May 3, 2015

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Scott Petrak’s mock draft

Rest of Browns picks No. 43 (second round) – Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota No. 77 (third round) – Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State No. 111 (fourth round) – Chris Conley, WR, Georgia No. 115 (fourth round) – Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State No. 147 (fifth round) – Javorius Allen, RB, USC No. 189 (sixth round) Read More…

Orioles to make history by playing in empty stadium; weekend series shifts to Tampa

BALTIMORE — After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play Wednesday at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game without fans in major league baseball’s 145-season history. Because of the unsettled environment in Baltimore, where rioters burned a drug store and Read More…

Bullpen falters as Indians lose fourth straight

CLEVELAND — The Indians finally found their offense. The search is still on for the bullpen formerly known as effective. Cleveland’s relief corps let the team down in a fateful seventh inning that propelled Kansas City to an 11-5 victory Tuesday night at Progressive Field that accounted for the last-place Indians’ seventh loss in nine Read More…

NFL Draft: Shelton may be the run stopper the Browns need

Danny Shelton

Danny Shelton is almost guaranteed to be a first-round pick Thursday night. The top 10 is a possibility, and the Browns are a logical landing spot for the defensive lineman at No. 12 or No. 19. He will graduate from the University of Washington in June with a degree in anthropology, and earned the rare Read More…

Cavs’ Love likely done for the season

INDEPENDENCE — Kevin Love is almost certainly done for the season. Whether he’s finished in Cleveland, the Cavaliers will worry about down the road. “That’s a question that I can’t answer right now,” four-time league MVP LeBron James said Tuesday after practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I think that’s the last thing on his mind Read More…

High school softball: Firelands edges Wellington in 9 innings … again

Firelands's Alexis Shick tags out Wellington Hailey Brasee at third base in the second inning of a game April 28. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SOUTH AMHERST — Extra-inning softball thrillers may be repetitive for Firelands and Wellington lately. But there’s nothing monotonous about them. On Tuesday, for the second straight day, the Falcons defeated the Dukes in a nine-inning Patriot Athletic Conference game. The score was 7-6, thanks to Hailey Blankenship’s ninth-inning single to the gap in left-center that Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria’s Jones twins excelled … together

Don Jones

Donald and Douglas Jones have been side by side their entire lives. The twin brothers starred together on the Elyria High football team, went to the same tiny college in Arkansas, joined the Air Force together and returned to Elyria to run a business for several decades. So it’s only fitting that the two are Read More…

Royals 11, Indians 5: Tribe’s bullpen implodes in latest loss

CLEVELAND — The Indians finally found their offense. The search is still on for the bullpen formerly known as effective. Cleveland’s relief corps let the team down in a fateful seventh inning that propelled Kansas City to an 11-5 victory Tuesday night at Progressive Field that accounted for the last-place Indians’ seventh loss in nine Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis, Michael Bourn off to slow starts

CLEVELAND — The Indians were fairly confident they would get bounce-back seasons from two key players at the top of the batting order — former all-stars Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn. Thus far, it hasn’t happened. Kipnis, whose production was limited by an oblique injury last year, is off to a slow start to 2015, Read More…

Cavs stand behind suspended J.R. Smith

INDEPENDENCE –  J.R. Smith was shooting jumpers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Tuesday, but it will be awhile before the Cavaliers shooting guard gets to take any in playoff game action at Quicken Loans Arena. The 29-year-old was suspended for the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals for striking Boston’s Jae Crowder in Read More…