May 24, 2016

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Indians notes: Hafner has become weak link

CLEVELAND – Travis Hafner probably wouldn’t have been in the lineup against a tough left-hander such as Saturday’s Rays starter David Price, but there’s no denying the designated hitter has become a weak link. Even with better statistics as of late, Hafner is batting just .251 in 79 games. His power numbers have lagged mightily Read More…

Indians continue home dominance over Rays

CLEVELAND – The streak survives. With a rain-shortened 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the series opener Friday night at Progressive Field, the Indians beat the Rays for the 18th consecutive time at home. The last time Tampa won on Cleveland’s turf was Sept. 28, 2005. Since then, the Indians have swept four straight series Read More…

Crushers lose again, then get rained out

AVON – Dark clouds began to gather above All Pro Freight Stadium shortly before the start of Friday night’s scheduled game. An ominous sign for the Crushers and a nod to their recent play, perhaps? The Crushers and the Oakland County Cruisers finished their rain-suspended game from Thursday night – a 4-2 Cruisers win – Read More…

OSU football: Terrelle Pryor eager for practice to begin

COLUMBUS – Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor can’t wait for the preseason to start next month. The junior pronounced himself 100 percent healthy after surgery in February to repair some damage in his left knee. “It was minor surgery,” he told The Associated Press. “It’s never going to be 100 percent ever again for anybody Read More…

Cavaliers miss again, fail to land Matt Barnes

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers are taking their shots, but so far they’re hitting almost nothing but air. Small forward Matt Barnes agreed late Thursday to accept a two-year, $4 million contract with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers had offered the 6-foot-7, 226-pounder a two-year, $7 million contract, but the journeyman decided he Read More…

Softball notes: Diamond Dolls picky about players’ parents

The Lorain Diamond Dolls made news two weeks ago when they won their 20th game of the summer along with the Loudonville Youth Tournament’s 16-and-under championship. What followers of area fastpitch softball probably don’t know is that coach Bob Renney and his Diamond Dolls are noteworthy in a more ethereal way. It has nothing directly Read More…

Tribe notes: Shin-Soo Choo off DL, Aaron Laffey on it

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo was activated from the disabled list on Friday. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Choo took the roster spot of starting pitcher Aaron Laffey, who was placed on the DL with left shoulder fatigue. Laffey, who has pitched well since joining the rotation – 2-2, 3.60 ERA in Read More…

Indians 3, Rays 1: Tribe keeps Tampa down in rain-shortened win

CLEVELAND – The streak survives. With a rain-shortened 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the series opener Friday night at Progressive Field, the Indians beat the Rays for the 18th consecutive time at home. The last time Tampa won on Cleveland’s turf was Sept. 28, 2005. Since then, the Indians have swept four straight series Read More…

Indians notes: Choo activated; Laffey placed on DL

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo was activated from the disabled list on Friday. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Choo took the roster spot of starting pitcher Aaron Laffey, who was placed on the injured list with left shoulder fatigue. Laffey, who has pitched well since joining the rotation – 2-2, 3.60 ERA Read More…

Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy signs 4-year deal with Browns

Colt McCoy won’t have any catching up to do. The Browns rookie quarter­back beat the clock, agreeing to a four-year deal Thursday, according to several reports. Cleveland rookies are scheduled to report to Berea today and take the field Sunday. The veter­ans report July 30 with practice starting July 31. The Browns didn’t have a Read More…