October 30, 2014

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Tribe: Corey Kluber tosses eight shutout innings

Indians starter Corey Kluber pitched eight shutout innings Sunday against Washington. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Nationals had Stephen Strasburg and the Indians had Corey Kluber. Sounds like a mismatch. It wasn’t. At least not the way most would think. “Kluber Lang,” as he is called by teammates in reference to Mr. T’s “Clubber Lang” character in “Rocky III,” traded blows with Washington’s phenom right-hander Sunday at Progressive Read More…

Golf: Englishman ends country’s 43-year drought

Justin Rose, of England, poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

ARDMORE, Pa. — A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal. Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing closing holes at Merion. A par on the 18th hole gave him an Read More…

NBA: Ginobili, Green help San Antonio take 3-2 series lead

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs one victory away from their fifth championship. Danny Green scored 24 points and Read More…

Nascar: A fantastic day for Ford

Greg Biffle won the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday. (AP PHOTO)

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Greg Biffle gave Ford a milestone victory — right down the road from company headquarters. Biffle raced to his second straight Sprint Cup win at Michigan International Speedway, easily holding off Kevin Harvick after points leader Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall in the final laps Sunday. It was the 1,000th victory for Read More…

Tribe: Nick Swisher to DL is possibility

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher could be headed to the disabled list. A sore left shoulder that has been bothering Swisher for much of the season kept him out of the lineup Sunday despite manager Terry Francona’s assertion he would play the night before. Francona said Swisher was examined Sunday, and though he said the first Read More…

Tribe: Clint Frazier signs $3.5 million contract

CLEVELAND — When outfielder Clint Frazier walked into the Indians’ clubhouse after signing his first professional contract Saturday, he was greeted in classic baseball fashion. Every position player on the Tribe’s roster was wearing a red clown wig in honor of the first-round draft pick — and curly haired ginger — officially joining the organization. Read More…

Tribe: Foul way to end it, Nationals beat Indians 7-6

Cleveland Indians shortstop Mike Aviles, top, throws over Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, bottom, to complete a double play on Nationals' Jayson Werth in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — A misplayed foul ball wound up costing the Indians dearly Saturday night. Rookie Anthony Rendon belted a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning off reliever Vinnie Pestano, giving the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory at Progressive Field. It was Rendon’s first major league homer. Two pitches earlier, Rendon hit Read More…

County nonprofits lag in charitable giving

Members of the 13 organizations that received grants from the Medina County Community Fund in 2012 hold a $32,500 check. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Medina County is the fifth wealthiest county in the state, measured by median household income. Yet its charitable institutions lag far behind other northeastern Ohio counties, both in number and size of assets. Timothy Hagerty, executive director of the Medina County Community Fund, wants to change that. Last year the fund, with only Read More…

PHOTO: Singing in the rain

Umbrellas provided their owners with the best seats at the Chant talent show Saturday in Medina’s Public Square. Performing are the Old Crow Medicine Bros: from left, Daniel Drocton, 18, Deanna Drockton, 16, Collin Husbands, 16 and Gabby Husbands, 14. Daniel Drocton graduated from Medina High School this month. The others are students there. During the show, the concessions stand raised $100 to donate to Feeding Medina County. The show was organized by the Chant student group, which has been working with city officials to come up with events on Public Square for young people. Saturday’s show was cut short because of the rain but is expected to be rescheduled in late July. The group’s next event is a kids’ movie night planned for 8 p.m. June 29.

Time is short for vets to file for bonuses

Time is running out for eligible military veterans to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and officials are worried that thousands of veterans may miss out by not applying. Navy veteran Robert Erb III describes his bonus for service in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war eras as a “real blessing” for him and Read More…