September 16, 2014

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High School Football: Twinsburg at Avon

“In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are.” — Julius Caesar AVON — The truth of that adage was on display clearly in Week 3 of the season as the Avon Eagles, a team that both observers and opponents the past several years have perceived as a well-balanced and Read More…

Carlos Carrasco picks bad day for an off game as Indians drop opener of big series with Tigers

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT — Carlos Carrasco’s terrific month helped Cleveland keep its flickering playoff hopes alive. But the Indians are running out of time — and the right-hander finally faltered a bit. Carrasco allowed four runs in 6⅓ innings and Cleveland lost 7-2 on Friday night to the Tigers. Detroit moved into first place in the AL Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns: Josh Gordon expected to return this season, but still get 10-game suspension

Josh Gordon

BEREA — Receiver Josh Gordon, who led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards last season, is on the verge of playing again this year. The NFL Players Association board of representatives voted Friday to approve changes to the league’s substance abuse policy — effective immediately and applied retroactively — that will largely reduce the punishments Read More…

Boys golf 2014: Area players key to St. Edward’s run at a third straight trip to state

St. Edward’s golf team is counting on three players from the area to lead it to a third straight trip to the Division I state tournament. They are, from left to right, Wil Bethune (Avon Lake), Anton Krecic (Columbia Station) and Danny Zahn (North OImsted).  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

It’s been almost a year since the St. Edward golf team qualified for the Division I state tournament for the second-consecutive time. Last year, the Eagles, who had four golfers with local ties in their top four — Joey and Anton Krecic (Columbia Station), Wil Bethune (Avon Lake) and Danny Zahn (North Olmsted) — found Read More…

Ohio State looking to get back on track against Kent State

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer figures the mourning period better be over for his Ohio State Buckeyes. After all, it’s not like he can shield the team from what’s being said about them. “You’d love to just go move them off to a desert island somewhere and coach a team and not worry about social media” Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon expected to have suspension reduced to 8 games, per ESPN report

Josh Gordon

Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension is expected to be reduced to eight games when a new drug policy is approved, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning, citing a source. The policy could be approved as early as this afternoon. The 32 union representatives were told Thursday night they would review the policy today and potentially Read More…

High School Football: Week 3 Updates and Scores

Elyria wide receiver Brandan Evanich dives to catch a ball while

It’s Week 3 of high school football, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tonight’s games: Read More…

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md.

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is a coveted prize. The deals can cost up to $10 million per Read More…

High school volleyball: Amherst survives grueling match with Olmsted Falls

Amherst’s Symone Williams (34) and Alayna Johnston defend against Olmsted Falls’ Lexxi Lombardo during Thursday night’s battle of SWC unbeatens. Amherst won, but it took five games. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The Amherst volleyball team knew it was in for a big week, but it could not have expected how things unfolded Thursday in its home match against Southwestern Conference rival Olmsted Falls. The Bulldogs looked like they were going to blow the Comets out of the gym, dominating the first set. However, Amherst Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon finally turns shots into goals, pulls away in second half for big win over Elyria Catholic

Avon's Michael LeHoty heads the ball against Elyria Catholic forwards Gage Jarvis, left, and Liam O'Halloran. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Give a team enough chances, and it will usually break through. Avon’s boys soccer team took 26 shots on goal to Elyria Catholic’s seven, and while it took awhile for the Eagles to pile up goals, they eventually scored five in a 20-minute span en route to a 6-2 West Shore Conference win. Read More…