May 25, 2016

Elyria
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Cavaliers Commentary: Toronto has no chance with Cleveland and its stars on a mission

Another game, another beating, another day closer to a return trip to Currytown. In the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals the Cavs have outscored the Toronto Raptors by 50 points — and it hasn’t been that close. It’s 223-173 overall. And did I mention it wasn’t that close? The Cavs have had Read More…

District Baseball: Amherst blindsides Avon with two-out rally, advances to regional with 8-4 win

LORAIN — Avon’s Frank DeSmit never saw it coming. Two outs, nobody on, top of the fifth inning and his Eagles leading Amherst by four runs. The fifth-seeded Comets (22-8) then erupted for six runs and won 8-4 over No. 1 seed Avon (21-8) to advance to Thursday’s regional semifinal at Bowling Green against an Read More…

Indians 7, Reds 2: Josh Tomlin pitches, hits Tribe to series-sweeping victory

CINCINNATI — For the first time in 44 years, an Indians pitcher had a single and a double. Yep, Josh Tomlin couldn’t help but get in on Cleveland’s four-day hitting splurge. Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Tomlin stayed unbeaten by allowing only five hits while pitching into the eighth inning Thursday night, leading Read More…

District Softball: Columbia beats Elyria Catholic in 9 innings behind pitcher Riley Thomas

AVON LAKE — Columbia needed a late rally and nine innings Thursday, but the Raiders are going to the Sweet 16 after a scorching line-drive sacrifice fly to right by Emily Berg scored Taylor Napoli for a 3-2 walk-off victory over Elyria Catholic at Avon Lake High School. The Raiders (18-9) will head to Massillon Read More…

Crushers 6, Boomers 4: Lake Erie opens season with 5-0 homestand

AVON — Eventually, the Lake Erie Crushers will lose a game. But through five games, the Crushers have yet to taste defeat and are off to the best start in the franchise’s eight-year history. They put the finishing touches on the perfect season-opening homestand with a 6-4 win over the Schaumburg Boomers on Thursday night Read More…

District Track: EC’s Ted Achladis wins shot put and discus, sees room for improvement at regional

ORRVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis put on a show Thursday at the Division II district meet. And the bad news for his competition next week at the regional is that Achladis didn’t feel like he was at the top of his game. Achladis shattered the meet record in the discus twice in a matter Read More…

Golfer Mickelson named in SEC insider trading suit

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued professional golfer Phil Mickelson, saying he profited from an insider trading scheme conducted by a former corporate director and a professional gambler. The SEC also alleged in its civil suit filed Thursday that a gambler named William Walters received tips and business information about Dean Foods Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Warriors rebound, even Western Conference Finals with decisive win over Thunder

OAKLAND, Calif. — Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Arena could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show. Puffy right elbow and all. “The elbow’s fine,” said Curry, who hit it first on Read More…

Cavaliers keeping focus on Raptors and not history

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers have gone where only four other teams in NBA history have gone before. By routing the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Cavs became the fifth team to start the postseason with nine straight wins. Cleveland players and coaches, however, aren’t thinking about their place Read More…

Francisco Lindor homers in 12th as Indians defeat Reds again

CINCINNATI — Cleveland’s top young starter faded in his debut. The way the Indians are hitting lately, it didn’t matter. Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Francisco Lindor led off the 12th with another homer, powering the Indians to an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Read More…