May 1, 2016

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Signing LeBron: Bulls appear to have the edge, but do they really?

The first of a two-part series detailing the major free-agent decisions confronting Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. INDEPENDENCE  – The Chicago Bulls can make a pretty convincing argument they will give LeBron James the best chance to win an NBA championship – or championships – but, even with all other factors pushed aside, that is not the slam-dunk Read More…

Squeeze play a surprise and a success as Indians edge Blue Jays

CLEVELAND – The Indians are back on their American League schedule but they must have learned something during their recent interleague road trip. Taking a page from its National League opponents Monday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland orchestrated a squeeze play to manufacture the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. With Read More…

Tribe notes: Cabrera return, recovery still on schedule

CLEVELAND – The Indians are optimistic concerning the progress of injured shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), but that hasn’t hastened the projected return date for the team’s leadoff hitter. Because the Indians feel Cabrera will require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the big league club, he still isn’t expected back until Read More…

No offense? No problem as pitching carries the day in Crushers win over Cruisers

AVON – The Crushers were held to just two hits and didn’t have a baserunner after the second inning. Oakland County pitcher Kevin Asselin (4-2) retired the last 15 batters in a row to end the game. Yet, somehow, it was Lake Erie that snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory Monday in Read More…

Brua, Ironmen pick up two wins

LORAIN – Two is always better than one. The Lorain County Ironmen picked up a pair of much-needed victories Monday – both by 4-3 – as they edged Slippery Rock in a suspended game from June 12 and in the regularly scheduled one. Avon’s Phil Brua earned both wins in relief to improve to 3-0 Read More…

Indians 2, Blue Jays 1: Tribe squeezes out a win

CLEVELAND – The Indians are back on their American League schedule but they must have learned something during their recent interleague road trip. Taking a page from its National League opponents Monday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland orchestrated a squeeze play to manufacture the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. With Read More…

Indians notes: Cabrera on schedule for return

CLEVELAND – The Indians are optimistic concerning the progress of injured shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (fractured left forearm), but that hasn’t hastened the projected return date for the team’s leadoff hitter. Because the Indians feel Cabrera will require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before re-joining the big league club, he still isn’t expected back until Read More…

Indians 2, Blue Jays 1: Tribe squeezes out a win

The Indians used a squeeze bunt Monday to score the winning run in the sixth inning of a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays at Progressive Field. Jayson Nix dropped down the bunt and Travis Hafner scored from third. Jake Westbrook got the win, allowing just a run on six hits over six innings.

NHRA Nationals: Larry Dixon tops in Top Fuel

NORWALK – It was a wild and wacky weekend for the NHRA pro series points leaders. Larry Dixon did the normal thing by dominating the Top Fuel class, John Force qualified last in Funny Car before making an amazing run to the final, Mike Edwards had an event to forget in Pro Stock and Hector Read More…

Shin-Soo Choo, Mitch Talbot end Tribe’s skid

CINCINNATI (AP) – Breaking ball? Gone. Change-up? Gone, too. A pair of fastballs? Shin-Soo Choo clobbered those just as well. The outfielder provided Cleveland’s few bright moments in an intrastate series that won’t be remembered for much else. Choo homered twice off Bronson Arroyo – the second time he’s done it this season – and Read More…