July 7, 2015

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Astros 9, Indians 4: Tribe offense stalls in another loss at home

CLEVELAND — The Indians opened the second half of the season Monday much like they spent the first 81 games — with next-to-no offense and a loss at home. With the bats failing to produce adequately enough again, Cleveland dropped the first of a four-game series against Houston 9-4 at Progressive Field. It was the Read More…

Cavaliers bringing back point guard Mo Williams on 2-year deal

“Mo Gotti” is rejoining LeBron James on the Cavaliers. Point guard Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million contract Monday, giving Cleveland a quality backup to Kyrie Irving. Yahoo first reported the transaction, which will become official Thursday. “I’m coming home,” Williams tweeted. “Cavs nation. City I love. Quest for a ring.” Williams played Read More…

Cavaliers reportedly interested in trading for Clippers guard Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford

Another day, another trade rumor involving the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Unlike much of the previous speculation, however, this swap seems realistic. Cleveland is reportedly discussing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that would bring shooting guard Jamal Crawford to town in exchange for center Brendan Haywood. ESPN revealed the details Monday. Crawford, 35, Read More…

Browns: Training camp to open July 30; 11 practices open to public in Berea

The Browns will start the season Sept. 13 at the New York Jets. Cleveland’s march to the opener will begin in earnest Thursday, July 30 with the start of training camp. The Browns announced their training camp schedule Monday, and it includes 11 free practices open to the public at the team’s training facility in Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East trio teams up to throw perfect game

ELYRIA — Elyria East was simply perfect in its Junior Division (14u) Little League softball tournament opener against Cuyahoga Falls on Monday. April Howser, Faith Hamilton and Sara Liszeski combined for a seven-inning perfect game, striking out 17 batters in a 16-0 victory to advance to face Wadsworth on the road tonight at 6 in Read More…

Indians Notes: Yan Gomes picking up steam at the plate

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes hasn’t returned to form, but the 2014 Silver Slugger Award winner is making strides. Sidelined for more than a month shortly into the season with a right knee sprain, Gomes has been slow to recover at the plate, but had raised his batting average from .140 to .216 over Read More…

Indians: Jason Kipnis is Tribe’s lone All-Star representative

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CLEVELAND — This offseason, Indians manager Terry Francona told anyone who would listen that second baseman Jason Kipnis was set for a bounce-back season. Kipnis is halfway toward proving his manager right. Kipnis will return to the Midsummer Classic for the second time (2013) after being selected as an All-Star reserve Monday — Cleveland’s only Read More…

Earnhardt wins Daytona race after rain delay, horrific crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 am Monday morning filled with dread after Dillon’s car sailed upside down into the fence then shot back onto Read More…

Lloyd becomes ‘Captain America’ with World Cup hat trick

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page listed her position as “President of the United States.” More like Captain America. Lloyd scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan for the team’s record third World Cup title — and first since 1999. Read More…

Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game. “You could see over (in the Pittsburgh dugout) that they were moving around and thinking about getting somebody up (in the bullpen),” Indians manager Terry Francona said. Instead, Cole Read More…