August 21, 2014

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Media pick Ohio State to win Big Ten football title again; Laurinaitis, ‘Beanie’ Wells tabbed top players

CHICAGO — Sorry, college football fans, the Buckeyes are expected to be good again. Ohio State, the team much of the college football world is tired of seeing in the BCS championship game, walked away with most of the accolades Thursday during the Big Ten’s preseason media bash. Losers in the last two BCS championship Read More…

Mixed martial arts: Split makes promotion partners rivals, potentially gives Lorain County fans more event choices

Lorain County fight fans got a taste of mixed martial arts during a pair of promotions at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sheffield the past four months. Now the county might witness a battle between MMA fight promotions — which could be a good thing for area fans. “We’re going to base our operations right Read More…

Bass fishing: Amherst’s Bryan Coates reels in top prize at Wal-Mart tournament

Amherst’s Bryan Coates reeled in five bass weighing 22 pounds, 14 ounces to win the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament on Sandusky Bay on Saturday. The victory earned Coates $2,946 plus a $519 Ranger bonus and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Cherokee Lake Regional Championship in Morristown, Tenn., Oct. Read More…

Golf roundup: Norman can’t keep good vibes going, struggles to 75 in first round of Senior British Open

Four days after nearly making history at the British Open, Greg Norman labored to a 4-over 75 Thursday in the opening round of the Seniors British Open to finish seven shots behind co-leaders Bruce Vaughan and Eduardo Romero. In sunny conditions at Troon, Scotland, Norman bogeyed six of the first 10 holes and was 6 Read More…

Browns fans, players excited as camp begins because they believe season’s great expectations are justified

BEREA — The fans, decked out in their best orange, brown and white jerseys, hurried down the quiet suburban street more than an hour before practice. Andra Davis went through linebackers drills. General manager Phil Savage hugged owner Randy Lerner, then watched the action from between the practice fields. The routine may have been the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns have two good quarterbacks, but Anderson is clearly the main man

Exactly 12 months ago, Derek Anderson was fighting for his professional life on a Browns team going nowhere fast. The former Oregon State standout was not only an afterthought in the quarterback derby between Charlie Frye and Brady Quinn, he was in competition with Ken Dorsey for the final spot on the roster. Worse yet, Read More…

Browns notes: Stallworth misses first day of camp with sore hamstring

Scott Petrak and Brian Dulik The Chronicle-Telegram BEREA — Donte Stallworth, the team’s top offensive acquisition in the offseason, spent his first Browns training camp practice without a helmet. The receiver, scheduled to start opposite Braylon Edwards, injured his hamstring working out on his own in preparation for camp and didn’t practice Wednesday. No timetable Read More…

Slammed again: Indians pitching gives up league-leading 10th grand slam as Angels win slugfest, 14-11

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels came up with just enough offense to overcome one of John Lackey’s worst outings of the season and a subpar outing by their bullpen. Jeff Mathis had four hits with a career-high six RBIs for the Angels on Wednesday, including his first grand slam in the majors, and Read More…

U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball: Sprained ankle likely to keep LeBron James out of Friday’s exhibition game

LAS VEGAS — U.S. forward LeBron James likely will miss Friday’s exhibition against Canada as he recovers from a mild right ankle sprain. James shot baskets on the sidelines but was held out of a scrimmage at Valley High School on Wednesday. “If the gold medal game was tomorrow, he’d play,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Read More…

Poor approach shot on 17 costs Porter in Women’s State Amateur; Jandel on track for third straight title

ELYRIA — A golfer has a lot of decisions to make during a round and it was one of those choices that Elyria’s Alexa Porter believes may have cost her Wednesday in the Ohio Women’s Amateur tournament at Elyria Country Club. “I was a little bit indecisive on that last hole,” Porter said of her Read More…