February 8, 2016

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10 things to know, Thursday, Dec. 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Uncertainty over what happens next after officer’s mistrial in Freddie Gray’s death Lawyers will meet in the judge’s chambers in Baltimore Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial. 2. Putin says Syrian people must choose leaders Read More…

As relations between U.S., Cuba continue to warm, baseball defectors teach baseball to Havana youth

HAVANA — Some of Major League Baseball’s biggest Cuban-born stars put dozens of boys through batting, pitching and catching drills in a sunny Havana ballpark, part of a three-day mission meant to warm relations between the U.S. league and this baseball-mad nation. Among the teachers at Wednesday’s baseball clinic were Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Read More…

Baseball: Pete Rose speaks at Miami University

OXFORD — Pete Rose said it’s an American tradition to give second chances, although he wouldn’t describe himself as optimistic about his application for reinstatement to Major League Baseball being approved. “I don’t know if that’s the right word,” Rose said Monday in a brief interview between appearances on the campus of Miami University in Read More…

Crushers drop home finale to Joliet

AVON — One of the most disappointing chapters in Lake Erie Crushers history came to a close Thursday night on a down note. The Crushers, in the midst of their first losing season in franchise history, were hoping to reward the home fans with a couple of victories to set the tone for next season. Read More…

After two weeks, Crushers finally get home win

AVON — It’s been a long time since the Lake Erie Crushers won a game at All Pro Freight Stadium — 14 days, in fact. It’s been even longer since the Crushers defeated ex-manager Jeff Isom and his Joliet Slammers at The Freight — May 31, 2014, to be exact. But with one home game Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers open final homestand with a loss

AVON — For the past six seasons, September baseball at All Pro Freight Stadium meant something. Playoffs, and even championships, were on the line at various times from 2009-14 for the Lake Erie Crushers. This season, the Crushers enter their final homestand with over 50 losses and out of playoff contention for the first time Read More…

Frontier League: Controversial ending to Crushers’ latest loss

AVON — With two outs and a runner on first in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night, Juan Sanchez hit a high fly ball down the right-field line that hooked foul and toward the seats. Normal right fielder Ozney Guillen — the son of former White Sox shortstop and manager Ozzie Guillen — Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers cool off CornBelters at The Freight

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AVON — The Normal CornBelters came into All Pro Freight Stadium as the hottest team in the Frontier League, riding a 10-game winning streak and sitting in first place in the West Division. The Lake Erie Crushers, losers of four of their last six games on the road, cooled off the CornBelters. The Crushers erupted Read More…

The Morning Hit–8/18/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. And with that abbreviated introduction, let’s hit it. The Golden Bear. Jack Nicklaus was in town yesterday for the 25th annual Lorain County Community College Foundation golf outing at Elyria Country Club. I was lucky enough to play in the Read More…

Barry Bonds: “I know what I brought to the game. I’m proud of that”

SAN FRANCISCO — Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else’s thoughts on his career or credentials: He’s a Hall of Famer. Hands down. “I don’t even justify that. There’s no need,” he said Thursday night at AT&T Park. “That’s without saying.” The 51-year-old home run king said he feels a huge Read More…