October 1, 2014

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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Road Salt Woes

DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — and that’s if they can even get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter. Read More…

Indians disappointed in season, but see bright days ahead

Rays Indians Baseball

CLEVELAND — When their disjointed season ended, the Indians didn’t agonize over missing the playoffs. They did that a few days earlier. Following Sunday’s finale at home, there was nothing to do but move on. Corey Kluber took a lap around the clubhouse, the dominating Cy Young candidate stopping to share a heartfelt hug with Read More…

Ohio State: Defense more than a passing concern

Chris Moore, Doran Grant

COLUMBUS — Just about everything during Saturday’s 50-28 victory over Cincinnati went well for No. 20 Ohio State. It’s the few things that didn’t that haunt coach Urban Meyer. “I hear someone say, ‘Just take away those four plays …’” Meyer said Monday. “But you can’t just take away those four plays. That’s part of Read More…

U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A divided U.S. Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin today. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote Read More…

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon dominates late to nab fourth win of season

Jeff Gordon, Ella Sofia

DOVER, Del. — Jeff Gordon doused Team Penske’s hot streak with a champagne bath in Victory Lane. Sticky and sweet, Gordon had secured an emphatic automatic spot in the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But Gordon’s entry in the field of 12 was all but guaranteed even before he dominated Read More…

Buckeyes put the ‘O’ in Ohio State but defense shaky in win over Cincinnati

J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer was thrilled with his offense — and disgusted by his pass defense. J.T. Barrett threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 182 yards and a score to lead No. 22 Ohio State past Gunner Kiel and Cincinnati 50-28 on Saturday night. “When you have a horizontal Read More…

Indians’ Kluber has real shot at AL Cy Young award

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

CLEVELAND — With every win, every strikeout and with an almost robotic efficiency, Corey Kluber has quietly become one of the AL’s best pitchers. And, just maybe, its Cy Young Award winner. With a cache of devastating pitches, the 27-year-old Kluber has developed into a cold-blooded terminator from 60 feet, 6 inches away. He’s among Read More…

Ohio State’s defense knows all about Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel … now

Gunner Kiel

COLUMBUS — It’s unlikely that anyone at Ohio State last winter had ever heard of Gunner Kiel. Now the unique moniker of the Cincinnati quarterback is on every Buckeye’s lips. “It’s one of those names,” linebacker Joshua Perry said. “It’s like (with a name like) Gunner, he’ll throw the ball around.” Kiel and his pass-happy Read More…

Corey Kluber strikes out 14 for second straight game as Indians down Twins, keep postseason hopes alive

Corey Kluber

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had three Read More…

Indians lose in 10 innings

  Adam Czech The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians’ already slim playoff hopes. Santana led off the inning with a single off Kyle Crockett (4-1) and advanced to Read More…