September 2, 2014

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High school football 2008: Wellington laying it all on the lines this season

WELLINGTON — Picking the most important position in football is difficult. Except to coaches, that is. They usually don’t have to be asked to tell you where they believe games are won and lost. It’s called the trenches. And there’s obviously some merit to that thinking. After all, of the 253 players enshrined in the Read More…

PGA Championship: The Monster leaves field moaning and groaning; Karlsson, Jeev Singh share lead at 2 under

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The PGA Championship had been building a reputation as the major to make birdies. That gave way Thursday to the reputation of Oakland Hills. Round one went to The Monster. “It was a real beast today,” Ernie Els said. Only seven players from the 156-man field were under par when darkness Read More…

Cavaliers to face Raptors at home in preseason opener

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers will play an eight-game preseason schedule, including two games against the NBA champion Boston Celtics, in preparation for the 2008-09 NBA regular season. Cleveland will open the preseason at Quicken Loans Arena against Toronto at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. The Cavaliers will then travel to Providence, R.I., for a matchup Read More…

Olympics roundup: Holden goal ends U.S. men’s scoring drought, beats Japan

Stuart Holden ended the United States’ three-game scoring drought with a goal in the second half, giving the Americans a 1-0 victory over Japan in Tianjin, China, in the Olympic opener for both teams Thursday. The Scottish-born Holden struck a loose ball at the top of the penalty area that Japanese goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa was Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria Junior All-Stars advance to World Series

 AKRON — It became obvious early Wednesday afternoon that all was right with the world for Elyria’s Little League Junior All-Stars. Between innings, they danced in the sunshine to recorded fiddle music and with flailing arms formed the letters to “YMCA” when the Village People’s old disco favorite echoed out of the public address system. Read More…

Rays 10, Indians 7: Tribe bullpen blows another lead

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Pena admits there is a growing sense that Tampa Bay might be destined for big things this season. That said, the Rays are trying to stay calm about their success. Pena’s three-run homer capped a six-run rally in the ninth inning that carried the Rays past the Cleveland Indians 10-7 Read More…

Browns: Now is Quinn’s time to shine

 CLEVELAND — Brady Quinn’s time has arrived. No, he hasn’t replaced Derek Anderson as starting quarterback. In fact, he’s deeply entrenched as the backup. But the Browns open the preseason tonight versus the Jets at Cleveland Browns Stadium, which means for the next three weeks Quinn will receive ample playing time. It starts tonight, when Read More…

High School football 2008: Avon looking to take next step

 AVON — Year one of the Mike Elder regime in Avon was a typical transition as the team became familiar with the new coach, his playbook and his assistants. However, there was a silver lining to the introductory season — the Eagles nearly made the playoffs. Two close losses to Vermilion and Midview kept Avon Read More…

Cavaliers: Season starts with trip to Boston

 INDEPENDENCE — It won’t take long for the Cavaliers to get another shot at the Boston Celtics. Cleveland, eliminated by the eventual NBA champions in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, will open the 2008-09 regular season at TD Banknorth Center on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., the league announced Wednesday. The game, which Read More…

NBA: Report says LeBron would play in Europe for $50 million per season

 It’s the summer of 2010 and LeBron James is trying to decide whether to stay in Cleveland, leave for New York — or accept a deal for $50 million a year to play in Italy. Far-fetched? Impossible? Perhaps, but the steady stream this summer of American players heading to Europe, where the euro dwarfs the Read More…