May 27, 2015

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Knights rally in ninth, falter in 10th in loss to Sliders

LORAIN — What started Wednesday night at The Pipe Yard as a starting pitchers’ duel turned into a game of whose bullpen could do its job. Despite a ninth-inning hiccup, the Slippery Rock Sliders’ relievers proved better equipped for the challenge. The NorthCoast Knights surrendered an early 3-0 lead only to send the game to Read More…

High school volleyball: Oberlin hires Elyria grad as new coach

OBERLIN — Keith Jenkins is going to find out if you can, in fact, go home again. Jenkins is returning to the area from Tennessee to become the varsity volleyball coach at Oberlin High. An Elyria High graduate, Jenkins took Fairley High in Memphis from winless to the third round of postseason play last year. Read More…

A relieved Andy Roddick makes first Wimbledon semifinal since 2005

WIMBLEDON, England — This one meant so much to Andy Roddick. Because of the stakes: a return to Wimbledon’s semifinals. Because of the opponent: 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt. And because of the circumstances: a five-set grind that began under a bright sun and concluded in shadows, 3 hours, 50 minutes later. When it was over, Read More…

Indians: Lee isn’t himself as Tribe loses another

CLEVELAND — Cliff Lee has been the only thing worth watching these days for the Indians. Tuesday night at Progressive Field, it would have served Cleveland fans well to close their eyes. For one of the few times this year, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner was roughed up, paving the way for Read More…

Cavaliers: Ferry sets sights on desired targets

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers went into the NBA free-agent period at 12:01 a.m. today wanting to add a player or two and keep one of their own. As expected, Cleveland power forward Anderson Varejao opted out of the final year of his contract, which would have paid him $6.2 million in 2009-10, and became an Read More…

Indians notes: Sizemore likely to need surgery after season

CLEVELAND — According to Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff, Grady Sizemore will likely have surgery on his left elbow when the season is complete. “There is a high index of suspicion for that,” Soloff said of potential surgery for Sizemore that at this point would be arthroscopic and less serious. Sizemore has struggled offensively for Read More…

Wimbledon: Williams sisters one step away from finals rematch

WIMBLEDON, England — Venus and Serena Williams are one round away from meeting in another Wimbledon final. Five-time champion Venus overpowered Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday, and two-time winner Serena followed her into the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka. No. 3-seeded Venus will next face top-ranked Dinara Safina, who overcame Read More…

Tour de France: Armstrong confident he can win, despite older legs

PARIS — Lance Armstrong believes he can win an eighth Tour de France title, well aware his aging legs are not as strong as they used to be. He is also willing to put such ambitions aside if it means helping teammate Alberto Contador win. Contador, the 2007 winner, and Armstrong will ride for the Read More…

Unqualified interest: Bucks’ Charlie Villanueva just might move to top of Cavaliers’ list of most-wanted free agents

It now looks like the Cavaliers will be in the running for free agent power forward Charlie Villanueva after all. The Milwaukee Bucks made qualifying offers to restricted free agents Ramon Sessions and Ersan Ilyasova on Monday, but did not extend one to Villanueva, who made $3.45 million last season. That means the 6-foot-11, 232-pounder’s Read More…

New low: Indians lose to White Sox, fall a season-high 16 games under .500

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ losing stench has reached a new level of stink. Already sporting the American League’s worst record for the majority of the season, Cleveland arrived at another dubious milestone Monday night, now owning its worst mark of the season after a 6-3 loss to the White Sox. At 31-47, the Indians are Read More…