September 16, 2014


Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

Shawn Marion

The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011. “I’m excited Read More…

Volleyball: Amherst downs Avon Lake to stay unbeaten in SWC

Avon Lake's Emily Schillinger spikes the ball as Amherst's Brooke Wallace, Alayna Johnston and Symone Williams defend.  KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — In its Southwestern Conference match with Amherst, the Avon Lake volleyball team’s biggest loss did not come on the scoreboard. Senior Katie Coughlin, a 5-foot-11 middle hitter for the Shoregals, suffered a leg injury that was reported to be a fractured left tibia in the third set of Amherst’s 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 Read More…

High school girls golf: Avon Lake’s Schroeder puts team title first

Avon Lake senior Niki Schroeder's top goal this season is to lead the Shoregals to a Southwestern Conference title. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Niki Schroeder finished second in the Division I state tournament as a sophomore, has already committed to The Ohio State University and is ranked among the top 50 junior golfers in the United States. With all of that on her resume, the Avon Lake senior had a simple goal coming into her final high school Read More…

Twins 4, Indians 3: Tribe drops series opener to last-place Twins

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer watches Minnesota Twins' Oswaldo Arcia round the bases after a two-run home run Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Every game matters for the Indians these days. They didn’t play like it Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With an opportunity to keep pace in the Central Division and wild-card races, Cleveland stumbled in the opener of a three-game series against last-place Minnesota, dropping a 4-3 decision in front of another crowd of Read More…

Indians notes: Francona weighs in on season thus far

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley slides into third base running from first on an errant pickoff throw in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox Sept. 6 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The season isn’t over, but prior to the series opener with Minnesota on Tuesday, manager Terry Francona gave a pretty good synopsis of how the year has gone thus far through 142 games. “I think there’s been more things maybe not quite go as we anticipated, and because of that, we’ve had some Read More…

Browns sign tight end Gerell Robinson as Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron deals with shoulder injury

The Browns signed tight end Gerell Robinson off the Denver Broncos practice squad Tuesday, a move that means starter Jordan Cameron may miss some time with an injury. AP FILE

The Browns added depth at tight end Tuesday, signing Gerell Robinson off Denver’s practice squad. The move could mean Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron will miss time after aggravating his sprained shoulder Sunday in the 30-27 loss to the Steelers in the opener. He played only one snap in the second half. He said Read More…

UPDATED: Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

Ray Rice pauses as he speaks during a news conference  on May 23 at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell told CBS that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had Read More…

Cilic tops Nishikori at US Open for 1st Slam title

Marin Cilic, of Croatia, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Kei Nishikori, of Japan, in the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Cilic was barred from last year’s U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust. Unable to compete, he watched the tournament on TV from his home in Croatia, while using the forced time away from the tour to improve under the tutelage of new coach Goran Ivanisevic. Now, 12 Read More…

Girls soccer: North Olmsted scores late goal to down Avon

North Olmsted’s Mackenzie Soneson, left, and Avon’s Marley Kalata battle for the ball during a non-conference match Monday night. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

AVON — In soccer, it’s usually the team that scores first that laughs last. Sophomore midfielder Sydney Dion’s goal in the 71st minute provided the margin of victory in North Olmsted’s 2-1 non-conference win over Avon on Monday night. However it could be argued that junior Madison Johnson’s first-half goal was actually the most important Read More…

Volleyball: Oberlin’s win over Open Door ends two-year drought

Oberlin’s Aszure Chamberlin (8) and Baily Wilbanks defend at the net against Open Door’s Christa Mindling on Monday in Oberlin. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It’s been two years and more than 30 straight losses on the volleyball court, but Oberlin found a way to end its long losing streak Monday night, sweeping Open Door, 25-19, 25-16, 26-24, to give Alayna Ruggles her first coaching victory. The Phoenix last won in 2012 after going 0-22 last year and starting this Read More…