May 29, 2015

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Second time around yields another second for Westlake doubles team of Connor Michelich and Cal Craven

OBERLIN — Westlake seniors Connor Michelich and Cal Craven were taking a similar journey through the Division I district tennis doubles tournament as the one they took as sophomores. They were hoping to change the ending, however, and bring home the district championship they were denied two years ago. Unfortunately, it was deja vu all Read More…

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving gets in some work, but his status for Game 3 against the Hawks is still up in the air

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace. The Cavaliers, completely in command of the Eastern Conference finals, may soon be closer to full strength. Irving made some cuts and drives while wearing a Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe playing better after slow start

CLEVELAND — A successful 10-game stretch does not a season make, but the Indians are headed in the right direction for the first time in a while. “Early on, it just seemed like when we would hit, we would just always be playing from behind, or when we would pitch, we’d get guys on base Read More…

One big blowout: LeBron James just misses triple-double as short-handed Cavaliers down Hawks, grab 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA — The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t have their Big Three, but they had a huge third quarter. And they had LeBron James — their Big One. That was more than enough. James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Read More…

Indians roll past Reds, extend winning streak to four

CLEVELAND — The Indians returned home to Progressive Field on Friday night — and they brought their winning ways with them. Fresh off a successful road trip, Cleveland opened a three-game interleague series with a 7-3 win over intrastate rival Cincinnati in front of a surprisingly large crowd of 23,167 fans. The victory, the Indians’ Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona likes Tribe’s resiliency, feeling better at quarter point of the season

CLEVELAND — The Indians reached the quarter point — 40 games into the regular season — in last place in the Central Division, while trailing first-place Kansas City by 9 1/2 games with a 17-23 record. Not exactly the start most expected from the projected postseason contender. “I’ve never really bought into those artificial deadlines, Read More…

High school softball: Westlake’s Katie Lew shuts out Avon 2-0 as Demons win pitchers duel, capture first district title

AVON LAKE — In a classic pitchers battle, Westlake won the first softball district championship in school history Friday afternoon. Katie Lew, the Demons’ junior right-hander, hurled a three-hitter in a tough 2-0 victory over Avon. She struck out five and walked none, outdueling Avon senior southpaw Anna Edwards, who allowed just six hits, fanned Read More…

Division I district track: Lorain freshman sprinter Zion Cross, Amherst senior distance runner Alexis Szivan have big days

AMHERST — Lorain freshman Zion Cross served notice to not only the area, but to the rest of the state Friday with wins in the100- and 200-meter dashes at the Division I district track meet at Amherst. Meanwhile, Amherst senior Alexis Szivan continued to shine on her home track, winning the 800 and picking up Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…

Harden loses ball in final possession as Warriors hold on for win

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Houston Rockets couldn’t have scripted it any better. James Harden had the ball in his hands in transition with the chance to win the game and tie the Western Conference finals at a game apiece. Harden’s chance at a potential game-winning shot was squandered when Golden State knocked the ball away Read More…