May 28, 2016

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Making a big move: Corey Kluber outduels Jose Quintana as Indians down White Sox, pull within a half-game of first place

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber still is considered an ace in the Cleveland Indians’ clubhouse. “There’s been a couple of hiccups, but, I promise you, the day he pitches we’re thrilled,” manager Terry Francona said. Kluber allowed two runs over 71⁄3 innings and Cleveland beat a top Chicago White Sox pitcher for the second straight day Read More…

NBA Playoffs: After historic season, Warriors now on brink of elimination by Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination. Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead Read More…

Tomlin, Indians hand Chicago’s Sale his first loss

CHICAGO — Cleveland manager Terry Francona raved about Josh Tomlin. The Indians roared when Mike Napoli’s awkward slide into third base was shown on the TV in the visitors’ clubhouse. Fun night all around for Tomlin and company. Tomlin beat Chris Sale in a one-sided matchup of unbeaten pitchers and Francisco Lindor had three hits, Read More…

Cavs looking to face down postseason adversity

INDEPENDENCE — Ten straight wins to start the postseason weren’t good enough for some Cavaliers fans. They wanted to see how LeBron James and Co. would handle adversity. They’ll get their wish tonight at 8:30 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs, who five days ago seemed headed Read More…

Regional baseball: Seniors Darmafall, Rickard lead EC to first district title since 2003

It’s often said that actions speak louder than words. Elyria Catholic seniors Sean Darmafall and James Rickard have let their actions in the batter’s box do the talking this spring as they’ve helped lead a young Panthers team to its first district title since 2003. Darmafall, an all-Ohio outfielder last season, will be leading off Read More…

Regional baseball: Comets always ready to rally

If Amherst finds itself trailing late in tomorrow’s Division I regional semifinal against Whitehouse Anthony Wayne at Bowling Green State University, the Comets can turn to each other in the dugout and say, “We’ve got them right where we want them.” The Comets have been the kings of the comeback victory this season — rallying nine Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Warriors’ Green’s a ‘kicker’ — and that might be why he eluded suspension

MIAMI — Draymond Green has a history, and in this case it seems to have been helpful. He’s a kicker. Only a minute before the overly excitable Golden State forward kicked Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the midsection during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night, his leg flailing upward either clumsily Read More…

Cavs can’t sustain comeback, drop 2nd straight to Raptors

TORONTO — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night. After a 10-0 start in Read More…

High school softball: Amherst all in with pair of aces

Coming into the season, Amherst knew it had a strong defense and a lineup filled with talented hitters. The question was how far would the Comets’ pitching be able to take them? The Comets got their answer: Junior Madison Spataro and freshman Madison O’Berg combined to take Amherst where it hasn’t been in a long Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Shaw a perfect fit for second-ranked Keystone … and she has the perfect games to prove it

Perfection is something a lot of people strive for but rarely, if ever, achieve. Keystone’s Lauren Shaw is the exception. She’s perfect with amazing regularity. The junior pitcher and University of Iowa recruit threw three perfect games in April and has four perfect games in her career. Even when she’s not perfect she’s been nearly Read More…