October 23, 2014

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Cavaliers 107, Bulls 98: Plenty pitch in to lift Cavs to preseason win

Tristan Thompson

COLUMBUS — It was only an exhibition game, but it could very well have been a preview of the Eastern Conference finals. With both teams sticking to their regular-season rotations and the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” playing together for just the second time in the preseason, Cleveland downed the Chicago Bulls 107-98 Monday night in front Read More…

World Series: Will it be rest or rust for Royals and Giants?

Ned Yost

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I can’t believe Read More…

Ohio State: Meyer trying to keep focus on Penn State, not Michigan State

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS — There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule. But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday. “I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said Read More…

Golf: Highland, Medina have no regrets, finish sixth, eighth

Highland senior Chloe McKinzie putts during the second round of the Division I state tournament. (TRISHA KRAKOWSKI / GAZETTE)

COLUMBUS — Second-round expectations were relatively tame for the Highland and Medina girls golf teams at the Division I state tournament. Both walked off Ohio State University’s Gray Course satisfied with their seasons. Basically holding their ground in gloomy, 50-degree weather Saturday, the Hornets kept the status quo to finish sixth and the Bees fell Read More…

Jaguars pick up first win against Browns

Brian Hoyer, John Greco, Paul McQuistan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One by one, the Browns stressed they didn’t take the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars lightly. The alternative explanation for the ugly performance wasn’t any better. “We just didn’t play well,” quarterback Brian Hoyer said. “We got our butts kicked. They handed it to us.” The Jaguars got their first win of the year Read More…

Brian Hoyer one of many who had bad day for the Browns

Brian Hoyer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coach Mike Pettine knew quarterback Brian Hoyer didn’t play well. He wanted everyone else to realize Hoyer wasn’t alone Sunday in Cleveland’s 24-6 loss to the Jaguars. “Today is a really good example of when a team wins a quarterback gets a lot of credit, and when they don’t he’s going to Read More…

Browns Notes: Offensive line suffers with Alex Mack

Brian Hoyer, Telvin Smith

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The line and the offense didn’t look the same in the first full game without two-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. The Browns averaged 2.3 yards a rush and quarterback Brian Hoyer was harassed all day. The Jaguars have a stout frontline, but the Browns missed Mack, who’s done for the season Read More…

No. 13 Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17: Barrett leads explosive offensive performance

Evan Spencer

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is on an historic roll and quarterback J.T. Barrett is leading the way. The freshman completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead the 13th-ranked Buckeyes past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday. It marked the first time Ohio State has Read More…

High School Football: Revere at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace hurdles David Leach (67) after getting away from Revere's Thomas Lester during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    GRANGER TWP. — Coltin Kinsey, Grant Wallace and their teammates were determined to send Highland Stadium into history with a bang. Using past Hornets greats and a little pep talk from eighth-year coach Tom Lombardo as inspiration, Highland closed the book an a 55-year stadium legacy Friday by playing a perfect fourth quarter Read More…

High School Football: Twinsburg at Brunswick

Brusnwick fans stand in the endzone for the national anthem prior to the Blue Devils game against Twinsburg. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  BRUNSWICK — The rains came in the third quarter during Brunswick’s football game with Twinsburg on Friday. The Blue Devils’ reign over the Tigers lasted 48 minutes, as Brunswick erased a bad taste that lasted the better part of two weeks with a 59-21 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. “I told them this Read More…