September 2, 2014

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Ben Tate finally a No. 1 running back, and the Browns are counting on him

Ben Tate

BEREA — Ben Tate has been waiting for this opportunity since he entered the league as a second-round pick of Houston in 2010. Not only did he pull away from rookie third-rounder Terrance West in the preseason to keep the starting running back job, Tate will open the year as the primary third-down back after Read More…

Tigers 12, Indians 1: Detroit clubs Kluber, Tribe in series opener

Mike Aviles

CLEVELAND — Ace Corey Kluber has lifted the Indians up on so many occasions this season that it was almost shocking to see the right-hander let them down Monday at Progressive Field. In the opener of a pivotal four-game series against Central Division rival Detroit, Kluber offered up his worst outing of the season as Read More…

Urban Meyer expects Ohio State to play like veteran team

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. He doesn’t buy it. After the fifth-ranked Buckeyes came back from a slow start to beat Navy 34-17 on Saturday, Meyer said he doesn’t Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe adds reinforcements as rosters expand

CLEVELAND — The Indians made a wealth of moves Monday prior to the series opener of a pivotal four-game series with Detroit. With rosters able to expand to 40 players, Cleveland recalled right-handers Austin Adams and Bryan Price and infielder Jesus Aguilar from Triple-A Columbus. Veteran designated hitter Jason Giambi was activated from the 60-day Read More…

Browns Notes: New arrival LaRon Byrd has height, sees opportunity in undersized receiving corps

LaRon Byrd

BEREA — LaRon Byrd arrived at Browns headquarters and joined his new teammates partway through practice Monday afternoon. He immediately became the biggest receiver (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) on the field. “I’m definitely excited,” he said. “The opportunity is there. You have to come in and listen to the coaches, work hard in practice and hopefully Read More…

Indians grab 4-2 lead over Royals in 10th, but weather suspends game until Sept. 22

Yan Gomes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland’s game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning. The Indians grabbed a 4-2 lead on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-out, two-run double, but rain prevented the teams from playing the bottom half of the inning. It Read More…

Cross country: Rhoads, Wadsworth boys win

GREEN — The girls race Saturday at the Suburban League Super Duals wasn’t even close. The winners of both individual and team competitions left a wide gap behind them. Highland’s Carlee Rhoads won by a margin of 1:22. Nordonia won the team competition with a 7-0 record fueled by six runners in the top 15. Read More…

Volleyball: Colts off to best start since ’09

WESTFIELD TWP. — Chemistry isn’t just the name of a high school science class. It’s also a critical component in winning volleyball. Just ask the Cloverleaf Colts, who are off to their best start since 2009 after finishing fifth Saturday at their annual eight-team tournament. “I have never seen our team more excited about a Read More…

Girls soccer: Bucks tie Wooster

YORK TWP. — The Buckeye girls soccer team’s match Saturday against Wooster brought a range of emotions. In 80 minutes, the Bucks showed frustration, disappointment, relief, joy and, finally, desperation. As the non-league game ended 1-1, Buckeye settled for mixed emotion. The Bucks (3-0-1) looked like the better team and took control early. Corrinne Phillips Read More…

Boys soccer: Copley crushes Bees

COPLEY TWP. — One thing became abundantly clear to Medina’s Jacob Schaefer just 15 minutes into the Bees’ 5-0 loss to Copley. By the end of the non-league boys soccer match, virtually everyone else came to an agreement with the junior. “They’re probably the best team in Northeast Ohio,” he said. “They’re skilled. They move Read More…