May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Danny Salazar stumbles against Boston’s red-hot bats

BOSTON — Danny Salazar started the day on a nice run. That ended against the big-hitting Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Read More…

Obituary: Former Browns C Tom DeLeone dies at 65 after battle with brain cancer

For some fans, center Tom DeLeone will always be the guy “a-hikin’” on the ninth day of “The Twelve Days of a Cleveland Browns Christmas.” To family, friends and teammates, he was so much more. DeLeone, a two-time Pro Bowler, died Sunday at the age of 65 surrounded by family and friends at his home Read More…

College Baseball: Midview grad Eric Lauer will be drafted soon, but he’s focused on MAC Tournament and leading Kent State back to NCAAs

Eric Lauer is expected to be picked within the first couple of rounds next month in the MLB Draft. But the Kent State junior and Midview High School graduate is in no hurry to take the next step in his baseball career. Right now he’s locked in on ensuring the Golden Flashes’ postseason lasts as Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Coach Brian Behrendt steps down from Brookside program due to health issues

Brian Behrendt spent the last decade elevating a Brookside wrestling program that was once painful to watch. After last season, the veteran coach decided it had become too painful to continue at the level he desired. “I have some health issues,” said Behrendt, who’s set to turn 50. “I’ve been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Thunder rolls over Golden State 133-105, takes 2-1 series lead

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder gave the Warriors as complete a beating as they experienced during their record-setting season. Suddenly, a second straight title seems to be anything but a given for Golden State. The Warriors are just trying to survive. Durant scored 33 points, Westbrook had 30 points, 12 Read More…

Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84: Cleveland’s postseason win streak ends at 10 as Toronto takes Game 3 of Eastern Conference finals

TORONTO — Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss this postseason. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, Read More…

Red Sox 9, Indians 1: Joe Kelly shuts down Tribe, as 5-game winning streak snapped

BOSTON — The Cleveland Indians were already having enough trouble against Joe Kelly without the plays the Boston Red Sox were making to keep his no-hitter going. Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6⅔ innings, Boston’s fielders made four solid plays and the Red Sox beat the Indians 9-1 on Saturday. Jason Kipnis was robbed twice Read More…

District Track: Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo lead Keystone to record-breaking day

ORRVILLE — The Keystone girls broke records Saturday like it was Disco Demolition Day. The Wildcats won a school-record six events at the Division II district meet at Orrville High School. Senior Beth Plas accounted for four victories, becoming the first Keystone girl to win more than two events at the district level. Senior Shannon Read More…

Horse Racing: Exaggerator stays patient, wins sloppy Preakness to deny Nyquist chance at Triple Crown

BALTIMORE — Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait. The rider, who started his career in Maryland, guided Exaggerator to a 3½-length victory over Cherry Wine Read More…

Indians Commentary: Terry Francona, Francisco Lindor have Tribe off to solid start despite team’s shortcomings

With Cleveland all in on the Cavaliers, the odd men out are the Indians, the best most-ignored team in the major leagues. The Franconamen are quietly plugging away, trying to chisel out a good enough start from which a championship contender can grow. The early returns? So far, so Tito. Once again the steadying hand Read More…