February 9, 2016

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Cavaliers 120, Kings 100: LeBron James registers triple-double in easy win

The Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks the ball against the Kings in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday. AP PHOTO

CLEVELAND — LeBron James got his first triple-double of the season, Kevin Love reached a career milestone on an otherwise forgettable night for him and the dysfunctional Sacramento Kings continued to work on getting coach George Karl fired. It added up to an as-easy-as-it-should-have-been 120-100 victory Monday for the Cavaliers, who conclude pre-All-Star break play Read More…

Boys Basketball: Midview’s Troy DiFranco to retire after 19 seasons as coach

Troy DiFranco

Troy DiFranco has been involved with Midview High School basketball for more than half his life, first for four years as a player and the last 19 as the coach. So, yeah, his decision to retire, made official by Midview in a news release late Sunday night, was a difficult one. This season will be Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Class of 2016 selected, loaded with track stars

ELYRIA — The Elyria Sports Hall of Fame is getting a lot faster. The Hall selected its 45th class Monday night, and it’s dominated by track stars. The 2016 inductees are Elyria High track’s Mike Inge, Elyria Catholic track’s Jessica Patton, Elyria High volleyball’s Jenn Snyder-Larrick, Elyria High basketball’s Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz, Elyria High wrestling’s Tom Read More…

Girls Basketball: Megan Scheibelhut leads EC past Buckeye with outside shooting

ELYRIA — Megan Scheibelhut, Elyria Catholic’s 6-foot-1 sophomore, has at least two valuable assets. Her height makes her effective under the basket as a rebounder and close-range scorer. Her soft shooting touch makes her dangerous from outside the 3-point line. For the third time this season, Scheibelhut nailed four 3-point baskets Monday night in leading Read More…

Ex-girlfriend says in affidavit Johnny Manziel hit her hard in ear, caused loss of hearing

DALLAS — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley’s affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking Read More…

Browns coach Hue Jackson adds eight to staff

Hue Jackson has filled out his first coaching staff with the Browns. It contains plenty of experience and a couple of familiar faces. Jackson announced eight more hires Monday: Rock Cartwright (offensive quality control), Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Ken Delgado (assistant defensive line), Johnny Holland (inside linebackers), Cannon Matthews (assistant defensive backs), Robert Nunn (defensive Read More…

High school hockey: Cleveland Heights lowers boom on Avon

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LAKEWOOD — The regular season came to a rough end for the Avon hockey team as it dropped a 6-1 decision to White East Division champion Cleveland Heights in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League crossover game at Winterhurst. The Eagles gave up a pair of power-play goals to the Tigers in the first Read More…

College basketball: Commodores’ numbers add up to another loss

ELYRIA — Playing back-to-back days is tough. Playing back-to-back days with a depleted roster proved to be nearly impossible Sunday for Lorain County Community College. With just six truly healthy players on the roster, the LCCC women held tough for the first half before falling to Columbus State 113-76. Playing their second game in 24 Read More…

BREAKING: Knicks fire Fisher; Rambis named interim coach

NEW YORK — Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis was promoted to interim head coach. He went 56-145 in two seasons as Minnesota’s coach. Fisher Read More…

Super Bowl 50: Broncos defense dominates Cam Newton and the Panthers, carries Peyton Manning to his second title

Denver Broncos’ Von Miller chases a loose ball during the second half of Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. AP PHOTO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before Read More…