Archive for July 1st, 2013
CHICAGO — Justin Masterson was able to rely on his defense in his major league-leading third shutout of the season.
The Indians turned four double plays for their first four-game sweep in Chicago since 1948, beating the White Sox 4-0 Sunday.
Masterson …Read More
WESTFIELD CENTER — After the recent weather Mother Nature has dished out, it’s no secret today’s opening round of 90th Ohio Open will be a wet one.
That doesn’t bother Pete Skirpstas one bit.
The 2006 Medina graduate, who played collegiately at Mount Olive College, was Medina County’s highest finisher at the event last summer — he …Read More
LONDON — Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.
With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal long gone, and Maria Sharapova out, too, after a havoc-filled Week 1 at the All England Club, Week 2 begins Monday with a schedule that includes participants such as Kenny de Schepper and Adrian Mannarino, Ivan Dodig and Jerzy Janowicz, …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are approximately $22 million under the salary cap as the NBA’s free agency period begins today. They are permitted to negotiate with players now, but cannot officially sign them until July 10.
On Sunday, Cleveland cleared $6.41 million off its books by not extending qualifying offers to shooting guard Wayne Ellington ($3.1 …Read More
CHICAGO — The boos Nick Swisher heard before his first plate appearance were nothing compared to the reception he received after his tiebreaking single in the eighth.
Swisher’s single helped the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in less than 24 hours, 4-3 Saturday.
CHICAGO — Nick Swisher’s approach couldn’t have been more simple. The result couldn’t have been more timely.
Swisher ripped a long solo homer to cap a four-run ninth inning against Addison Reed Friday night, lifting the Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox for a sweep of the longest doubleheader by time for …Read More
SPARTA, Ky. — Matt Kenseth’s fuel-only pit stop gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late and win Sunday’s rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
A race that was Johnson’s to lose ultimately became Kenseth’s series-high fourth victory of the season after crew chief Jason Ratcliff passed on putting new tires on the …Read More
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Inbee Park set many golfing goals. Etching her name alongside Babe Zaharias was never one of them.
Yet now they’re the only two players to win the first three majors of the year. Park became the first to accomplish the feat in the modern era Sunday with her second U.S. Women’s Open title.
“Trying …Read More
Brunswick police are investigating the theft from a cemetery of a bronze plaque inscribed with the names of 100 veterans.
The thieves removed bolts on the 300-pound plaque and carried it out of Eastlawn Memory Gardens, 2869 Grafton Road, sometime between Thursday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 25, when a maintenance worker noticed the theft, according …Read More
For Marc DeWerth, the existence of Bigfoot isn’t a question.
DeWerth, a member of the Ohio Bigfoot Association, said he’s investigated rumors and sightings of the folkloric creature for decades.