July 29, 2015

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A position of strength: Browns secondary is talented, deep and confident … and planning to be even better this season

Incomplete passes are nothing new at Browns practices. Besides the hallucination of the 2007 season, the reincarnation of the Browns has featured a steady stream of bad offenses, particularly when throwing the ball. Quarterback, receiver and tight end remain giant areas of concern as training camp arrives Thursday, but there’s another, more positive — and Read More…

Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood and multiple second-round draft picks to Trail Blazers for trade exceptions

CLEVELAND — Center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller are now former members of the Cavaliers. Cleveland agreed to send Haywood and Miller — along with multiple second-round draft picks — to Portland in exchange for two trade exceptions worth $13.35 million Sunday night. The transaction was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The exceptions Read More…

Indians swept by White Sox, fall seven games under .500

CLEVELAND — There have been plenty of low points during this disappointing Indians season, but none lower than this one. With a chance to prove they were still legitimate contenders for a postseason spot prior to the trading deadline, the Indians went out and showed they weren’t, getting swept by the White Sox in a Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis says season is not over

CLEVELAND — The Indians are in last place, seven games under .500 and fresh off a four-game sweep from the Chicago White Sox. But all hope is not lost, according to All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, who said after a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday that the season is far from over. “The second Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: Midview Maniacs go 25-0, win Class H title; North Ridgeville Rays rally for Class E crown

ALLIANCE — The Midview Maniacs completed their perfect season in grand fashion Sunday. The Maniacs hit three home runs — two by second baseman Mason Tackett — and Ryan Runser pitched the final three innings in relief to pick up the win and the MVP award as Midview defeated the Ravenna Warriors 17-4 to win Read More…

White Sox 10, Indians 3: Chris Sale shuts down Tribe, sends Cleveland into Central cellar

CLEVELAND — Turns out Chris Sale wasn’t the perfect tonic for the Indians’ struggling offense. Go figure. In a somewhat predictable outcome Saturday night at Progressive Field, Sale, an All-Star left-hander, pitched the White Sox past Cleveland 10-3 in front of 24,763 fans. The victory secured the four-game series for Chicago, which goes for the Read More…

Indians: Team unveils statue of pioneer Larry Doby

CLEVELAND — Few, if any, stand above Larry Doby in Cleveland Indians lore. Now, the American League’s first African-American player has a statue at Progressive Field to commemorate his impact. It was unveiled prior to Saturday’s game against the White Sox and will stand alongside statues of two other Indians legends — Bob Feller and Read More…

OGSO: Three Lorain County teams take state titles

ROOTSTOWN — The finals of the Ohio Girls Softball Organization tournament featured more intrigue off the field than on it and ended with Lorain County bringing home the most state championship trophies since 2008. All three Lorain County teams that took the field Saturday won titles. In Class D, South Amherst defeated Spencer Triple G Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria’s Kevin Vough takes runner-up at national tourney

FARGO, N.D. — Elyria’s Kevin Vough came up short Saturday in his bid for a title at the Junior Freestyle Nationals. The defeat in the title match didn’t sit well with the 285-pounder. “With the loss and not coming out here prepared, it’s sitting on my mind,” said Vough, a junior. “When I go home, Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East Junior All-Stars start regional tourney with pair of wins

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — The Elyria East Little League Junior All-Stars got off to a perfect start Saturday in the regional tournament. Elyria beat Indiana 7-0 in the opener, then topped Michigan 4-0. April Howser pitched both games, allowing a total of seven hits. Elyria scored quickly vs. Indiana when Lexi Reinhardt singled up the Read More…