September 2, 2014

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Varejao to Cavaliers: Treat me fairly

First it was Sports Illustrated. Now it`s ESPN.com. Dan Fegan, the agent for Cavaliers holdout Anderson Varejao, has once again found a way to get his client in the news, with the Brazilian power forward granting a rare interview to ESPN Insider`s Chad Ford. In it, Varejao claims he wants Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry Read More…

LeBron vs. Garnett: A King-sized MVP battle

The best player in the league will lead his team against one of the best clubs in the NBA tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James, who earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors Monday after recording three triple-doubles in four games, and the Cavaliers will host the red-hot Boston Celtics tonight at 7. Read More…

Browns’ new goal: Staying humble

BEREA – The Browns have re-entered the national consciousness. This time it has nothing to do with a motorcycle accident, a rookie`s contract holdout or a coach on the hot seat. The Browns improved to 7-4 with a win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. They control their playoff destiny and are being trumpeted across Read More…

Browns notes: Defense coming into its own

BEREA – Romeo Crennel has heard the snide comments. He made a career as a defensive coach, yet his Browns team has spent much of the year ranked at the bottom of the NFL in most defensive categories. So the defense`s performance Sunday in a 27-17 win over Houston, its best overall showing in two Read More…

Girls basketball: A different Katie steps in for Avon

AVON – Missing Katie Maloney, a 5-foot-11 post and forward who has a hand fracture, Avon`s girls went looking for an effective replacement Monday. They found Katie Dent and liked what they saw. Dent, who`s also 5-11, scored a career-high 18 points, as the Eagles pulled away from Clearview for a 45-37 non-conference win. Dent, Read More…

Prep hockey: Falls wins River title on late goal by Gerus

ROCKY RIVER – The game went well into that time when a break – lucky or otherwise – rather than talent was going to determine the outcome. Either that or the teams were going into overtime after playing 45 minutes without a goal. But it was Olmsted Falls that got the break. Buddy Gerus was Read More…

Prep football: Four from area make second-team All-Ohio

Four area players earned second-team All-Ohio honors Monday as The Associated Press released its Division I and II selections. North Olmsted junior John Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound offensive lineman, made it in Division I. In Division II, Olmsted Falls seniors Cody Connare, a 6-3, 235-pound offensive lineman, and Zach Laird, a 6-4, 260-pound defensive lineman, Read More…

Indians reliever Lara still hospitalized after accident

CLEVELAND – Indians reliever Juan Lara remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday with a head injury sustained in an accident that killed two people on a motorcycle in the Dominican Republic. Lara, who pitched in one game for Cleveland last season, was returning from a winter league game Saturday night in San Pedro de Macoris Read More…

Avon Lake aids company’s move

AVON LAKE – City Council approved a tax abatement Monday night that clears the way for Hinkley Lighting to move its Lakewood-based headquarters to Avon Lake. Hinkley sought the 75 percent, 10-year abatement before it would agree to relocate its entire operations and 80 jobs from its Lakewood facility to property located at Pin Oak Read More…

Cars crash into building; infant injured

ELYRIA – A midafternoon crash Monday sent two cars spinning into a building and three people to the hospital, including a 2-month-old girl. Police responded at 2:44 p.m. to the former hobbies and craft store the Slot Shop on Cleveland Street after a car driven by Irene Pastor, 89, of Elyria, collided with a westbound Read More…