March 29, 2015

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Baseball: Manny suspended 50 games for drug violation

LOS ANGELES – Manny Ramirez joined a growing lineup of All-Stars linked to drugs Thursday, with the dreadlocked slugger banished for 50 games by a sport that cannot shake free from scandal. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was suspended by Major League Baseball for a drug violation, adding a further stamp to what will forever Read More…

Cavaliers playoffs: Szczerbiak delivers spark off bench

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten some big performances off their bench during the 2009 postseason. Power forward Joe Smith had a pair of strong games against the Detroit Pistons in Cleveland`s opening-round sweep, Sasha Pavlovic hit several big baskets in the Cavs` Game 1 win over Atlanta and Wally Szczerbiak got the job Read More…

H.S. Tennis Notes: Olmsted Falls serves an ace with charity work

The Olmsted Falls boys tennis team is a charitable lot. Not only are the Bulldogs spearheading a canned food drive at Medina High at the Southwestern Conference tournaments – today`s varsity and Saturday`s JV – they also choose an annual “Make a Difference” charity to back. This year it`s Critters For Comfort, which was started Read More…

Cavaliers notes: LeBron knows tempers flare in playoffs

CLEVELAND – LeBron James refused to name names, but the Cavaliers small forward said a few of his teammates are capable of losing their head like Orlando`s Rafer Alston and the Los Angeles Lakers` Derek Fisher did Wednesday. “We`ve got a few guys on this team who could lose their cool,” James said Thursday at Read More…

Lorain Hall of Fame: Yesterday’s stars have become today’s leaders

LORAIN – If, like former Browns coach Sam Rutigliano said in his opening remarks at the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame`s 40th annual enshrinement banquet Thursday night, life is measured not by what you do but rather what you do for others, the group`s committee lined up quite an exemplary lot. Sure, each was accomplished Read More…

Ramirez suspended 50 games for drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) – Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile player ensnared in the sport`s drug scandals. The Los Angeles Dodgers star said he did not take steroids and was given medication by a doctor that contained a banned substance. The commissioner`s office didn`t Read More…

Now, it’s official, LeBron james is ‘D’ man: Cavaliers star named first team All-NBA defense

INDEPENDENCE – LeBron James became the first Cleveland player to earn league MVP honors on Monday. He became the second player in franchise history to earn first-team All-Defensive honors on Wednesday. “It was a big goal of mine to get better and take a little more onus at that end of the floor,” James said Read More…

Cavaliers’ Delonte West might not be big by NBA shooting guard standards, but he’s definitely a big-time player

INDEPENDENCE – When Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry first tossed out the idea prior to training camp, coach Mike Brown did a double-take. Start Mo Williams and Delonte West, who qualify as NBA midgets, in the same backcourt? Ferry, whose suggestions to Brown are usually quickly discarded to begin with, had fallen totally off his Read More…

Cavs notes: Big men need to bounce back after coming up small on offense in Game 1

INDEPENDENCE – From the Cavaliers` perspective, there wasn`t much to fret about following a 99-72 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. One area of concern, however, was the offensive production of Cleveland`s big men, who combined for 13 points on 5-of-23 shooting. Starting center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was 2-of-9 Read More…

Pavano stymies hot Sox: Third straight strong outing leads way as Indians end Boston’s nine-game home winning streak

BOSTON – Carl Pavano endured four injury-plagued years in which he gave the New York Yankees very little for their $39.95 million. So far he`s been a big bargain for the Cleveland Indians. Pavano pitched his third strong game in three weeks, Victor Martinez homered and drove in four runs, and the Indians ended the Read More…