July 7, 2015

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Lloyd’s hat trick leads U.S. to win in World Cup Finals

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan Read More…

NHRA: Veterans have their day in the sun as Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman, Greg Anderson win titles at Norwalk

NORWALK — The NHRA has been dominated — on the track and in the spotlight — by young and hungry drivers during recent years. A few of the veterans decided to host a throwback Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park. Top Fuel’s Doug Kalitta and Funny Car’s Jack Beckman won Read More…

Cavaliers reportedly considering including Anderson Varejao in trade for Joe Johnson

Center Anderson Varejao is the longest-tenured member of the Cavaliers, joining the team on July 23, 2004. Based on a national report Sunday, the mop-topped Brazilian might have played his final game with the franchise. Cleveland is considering a trade with the Brooklyn Nets that would bring seven-time All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson to the Read More…

Crushers 6, ThunderBolts 1: Light-hitting Lake Erie wins with big day at plate

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers entered Sunday as the Frontier League’s worst hitting team, with a .231 average. Naturally, Lake Erie erupted for 13 hits, leading to a 6-1 win over the Windy City ThunderBolts in front of 2,248 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. Of the 13 hits, 12 were singles. The only Read More…

Errors, unearned runs doom Ironmen in 13-5 loss vs. Hamilton

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LORAIN — Less than 24 hours after a thrilling, come-from-behind victory, the Lorain County Ironmen had the chance to sweep the league-leading Hamilton Joes. The hope disappeared quickly Sunday, as untimely defensive miscues by the Ironmen aided Hamilton to a 13-5 victory. “We certainly didn’t help ourselves on the defensive end today and it’s clear Read More…

Pirates 1, Indians 0: Tribe pitcher Cody Anderson great again, but shutout snaps win streak

PITTSBURGH — Cleveland Indians rookie Cody Anderson has a simple explanation for such a successful start to his major league career. “I’m just going out focusing on what I have to do to help our team win,” he said. “I’m just trying to do the best I can and then use tomorrow to get better.” Read More…

NHRA: Elyrian Dave Connolly qualifies in Top Fuel, will face teammate Larry Dixon today in 1st round

NORWALK — It can never be all good news when it comes to the world of drag racing. Elyria High grad Dave Connolly locked down a spot in the 16-driver bracket during Saturday’s qualifying sessions, but the Top Fuel rookie will have to face teammate Larry Dixon — a two-time NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals Read More…

NHRA: John Force finding his form after rough stretch on and off track

NORWALK — It’s been a strange year for drag racing icon John Force. The 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion has had to deal with more in the last 12 months than in any year in recent memory. Last year longtime sponsors Ford and Castrol informed Force they were not going to renew their deals. Read More…

Women’s World Cup: U.S. looking for redemption in another finals matchup with Japan

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. The Americans get a rematch today when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are Read More…

Cavaliers working out details with Tristan Thompson, also reportedly interested in David West

Three days after their massive spending spree in free agency, all remained quiet Saturday for the Cavaliers. Behind the scenes, though, Cleveland is continuing to stir the pot at power forward. Restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, who agreed in principle to a five-year, $80 million contract, has yet to finalize the deal. Agent Rich Paul Read More…