November 23, 2014

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High school soccer: Boys and girls regional capsules

BOYS REGIONAL SOCCER CAPSULES Division I semifinal WHO: Amherst (10-7-2) vs. North Royalton (10-4-5) WHEN: Today, 7 p.m. WHERE: Bay High School AT STAKE: A spot in the regional final at Findlay High School on Saturday at 3 p.m. HOW THEY GOT HERE: Amherst defeated Avon Lake 3-2 at home Saturday; North Royalton advanced with Read More…

Suspension of disbelief: Weather stops World Series Game 5 in sixth inning; forecast not looking too good for tonight, either

PHILADELPHIA — Game 5 of the World Series was suspended because of rain in the sixth inning Monday night with the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2 and the field already a sloppy, soggy mess. “I can’t tell you tonight when we’ll resume,” commissioner Bud Selig said. “We’ll stay here if we Read More…

Ohio State notes: Scoring trouble not new for Tressel teams

Scoring points has never exactly been a specialty of Jim Tressel-coached teams. The Buckeyes have not scored an offensive touchdown in nine of his 98 games as head coach of the Buckeyes. In other words, a little more often than once a season Ohio State fails to score an offensive touchdown. This becomes even more Read More…

Titans show Colts who’s boss, stay undefeated with 10th straight regular-season win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Don’t call the Tennessee Titans the NFL’s best team just yet. They’re happy with being the league’s last unbeaten club and grabbing a chokehold on the AFC South away from the Indianapolis Colts. LenDale White ran for two touchdowns, Chris Hope intercepted Peyton Manning twice and the Titans routed the Colts 31-21 Read More…

Browns 23, Jaguars 17: Winslow not required in win

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The ball hung in the air. With it, the Browns season hung in the balance. The most important play of Cleveland’s season to date began at the 26-yard line with nine seconds left. Jacksonville’s Matt Jones, the basketball player masquerading as a receiver, got his outstretched hands on the ball in the Read More…

Browns: Winslow, GM still at odds?

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tight end Kellen Winslow is slated to rejoin the team and report to Browns headquarters this morning. But the relationship between him and the organization remains strained. Winslow’s one-game suspension was rescinded Saturday night in a settlement with the team. He talked with general manager Phil Savage and they agreed to move Read More…

Browns notes: NT Rogers has monster game

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The game was over, the win finally preserved, and Shaun Rogers was spent. He dropped to one knee in the middle of the field and stayed there. As his teammates celebrated, those wishing to include him in the party had to come to him. “I was tired as all get-out,” Rogers said Read More…

High school football playoffs: Four area teams prepping for postseason

 High school football teams waste no time getting started on preparation for the playoffs. “It’s still early and we’re still studying a lot of film,” Avon coach Mike Elder said of Defiance, the Eagles’ opponent in their postseason opener. “I do know against Kenton they had trouble with the pass.” That bodes well for Avon Read More…

World Series: Phillies 10, Rays 2

 PHILADELPHIA — With two big swings, Ryan Howard powered the Philadelphia Phillies to the brink of a long-awaited title. Howard homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 in Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night. The Fightin’ Phils are one victory away from capturing Read More…

Buckeye periscope: OSU falls to 12th in BCS; 13th in AP Poll

 POLLING PLACE: In the latest BCS rankings, Ohio State fell three spots to No. 12. In the Associated Press Top 25 media poll, the Buckeyes fell from No. 10 to No. 13. Penn State stayed at No. 3, in unbeaten lockstep with No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Alabama. UPCOMING: After a week off, the Read More…