February 8, 2016

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High school softball: Falls gets big win over Comets

OLMSTED FALLS — It had been four years since Olmsted Falls knocked off Southwest­ern Conference rival Amherst in softball. That streak, thanks to some timely hitting and clutch pitching by Lauren Franklin, came to halt Wednesday at Olmsted Falls High School. The Bulldogs (6-1, 2-0) jumped out to an early lead, and then held off Read More…

Rangers 6, Indians 2: Tribe losses pile up

CLEVELAND — So much for get­ting off to a fast start. New Indians manager Manny Acta preached all spring that his club needed to hit the ground run­ning from spring training. It appeared it had, when Cleve­land took two of three from the White Sox in Chicago to start the season, but since then, the Read More…

Tribe notes: Acta says offense ‘fine’

CLEVELAND — What was expected to be one of the Indi­ans’ strengths has been a major weakness. Through the first seven games of the season, Cleve­land’s offense scored a total of 27 runs (3.43 per game), which ranked second-to-last in the American League. The Indians’ .221 batting average through Tuesday ranked 12th in the AL, Read More…

Rangers 6, Indians 2: Tribe falls in front of record-low crowd

CLEVELAND – So much for getting off to a fast start. New Indians manager Manny Acta preached all spring that his club needed to hit the ground running from spring training. It appeared it had, when Cleveland took two of three from the White Sox in Chicago to start the season, but since then, the Read More…

Indians lose in front of record-low crowd

The smallest crowd in Jacobs/Progressive Field history – 10,071 fans — watched the Indians drop a 6-2 decision to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was Cleveland’s fifth straight loss after beginning the season 2-1.

NFL schedule to be released Tuesday night

The NFL just announced the complete 2010 schedule will be released Tuesday at 7 p.m. NFL Network will have a two-hour schedule release special. The matchups have been known since the end of the 2009 season, but the dates and times are still unknown. The Browns will play Cincinnati, Baltimore and Pittsburgh home and away. Read More…

Photo gallery: New London Relays

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Photos from yesterday’s New London Relays.

High school roundup: Softball, baseball, tennis and track

COLUMBIA STATION — Columbia senior Jen Solanics threw a perfect game as the Raiders mercy-ruled Lutheran West 17-0 Tuesday in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division softball game. Solanics struck out 11 as the Raiders (5-1,3-0 PAC) pounded out 17 hits, five for extra bases. Columbia 42(11) 00 – 17 17 0 Luth. West 000 Read More…

Shaq ready to go for playoffs but likely won’t see action tonight

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INDEPENDENCE — Shaquille O’Neal now has another nickname. “Grandpa” went through a full-contact practice with the Cavaliers on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts and will be ready to go when the playoffs start this weekend, though it now looks like the 7-foot-1, 325-pound center won’t play in the regular-season finale tonight in Atlanta. “He looked Read More…

Tribe’s Perez says struggles are mental, says he has to improve

After converting his first two save opportunities this season, Chris Perez has fallen on hard times as he tries to hold down the closer job until Kerry Wood is healthy. (AP photo.)

CLEVELAND — Chris Perez has been walking batters, blowing leads in the ninth inning and throwing teammates under the bus. That’s no way to act as the Indians’ new closer. Perez inherited the ninth-inning job when KerryWood was injured shortly into spring training, but after converting his first two save opportunities, the right-hander has failed Read More…