February 7, 2016

Elyria
Partly cloudy
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Cavaliers get a ‘big’ and fairly easy win in Game 1

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers have big goals. The Chicago Bulls have big problems. With its drastically improved front line dominating, Cleveland cruised to a 96-83 win Saturday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 1 of a first-round playoff series. “We have the look of a champion,” said 6-foot-8, 250-pound small forward LeBron James, who Read More…

Indians beat White Sox for third straight win

Shin-Soo Choo rode to the rescue again for the Indians, driving in the winning run with a double in the eighth inning Saturday to lift Cleveland to a 3-2 victory over Chicago. Closer Chris Perez got his third save after retiring the side in order in the ninth.

Cavaliers: Ilgauskas excited to get postseason going

INDEPENDENCE – Zydrunas Ilgauskas is glad he’s back in Cleveland. That the 7-foot-3 center, dealt to Washington at the trade deadline before re-signing with the Cavaliers, will be in the team’s rotation today at 3 p.m. in Game 1 of a best-of-seven playoff series against the Chicago Bulls makes things better still. “This is where Read More…

Talbot beats White Sox, throws Indians’ second straight complete game

CLEVELAND – A Mitch Talbot vs. Mark Buehrle matchup didn’t appear to be an ideal one for the Indians, but it worked out pretty well for the home team Friday night at Progressive Field. Surprisingly enough, Talbot outpitched the White Sox ace, and the Indians won their second straight game, turning back Chicago, 6-2, in Read More…

Tribe notes: Branyan about ready to go

CLEVELAND – The prognosis is positive for two of the Indians’ high-profiled players on the disabled list – first baseman Russell Branyan (herniated disk lower back) and closer Kerry Wood (strained muscle upper back). Branyan had his rehab assignment transferred from Triple-A Columbus to Double-A Akron, where he was in the lineup at first base Read More…

Browns Draft 2010: Hard to ignore C.J. Spiller’s all-around game

Andre’ Powell coached Tiki Barber, Thomas Jones and Willie Parker during their college days. Each went on to the Pro Bowl in the NFL. Powell initially said he doesn’t like to compare running backs, but quickly got over it. “Comparing him to Tiki and Thomas Jones and Willie Parker, at this stage of their careers, Read More…

High school track: Avon Lake boys, girls a Shore thing at Midview Lorain County Invitational

EATON TWP. – It’s called domination. The Avon Lake boys and girls track teams had plenty of that Friday in sweeping both titles at the Midview Lorain County Track Invitational. The Avon Lake boys outdistanced second-place Avon, 283-191. The Avon Lake girls beat out Avon, 275-185. The field of teams had quite a day, battling Read More…

High school softball: Scrappy Elyria cooks up Wendy’s win

ASHLAND – Elyria’s only juniors, pitcher Kristen Boros and shortstop Cynthia Woodard, came up with big plays in the Pioneers’ 2-1 win over Bartlett (Ill.) in the first round of the 17th annual Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational at Brookside Park on Friday. Boros allowed one run on six hits and struck out seven in Read More…

Indians 6, White Sox 2: Talbot pitches Tribe past Chicago

CLEVELAND – A Mitch Talbot vs. Mark Buehrle matchup didn’t appear to be an ideal one for the Indians, but it worked out pretty well for the home team Friday night at Progressive Field. Surprisingly enough, Talbot outpitched the White Sox ace, and the Indians won their second straight game, turning back Chicago, 6-2, in Read More…

Talbot pitches Indians past White Sox in series opener

CLEVELAND – A Mitch Talbot vs. Mark Buehrle matchup didn’t appear to be an ideal one for the Indians, but it worked out pretty well for the home team Friday night at Progressive Field. Surprisingly enough, Talbot outpitched the White Sox ace, and the Indians won their second straight game, turning back Chicago, 6-2, in Read More…