June 30, 2016

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Indians notes: Tribe trying to avoid last-place finish

CLEVELAND – The Indians don’t have much to play for the rest of the season, but finishing out of last place in the Central Division is still a goal for Cleveland, which gets an opportunity to make some progress in the department with a visit from the Royals. The last-place Indians entered the series opener Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2010: Coach thinks Westlake will have big year

WESTLAKE — There are only seven letterwinners and six starters — three of whom play on both sides of the ball — back from a team that went 3-7 in 2009. But don’t think of Westlake as the Southwestern Confer­ence doormat, at least not until the hitting starts for real Friday evening. Coach Mark Campo Read More…

High school football Week 1: Shoremen to open ‘new’ stadium

AVON LAKE — For years it was only a rumor, now it’s reality — Avon Lake has a new, state-of-the-art stadium to play in. The new-look Avon Lake Memorial Stadium, which has already hosted boys and girls soccer games, will have its football debut tonight at 7:30 when the Shoremen open the season against Avon. Read More…

Boys soccer: Wellington 1, Firelands 1

SOUTH AMHERST — As the clock ticked down to under four minutes remaining in Thursday’s non-conference game, it appeared Firelands was going to hang on to defeat visiting Wellington. Despite an aggressive offensive attack, especially in the second half, the Dukes were repeatedly denied at the net by the Falcons defense, senior goalie Garrett Kelling Read More…

Browns to add Ring of Honor to stadium

BEREA — Mike Holmgren felt something was missing. How could a franchise so rich in tradition, with fans so proud of the team’s history, not commemorate the greats of its past inside the stadium? Problem solved. Holmgren announced Thursday the Browns will start a Ring of Honor on the façade of the upper deck at Read More…

Browns notes: D’Qwell hopes to play in Week 1

BEREA — Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson hopes he’ll be able to play Week 1 after partially tearing his right pectoral muscle two weeks ago. He’s relieved he doesn’t need surgery and said he won’t be placed on season-ending injured reserve. “Surgery’s definitely not an option,” he said Thursday, speaking for the first time since getting Read More…

MLB: Indians 3, A’s 2

CLEVELAND — On a night when Progressive Field went to the dogs, the Indians took a bite out of Oakland. Rookie first baseman Matt LaPorta ripped a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday to give the Tribe a 3-2 victory over the Athletics. The win came in front of an Read More…

Tribe notes: Rondon has ‘Tommy John’ surgery

CLEVELAND – The Indians’ 2011 starting rotation has already taken a major hit. Elite pitching prospect Hector Rondon, who last appeared in a minor-league game on May 12, underwent “Tommy John” reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Wednesday. The operation was performed by famed doctor James Andrews at his Birmingham, Ala. clinic and is expected Read More…

Browns announce Ring of Honor; Mike Holmgren ‘trusts’ Jim Brown will attend ceremony

BEREA — The Browns announced Thursday they will place a Ring of Honor inside Cleveland Browns Stadium. The 16 Hall of Famers from team history will make up the initial group of inductees, and their names will be prominently displayed on the facade of the upper deck. The induction ceremony will be at halftime of Read More…

Cribbs proving to be a real catch at wide receiver

BEREA – Tailback. Quarterback. Third-down back. Even safety. Since Joshua Cribbs emerged as a special teams standout and fan favorite as a rookie in 2005, general managers, coaches, media and fans have theorized about the best every-down position for him. It turns out the initial diagnosis may have been correct, after all. Coach Eric Mangini Read More…