April 18, 2014

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Sprain to nowhere: Cavaliers drop fourth straight as LeBron misses another game

CLEVELAND – No LeBron James equals no chance for the Cavaliers. No one, it seems, realizes this more than the rest of Cleveland`s players. With their superstar sidelined for the third straight game due to a sprained left index finger, the talent-challenged Cavaliers fell 100-79 to the very average New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night Read More…

Varejao gets offer sheet; Cavaliers plan to match

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers will save some money, while Anderson Varejao will earn the right to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. Neither side, however, came out a clear winner. That`s a quick summary of the three-year, $17.4 million offer sheet Varejao signed late Monday with the Charlotte Bobcats, which Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns’ Anderson has shown he’s a keeper at QB

Derek Anderson played arguably his worst game of the season Sunday in the Browns` 27-21 loss in Arizona. He finished with 304 yards, but completed just 51 percent of his passes (21-of-41) and, more importantly, committed three turnovers, two of which led to a 14-0 Arizona lead in the first quarter. The desert disaster, coupled Read More…

Boys basketball: Morgan, Oberlin flatten Columbia

COLUMBIA TWP. – Kurt Russell says “Morgan is just Morgan” when referring to his star point guard, Morgan Jones. If Morgan was being Morgan on Tuesday night against Columbia, it`s good to be Morgan. Jones, Oberlin`s all-county and all-conference junior, scored 22 points and doled out five assists in roughly three quarters as the Phoenix Read More…

Boys basketball: Youthful Clearview responds to tough week of practice

LORAIN – After two losses, John Szalay made practices tough on his young Clearview basketball team this week. He wanted to get a message across. Then the Clippers took to the court against Brooklyn in their first Patriot Athletic Conference game and nearly blew a nine-point lead in the final minute before securing a 67-65 Read More…

Boys basketball: Gentry’s big third quarter lifts Black River past Brookside

SHEFFIELD – David Gentry is only 5-foot-6 but Black River`s junior guard was huge in the third quarter Tuesday night, standing tall over everyone else on the court. Gentry scored 16 points in the quarter, including four three-pointers, as Black River (2-2) turned a close game into a 59-38 Patriot Athletic Conference rout. Brookside (0-2) Read More…

Boys basketball: Cold Keystone falls to Cloverleaf

Hans Schneider The Chronicle-Telegram LODI – Keystone coach Greg Morgan didn`t offer any excuses after Tuesday night`s 56-45 non-conference loss to host Cloverleaf. In fact, he quickly pointed out why his Wildcats dropped to 1-1 on the season. “I think there were two things that hurt us tonight,” Morgan said. “First, we missed a ton Read More…

Boys basketball: Mistakes costly as Open Door drops first game of the year

ELYRIA – Too many fouls and too many turnovers. Add too and too together and the sum is defeat. It happened to Open Door`s boys Tuesday night and the result was their first loss of the basketball season. Despite the mathematical probabilities, the Patriots (2-1) nearly pulled off their third straight win. They fought back Read More…

‘Gingerbread Nazi’ artist is back — this time with homicidal snow woman and criminal elf

Click here to see some of Keith McGuckin’s past work, including the “Gingerbread Nazis.” OBERLIN – It`s that time of year again. The snow has begun to fall, holiday music is flooding the airwaves and murderous snowmen and drug smuggling elves are popping up in window displays around Oberlin. BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Artist Keith Read More…

Ford unites cities

AVON LAKE – A new product and a flexible body shop await Avon Lake`s Ohio Assembly Plant, and city officials from the three cities the plant straddles are ready to work together as Ford Motor Co. moves forward with plans that could keep thousands of jobs at the plant for years to come. Last week, Read More…