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Hock A (LOOGY): Time to do away with lefty specialists

Usually, the only evidence he was ever in the game comes not from the box score, but from the collective groan audible from the crowd reckoning with the fact it is about to watch two pitching changes in a span of one, maybe two, outs. Let’s be clear, the only thing more exciting than watching an aging manager waddle like a penguin to the pitching rubber and summons a substitute reliever is watching that same manager do it twice in five-minutes time.

Can Cleveland Close?

After taking a 3-1 World Series lead last year against a professional baseball team that plays its home games on Chicago’s north side, the Indians have lost six consecutive closeout-elimination games. The resolve of this club is sure to be tested as it heads through the offseason and into next spring.

Blue Jackets ready to stand up to Big Brother

Little siblings don’t just learn how to fight back against bullying older brothers without first incurring bumps and bruises. So it is with the 2017-2018 Columbus Blue Jackets, an emerging hockey club coming off its best season in the franchise’s 16-year history, but still with some remaining unfinished business against its own bullying older brother

OHSAA weekly computer rankings

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings on Tuesday. The top 12 schools in each region are listed below by division and region with record and average points. This information is also posted on the football page at OHSAA.org, which includes an explanation of how the ratings are calculated. Top

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