July 2, 2016

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Tribe notes: Santana getting better, could return next week

CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana is turning the corner. Cleveland’s catcher, who has missed the last six games with concussion symptoms, hit in the indoor cages Friday at Progressive Field and is expected to catch a bullpen session today, while running the bases and taking batting practice outside. “He’s doing well,” said manager Manny Acta. “We Read More…

State softball: Elyria falls in semifinal

Elyria’s dream of a state championship ended tonight at a dark, damp Firestone Stadium in Akron. Lebanon beat the Pioneers (26-3) 3-1 in a Division I state semifinal. Lebanon will play North Canton Hoover tonight for the state title. Hoover beat Medina 5-2 earlier today. Elyria couldn’t solve freshman pitcher Ana Walter. She struck out Read More…

State Softball: Keystone wins 4-0, reaches championship game

Keystone is one win from its third state championship and a perfect season. The Wildcats (31-0) beat Poland Seminary 4-0 this afternoon in a rain-delayed Division II state semifinal at Firestone Stadium in Akron. No. 1-ranked Keystone will face No. 4 Greenville at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Wildcats got revenge over second-ranked Poland Seminary, which Read More…

Indians 5, Tigers 3: Tribe trips Tigers in opener

CLEVELAND — The first meeting of the season with defending Central Division champion Detroit couldn’t have worked out any better for the Indians. Cleveland got a quality start from right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez and a positive performance from its offense in a 5-3 victory over the Tigers at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. The cherry on Read More…

Indians: Perez stands by words but focusing on baseball

CLEVELAND — Indians closer Chris Perez stands by the inflammatory comments he made concerning Tribe fans, but the right-hander said it is time to focus on more important issues. “It is what it is,” said Perez, who criticized fans for their overall lack of support of the first-place Indians. “I got it off my chest, Read More…

Indians notes: Smith involved in Put-in-Bay incident

CLEVELAND — It’s been a rough weekend for the “Bullpen Mafia.” While closer Chris Perez was drawing fire for his inflammatory comments concerning Indians fans, another member of the relief corps — right-hander Joe Smith — was also embroiled in controversy. According to a police report, Smith was involved in an altercation at the Roundhouse Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy ready to compete for starting job

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy began his competition with rookie Brandon Weeden this morning as the team began organized team activities. McCoy took the first snaps with the starting offense, but he’s considered the underdog to keep the job. Weeden was drafted with the No. 22 pick last month. “It is what it is. Read More…

Browns LB Scott Fujita declares innocence, optimistic suspension will be overturned

BEREA – Browns linebacker Scott Fujita feels wronged by the NFL, will continue to fight his three-game suspension and is optimistic it will be overturned. Fujita addressed the media this afternoon after the first of the full-squad organized team activities. He had not spoken to reporters since the NFL handed out punishments for the Saints’ Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Jimenez letting everyone down

CLEVELAND — I predicted big things this year for Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, which means he’s not only making himself look bad — he’s bringing me down with him. While the majority of my colleagues were reserving judgment on Jimenez after watching him struggle upon arriving last year in a trade for prized pitching prospects Read More…

Indians: Tomlin placed on DL with wrist injury

CLEVELAND – A struggling Indians rotation will be without Josh Tomlin for at least two weeks after the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with an injury to his right wrist. Tomlin was originally scratched from his scheduled start in Boston on Saturday before the Indians chose to put him on the Read More…