September 21, 2014

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Kevin Aprile: LeBron is back

LeBrons Desision Cleveland Basketball

Anyone else feel like dancing? Like smiling every 30 seconds or so? Like shouting at the top of their lungs: He’s back. How does it make any sense to have even some small part of our emotional state determined by … a basketball player? OK, we are talking about LeBron James, the best basketball player Read More…

MLB Draft: Midview’s Cody Callaway picked by Indians in 34th round

Cody Callaway

Cody Callaway’s mom went rooting through the family pictures a few days ago and came up with one of him around age 2 all decked out in Cleveland Indians gear. “That was kind of cool,” Callaway said. Even cooler for the recent Midview graduate and his family is the news they received Saturday: Callaway was Read More…

Despite some success against Yu Darvish, Indians see 6-game winning streak snapped against Rangers

Cleveland Indians Lonnie Chisenhall is congratulated by teammate Asdrubal Cabrera, right, after hitting a three-run home run against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

ARLINGTON — Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer off Yu Darvish that helped Cleveland erase a big early deficit against the Texas ace. The Indians, though, just couldn’t avoid another road loss. Michael Choice hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning after Darvish blew a four-run lead and the Rangers snapped Cleveland’s six-game winning Read More…

Cleveland gets big win over East-leading Pacers to keep its long-shot playoff hopes alive

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson grabs a rebound ahead of Indiana Pacers' David West Sunday in Cleveland. Cleveland defeated Indiana 90-76. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers struck first. Every time the Indiana Pacers started to make a push, the Cavs pushed back harder. The result was an impressive and important 90-76 Cleveland victory Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, and it came against the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference. “We didn’t back down,” said Read More…

High school golf: Career round carries Wellington’s Kevin Scott to second at Division II sectional, spot in district

Kevin Scott

ELYRIA — Kevin Scott picked a good day to shoot the best round of his life. The Wellington junior broke 80 for the first time Tuesday, firing a 4-over 76 to take second at the Division II sectional tournament at Forest Hills and advance to next week’s district. “It’s just my favorite course,” Scott said. Read More…

College football: Ohio State ranked second in coaches’ preseason poll; Alabama overwhelming choice for No. 1

Ohio State is back with a vengeance … at least in the USA Today preseason coaches’ poll. While two-time defending champion Alabama was an overwhelming choice, receiving 58 of 62 first-place votes, the Buckeyes checked in at second and received three first-place votes. Oregon is No. 3, Stanford is 4, Georgia is five and No. Read More…

Keystone’s Tyler Gullett headed to Toledo to play baseball

LAGRANGE — Following a stellar junior baseball season, Keystone’s Tyler Gullett was hopeful to have his college search finalized before his senior year began. After visiting Toledo, Bowling Green and Dayton over the past few weeks, Gullett made up his mind Sunday morning, orally committing to Toledo. “I’m just ecstatic right now,” Gullett said. “It’s Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone’s third straight trip to regionals sparks high expectations

When most people think of Keystone spring sports, the softball team is the first one that comes to mind. Countless regional and state tournament berths, along with several state championships, have given the Wildcats softball team a legacy that has stood the test of time. Now their counterparts on the baseball diamond are building a Read More…

College basketball: Akron has big man in middle and big hopes for postseason

Palming a basketball in each hand, Zeke Marshall’s arms are outstretched across the entire face of a building next to the bustling student union. Akron’s 7-foot center towers above campus. On a huge billboard overlooking the soccer field now covered in several inches of wind-drifted snow, Marshall’s gigantic image — his eyes fixed straight ahead, Read More…

Just a sophomore, Shoregals’ Niki Schroeder likes Buckeyes for golf … and they like her

Schroeder

AVON LAKE — Niki Schroeder plays golf with a maturity that belies her young age. Is it any wonder she’s made her college choice before her sophomore year is even half over? Schroeder, who owns just about every Avon Lake High School girls golf record and finished second in the Division I state tournament in Read More…