April 17, 2014

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Indians: Tribe adds relief candidate but decisions remain

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians made a move Thursday, but it did nothing to clear up any of the roster decisions that confront the team with less than a week before the start of the regular season. Cleveland acquired right-handed relief pitcher Jairo Asencio from the Atlanta Braves for cash. He will enter the race Read More…

Indians notes: Closer Chris Perez makes big league debut

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Chris Perez’s first exhibition outing Thursday went much like his two previous minor league appearances — quickly. Throwing just five pitches, Perez worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning in the split-squad Indians’ 6-3 loss to the split-squad Rockies at Goodyear Ballpark. The right-hander threw 17 pitches in two innings of work in the Read More…

Indians: Tribe drops pair of split-squad games

ROCKIES (15-11-1) 6, INDIANS (6-19-3) 3   WHAT HAPPENED: Colorado broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the fourth inning off minor league starter Chris Seddon. Seddon was on in relief for Cleveland’s starting pitcher Derek Lowe, who left the game after three innings with back spasms. Closer Chris Perez made his first big Read More…

Teacher accused of sex with student resigns

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Constance Yacobozzi, the teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has resigned from North Ridgeville Schools. Superintendent Larry Brown said the resignation was effective March 22 and was accepted by the school board during a meeting this morning. Yacobozzi, 28, has pleaded not guilty to the two counts of Read More…

Baseball: Elyria’s rally comes up 90 feet short vs. Normandy

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ELYRIA — With a runner on third in the bottom of the seventh, Elyria couldn’t score the final run left to complete its rally Wednesday and fell 5-4 to Normandy at George Day Field. It looked as through the rout might be on as the Invaders (1-1) scored three easy runs in the top of Read More…

College basketball: Tradition and talent highlight Final Four

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It’s going to be big boys only in the Big Easy. After a couple years of mid-majors breaking into the party and little guys leading their teams to titles, the Final Four will feature power players from power conferences. The players are as good as it gets when it comes to big men: Kansas’ Thomas Read More…

Tribe notes: Pitcher Josh Tomlin has best spring outing, says he’s ready

MESA, Ariz. — If there was any trepidation surrounding right-hander Josh Tomlin, he eased it a bit Wednesday at HoHoKam Stadium. Much like his rotation mate, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tomlin has struggled for the bulk of the exhibition season, but in a 2-0 loss to Chicago, he offered up his best spring training performance. He allowed Read More…

Another loss drops Cavs to last in Central

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CLEVELAND — The bad news for the Cavaliers is they lost for the fifth straight time and eighth time in their last nine games. The good news, for all those who worry about pingpong balls in the hopper, is they improved their draft standing. That about sums up Cleveland’s 87-75 loss to the Detroit Pistons Read More…

Remain calm, Browns have draft options, Scott Petrak says

The NFL Draft starts four weeks from tonight. That should mean it’s time for the Browns talk to heat up, but it isn’t possible. It’s already at a fever pitch. As has become the custom around these parts, the draft discussion starts too early — in the middle of the previous season — and only Read More…

What to do after you hit the Mega Millions jackpot

With a half-billion-dollar multistate lottery jackpot up for grabs, plenty of folks are fantasizing about how to spend the money. But doing it the right way — protecting your riches, your identity and your sanity — takes some thought and planning. Making sure you don’t blow the nation’s largest-ever lottery jackpot within a few years Read More…