September 19, 2014

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So far, oh, so bad: Browns’ struggles continue in preseason loss to Lions; concerns starting to grow

DETROIT — Derek Anderson can stop worrying about being Wally Pipp-ed. Romeo Crennel should keep fretting about his team. The Browns dropped to 0-3 in the preseason Saturday with a 26-6 loss to the Lions at Ford Field. It wasn’t as bad as Monday night’s debacle against the Giants, but the Browns have a lot Read More…

Browns notes: Ex-Lion Rogers has big day against old team

DETROIT — Shaun Rogers showed Browns fans Saturday why general manager Phil Savage traded for him in the offseason. At the same time, he reminded the Lions why they drafted him in the second round in 2001. Rogers was the best player on the Browns’ half of the field in a 26-6 loss to Detroit. Read More…

U.S. golden again: Women’s basketball team blows out Australia for fourth consecutive Olympics title

BEIJING — Among the many things Lisa Leslie packed in her suitcase for her fourth trip to the Olympics were her three gold medals. The captain of the U.S. women’s basketball team figured the medals would inspire her as she faced the end of her international career, and she vowed to add to the collection Read More…

High school volleyball: Amherst falls a little short against taller Magnificat

AMHERST — Magnificat does not mention the heights of its players on its roster. If you have to ask, you don’t want to know. “I’m not going to lie,” Amherst coach Laurie Cogan said after Magnificat defeated the Comets in four games Saturday. “They have an advantage.” The Blue Streaks beat Amherst 25-22, 20-25, 25-22 Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Go on, blame the Indians’ problems on JoBo

Suppose Jake Westbrook had not been hurt. Suppose he did not undergo Tommy John surgery in the spring. Suppose he pitched this season as he did in spring training, when he was untouchable. I can’t remember a Cleveland pitcher ever enjoying a better training camp. He was the Indians’ best pitcher when the season began. Read More…

Boys soccer: Young Elyria team loses opener as Mayfield’s DiFiori scores three goals

ELYRIA — As far as Elyria was concerned, Jonathan DiFiori picked the wrong time to score his first high school hat trick Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field. The Mayfield senior took advantage of his opportunities late in the first half to send the Pioneers to a 3-0 defeat in their first test of the season. Read More…

Avon Lake boys cross country team keeping SWC preview win over Brecksville in perspective

ELYRIA — The victory goes down in history with an asterisk, but, hey, the Avon Lake boys cross country team walked away from Saturday’s win still feeling pretty good. Avon Lake edged two-time defending Southwestern Conference champ Brecksville, 42-43, at the fourth annual SWC Preview. Ranked No. 4 in the Division I state coaches preseason Read More…

Simply dominant: U.S. men’s basketball team to play for gold after off night still produces 20-point win

BEIJING — The Olympic title is vacant once again. The climb back to the top of world basketball is almost over for the U.S. men’s team. Friday’s 101-81 U.S. victory over defending gold medalist Argentina was a last bit of sweet revenge for the U.S. men, who will face Spain in Sunday’s gold-medal game. “We Read More…

Relay win gives Bolt third gold and third world record

BEIJING — Usain Bolt loves the cameras, the cameras love Usain Bolt, and when they connected during his third victory lap of these Olympics, he smiled that infectious smile and raised three fingers. As in: 3-for-3-for-3. As in: three events, three gold medals, three world records. Bolt capped his spectacular Summer Games by tearing through Read More…

Carmona solid as Indians hold on to beat Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Fausto Carmona was able to put his last start against the Texas Rangers behind him. The big right-hander pitched six strong innings and the Indians continued their late-season surge with a 7-5 victory over the stumbling Rangers on Friday night. Carmona (6-5) allowed one run and six hits, struck out five and Read More…