August 27, 2014

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Indians keep dealing veterans: Westbrook traded to Cardinals, Wood shipped to Yanks

CLEVELAND – The Indians have been out of contention since the 2007 season, but they’ve become quite efficient at trading off veteran players the past three years.
A day after dealing outfielder Austin Kearns to the Yankees, two more veterans left the building Saturday, with Cleveland trading starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to the Cardinals and re-uniting [...] Read More…

Sixth suspect in mail theft case turns self in

MEDINA — A sixth suspect in the theft of mail from the Medina Post Office turned himself in to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Michael Malin, 18, of 707 Guilford Blvd., is charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, police said. Five others suspected in the theft case were arrested Thursday night. Read More…

Updated: Browns rookie Joe Haden agrees to deal, with $26M guaranteed

BEREA — Rookie cornerback Joe Haden agreed to a five-year contract Saturday afternoon, agent Malik Shareef confirmed.
Shareef said Haden hopes to have the deal signed in the next couple of hours, which would allow him to join the team for the evening practice. Haden missed a week of rookie sessions and the first full-squad [...] Read More…

Browns RB Montario Hardesty out, will miss weeks

BEREA — Rookie running back Montario Hardesty, a second-round pick expected to compete for a starting job, didn’t practice Saturday morning as the Browns opened training camp. He twisted his knee during rookie practices earlier in the week and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks.
“He twisted his knee in a drill the other [...] Read More…

Joe Haden absent at start of Browns camp

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden, the No. 7 overall pick, wasn’t on hand Saturday morning when the Browns began training camp. Haden is the team’s only rookie unsigned.
Haden flew into Cleveland on Thursday, according to his Twitter account, so he could join practice soon after he signs. That could mean the second practice Saturday night [...] Read More…

Browns training camp preview: Keep your eyes on these guys

he jerseys, helmets and numbers never change.
The players inside switch almost every year.
No. 17 now belongs to Jake Delhomme, not Brian Sipe or Braylon Edwards. Benjamin Watson, not Ozzie Newsome or Steve Heiden, is No. 82. Colt McCoy wears No. 12.
President Mike Holmgren is the most prominent name within the organization, and he may be [...] Read More…

Indians crushed by Blue Jays; Kearns traded to Yankees

TORONTO – Jose Bautista doesn’t want to get traded by Toronto. The way he’s hitting right now, his Blue Jays teammates are just as eager to keep him around.
Bautista hit a grand slam, his major league-leading 31st home run, Fred Lewis added a solo shot and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 8-1 on [...] Read More…

Sore back lands Indians’ Talbot on DL

The Indians placed right-hander Mitch Talbot on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain Friday and optioned right-hander Jess Todd to Triple-A Columbus.
Cleveland also recalled right-hander Jensen Lewis and purchased the contract of righty Justin Germano from Columbus.
“We were looking for a guy who could give us minimum three innings today and (Germano) [...] Read More…

Cavaliers sign defensive-minded swingman Joey Graham

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers now have had both Graham twins under contract.
Cleveland signed swingman Joey Graham to a two-year, $2.1 million contract Friday, with the team holding the option for the second year of the deal.
Graham, 28, is the twin brother of Stephen Graham, who played for the Cavaliers in 2005-06.
Joey Graham was signed with [...] Read More…

Bond held at $1M for murder suspect

MEDINA — A judge refused Friday to lower the $1 million bond set for a Medina man accused of poisoning and killing his wife in February 2009. Dennis Auerswald, 60, was the subject of a 1½-year investigation into the death of his wife, Maureen Auerswald, who was 60 when she died. Dennis Auerswald was arrested Read More…