August 4, 2015

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Royals hand Indians fifth straight loss

CLEVELAND — A team meeting designed to breathe life into the sagging Indians had little effect the following day. Cleveland opened a three-game series against Central Division-leading Kansas City on Monday night with a 9-4 loss at Progressive Field. It was the Indians’ seventh straight loss at home and fifth straight overall. Cleveland’s ninth loss Read More…

Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Shootout: Anna Schatschneider leads Avon to team title with tournament-record 4-under 68

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AVON — Anna Schatschneider showed Monday that she’s ready for the upcoming high school golf season. Schatschneider, a senior at Avon High School, shot a tournament-record 4-under 68 to win the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Shootout at Avon Oaks Country Club. She became the first player in the 13-year history of the event Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama rolls to Class I title; Firelands loses heartbreaker in Class F

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ALLIANCE — The day began on a high note for Lorain County teams playing for Hot Stove state championships Monday at Butler-Rodman Park after rain Sunday pushed the games back a day. North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama dominated the Medina Swarm Green in Class I (age 8), putting up the maximum five runs in three of its Read More…

Matthew Dellavedova returning to Cavaliers

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The “Delly Trey” will be served up again in Cleveland in 2015-16. Restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova agreed to play next season under the Cavaliers’ $1.2 million qualifying offer, with the hope of a bigger payday when the salary cap skyrockets next summer. Dellavedova, who will be a restricted free agent again in 2016, Read More…

Indians notes: Manager Terry Francona called Sunday’s team meeting, but says players spoke because ‘this is their team’

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona elaborated Monday on the team meeting held after Cleveland’s sweep-clinching loss to the White Sox on Sunday. Francona said he called the meeting, but it was the players who spoke. “This is their team,” Francona said. “Ultimately we’re going to be as good as (the players). I’m not shirking Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine eager to see Terrelle Pryor at WR, says has skill set to play position

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine is just like the fans — eager to see former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor as a receiver. “That’s very much a big unknown,” Pettine said Monday in a conversation with beat writers. “But we’re looking forward to throwing him out there in the mix and seeing what he can Read More…

A position of strength: Browns secondary is talented, deep and confident … and planning to be even better this season

Incomplete passes are nothing new at Browns practices. Besides the hallucination of the 2007 season, the reincarnation of the Browns has featured a steady stream of bad offenses, particularly when throwing the ball. Quarterback, receiver and tight end remain giant areas of concern as training camp arrives Thursday, but there’s another, more positive — and Read More…

Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood and multiple second-round draft picks to Trail Blazers for trade exceptions

CLEVELAND — Center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller are now former members of the Cavaliers. Cleveland agreed to send Haywood and Miller — along with multiple second-round draft picks — to Portland in exchange for two trade exceptions worth $13.35 million Sunday night. The transaction was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The exceptions Read More…

Indians swept by White Sox, fall seven games under .500

CLEVELAND — There have been plenty of low points during this disappointing Indians season, but none lower than this one. With a chance to prove they were still legitimate contenders for a postseason spot prior to the trading deadline, the Indians went out and showed they weren’t, getting swept by the White Sox in a Read More…

Indians notes: Jason Kipnis says season is not over

CLEVELAND — The Indians are in last place, seven games under .500 and fresh off a four-game sweep from the Chicago White Sox. But all hope is not lost, according to All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis, who said after a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday that the season is far from over. “The second Read More…