August 29, 2014

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Olympics roundup: Holden goal ends U.S. men’s scoring drought, beats Japan

Stuart Holden ended the United States’ three-game scoring drought with a goal in the second half, giving the Americans a 1-0 victory over Japan in Tianjin, China, in the Olympic opener for both teams Thursday. The Scottish-born Holden struck a loose ball at the top of the penalty area that Japanese goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa was Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria Junior All-Stars advance to World Series

 AKRON — It became obvious early Wednesday afternoon that all was right with the world for Elyria’s Little League Junior All-Stars. Between innings, they danced in the sunshine to recorded fiddle music and with flailing arms formed the letters to “YMCA” when the Village People’s old disco favorite echoed out of the public address system. Read More…

Rays 10, Indians 7: Tribe bullpen blows another lead

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Pena admits there is a growing sense that Tampa Bay might be destined for big things this season. That said, the Rays are trying to stay calm about their success. Pena’s three-run homer capped a six-run rally in the ninth inning that carried the Rays past the Cleveland Indians 10-7 Read More…

Browns: Now is Quinn’s time to shine

 CLEVELAND — Brady Quinn’s time has arrived. No, he hasn’t replaced Derek Anderson as starting quarterback. In fact, he’s deeply entrenched as the backup. But the Browns open the preseason tonight versus the Jets at Cleveland Browns Stadium, which means for the next three weeks Quinn will receive ample playing time. It starts tonight, when Read More…

High School football 2008: Avon looking to take next step

 AVON — Year one of the Mike Elder regime in Avon was a typical transition as the team became familiar with the new coach, his playbook and his assistants. However, there was a silver lining to the introductory season — the Eagles nearly made the playoffs. Two close losses to Vermilion and Midview kept Avon Read More…

Cavaliers: Season starts with trip to Boston

 INDEPENDENCE — It won’t take long for the Cavaliers to get another shot at the Boston Celtics. Cleveland, eliminated by the eventual NBA champions in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, will open the 2008-09 regular season at TD Banknorth Center on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., the league announced Wednesday. The game, which Read More…

NBA: Report says LeBron would play in Europe for $50 million per season

 It’s the summer of 2010 and LeBron James is trying to decide whether to stay in Cleveland, leave for New York — or accept a deal for $50 million a year to play in Italy. Far-fetched? Impossible? Perhaps, but the steady stream this summer of American players heading to Europe, where the euro dwarfs the Read More…

Cleveland State men’s basketball schedule settled

 CLEVELAND — At least 13 home games, including ones against 2008 NCAA Tournament teams Butler, Kansas State and Kent State, highlight the 2008-09 Cleveland State men’s basketball schedule, the majority of which was released Wednesday. “We didn’t do ourselves any favors with this schedule,” CSU head coach Gary Waters said. “This is a difficult schedule Read More…

NFL notes: Reports say Favre traded to Jets

 Brett Favre left Green Bay on Wednesday, most likely for good. While he has gone home to Mississippi for the time being, he could end up in New York very soon. Fox Sports reported on its Web site late Wednesday night that the Packers have traded the quarterback to the Jets. The report said the Read More…

Browns: Cribbs wants team to restructure contract

 BEREA — Joshua Cribbs was “blessed” to receive $5,000 for signing with the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2005. He was ecstatic in November 2006 when he got a $2 million signing bonus as part of a six-year extension worth just less than $6 million. He’s no longer satisfied. Cribbs confirmed Tuesday that agent Read More…