June 30, 2016

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Indians 3, Braves 0: Danny Salazar dominates as Cleveland wins 12th straight

ATLANTA — Danny Salazar didn’t want to be the pitcher who couldn’t keep the Cleveland Indians’ winning streak alive. In the process, the right-hander extended his personal win streak. Salazar threw seven innings, Lonnie Chisenhall hit his second homer of the series and Cleveland stretched its winning streak to 12 games by beating the Atlanta Read More…

Indians Commentary: If it ain’t broke — and it certainly isn’t — don’t make a deal at trade deadline

The non-waivers trade deadline is a month away. What do the first-place Indians need? Well … um … let’s see here … gee … uh … OK … well … how about nothing? Nothing? Nobody needs nothing. Nothing. Leave wonderful enough alone. Does it look broke to you? Me neither. If it ain’t broke, don’t Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James declines to pick up option — it’s just a formality — but has said he’ll remain in Cleveland

LeBron James is about to become an unrestricted free agent, but everyone can take a deep breath and relax. The Cavaliers small forward isn’t going anywhere — and he’s already said so. As was totally expected, James let the Wednesday deadline pass to pick up a player option on his contract that would have paid Read More…

Fans reveling in Cleveland’s continued winning ways

CLEVELAND — The confetti has been cleaned up. The party hasn’t stopped. Always rocking, Cleveland’s rolling like never before. Since superstar LeBron James and the Cavaliers clinched the NBA championship with a historic comeback to quench the city’s 52-year major title drought, Cleveland has been celebrating — and winning — at a startling rate. Picking Read More…

Golf: Dustin Johnson takes first major victory in stride, ready to build on the success

AKRON — The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson’s home in South Florida. That was by design. “So when I came down the next morning, it was sitting right there,” Johnson said Wednesday. “Gave me a smile a little bit.” For all his power, there is a subtle side to Read More…

Freedom 11, Crushers 3: Another 7-run 7th inning sinks Lake Erie

AVON — For the second straight night, the Lake Erie Crushers surrendered seven runs in the seventh inning to the Florence Freedom. Unlike Tuesday night, however, the seven-run seventh Wednesday night simply blew the doors off a game the Crushers had struggled with from the start. It turned a three-run deficit into an insurmountable 10-run Read More…

Indians score 3 in 9th to beat Braves, extend win streak to 11

ATLANTA — Corey Kluber insists no one in the Indians clubhouse is talking about the team’s longest winning streak in 34 years. Outside those walls, however, the Indians are big news as the hottest team in the majors. Carlos Santana hit a tie-breaking single in Cleveland’s three-run ninth inning, Kluber allowed only three hits in Read More…

Legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt put women’s basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. The woman who lifted the sport to national prominence staring down players and officials with her icy Read More…

Bad inning costs Crushers vs. Freedom, spoils manager’s debut

AVON — All started well for new Crushers manager Cameron Roth. But things turned ugly quickly in the seventh inning. The Florence Freedom scored seven runs, all with two outs, to beat the Crushers 8-3 and spoil Roth’s managerial debut Tuesday at All Pro Freight Stadium. “Obviously I was a little nervous and I’d be Read More…

NFL defensive wizard Buddy Ryan dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, where Rex Ryan is the head coach and Rob Read More…