September 3, 2014

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Indians 5, Blue Jays 2: Reyes shines in Tribe debut

 TORONTO — Unsure of his place in St. Louis, Anthony Reyes was happy to find a new home. Even with the last-place Indians. Reyes won his Cleveland debut, helping the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Friday night. Ben Francisco and Shin-soo Choo each had two RBIs and Cleveland rebounded from a 10-7 Read More…

Browns: Rookie tight end active in preseason opener

 CLEVELAND — Ken Dorsey is no dummy. His intelligence — not his below-average throwing arm — is the reason he’s been an NFL quarterback for six years. So as Dorsey tried to engineer a winning touchdown drive Thursday night in the fourth quarter of the 24-20 preseason loss to the Jets, he did the smart Read More…

High School Football 2008: Black River looks to shake slow starts

 SULLIVAN TWP. — During a conditioning drill early this week, the Black River Pirates learned how serious coach Al Young was about improving on three consecutive 4-6 seasons. The non-contact drill consisted of a coach throwing the ball to a player on the sidelines who ran toward the goal line while everyone on the defense Read More…

Olympics: Opening ceremonies kick things off in style

 BEIJING — China didn’t just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it. At last playing its long-sought role as Olympic host, China opened the Summer Games in spectacular fashion Friday with an extravaganza of fireworks and pageantry dramatizing its ascendance as a global power. Disasters, environmental problems and human-rights disputes preceded the games, Read More…

PGA Championship: Big hitter Holmes leads after two rounds

 BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — J.B. Holmes always knew he could hit the golf ball a long way. He made his high school team in Kentucky when he was in the third grade. He was hitting 300-yard tee shots at age 13, and when he went to the Masters in 1998 as a senior in high Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria Juniors ready for Washington

 ELYRIA — For the second time in three years, Elyria’s Junior Softball All-Stars (ages 13-14) are heading to Kirkland, Wash., for a date in the World Series. The girls were sent off in grand style with a rally at Ely Square on Friday afternoon. Elyria won the Central Regional tournament last weekend at Firestone Stadium Read More…

Ohio State: Pair of DBs suspended for first two games

 Ohio State has suspended cornerback Donald Washington and backup safety Jamario O’Neal for the first two games of the season. Both players will miss the season opener against Youngstown State and the next game against Ohio University. Ohio State spokeswoman Shelly Poe said Friday that Washington and O’Neal had been suspended for violating team policy. Read More…

Area motorsports: ARCA to debut at Sandusky Speedway

 The ARCA Lincoln Welder Truck Series will make its first appearance at Sandusky Speedway tonight. B&W Blacktop is sponsoring tonight’s racing program, which will also include the Sportsman, Pure Stocks and Spectator Stocks. One driver to watch tonight will be Nick Gullatta of Cleveland. Gullatta is a third-generation driver and is second in the ARCA Lincoln Welder Read More…

Browns show flashes of brilliance in preseason opener: Starters’ good showing not dimmed by lightning, loss

CLEVELAND — The last time the Browns preseason opener was delayed by lightning, the year was 2005, Romeo Crennel was making his debut as a head coach and fans were still trying to recover from the Butch Davis years. In that atmosphere, the storm could only be viewed as a bad omen. Three years later, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Sorry, Brett, D.A.’s the quarterback story that matters in these parts

Only in Cleveland would the most anticipated press conference of the sports year be relegated to a small room in the basement of a stadium. But that’s where Brett Favre was Thursday night, being introduced as a member of the New York Jets while essentially sitting inside a storage closet. The cramped logistics made Jets Read More…