June 30, 2016

Elyria
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Indians notes: Terry Francona not about to look ahead

DETROIT — Manager Terry Francona’s Indians are in first place and resembling a contender for the Central Division title, but he’s not putting scouting reports together on potential postseason opponents yet. “We don’t look ahead. We just try to play the game tonight,” said Francona, whose team entered Friday with a three-game lead over defending Read More…

Excited to exhaustion: Reporter tells tale of adventures for Cavs parade

An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets in downtown Cleveland for the Indians’ 1948 World Series celebration. The city didn’t even bother to have a parade for the Browns’ 1964 NFL championship. Of course, city officials more than made up for that slight by having the granddaddy of them all Wednesday. As many as 1.3 Read More…

Cavs’ Thompson signs autographs at Summit Mall Macy’s

FAIRLAWN — Cleveland Cavaliers star forward Tristan Thompson was greeted by 200 fans in person at the Macy’s department store in Summit Mall on Thursday night. Thompson made the appearance in Fairlawn at 6 p.m. A crowd estimated at another 100 came with the shoppers to see Thompson in person. Under the Macy’s promotion, the Read More…

LeBron brings party home to Akron

AKRON — LeBron James wanted to share the love with his hometown. One day after an estimated 1.3 million people attended a lovefest for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in downtown Cleveland, the Akron native had a celebration of his own in the city where he grew up. Fire marshals stopped admission into Lock 3 Read More…

The GrandMaster: Bay native Joe Kim has built a career in the NFL showing teams how to use martial arts to improve

Joe Kim’s life pivoted when he was almost 5 years old and his massive, expensive eyeglasses with bi-colored lenses were smashed by a bully. His mom took him to a martial arts studio so he could gain self-confidence and learn to defend himself. Six years later he earned his black belt in taekwondo. He became Read More…

NBA Draft: International players dominate first round

NEW YORK — Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA Draft, and a record number of international players followed. The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international players chosen in the first round. Nearly half the Read More…

President Obama gives Cavs coach Tyronn Lue a ring to say congratulations on winning a ring

Even President Barack Obama was impressed by the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship. Obama placed a congratulatory call to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Thursday, which the team shared on its Twitter account. When @POTUS calls, you answer. Watch as Coach Lue receives a ring from the @Whitehouse.https://t.co/m9xkCRCBqf — Cleveland Cavaliers Read More…

Three from area to play in prestigious lacrosse tournament

The burgeoning Northeastern Ohio lacrosse scene will receive a boost next month when three local high school players take part in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Magnificat senior goalkeeper and Westlake resident Reagan Hardy, Magnificat sophomore midfielder and Avon resident Grace Jenny and Avon midfielder Joey Allen will be members of Team Ohio squads in Read More…

Drivers enjoy Cedar Point before a weekend of NHRA racing in Norwalk

SANDUSKY — The weather wasn’t optimal Thursday afternoon for drag racing or meeting the sport’s top drivers, but the steady rain didn’t stop some of the top names in NHRA from enjoying an autograph session at Cedar Point. “You need to get your mind straight once in a while,” four-time Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson Read More…

Bigger is better as unlikely heroes emerge at European Championship

NICE, France — Bigger is proving better at the first European Championship with 24 teams. Only the most uncharitable would argue that tournament first-timers Wales, Northern Ireland, Albania and Iceland didn’t more than earn their keep in the just-concluded group stage, with the last matches on Wednesday producing thrilling real-time fluctuations in who would play Read More…