April 17, 2014

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Meyer sits key players in spring game

Shaun Bennett The Gazette COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer wasn’t looking to fine-tune his weapons during Saturday’s spring game at Ohio Stadium. Meyer sat nearly every returning starter on both sides of the ball, and allowed the backups and a handful of potential starters to see the majority of time on the field. Read More…

Tribe’s Kluber can’t catch break when it comes to Tigers

CLEVELAND — The numbers were stacked against Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber on Tuesday night. The 27-year-old was 1-2 with a 9.17 ERA against Detroit during his career — 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA in one start vs. the Tigers this season. He was also 0-5 with a 5.09 ERA in 11 career appearances at Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth’s Noah Baughman shows promise

ELYRIA — While Wadsworth freshman Noah Baughman was the lone Medina County wrestler to lock up a spot on the Ohio team that will travel to the national tournament in July, most of the area’s competitors at the Greco Roman and freestyle state tournaments found success this weekend. “I’m very excited at the thought of Read More…

OSU Notes: QB Braxton Miller has big day passing

CINCINNATI — There were still plenty of questions to be answered after Ohio State’s spring game Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, but who was the game’s top player wasn’t one of them. Junior quarterback Braxton Miller threw for 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third score to lead the Scarlet Read More…

Blue Devils win 1st division wrestling title in 5 seasons

Tyler Hughes

GARFIELD HTS. — The Brunswick wrestling team wanted to bounce back this season after finishing dead last in the Northeast Ohio Conference’s River Division. As they began to compile dual meet victories, the Blue Devils started to think about winning the division title. When the dust cleared after Saturday night’s NOC tournament, Brunswick was hoisting Read More…

Redskins’ Kirk Cousins makes sure pals don’t waste trip

CLEVELAND — Everything seemed to be set up nicely for Redskins rookie Kirk Cousins. He was given his first NFL start Sunday when fellow rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was sidelined due to a knee injury, and Cleveland is driving distance from Cousins’ hometown of Holland, Mich., and the campus of Michigan State, where he Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Buckeyes’ win won’t silence the critics, but it should make them take a second look

Now the talk of how great this team is can begin. Ohio State’s victories over four no-name non-conference opponents were unimpressive. The Buckeyes’ grind-it-out win over Michigan State had many wondering if the Big Ten team from Columbus had just gotten lucky. But the lopsided rout — that included a rally from an early double-digit Read More…

Tribe’s Cord Phelps finds lessons in 0-for-4 MLB debut

CLEVELAND — An 0-for-4 performance may look bad on paper, but second baseman Cord Phelps learned something from each at-bat during his major league debut Wednesday afternoon and put on a defensive clinic during the Indians’ 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Facing veteran Carl Pavano in his first major league at-bat in the second [...] Read More…

Running errors haunt Indians

CLEVELAND — When a baseball team makes a baserunning blunder, it’s called running yourself out of an inning.
When the Cleveland Indians had baserunners thrown out in four consecutive innings Tuesday, they ran themselves out of the game.
A pair of runners were caught stealing, another was thrown out at third and one Indians player suffered a [...] Read More…

Len Barker’s perfect game helped the CT’s Shaun Bennett learn to love sports

When “Len Barker” is said aloud, eyes involuntarily widen and smiles creep onto the faces of Cleveland sports fans.
That is because Barker is a member of Cleveland sports royalty. He’s a true rock star in the city that’s the epicenter of that musical genre.
Sunday marked the 30-year anniversary of the event that made Barker an [...] Read More…