April 29, 2016

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Cavs close to naming Byron Scott new coach; Shaw out

INDEPENDENCE — In a sudden turn of events, the Cavaliers were on the verge of hiring Byron Scott as their next head coach Wednesday night. A source confirmed the Cavaliers were “in deep discussions” with Scott and agent Brian McInerney, but noth­ing had been finalized. An official announcement could come as soon as today, which Read More…

Crushers smooth operators on and off the field

AVON — As the 2009 Frontier League champi­onship banner hanging from the center-field flag­pole can attest, the Lake Erie Crushers know what they are doing on the baseball field. The Crushers, in their sec­ond season of operation, apparently have a pretty good idea how to run things off the field as well. A year after Read More…

Freedom 5, Crushers 4: No LeBron, no victory

AVON — LeBron James didn’t attend the spe­cial “Keep LBJ in the C-L-E” night, and the Crushers offense didn’t show up when it mattered most. A four-run fourth inning erased a three-run deficit, but Lake Erie couldn’t muster any more as the game dragged into extra innings for the sec­ond straight night and Flo­rence (Ky.) Read More…

No LeBron as Crushers make special plea

AVON — There were LeBron James jerseys, LeBron James banners and even several peti­tions aimed at keeping LeBron James in Cleve­land. The only thing that was missing during the Lake Erie Crushers’ 5-4 loss in 12 innings over the Florence Freedom on Wednesday night was … LeBron James. While the high-profile Cavaliers star wasn’t in Read More…

Indians notes: Hafner overcomes inactivity

CLEVELAND – An extended stint out of the lineup would affect most hitters. Not Travis Hafner apparently. After being saddled to the bench for nine straight games during a recent interleague road trip, Hafner, who was hot prior to the trip, picked up where he left off. Through the first two games of the homestand, Read More…

Indians 3, Blue Jays 1: Tribe wins fourth straight

CLEVELAND – Aaron Laffey vs. Jesse Litsch. Not exactly the makings of a pitching duel, but that’s how it played out Wednesday night at Progressive Field. With both unheralded starters limiting the offensive production, it made for a low-hit and low-scoring affair that Laffey and the Indians got the better of in a 3-1 victory Read More…

Cavs on verge of hiring Byron Scott as coach

INDEPENDENCE —  In a sudden twist of events, the Cavaliers were Wednesday night on the verge of hiring Byron Scott as their next head coach. A source confirmed the Cavaliers were hammering out contract details with Scott and agent Brian McInerney. An official announcement could come at any time, but will most likely occur on Read More…

Indians 3, Blue Jays 1: Tribe wins fourth straight

Aaron Laffey allowed just a run on five hits over six innings, helping the Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. It was Cleveland’s fourth straight win, matching its season-high winning streak. Matt LaPorta homered for the second time in two days.

SIGNING LeBRON, Part 2: Many reasons to remain a Cav

The second of a two-part series detailing the major free-agent decisions confronting Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Read Part 1. INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh supposedly have talked about all three signing with the Miami Heat, even if it means each receiving a bit less than the maximum salary. James was reportedly Read More…

Cavs seem close to hiring Brian Shaw

INDEPENDENCE — With a new rumor about LeBron James’ impending free agency seemingly surfacing every few hours, the most sound one Tuesday had the Cavaliers on the verge of hiring Brian Shaw as their next head coach. Several outlets went so far as to report the two sides had agreed on a deal — Shaw Read More…