July 30, 2014

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Indians: Roster overhaul expected soon

CLEVELAND — There won’t be any pennants or championship flags raised over Progressive Field this year. Only a white one. It’s time for the Cleveland Indians to surrender. A promising season sabotaged by injuries to star players and underachievement by most others has reached its point of no return. The defending AL Central champions are Read More…

Track: Tianna Madison misses out on Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. — Tianna Madison’s Olympic dream won’t come true this summer. The Elyria High School graduate, and former world champion in the long jump, finished fifth Thursday night in the Olympic Trials finals. The top three earned trips to the Olympics, which begin Aug. 8 in Beijing. Madison’s best long jump was 21 feet, Read More…

Wimbledon: Venus, Serena to renew family feud in final

WIMBLEDON, England — A spot in her seventh Wimbledon final already secured, Venus Williams headed back to Centre Court to catch the end of the next match. Scouting? Not really. More like rooting. And when Thursday’s second semifinal ended, Williams stood, smiling and applauding for the woman who won, the woman she will have to Read More…

College football: Amherst’s Kish commits to Ball State

Things are looking up for Brandon Kish. The Amherst Steele tailback is coming off a successful track season and looking at potentially a great high school football season. And after that, he’ll head to Division I Ball State University to continue his football career on a full scholarship. “I knew it was just a matter Read More…

Indians: Cabrera fined for actions toward umpires

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indians prospect Asdrubal Cabrera was fined an undisclosed amount but played for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, one night after throwing his helmet and raising his bat toward plate umpire Jason Klein while getting ejected. Cabrera went 1-for-6 in a 7-6, 13-inning loss to the Rochester Red Wings. It was announced that Read More…

Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal appear headed for titanic clash

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer is back to his old self on the Wimbledon grass, and Rafael Nadal is moving ever closer to a new level of success at the All England Club. The top two players in men’s tennis are on course to meet in their third straight Wimbledon final, but both have to Read More…

Swimming: Hansen fails to make Olympics in 200 breaststroke

Brendan Hansen clung to the lane rope, glaring at the scoreboard. No matter how long he stared, the shocking result just wouldn’t go away. He wasn’t first — or even second. He won’t be swimming one of his signature events in Beijing. In the first major stunner of the U.S. swimming trials, Hansen failed to Read More…

Indians bullpen fails again: Another 10th-inning meltdown results in White Sox sweep, 12 1/2-game deficit in Central

CHICAGO — No stranger to drama, A.J. Pierzynski found himself at the center of it again. This time, he didn’t mind. Pierzynski led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. “Ozzie was yelling at Read More…

Oliver fires legal pitch: Former Vermilion star pitcher files lawsuit to have NCAA eligibility restored

Former Vermilion High pitching star Andy Oliver has sued his former adviser and the NCAA in an effort to have his college eligibility at Oklahoma State University restored. Oliver, OSU’s top pitcher, was declared ineligible by the university in late May during the NCAA Division I baseball regionals. University officials at the time gave no Read More…

Elyria Little League baseball: SDC Painting relies on basics to top Rowland Enterprises, win Seniors city title

ELYRIA — SDC Painting followed its manager’s blueprint for success Wednesday in an 8-7 win over Rowland Enterprises in the Little League Seniors (ages 15-16) City Championship at George Day Field. “Good defense, good pitching and timely hitting win a lot of ballgames,” said SDC Painting manager Jon Phillips, whose team represented Little League East. Read More…