November 22, 2014

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Tribe: Masterson puts Cleveland back in first-place deadlock

Indians ace Justin Masterson threw a six-hit shutout Sunday against the White Sox. (AP PHOTO)

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 (10-6) gave up six hits, struck out eight and walked one. He blanked Read More…

Golf Ohio Open: Skirpstas ready for the rain

Pete Skirpstas

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 Read More…

Tennis Wimbledon: New names are alongside stars

AP Unknowns like Jerzy Janowicz have taken over the spotlight at Wimbledon.

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 Read More…

Cavs: Casspi, Ellington don’t get offers

C.J. Miles

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 Read More…

Tribe: RBI single in Saturday’s eighth inning ends up winner

The Indians’ Nick Swisher hits an RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday. (AP PHOTO)

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. His homer in the ninth inning Read More…

Tribe: Indians take 9-8 win Friday vs. White Sox

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 Read More…

NASCAR: The pit helps Kenseth get fourth victory

Matt Kenseth

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 Read More…

Golf: Easy as a walk in the Park

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 Read More…

Veterans plaque stolen from Brunswick cemetery

Photo provided A 300-pound plaque inscribed with the names of 100 veterans was reported stolen last week from Eastlawn Memory Gardens, at 2869 Grafton Road in Brunswick. The plaque pictured is not the one stolen but one of four similar plaques.

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, Read More…

Is Bigfoot in the Buckeye State?

Marc DeWerth, of the Ohio Bigfoot Association, poses with casts of Bigfoot footprints. He told an audience at the Wadsworth Library Saturday that there have been hundreds of reports of Bigfoot in Ohio.

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. Among hundreds of reports statewide, he said hunters, farmers and travelers have seen them in Medina, Wayne and Summit counties. He said the most recent Read More…