January 28, 2015


Cavaliers: LeBron James lands another All-Star start

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter of Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will start his 11th NBA All-Star Game in 12 seasons, but he wasn’t the top overall vote-getter in final results released Thursday. A late run by Golden State guard Stephen Curry gave him 1,513,324 votes, while James, the top vote-getter last season, received 1,470,483 in fan balloting. Cleveland Read More…

Freshman D’Angelo Russell carries Ohio State past Northwestern

Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell drives against Northwestern guard Tre Demps during the second half Thursday in Evanston, Ill. Ohio State won 69-67. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern’s Tre Demps paid Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell the ultimate compliment Thursday night. After one of Russell’s 12 field goals, a key one in the second half, all Demps could do after failing to defend him was trot up the court and shake his head. “He’s going to make a lot of Read More…

Cardale Jones presented with special recognition at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

Cardale Jones, originally from Glenville, was honored at the 15th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards for his role in bringing a national championship to the Buckeyes. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Cardale Jones was a last-minute recipient at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday night. Ohio State’s red-shirt sophomore quarterback was presented with a special recognition award alongside OSU alum and Indians player, Nick Swisher. For Jones, who led the Buckeyes to three straight wins in three starts to finish the Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: We’ve got to get a quarterback and get it fixed

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam speaks with media outlets before the start of the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards ceremony on Jan. 22. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was a big believer in Johnny Manziel long before his team drafted him in May. How times have changed. “We’ve got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed,” Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. “What I would say to our fans is, Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine didn’t want Kyle Shanahan if he didn’t want to be here

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine listens during a news conference with new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo at the NFL football team's facility in Berea Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine could’ve made former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan fulfill his contract, which had two years remaining. Pettine didn’t see the point, so he and owner Jimmy Haslam agreed to let Shanahan resign after one season with the Browns. “It’s just very hard to win in the NFL when everybody’s into it Read More…

Patriots coach says he doesn’t know how footballs were deflated

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reads from notes as he speaks during a news conference prior to a team practice in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday. Belichick addressed the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn’t know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions Thursday after saying he knew nothing about accusations that his team cheated with underinflated footballs in its win against the Colts Read More…

Cavaliers 106, Jazz 92: A feel-good story — flu can’t slow down rolling Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks on Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward during the second half Wednesday in Cleveland. James scored 26 points to lead Cleveland to a 106-92 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — For the most part, the Cavaliers looked sick — in the positive, slang sense — Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving suffering from flu-like symptoms in recent days, the Cavs recorded a healthy 106-92 victory at Quicken Loans Arena to extend their winning streak to four games. Read More…

Amherst’s Nathan Nunez commits to play football at Dartmouth

Nathan Nunez

Nathan Nunez wanted a college that could offer him the best on and off the football field. The Ivy League proved to be a natural fit. The Amherst senior orally committed to Dartmouth College on Wednesday. He said he will receive his formal acceptance to the college April 1. “Coming from a student-athlete’s standpoint, Dartmouth Read More…

Girls Basketball: Angry Keystone bounces back in big way, routs Columbia

Keystone’s Sammie Stefan drives to the hoop Wednesday in a win over Columbia. She scored 18. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Some of the most ferocious creatures known to lurk in the Patriot Athletic Conference are angry Wildcats. Columbia found that out the hard way Wednesday. Keystone, coming off an unusually poor performance Monday night at Avon Lake, took out its frustration on the Raiders, cruising to a 53-37 win in a PAC crossover Read More…

Girls Basketball: Elyria keeps rolling with win over Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Sybil Roseboro, right, takes the ball down the floor as Olmsted Falls’ Kristina Mancini blocks her path Wednesday night during the Pioneers’ 46-30 win. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — Not even a trip into the frigid night — during the game — could cool off Elyria’s Shayla Middlebrooks and Sybil Roseboro on Wednesday. The dynamic duo almost double-handedly beat Olmsted Falls in a non-conference game. Middlebrooks (21) and Roseboro (19) combined to outscore the entire Olmsted Falls (3-10) team in a Read More…