduate, and former world champion in the long jump, finished fifth Thursday night in the Olympic Trials finals. The top three earned trips to the Olympics, which begin Aug. 8 in Beijing. Madison’s best long jump was 21 feet, Read More…

Wimbledon: Venus, Serena to renew family feud in final

WIMBLEDON, England — A spot in her seventh Wimbledon final already secured, Venus Williams headed back to Centre Court to catch the end of the next match. Scouting? Not really. More like rooting. And when Thursday’s second semifinal ended, Williams stood, smiling and applauding for the woman who won, the woman she will have to Read More…

College football: Amherst’s Kish commits to Ball State

Things are looking up for Brandon Kish. The Amherst Steele tailback is coming off a successful track season and looking at potentially a great high school football season. And after that, he’ll head to Division I Ball State University to continue his football career on a full scholarship. “I knew it was just a matter Read More…

Indians: Cabrera fined for actions toward umpires

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indians prospect Asdrubal Cabrera was fined an undisclosed amount but played for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, one night after throwing his helmet and raising his bat toward plate umpire Jason Klein while getting ejected. Cabrera went 1-for-6 in a 7-6, 13-inning loss to the Rochester Red Wings. It was announced that Read More…