May 22, 2015

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Scott Dixon survives long, tough day to claim Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS — One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake. The next, he was sitting on the Indianapolis 500 pole. On one of the strangest qualifying days in Indy history, Dixon overcame rules changes, a revised schedule, the threat of rain and Team Penske’s powerful four-car lineup to earn his second Indy pole Read More…

Indians 10, Rangers 8: Jason Kipnis’ 2-run shot in 9th gives Tribe a rare 2nd straight win

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jason Kipnis kept up his strong hitting this month with another big night. Kipnis had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning that lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 10-8 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Indians have won consecutive games for the first Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving’s status uncertain for Game 1 vs. Hawks

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James should have had a stethoscope hanging around his neck as he reeled off the latest medical updates on him and his teammates. “It goes without saying that we’re banged up right now,” the pseudo Dr. J said Saturday. As they prepare to meet the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals, Read More…

Horse Racing: American Pharoah romps in the rain to Preakness victory for 2nd leg of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE — Minutes before the Preakness, it was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A drenched racetrack. Nothing — absolutely nothing — was going to stop American Pharoah, especially the competition. Thunder rumbled as the starting gate opened, and the Kentucky Derby Read More…

Sectional Tennis: Oberlin’s Claudi Olaes takes runner-up among boys, headed to district tourney

ROCKY RIVER — Oberlin sophomore Claudia Olaes has been a trailblazer of sorts this year. A female competing in boys tennis, Olaes emerged as one of the area’s top players regardless of gender, holding her own and then some against boys her age and older. After going 4-1 at this week’s Division II sectional tournament, Read More…

Miners 4, Crushers 1: Lake Erie bats silent to start season

AVON — On the Lake Erie Crushers’ roster, Joe Charboneau holds the title of hitting coach. He has yet to occupy that spot in manager Chris Mongiardo’s dugout due to an impasse in contract negotiations, and the early offensive numbers aren’t good. Southern Illinois limited the Crushers to one run for the second consecutive night Read More…

Indians Commentary: It’s about time Tribe breaks out of its season-long slump

Thanks a lot, Sports Illustrated. While it’s unfair to blame a magazine for picking your team to succeed, it appears that the Indians have been jinxed. But SI wasn’t the only one predicting lofty achievements for the Tribe. There were plenty of others on board tabbing the Indians as the so-called “sexy” selection to win Read More…

Nick Swisher gets hot, leads Indians past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nick Swisher’s hits have come in bundles this season. Now he can say the same thing about his RBIs. Swisher had three hits and drove in his first three runs of the season, and the Cleveland Indians spoiled Adrian Beltre’s 400th career home run with an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers show they’re a tough, together team

LeBron James sat center stage at the postgame podium Thursday night at the United Center. That he was flanked by Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson tells you everything you need to know about the Cavaliers’ 94-73 Eastern Conference semifinal series-clinching victory over the Chicago Bulls. “These are first-timers right here,” James said, pointing to Dellavedova Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine studying up and enjoying his increased role with the offense

AURORA — Mike Pettine went back to school during the offseason. The curriculum consisted of one subject: the offensive system of first-year coordinator John DeFilippo. “I have flash cards to help me learn a lot of the formations,” Pettine said Friday at the Browns’ annual charity golf outing at Barrington Golf Club. “It was like Read More…