September 4, 2015

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Cavs analysis: New season, same problems

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It took the Cleveland Cavaliers 26 days to erase the bad taste from their mouths after being eliminated from the playoffs last season. The Orlando Magic ousted the Cavaliers from the Eastern Conference finals on May 30. Cleveland traded for 15-time All-Star center Shaquille O’Neal on June 25. The move was made after Magic center Read More…

Lake Ridge powers past Independence to reach final

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge’s offense put Independence in a hole early. Then the Lions’ defense kept the Blue Devils there. Lake Ridge (11-5-2) advanced to the Division II district championship game with a 4-0 victory over Independence on Monday afternoon. The Lions scored three goals in the first 3:11, added their final one with Read More…

Girls soccer: Westlake shuts out Avon in this area’s biggest game of the season

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WESTLAKE — It was this area’s biggest girls soccer game of the season and it lived up to the hype Monday night at Read Field. With a controversial goal three seconds before the break and another score three minutes before the end, Westlake’s 13th-ranked, top-seeded Demons nipped Avon, 2-0, in a Division I district semifinal. Read More…

Cavs, Celtics can’t wait to get rivalry going again

INDEPENDENCE — It won’t take long for the Cavaliers and Boston Celtics to renew acquaintances — and their heated rivalry. The Eastern Conference powers kick off the NBA season tonight at 7:30 at Quicken Loans Arena, with both clubs owning legitimate title aspirations. “I don’t dislike Boston, and I don’t think they dislike us, either,” Read More…

Mangini stands by his man: Anderson to remain starting QB

BEREA — The afternoon was nearly over, and Derek Anderson still needed a Halloween costume for receiver Mike Furrey’s charity bowling event Monday night. “I’m just going to go as myself,” Anderson said. You can never go wrong dressing up as a starting NFL quarterback. Even if he owns the league’s worst rating and heard Read More…

Big name coach wasn’t in cards for Indians

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Manny Acta knows what you’re thinking, Indians fans. Why him? Why some relative unknown who was fired by the worst team in baseball 2½ years into his tenure, and not someone with a bigger name, say Bobby Valentine or even Don Mattingly? Acta’s response: “Not everybody was a big shot when they started. I think Read More…

Avon High cross country coach takes top prize at Amherst Skeleton 5K Run

The third time was the charm for Tara Gruskiewicz. The 29-year-old Avon High cross country head coach took home the women’s title at Sunday’s 10th annual Amherst Skeleton 5K Run For Your Bones. The race started and finished at Steele High School. Gruskiewicz, who was second in 2008 and third in ’06 in her two Read More…

Browns update: Mangini has no plans for QB switch

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BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini is sticking with struggling quarterback Derek Anderson. The Browns lost 31-3 Sunday to the Packers, dropping to 1-6 under Mangini. Anderson is 1-3 as the starter with a league-worst 40.6 passer rating. He is 23-for-70 for 244 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions over the last three weeks. Yet Read More…

Cavaliers 2009-10 special section in today’s Chronicle

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Be sure to pick up today’s Chronicle in print — or read the “E”dition — for our eight-page Cavaliers 2009-10 special section and season preview. You’ll want to read — and save — this handy and insightful guide. Here’s what’s inside: An exquisite mesh? Big talent, big egos and big expectations will be the order Read More…

Crushers’ pitcher Faiola on ESPN’s ‘E:60′ Tuesday

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AVON — During the Lake Erie Crushers’ run from Frontier League expansion team to 2009 league champions, a camera crew from ESPN was following the team and pitcher Josh Faiola. The end result of that season-long project will air on ESPN’s investigative show, “E:60,” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The network was drawn to the Read More…