October 31, 2014

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Jenna Fryer: What controversy? NASCAR rule says yellow line is always out of bounds

The speech hasn’t changed in the seven years since NASCAR first delivered it during a 2001 driver’s meeting at Daytona. “This is your warning,” race director David Hoots begins. “Do not go below the yellow line. If in NASCAR’s judgment you go below the yellow line to improve your position, you will be black-flagged.” So Read More…

Petrak: Five things the Browns need to fix

Nobody expected the Browns to reach their bye week at 4-0. Not with the Cowboys, Steelers and a trip to Baltimore on the schedule. But with the playoffs the expected destination, 3-1 seemed probable. Surely, 2-2 was the worst-case scenario. Instead, the Browns stumbled into the bye 1-3 after a shocking and humbling 0-3 start. Read More…

Pavlovic hoping for big year with the Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — Sasha Pavlovic and Wally Szczerbiak are similar players with different approaches vying for the same position. One is likely to start at shooting guard for the Cavaliers, though there’s a chance Delonte West could steal the spot if one doesn’t step up. Pavlovic, who started as Cleveland reached the NBA Finals in 2007 Read More…

Pryor’s legend growing as Ohio State improves to 3-0 under his lead

MADISON, Wis. — Terrelle Pryor kept a perfect record as a starter. Chris “Beanie” Wells kept things loose. That’s all Ohio State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) needed to stay at the top of the class in the conference with a 20-17 win over Wisconsin on Saturday night. The Buckeyes moved up to No. 12 in Read More…

ALDS: Angels force Game 4 with 12-inning win over Red Sox

BOSTON — Francisco Rodriguez’s biggest save of a record-breaking season came in a tie game. Rodriguez wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th inning, Mike Napoli hit two early homers before scoring the go-ahead run in the 12th and the Los Angeles Angels avoided another playoff sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox Read More…

NLDS: Phillies oust Brewers, face Dodgers in NLCS

MILWAUKEE — With plenty of power to go with their improved pitching, the Philadelphia Phillies are ready for anything in the NL Championship Series. Bring on the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I like our chances,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Sunday after Philadelphia clinched its first trip to the NLCS since 1993 with a 6-2 victory Read More…

ALDS: White Sox stave off elimination vs. Rays

CHICAGO — Thanks to John Danks and the White Sox, Chicago still has one team standing. Danks pitched another big game to save the season and well-traveled DeWayne Wise delivered a two-run double as the White Sox beat Tampa Bay 5-3 Sunday, trimming the Rays’ lead in their AL playoff series to 2-1. Game 4 Read More…

High school volleyball sectional seeds, matchups released

Olmsted Falls, Elyria and Amherst earned the top three seeds in the Division I sectional volleyball tournament that begins next Monday at Midview High School. In the Division II tournament beginning next Monday at Keystone High School, the highest-seeded area teams were Brookside at No. 3 and the host Wildcats at No. 5. In Division Read More…

Jedrzejek clinches title at Lorain County Speedway

SOUTH AMHERST — With the Midwest Supermodified Association season championship all but wrapped up, Tim Jedrzejek came to Lorain County Speedway Saturday night just needing a decent finish in the night’s 30-lap feature to clinch the PPG Vibrance Supermodified point title. Easier said than done. A broken motor on the Independence driver’s Reed’s Salvage roadster Read More…

Simply phenom-enal: Freshman QB Pryor leads Ohio State on late drive, scores game-winning TD against Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Ohio State looked much different under the lights with its new double-threat backfield. Terrelle Pryor ran for an 11-yard touchdown with 1:08 left, and Chris “Beanie” Wells had 168 yards rushing and a score, lifting the 14th-ranked Buckeyes to a 20-17 victory over No. 18 Wisconsin on Saturday. “Guys really don’t know Read More…