May 25, 2015

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Cavaliers: Ferry sets sights on desired targets

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers went into the NBA free-agent period at 12:01 a.m. today wanting to add a player or two and keep one of their own. As expected, Cleveland power forward Anderson Varejao opted out of the final year of his contract, which would have paid him $6.2 million in 2009-10, and became an Read More…

Indians notes: Sizemore likely to need surgery after season

CLEVELAND — According to Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff, Grady Sizemore will likely have surgery on his left elbow when the season is complete. “There is a high index of suspicion for that,” Soloff said of potential surgery for Sizemore that at this point would be arthroscopic and less serious. Sizemore has struggled offensively for Read More…

Wimbledon: Williams sisters one step away from finals rematch

WIMBLEDON, England — Venus and Serena Williams are one round away from meeting in another Wimbledon final. Five-time champion Venus overpowered Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday, and two-time winner Serena followed her into the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka. No. 3-seeded Venus will next face top-ranked Dinara Safina, who overcame Read More…

Tour de France: Armstrong confident he can win, despite older legs

PARIS — Lance Armstrong believes he can win an eighth Tour de France title, well aware his aging legs are not as strong as they used to be. He is also willing to put such ambitions aside if it means helping teammate Alberto Contador win. Contador, the 2007 winner, and Armstrong will ride for the Read More…

Unqualified interest: Bucks’ Charlie Villanueva just might move to top of Cavaliers’ list of most-wanted free agents

It now looks like the Cavaliers will be in the running for free agent power forward Charlie Villanueva after all. The Milwaukee Bucks made qualifying offers to restricted free agents Ramon Sessions and Ersan Ilyasova on Monday, but did not extend one to Villanueva, who made $3.45 million last season. That means the 6-foot-11, 232-pounder’s Read More…

New low: Indians lose to White Sox, fall a season-high 16 games under .500

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ losing stench has reached a new level of stink. Already sporting the American League’s worst record for the majority of the season, Cleveland arrived at another dubious milestone Monday night, now owning its worst mark of the season after a 6-3 loss to the White Sox. At 31-47, the Indians are Read More…

Tribe notes: Can new faces give bullpen much-needed boost?

CLEVELAND — The Indians added newly acquired reliever Chris Perez to the roster Monday. The right-hander left a first-place team in St. Louis to join a last-place club with one of the worst bullpens in the majors. “I’m excited,” said Perez, who turns 24 on Wednesday. “It’s tough leaving a first-place team but I think Read More…

Beach Bums’ Joy is Crushers’ pain: Traverse City reliever shuts down Lake Erie

AVON — Traverse City’s Brett Bostelman came into Monday night’s game with a Frontier League-leading 1.55 ERA. Then he ran into Lake Erie’s league-leading offense, which is scoring 7.1 runs a game. Bostelman was battered and bruised before being mercifully lifted two batters into the fourth. There was still Joy in Mudville for the Beach Read More…

Clearview grad gets Black River volleyball job: Ashley Auvil, 21, will run her own program for first time

Brian Dulik The Chronicle-Telegram SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River’s long quest to find a volleyball coach has come to a successful conclusion. The Pirates have hired Ashley Auvil to take over their program, giving the Clearview High School graduate her first varsity head coaching position. The 21-year-old spent one season as an assistant volleyball coach Read More…

Pro Stock victory is truly the Summit for Jason Line: Summit Racing Equipment driver wins Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

NORWALK — Jason Line is sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment, and that’s not normally a big deal except this weekend he was competing in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. “There was a lot of pressure on us to do well here,” Line, the Pro Stock winner, said of Read More…