March 2, 2015

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Latest injury to Derrick Rose hits Bulls hard

The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot -- trying to get by without their star point guard. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot — trying to get by without their star point guard. The torn meniscus in his right knee was announced Tuesday night, another tough twist for a franchise, a star, Read More…

Indians: After shaky defensive start last season, catcher Yan Gomes flourished

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — No one could ever accuse Yan Gomes of taking his defense to the plate. Cleveland’s catcher got off to a miserable start last year behind the plate, committing nine errors within the first 28 games. His fielding eventually improved, and his bat never buckled, providing the Indians with arguably the American League’s Read More…

Commentary: Center Timofey Mozgov a huge reason Cavaliers playing best ball in NBA

Timofey Mozgov (AP file photo)

The biggest game in the NBA tonight — and perhaps this season — will take place at Quicken Loans Arena. It will pit the best team in the league, the 44-10 Golden State Warriors, against the hottest team in the NBA, the 36-22 Cavaliers, who have won 17 of their last 19 games. It could Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Elyria Catholic rolls past Oberlin

Elyria Catholic’s Sam Filiaggi, right, gets a rebound Wednesday against Oberlin’s Meaira Williams, left, and Judith Lesesne. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Their shooting was off, but the Elyria Catholic girls dominated the backboards, played well defensively and got a game-high 20 points from sophomore post Jessie Lee on Wednesday night. It added up to the top-seeded Panthers’ 51-17 victory over Oberlin in a Division III sectional semifinal at the Coliseum. EC (19-4) earned a Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Columbia blanks Kidron Central Christian in 1st quarter, cruises to win

Columbia’s Alison Schafer goes in for a layup Wednesday in a 45-34 win over Kidron Central Christian. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — For three quarters Wednesday evening, Columbia and Kidron Central Christian played an even back-and-forth game. Fortunately for the Raiders, what they did in the first quarter made the final three rather inconsequential. Columbia (17-6) scored the first 15 points of the game and then spent the rest of the night in cruise Read More…

Browns Notes: Tight end James Casey reportedly will visit Cleveland, is an option if Jordan Cameron leaves

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Jordan Cameron would leave a sizable hole at tight end if he leaves in free agency. The Browns are looking at veteran James Casey as an option if that happens. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Casey (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) will visit the Browns. Casey, 30, was released last week by the Eagles in order to save Read More…

Diving: Avon Lake’s Megan Peepers turned from gymnastics to diving, has reached states as sophomore

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Megan Peepers recognized the crossroads in her athletics career in eighth grade, made a decision and didn’t second-guess herself. The Avon Lake sophomore followed the tangent from club gymnastics to diving and hasn’t looked back. Peepers will compete in the Division I girls state diving meet at 9 a.m. today in Canton at Branin Natatorium. Read More…

Indians notes: Brandon Moss might be ahead of schedule

Cleveland’sJose Ramirez participates in a drill during spring training Sunday in Goodyear, Ariz. The Dominican Republic native is working on learning the English language to better communicate with teammates on the field. (AP photo)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Brandon Moss (hip surgery) took batting practice on the field for the first time Wednesday. It was progress, since Moss, who had been relegated to agility drills and work in the cages, wasn’t expected to hit on the field until next week. “I think he was dying to get on the field,” Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain rallies to beat Bedford, clinch outright LEL title, improve to 21-0

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BEDFORD — Lorain’s Devon Andrews stepped to the line Tuesday night with 1.3 seconds left and a very pro-Titans crowd roaring. He calmly sank two free throws to make it 78-71 to log his 32nd and 33rd points of the night. And if ever there was an exclamation point on the first goal of this Read More…

Cavaliers 102, Pistons 93: LeBron James passes Scottie Pippen as all-time assists leader for forwards

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James controls the pace during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Tuesday in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements. Tuesday he made an exception. James had 11 assists in Cleveland’s 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James has 6,142 assists, seven more Read More…