May 1, 2016

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Scott Petrak’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Los Angeles — Jared Goff, QB, California Rams traded up from No. 15 to grab their franchise QB. Philadelphia — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Browns dealt this pick after deciding extra picks were more valuable than Wentz. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Chargers go with a great athlete over an Read More…

UConn coach Auriemma on the mend after hospital stay

NEW YORK — Geno Auriemma is feeling a lot better. The UConn women’s basketball coach spent a few days in the hospital last week after taking himself off a plane on April 16. “It started the week of the Final Four. It got worse when I got home,” Auriemma told The Associated Press on Tuesday Read More…

Softball: Keystone freshman Sydney Campbell shuts out Buckeye

LAGRANGE — After facing one of the area’s top pitchers Monday in Lauren Shaw, the Buckeye Bucks were hoping to get their bats going in the second day of their back-to-back games against Keystone. The Wildcats’ Sydney Campbell only extended their futility. The freshman was dominant, shutting out Buckeye while giving up just four hits Read More…

Baseball: Bray pitches Vermilion over Lorain

VERMILION — Vermilion junior Nick Bray came one out away from joining the Sailors’ no-no club Tuesday against Lorain as Solomon Villerreal’s single with two outs in the seventh inning to deny Bray a no-hitter in an 8-1 non-conference win. The Sailors, ranked fifth in the most recent Division II state coaches’ poll, already have Read More…

Twins 6, Indians 5: Minnesota walks off against Tribe again

MINNEAPOLIS — For the second day in a row, the Cleveland Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins on a walk-off hit. Cleveland closer Cody Allen allowed three hits, including a walk-off RBI single by Miguel Sano, and the Twins won 6-5 over the Indians on Tuesday night. A night earlier, the Indians’ bullpen suffered the Read More…

Cavaliers analysis: Lue on the mark during his playoff debut

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue performed a lot like his players in a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons: He wasn’t perfect, but he was really, really good. Lue had better players, to be sure, but except for some very shaky lineups to start the second and fourth quarters of Game 1, he coached circles around Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…

High school baseball: Ortiz sparks Lake Ridge to emotional shutout win over Open Door

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Niko Ortiz, Lake Ridge Academy’s lone senior, takes pride in being a leader and expects a lot from himself. With his team short-handed, Ortiz was forced into the starting pitcher role for the Royals’ game against rival Open Door. Not only did Ortiz step in, he dominated, going the distance to lead Read More…

UPDATED: Manziel indicted on misdemeanor domestic assault charge

DALLAS — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M star was accused by ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley of hitting her and threatening to kill her during a night Read More…

High school baseball: Lutheran West downs Columbia in PAC Stripes Division tilt

COLUMBIA STATION — The Lutheran West Longhorns took advantage of what they could Monday afternoon in a showdown of Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division leaders with a convincing 7-0 win over the Columbia Raiders. Lutheran West’s Tommy Walker and the Raiders’ Cody Reichard engaged in a classic pitchers’ duel. For the first three innings, each Read More…