April 29, 2016

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Carlos Santana provides spark in leadoff spot as Indians edge Tigers

DETROIT — Terry Francona had a hunch Carlos Santana should be moved up in the lineup to lead off against Justin Verlander, hoping the designated hitter would work deep into counts against the standout pitcher. He did that, and more. Santana and Marlon Byrd homered off Verlander, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory Read More…

Browns VP of player personnel Andrew Berry turned down Wall Street for life in NFL front office

BEREA — Andrew Berry was all set to use his Harvard education — a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s in computer science — on Wall Street as an equity derivatives trader. Then he got a call about an entry-level job in the personnel department for the Indianapolis Colts. “After hearing more about the career Read More…

High school track and field: Colin Myers leads Firelands boys to Brookside title defense; Vermilion wins girls championship

SHEFFIELD — This year’s Brookside Invitational had its share of similarities to last year’s. For one thing, the Firelands boys once again took first place — though this time the battle was much closer –- by edging Western Reserve 108-107 on Friday. Vermilion took third with a score of 91 while Brookside (88) and Midview Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Harden scores 35, including game winner, to beat Curry-less Warriors

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets were down by one point with no timeouts and mere seconds remaining Thursday night. In that moment James Harden was the only one they wanted to have the ball. And as usual their star delivered. Harden scored 35 points, including the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, and the Rockets took Read More…

Browns defend trade, direction; coach Hue Jackson: We will get this right, I promise you

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson dismissed the doubts, scoffed at the skepticism and countered the criticism the Browns received for trading the No. 2 pick. “We will get this right, I promise you,” he said Thursday. The new regime, led by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, traded the chance to land a highly Read More…

NBA playoffs: Cavs say staying cool is key against Pistons

Unable to beat the Cavaliers on the court, Stanley Johnson and the Detroit Pistons now appear to be trying to talk LeBron James and Co. into submission. Down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series heading into Game 3 tonight at 7 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the desperate Pistons could resort to extremely physical play Read More…

Indians experience a mound of trouble: Mariners beat Tribe on Robinson Cano’s 10th-inning homer off closer Cody Allen

CLEVELAND — The Indians were armed, but they were far from dangerous. Pitching problems were at the root of Cleveland’s second straight loss Thursday afternoon as the Mariners took advantage to slug out a 10-7, 10-inning victory in the series finale at Progressive Field. Down 5-0 and 7-3, the Indians rallied to tie it at Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Landers throws two-hitter, defense dazzles as Midview blanks Avon in key SWC game

EATON TWP. — Before losing a tough game against Amherst on Wednesday, the Midview Middies had been putting on offensive clinics during a six-game winning streak. Thursday, Midview showed it can also dominate with pitching and defense. Lauren Landers threw a two-hitter and her defense made numerous big plays as the Middies picked up a Read More…

No-hitter no shock: Cubs’ Jake Arrieta makes Reds second victim in his last 11 starts

CINCINNATI — Jake Arrieta’s first no-hitter set him apart. Pitching another one in the span of only 11 regular-season starts has put the Chicago Cubs ace in elite company. And his catcher suspects that the reigning NL Cy Young winner has a few more of those no-hit moments left in him. Arrieta overcame early sloppiness Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III must earn starting job, and he’s good with that

BEREA — The blockbuster trade of the No. 2 pick Wednesday seemed to be a vote of confidence for veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal last month. But executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson pumped the brakes Thursday. “I don’t think Robert’s being Read More…