October 25, 2014

Partly sunny with showers

World Series: Royals even series with Game 2 win over Giants

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2), Jarrod Dyson, Omar Infante and Lorenzo Cain (6) celebrate after Game 2 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept Read More…

LeBron-less Cavs fall to Grizzlies in preseason finale

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Miller, left,and Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes struggle for control of a loose ball Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 96-92. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn’t — they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marc Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds, his backup Kosta Koufos scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Grizzlies beat Cleveland 96-92 on Wednesday Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon pulls away from Strongsville in district semifinals

Avon’s Christian Giraldo narrowly avoids a mid-air collision with Strongsville goalkeeper Reese Laurell during the Eagles’ 4-0 win Wednesday night in a Division I district semifinal in Avon. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

AVON — It’s too early to say Avon is a team of destiny, but the Eagles proved Wednesday night that they are a team of defense and determination. Avon (16-0-2) scored three second-half goals to hold off a feisty Strongsville team and advance to the Division I district final with a 4-0 home win. The Read More…

Boys soccer: Talented Bay blows by Brookside

Brookside’s Devin Housedell (25) and Cameron Drew (24) try to defend a shot on goal from Bay during the Cardinals’ loss Wednesday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BAY VILLAGE — One mistake. Brookside senior goaltender Kenny Pierson’s easiest chance was the one that beat him. A 30-yard Alec White shot bounced at his feet, rolled up his chest and past him into the net for the first of three Bay goals in its 3-0 its district semifinal win. After making nine second-half saves Read More…

Boys soccer: Intensity pays off for Westlake

Westlake’s Omar Salem tries to control the ball next to Berea-Midpark’s Mikael Lucas on Wednesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — In a well-played Division I district semifinal against two evenly matched teams, Westlake’s intensity in key moments proved to be the difference. The Demons scored in the 50th minute and, after Berea-Midpark equalized less than two minutes later, responded in the 61st minute in a 2-1 victory over the Titans at Read Field. “Intensity is Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic holds off Lake Ridge rally to return to championship game

Elyria Catholic’s Gage Jarvis, left, works up the field Wednesday against the defense of Lake Ridge’s Antonio Pineda. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic saw a two-goal lead disappear in the district semifinal game against Lake Ridge on Wednesday night, but the Panthers regrouped for a 4-2 win at Lutheran West High School. EC, the defending Rocky River district champion, will face Oberlin in the district championship game Saturday at 3 p.m. The site Read More…

Browns Notes: CB K’Waun Williams hopes to share field with childhood idol Charles Woodson

Cleveland Browns defensive back K'Waun Williams is helped off the field after an injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers Oct. 12. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Nickelback K’Waun Williams was back practicing Wednesday after missing a week with a concussion, said he did “pretty much everything” and declared himself ready to return Sunday against Oakland. “If the coaches feel confident to put me in, I’m here,” he said. “I’m back. I’m clear, so I’m ready.” Williams, an undrafted rookie, Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer ‘angry’ over performance, but confidence isn’t shaken

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer walks off the field after throwing an interception to Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith Sunday.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s poor performance in the 24-6 loss to Jacksonville left him angrier than he’d ever been. The emotion lingered until he got back on the field Wednesday for practice. “Of all the games I’ve ever played, that’s the worst I’ve ever felt after one and it’s something you have to deal with Read More…

Lorain’s Rashod Berry commits to Ohio State

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Rashod Berry has received advice from countless people during his recruiting process, but it was a conversation with one of Lorain’s greatest football players last weekend that sparked a whirlwind week for the Lorain High senior. “I talked to Raymont Harris (last week) at the Rutgers game (in Columbus),” Berry said. “He told me how Read More…

District volleyball: Elyria continues postseason roll with semifinal win

Elyria’s Mariah Johnson, left, and Tyra Darden apply the defense to Midview’s Cassie Haight during the Pioneers’ win Tuesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Losing does not appear to be in Elyria’s vocabulary right now. The seventh-seeded Pioneers continued their amazing run through the Division I volleyball tournament at Midview High School with a 25-20, 19-25, 25-14, 28-26 win over the host Middies to return to the district championship game at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, against second-seeded Brunswick. Read More…