September 2, 2014

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NBA: Report says LeBron would play in Europe for $50 million per season

 It’s the summer of 2010 and LeBron James is trying to decide whether to stay in Cleveland, leave for New York — or accept a deal for $50 million a year to play in Italy. Far-fetched? Impossible? Perhaps, but the steady stream this summer of American players heading to Europe, where the euro dwarfs the Read More…

Cleveland State men’s basketball schedule settled

 CLEVELAND — At least 13 home games, including ones against 2008 NCAA Tournament teams Butler, Kansas State and Kent State, highlight the 2008-09 Cleveland State men’s basketball schedule, the majority of which was released Wednesday. “We didn’t do ourselves any favors with this schedule,” CSU head coach Gary Waters said. “This is a difficult schedule Read More…

NFL notes: Reports say Favre traded to Jets

 Brett Favre left Green Bay on Wednesday, most likely for good. While he has gone home to Mississippi for the time being, he could end up in New York very soon. Fox Sports reported on its Web site late Wednesday night that the Packers have traded the quarterback to the Jets. The report said the Read More…

Browns: Cribbs wants team to restructure contract

 BEREA — Joshua Cribbs was “blessed” to receive $5,000 for signing with the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2005. He was ecstatic in November 2006 when he got a $2 million signing bonus as part of a six-year extension worth just less than $6 million. He’s no longer satisfied. Cribbs confirmed Tuesday that agent Read More…

Browns notes: Baxter comeback hits a snag

 BEREA — Gary Baxter’s attempt at a historic comeback hit a roadblock Tuesday that could prove too difficult to overcome. Baxter experienced swelling in the knee last week and underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to remove cartilage. No timetable was given for recovery, but linebacker Antwan Peek had a similar surgery last week and is expected Read More…

Rays 8, Indians 4: Tampa goes deep to beat Tribe

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan Longoria had another memorable at-bat during his outstanding rookie season. Longoria, Dioner Navarro and Cliff Floyd homered to help the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 8-4 on Tuesday night. Longoria’s two-run drive in Tampa Bay’s four-run seventh was his 22nd of the season, setting Read More…

High School Football 2008: Inexperienced Keystone looks to build on 2007 success

 LAGRANGE — The sting of missing the 2007 playoffs by less than a point had not yet sunk in before the Keystone Wildcats began thinking about the 2008 season and the experience that would have to be replaced. Losing productive players is not a unique problem for the Wildcats. However, by looking at last season’s Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria Juniors a win away from World Series

 AKRON — It was a 1-0 game the last time Cynthia Woodard played softball in Firestone Stadium and it was 1-0 again Tuesday. She was on the losing side the first time around, which happened to be Elyria High’s third consecutive loss in a Division I state championship game. But Woodard and Darien Ward teamed Read More…

NFL notes: Favre, Packers appear ready to cut ties for good

 The bond between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers appears to be broken beyond repair. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday evening that after approximately six hours of what he called “brutally honest” conversations with Favre over the past two days, the three-time MVP just isn’t in the right mind-set to be part of Read More…

Baseball notes: Four disciplined in base-brawl

 Kansas City catcher Miguel Olivo and pitcher Zack Greinke were suspended for five games Tuesday for their actions during a weekend game with the Chicago White Sox. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended two games and Royals manager Trey Hillman was given one game. All four penalties also included fines. Olivo and Greinke appealed Read More…