April 18, 2015

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Court ruling gives wife of former Clippers owner home, gifts from his girlfriend

LOS ANGELES — The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team. Shelly Sterling’s victory Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court will force V. Stiviano to surrender a Read More…

High School Softball: Keystone sweeps Firelands in twin bill

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LAGRANGE — Keystone posted two Patriot Athletic Conference wins over Firelands on Tuesday afternoon at Community Park. The first, which ended after five innings with the Wildcats rolling 15-1, completed a game begun Monday in South Amherst. It was suspended by rain with Keystone batting in the top of the fourth inning. Keystone turned in Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

CLEVELAND — Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football Read More…

Did someone say jinx? Indians lose to White Sox for fourth straight setback; Carlos Carrasco takes line drive off jaw

CLEVELAND — If the Indians didn’t already believe in the “Sports Illustrated jinx,” they do now. A season that has begun about as poorly as possible got a little worse Tuesday night when starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco had to leave the series opener against the White Sox after being struck in the face by a Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns reveal redesigned uniforms to great fanfare

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Jerseys and pants in orange, brown and white give the Browns the chance to be the University of Oregon of the NFL, with nine uniform combinations available. But the ballyhooed uniform redesign revealed Tuesday also made one thing perfectly clear: The team belongs to the city. “Cleveland” in all caps is emblazoned across the chest Read More…

Brian Dulik: New uniforms not makeover Browns really need

When the most cogent statement at an event is made by the Bone Lady, it’s a pretty good sign that things have gone wrong. Such was the case Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center, where the Browns unveiled their three new uniform combinations. The white home, brown road, and orange alternate jerseys — largely Read More…

High school baseball: Streaks end as Keystone, Firelands split

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PENFIELD TWP. — Firelands came into Tuesday sporting an undefeated record. Keystone came in not having not lost a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2013. Thanks to Monday’s rain, which caused a suspended game at Firelands High School to resume prior to Tuesday’s regularly scheduled affair at Penfield Community Park, both streaks came to an Read More…

Bring on the Celtics: Cavaliers enter tonight’s regular-season finale finally knowing their first-round opponent

CLEVELAND — Exactly who will play for the Cavaliers tonight is uncertain, but their first-round playoff opponent is now locked in. Second-seeded Cleveland will host Boston, which wrapped up the seventh seed Tuesday night by beating Toronto, when the playoffs open this weekend. The series will begin Saturday or Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Read More…

Indians notes: Michael Brantley out of lineup again with bad back

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley still isn’t playing, and the Indians still aren’t willing to place the All-Star left fielder on the disabled list. Brantley, who has been battling lower-back issues since early into spring training,  was out of the lineup Tuesday for the fifth time in seven games to start the season, and likely won’t Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco leaves game after being struck by line drive

CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco left Tuesday’s game in the opening inning after being struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Chicago’s Melky Cabrera. Carrasco was taken off the field on a cart and examined, with the Indians announcing during the game that he had sustained a jaw Read More…