February 8, 2016

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Browns Draft 2010: Hard to ignore C.J. Spiller’s all-around game

Andre’ Powell coached Tiki Barber, Thomas Jones and Willie Parker during their college days. Each went on to the Pro Bowl in the NFL. Powell initially said he doesn’t like to compare running backs, but quickly got over it. “Comparing him to Tiki and Thomas Jones and Willie Parker, at this stage of their careers, Read More…

High school track: Avon Lake boys, girls a Shore thing at Midview Lorain County Invitational

EATON TWP. – It’s called domination. The Avon Lake boys and girls track teams had plenty of that Friday in sweeping both titles at the Midview Lorain County Track Invitational. The Avon Lake boys outdistanced second-place Avon, 283-191. The Avon Lake girls beat out Avon, 275-185. The field of teams had quite a day, battling Read More…

High school softball: Scrappy Elyria cooks up Wendy’s win

ASHLAND – Elyria’s only juniors, pitcher Kristen Boros and shortstop Cynthia Woodard, came up with big plays in the Pioneers’ 2-1 win over Bartlett (Ill.) in the first round of the 17th annual Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational at Brookside Park on Friday. Boros allowed one run on six hits and struck out seven in Read More…

Indians 6, White Sox 2: Talbot pitches Tribe past Chicago

CLEVELAND – A Mitch Talbot vs. Mark Buehrle matchup didn’t appear to be an ideal one for the Indians, but it worked out pretty well for the home team Friday night at Progressive Field. Surprisingly enough, Talbot outpitched the White Sox ace, and the Indians won their second straight game, turning back Chicago, 6-2, in Read More…

Talbot pitches Indians past White Sox in series opener

CLEVELAND – A Mitch Talbot vs. Mark Buehrle matchup didn’t appear to be an ideal one for the Indians, but it worked out pretty well for the home team Friday night at Progressive Field. Surprisingly enough, Talbot outpitched the White Sox ace, and the Indians won their second straight game, turning back Chicago, 6-2, in Read More…

Indians 3, Rangers 2: Choo’s blast stops skid

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CLEVELAND — The Indians rode the Shin-Soo Choo train Thursday at Progressive Field and it brought them to their first win in six games. Choo, who has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal start to the season, once again rose to the occasion for Cleveland, powering a 3-2 win over Read More…

Shaq on a mission entering playoffs

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INDEPENDENCE — Like Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal is about to go on a mission. “The key was the mission,” O’Neal said Thursday night at Cleveland Clinic Courts when asked about all the work he put in while rehabilitating a Feb. 25 injury to his right thumb. “I had Read More…

High school baseball: Saints rally for titanic rivalry win

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LORAIN — The “Clash of the Titans” can be seen at movie theaters now. Admiral King and Southview, who will consolidate into Lorain High next year, put on the “Clash of the Future Titans” at Admiral King’s Jim Allen Popiel Field on Thursday. The Saints (7-4, 2-2) rallied from an early four-run deficit to tie Read More…

NFL draft 2010: Getting top QB not likely for Browns

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BEREA — In the span of a few minutes Thursday, Browns president Mike Holmgren discounted the chances of trading up to No. 1 to draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and opened the door to taking Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen. But in the homestretch of what former general manager Phil Savage called the “silly season,” nothing Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion sails by Middies in WSC

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VERMILION — Vermilion junior pitcher Cory Fox had a good day — both on the mound and at the plate — as he helped the Sailors (7-2, 3-0) clinch a 9-3 victory over the visiting Midview Middies (4-6, 1-2) in West Shore Conference action Thursday. Fox needed 126 pitches to shut down the Middies offense, Read More…