April 26, 2015

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Two years after bombing, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

BOSTON — It’s been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to aspire to. The course has changed a dozen times or more. Women were officially welcomed in 1972, wheelchairs three years later, and prize Read More…

Argument over LeBron or Jordan leads to fight, arrests

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man’s arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. The Centre Daily Times reports that 22-year-old Daniel Mondelice was first arrested early Saturday after fighting with another man over whether Air Jordan Read More…

A ‘Big Three’ party: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead way as Cavaliers down Celtics in playoffs opener

CLEVELAND — “The Big Three” took center stage Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Twice. First, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the Cavaliers to a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series. Then they shared the postgame interview podium — Love on the left, James in the middle, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Kyrie Irving right at home on playoffs stage

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was the best player on the court Sunday afternoon in his NBA playoff debut. The three-time All-Star scored a game-high 30 points — making his first five 3-point attempts — as Cleveland pulled away for a 113-100 win over Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference opening-round series. Irving’s Read More…

Kevin Love has strong postseason debut despite slow start

CLEVELAND — Apparently Kevin Love wasn’t in the same rush as Kyrie Irving to prove that playoff experience wasn’t necessary to put together a solid postseason performance. While Irving scorched the nets from the opening tip to the final buzzer during the pair’s NBA postseason debut, Love missed his first five shots — finally sinking Read More…

Cavs notes: David Blatt leaves his love for Celtics behind

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach David Blatt grew up in the Boston suburb of Framingham rooting for the late 1960s Celtics teams of Bill Russell and John Havlicek. Those days are long gone. “I’m not a Celtics fan anymore, I can guarantee it,” Blatt said Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena prior to his team’s 113-100 victory Read More…

Indians fall to Twins for sixth loss in last eight games

MINNEAPOLIS — TJ House made strides toward rectifying his early season struggles. It just wasn’t enough to hold off the Twins. After giving up six runs in 11⁄3⅓ innings in his season debut against Detroit, House allowed five runs in 52⁄3⅔ innings Sunday in a 7-2 loss. Cleveland has lost six of its last eight Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James challenges Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love to be “great” during postseason

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James has won two world championships and played in five NBA Finals. Cavaliers teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have never appeared in a playoff game. On the eve of the 2015 postseason, “The Chosen One” made it clear that he won’t accept their inexperience as an excuse. “In order for us Read More…

OSU Spring Game: Elyria’s Chase Farris named starter at right tackle for fall

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer didn’t waste any time confirming Elyria High graduate Chase Farris had won a spot in the starting lineup. “We didn’t improve as a team … but we did individually get better,” Meyer said after the Gray team’s 17-14 win over the Scarlet team in the spring game. “Some Read More…

Indians 4, Twins 2: Danny Salazar strikes out 10 in season debut

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians have had to be patient with the progress of Danny Salazar. His season debut gave them a nice little reward. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, were way too eager at the plate. Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, giving the Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Read More…