April 26, 2015

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Tribe notes: Hafner close to returning, but Sizemore could be next on DL

CLEVELAND – Travis Hafner is scheduled to return to his minor league rehab assignment Friday, with the Indians hopeful that the designated hitter will be back in the big leagues by Monday. Hafner, who has been sidelined since April 29 with fatigue and soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder, has been in Cleveland since being Read More…

Browns: Cribbs drops ‘holdout,’ gets back to game he missed

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs went to the movies. He pictured his teammates relaxing at home. He listened to his agents and thought of the millions he deserved to be making. No matter what he did, Cribbs couldn`t forget he was missing minicamp. So he dropped his “holdout” and returned to practice Tuesday – without a Read More…

Browns notes: Hood had other offers, but likes Mangini’s vision

BEREA – The Bengals, Lions and Bears were reportedly interested in him, and the Rams made an offer. But cornerback Rod Hood chose the Browns, signed Tuesday and was at practice Wednesday as the team continued minicamp. “All the teams were good, but when I sat down with Coach (Eric) Mangini, just talking to him, Read More…

Division I regional track: North Olmsted’s Price knocks off defending champ on way to long jump title

AMHERST – It`s been a long time coming, but the wait was well worth it for Josh Price. The North Olmsted senior won the boys long jump title at Wednesday`s Division I regional track meet at Richard S. Cooley Track. Price jumped 22 feet, 8¼ inches to defeat defending champ Shaun Joplin of Sylvania Southview Read More…

High school track notes: Area athletes turn in big-time performances at district meets

Several area athletes enjoyed stellar performances at last week`s district meet. Keystone junior Anthony Chizmadia won the Orrville district with a discus toss of 159 feet, 8 inches. He is seeded No. 6 for today`s Lexington regional and remains in the hunt for a state-qualifying berth. “I`m seeded only four feet from the last qualifying Read More…

Cavaliers Playoffs: Overtime loss leaves Cavs in need of a miracle

ORLANDO, Fla. – Superman swooped in just in time. And the Cavaliers are just about out of time. Dwight Howard scored 10 points in overtime and the Orlando Magic, raining down 3-pointers like a Florida thunderstorm, withstood 44 points and a last-second shot by LeBron James for a 116-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Read More…

Cavaliers commentary: LeBron needs teammates to help before it’s too late

LeBron James was “The King.” Dwight Howard was Superman. But once again, James` gang was nowhere to be found, while Howard`s teammates were right there with him as the Orlando Magic defeated the Cavaliers 116-114 in overtime Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Orlando leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, meaning the Read More…

Indians: Pavano, homers power Tribe past Rays

CLEVELAND – The Carl Pavano reclamation project is working wonders in Cleveland these days. Pavano, a veteran right-hander thought to be on the last leg of his career before signing a free-agent contract with the Indians in the offseason, continued his impressive string of starts Tuesday night to help the Indians to a 5-1 victory Read More…

Cavaliers Playoffs: Mo better early, but disappears late

ORLANDO, Fla. – Mo Williams` Game 4 guarantee blew up like his swollen left eye. Starting fast and fading late, Williams had 18 points but went scoreless in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 116-114 Tuesday night to the Orlando Magic to go down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. “I`m Read More…

Browns: Veteran Hood adds competition at cornerback

BEREA – Brandon McDonald has some competition. The Browns signed free-agent cornerback Rod Hood on Tuesday, and he`s expected to battle for the starting spot held by McDonald. McDonald and Eric Wright are the incumbents, but neither had to fight for a starting job last season in just their second year in the league. Hood, Read More…