July 1, 2016

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Cavs’ party expected to draw near 1 million to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Fans of Cleveland’s major professional sports teams waited 52 years for a championship and the ensuing victory parade. Now that both finally have arrived, surely they have enough patience to handle a few traffic jams and some possible parking hassles, right? With at least 800,000 — some estimates say as many as 1 Read More…

Cavs legend Joe Tait tuned into Finals victory

Once in his life, he had to pay attention to every intimate detail of the Cavaliers. Those days are in the past. Joe Tait, affectionately known by fans as the “voice of the Cavaliers,” was the radio play-by-play broadcaster for 38 years. The Medina County resident began the job during the Cavs’ inaugural year in Read More…

Locals spark victory in high school all-star baseball game

AKRON — It was an afternoon of fun in the sun for the Lorain County all-stars at Tuesday’s Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Canal Park. Lorain’s Brandon Bartlome and Brookside’s Dudley Taw each scored twice as the Blue team, which included all-stars from Lorain and Ashland counties, defeated the Green team 10-1. Read More…

Browns’ Higgins expects to live up to Hollywood nickname … finally

For a guy nicknamed “Hollywood,” the bright lights have often neglected receiver Rashard Higgins. He was under-recruited out of Mesquite High School in Texas, and wound up at Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference. Despite being a consensus All-American as a sophomore, when he led the nation with 1,750 receiving yards, just a year Read More…

Indians 6, Rays 0: Kluber crafts 3-hitter to lift Tribe to 5th straight win

CLEVELAND — This is the Corey Kluber the Indians and their fans know and love. Cleveland’s ace has had an inconsistent season thus far, but there have been moments of brilliance, such as Tuesday night at Progressive Field, where Kluber pitched the Indians to a 6-0 victory over the Rays. In one of his more Read More…

Indians notes: Another setback for Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — There is more bad news where Michael Brantley is concerned. According to manager Terry Francona, Brantley suffered another setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder, which means the left fielder won’t be beginning a minor-league rehab assignment anytime soon. Brantley had been limited to hitting off a tee and taking soft-toss after being placed Read More…

Cavs, city announce official parade information

CLEVELAND — The parade and rally honoring the Cavaliers for winning their first NBA title — and the first major sports title for the city in 52 years — will start at 11 a.m. tomorrow. According to a release sent out by the Cavs and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the parade of more than 60 units will Read More…

Former Brown Davone Bess arrested after police standoff at his home

GILBERT, Ariz. — Former NFL player Davone Bess has been arrested after a standoff with police at his suburban Phoenix home. Gilbert police say Bess fled a traffic stop in Gilbert early Monday. Police Sgt. Jesse Sanger says Bess barricaded himself in his car and then his home. Sanger says a SWAT team entered after Read More…

Standout defender Cameron back in Houston for Copa semifinal

HOUSTON — Earlier this year, Geoff Cameron wasn’t quite sure what his role on the U.S. national team would be. Things are much different now. Cameron has paired with John Brooks to star in central defense and help the United States reach Tuesday’s Copa America semifinal against Argentina. “You could say it’s changed,” Cameron said Read More…

Homecoming kings: Cavs return after Finals victory

An incoming 757 jet got a standing ovation from more than 10,000 people Monday afternoon. Of course, all members of the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers were inside, fresh from a return trip from San Francisco that included a pit stop in Las Vegas for a little celebrating. When the plane touched down at 12:38 Read More…