June 2, 2015

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High school track: Amherst senior Alexis Szivan and Lorain freshman Zion Cross have big days at Division I regional

AMHERST — For Amherst senior Alexis Szivan, her final appearance on her home track was one she won’t soon forget. For Lorain freshman Zion Cross, his first regional track meet was equally as memorable not just for him but for all of his fellow runners who will be chasing him down in the coming years. Read More…

Bullpen costs Crushers in loss to Greys

AVON — Crushers starter Rob Blanc was cruising through five innings Friday night against the Frontier Greys, working on a one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts. That didn’t stop manager Chris Mongiardo from going to his bullpen to start the sixth, and that move wound up costing the Crushers. Reliever Kolby Moore (1-1) gave up a Read More…

Embattled FIFA president says investigations stem from World Cup sites

ZURICH — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body’s decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused Read More…

Trainer Baffert settles into role as racing elder statesman

ARCADIA, Calif. — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins Read More…

Corey Kluber strikes out 13 as Indians down Mariners

SEATTLE — Even a couple of home runs couldn’t derail the roll Cleveland’s Corey Kluber is on, getting closer to the form that earned him the AL Cy Young award a season ago. Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason Kipnis continued his hot May with two hits Read More…

High school softball: Riley Schill’s bat and Ally Kamody’s glove lead Elyria Catholic to Division III regional final

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MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic has had different players step up in the biggest moments all season long. Thursday it was Riley Schill and Ally Kamody who took their turns in the spotlight. Schill’s first-inning, two-run home run set the tone and Kamody made two highlight-reel catches in center field to save the day as the Read More…

High school softball: Youth movement carries Keystone to win over Perkins and into Division II regional title game

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BUCYRUS — Underclassmen came through in a big way for Keystone’s young Wildcats on Thursday. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Shaw earned her 19th victory and juniors Summer Constable and Destiny Weber formed the core of a 16-hit offense as the Wildcats defeated Sandusky Perkins 11-6 in a Division II regional semifinal at Bucyrus High. Constable and Read More…

High school softball: Resilient Danielle Dill gets clutch hit as Westlake tops Brecksville, makes Division I regional final

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CLYDE — Westlake’s Danielle Dill is a quick healer. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Dill was in the Demons’ dugout trying to gain her bearings and stay conscious after dehydration set in. Two innings and plenty of Gatorade later, Dill drove in what turned out to be the winning run with a two-out Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Warriors’ Stephen Curry have spotlight, but really just crave a championship

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start Thursday with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James is the exception, getting ready to appear in his fifth straight finals. He won two Read More…

Browns Notes: Preseason intrasquad scrimmage set for Ohio Stadium in Columbus

The Browns have moved their preseason scrimmage another step south. The team announced the “Orange & Browns Scrimmage” will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. It takes the place of Family Day and will feature a competitive format and be free to fans at Ohio State’s famed Horseshoe. The Browns moved Read More…