April 20, 2014

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Not in Akron anymore: Danny Salazar grabs the spotlight, start in Indians’ wild-card game game

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar delivers against the Chicago White Sox Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

MINNEAPOLIS — Danny Salazar began the season pitching at Double-A Akron. Wednesday night, the rookie right-hander will be on the mound to start the American League wild-card game. Indians manager Terry Francona announced after a memorable regular-season finale that he would hand the ball to the fireballing phenom from the Dominican Republic for Cleveland’s first Read More…

QB Brian Hoyer leads way again as Browns beat Bengals, 17-6, for 2nd straight win

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CLEVELAND — The ball was barely out of Brian Hoyer’s hand when he started running. In the opposite direction. Hoyer knew he had finished a game-sealing, job-keeping, 91-yard touchdown drive before the 1-yard pass landed in fullback Chris Ogbonnaya’s hands — and he was ready to celebrate. He sprinted away from the Dawg Pound down Read More…

Brian Dulik: When D’Qwell Jackson talks, the Browns listen

Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson tackles Bengals running back Giovani Bernard Sunday. The Browns won 17-6. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is the undisputed leader of the Browns. When he speaks, the entire team listens — even if the message is delivered loudly and stings more than a little bit. “No matter what, D’Qwell wasn’t going to let things fall apart after we started 0-2,” cornerback Joe Haden said. “I don’t know Read More…

College signing: Elyria guard Isaiah Walton looks to the West, signs with Division I University of California, Davis

Isaiah Walton

ELYRIA — After graduation, Elyria senior Isaiah Walton is going to do what countless young men have done for generations: Go West. Walton, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, orally committed Saturday to continue his basketball career at the University of California, Davis, during his official visit to the campus, located 15 miles west of Sacramento. “I Read More…

Indians notes: Chris Perez breaks silence, praises front office, team’s turnaround, says he’s just going through slump

Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez throws against the Minnesota Twins Sept. 26. The Indians won 6-5. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

CLEVELAND — In the midst of a celebratory clubhouse Sunday at Target Field, deposed closer Chris Perez broke his media silence. It seemed like a fitting occasion. “You can’t put it into words, especially after what happened last year,” said Perez of the Indians clinching their first postseason berth since 2007. “I think you have Read More…

Browns pregame update: OL Shawn Lauvao inactive; K Billy Cundiff active, appears ready to kick

CLEVELAND – Oniel Cousins will start his fourth straight game at right guard today vs. the stout defensive line of the Bengals, as Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is inactive for the fourth straight game. Lauvao, slated to be the starter, had arthroscopic ankle surgery Aug. 9. He was limited in practice during the week and listed Read More…

Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar charged with DUI in Solon

Bernie Kosar

CLEVELAND – Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar was arrested early this morning in Solon and charged with driving under the influence. He was released and attended Cleveland’s game against Cincinnati at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kosar was stopped at 2:42 a.m. for speeding and was the only occupant in the car, according to Solon police. A strong Read More…

Browns-Bengals: 3 points of interest in today’s game

THREE-POINT STANCE (Three points of interest in today’s game) NOT-SO-GREEN WITH ENVY Receiver Josh Gordon doesn’t think his 10-catch, 146-yard performance last week is an aberration. He’s not predicting such an outburst every week, but expects big things out of himself and doesn’t shy away from comparisons to the game’s greats, including Cincinnati Pro Bowler Read More…

Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award goes to ‘Goode’ Elyrian

Boy Scouts

ELYRIA – Leadership and community service — it’s what the Boy Scouts of America stand for. And it’s what the Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America, looks for when selecting the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award. “The award is given to people who contribute vitality to Lorain County,” said Jerry Skully, resource Read More…

70 years later, man receives Lorain High School diploma

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LORAIN — Nine dollars. That’s what prevented Leonard Puma from graduating high school. “I couldn’t stand to be embarrassed at graduation with those guys because I didn’t have the money for a suit,” Puma said. “And I didn’t want to bother my mother for a $9 suit.” These were the days when Puma’s mother would Read More…