July 29, 2014


Cavs sign 4-year deal with Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins will be a member of the Cavaliers through Aug. 22. Beyond that date, though, there is no guarantee he will remain in Cleveland. Wiggins signed a four-year contract Thursday that will pay him $5.5 million in his first professional season. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft Read More…

Kluber good, Tribe is far from perfect


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night. Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Josh Gordon spent 2 weeks in rehab after DWI arrest

Josh Gordon

Receiver Josh Gordon and the Browns will soon have resolution on his likely suspension. But not until after training camp gets rolling. Gordon’s appeal hearing with NFL officials will be Aug. 1, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday, citing a league source. The appeal will be filed in New York. Gordon checked into a rehab center Read More…

AP source: Josh Gordon to meet with NFL Aug. 1

Josh Gordon

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1. Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. Read More…

Crushers’ bats stay hot in series finale

Crushers Juan Sanchez launches a home run.

AVON — The quick turnaround from Tuesday night’s win did not hamper the Lake Erie Crushers’ offense at all. Less than 24 hours after erupting for seven runs, the Crushers put up another seven on the Frontier Greys on Wednesday morning. They ended a six-game homestand on a high note, winning 7-2, in front of Read More…

Indians lose first series in July

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez topples over after tagging out Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana as he attempted to steal second base in the seventh inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time this month, Cleveland lost a series. Trevor Bauer lost for the first time in five July starts as the Indians lost 3-1 to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday to drop two of three. “We just didn’t do much offensively,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I would say (Bauer) held Read More…

Waiting period may complicate Cavs’ deal for Love

Kevin Love

When the Cleveland Cavaliers receive the paperwork on Andrew Wiggins’ signed contract, which is expected Thursday, the clock on a tedious 30-day waiting period that could drastically alter the future of the franchise will officially begin ticking. Forget about fantasies here. If the Cavs are going to consummate a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Read More…

Softball: Grafton stays unbeaten en route to OGSO Class B title

Grafton Nancy's Diner's Lenae West, right, and Meghan Newton celebrate during their 11-1 win over South Amherst. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

GRAFTON — Grafton Nancy’s Diner can put a 20-0 season in the books with a state championship victory Saturday. Nancy’s won its 19th straight game Wednesday night when it mercy-ruled South Amherst 11-1 to capture OGSO’s 12U Class B county championship at Reservoir Park. And Columbia scored in the sixth inning to nip another South Read More…

Softball: Firelands holds off Sheffield for OGSO Class D title

Alexis Coggins bats against Grafton Nancy's Diner.  KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

GRAFTON — If South Amherst Firelands wasn’t having fun prior to the second inning of Wednesday’s Class D OGSO county championship game against the Sheffield Crushers, it was having a party by the third inning. Firelands scored 11 runs in the inning to propel it to a 13-8 win and its second consecutive county championship. Read More…

Mike Pettine says Johnny Manziel winning Browns starting QB job will be ‘tall task’

Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel flips the ball to a receiver at practice on Wednesday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BEREA — Johnny Manziel might want to put lifts in his cleats if he hopes to beat out Brian Hoyer and win the starting quarterback job for Week 1 in Pittsburgh. “I would say it’s a tall task, for a couple reasons,” first-year coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday in an interview with The Chronicle-Telegram. “One, Read More…