November 21, 2014

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Barn burns to ground in Wadsworth Township

A backhoe operator clears debris from a barn fire Friday afternoon at Ramsier's Willow Spring Farm in Wadsworth Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

WADSWORTH TWP. — A barn used mainly to store heavy equipment at Ramsier’s Willow Spring Farm burned to the ground early Friday. The 80-by-80-foot wood, metal and steel structure caught fire shortly before 4 a.m. Friday, and more than 30 firefighters from multiple agencies were called to help extinguish the blaze, according to Assistant Fire Read More…

Royals 5, Indians 3: Homestand goes in wrong direction

CLEVELAND — An eight-game stint at home seemed like an ideal time for the Indians to put some distance between themselves and the Tigers in the race for the Central Division title.
Instead, it did the opposite.
Visits from the White Sox, Angels and Royals wound up costing Cleveland in the division standings, as the Indians [...] Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe traded Cabrera to clear room for Kipnis

CLEVELAND — The rookie won out over the veteran.
The Indians traded infielder Orlando Cabrera to the Giants on Saturday, not because they were disappointed in his play, but because they wanted to clear more time for prized prospect Jason Kipnis.
Cabrera, 36, was signed in the offseason to provide leadership in a young Indians clubhouse and [...] Read More…

Royals 5, Indians 3: Tribe drops series to last-place KC

The Indians dropped a 5-3 decision to the Royals on Sunday at Progressive Field, with Kansas City winning the series two games to one.
It was the eighth loss in 10 games for Cleveland, which fell 2 1/2 games behind the pace of Central Division leader Detroit.
Fausto Carmona started for the Indians, allowing four runs on [...] Read More…

Browns: Joshua Cribbs hurts leg in practice, and other observations

BEREA – The fans welcomed the Browns back Sunday morning with the first open practice of coach Pat Shurmur’s 2-day-old training camp.
Here are some highlights of the 2½-hour session and the interviews that followed.
** Receiver/special teamer Joshua Cribbs stopped practicing about halfway through and had his knee wrapped in ice for a while. He said [...] Read More…

Browns Notes: Pat Shurmur deals with injuries on first day of practice

BEREA – It wasn’t perfect, but Pat Shurmur was pleased with his first practice as Browns coach.
The four-month NFL lockout deprived Shurmur of the entire offseason. The full squad didn’t report until Friday, then the players were on the field Saturday morning for a two-hour session to start training camp.
“For our first day I think [...] Read More…

Indians draw an ace: Trade several top prospects for Rockies’ Jimenez; send Orlando Cabrera to Giants for minor leaguer

CLEVELAND – Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez is headed to the Indians, but at a steep price.
The Tribe acquired the 27-year-old flamethrower in a trade Saturday, sending top pitching prospects Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, first baseman Matt McBride and pitcher Joe Gardner to Colorado.
The deal is contingent on Jimenez passing a physical given by [...] Read More…

LaPorta homer in ninth gives Indians much-needed win over Royals

CLEVELAND – Indians fans got exactly what they had been hoping for Saturday night: A big win and a big trade.
First baseman Matt LaPorta hit a three-run, walk-off homer with two out in the ninth inning, giving the Tribe a 5-2 come-from-behind win over the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City had taken a 2-1 lead in [...] Read More…

A quiet confidence: New Browns coach Pat Shurmur isn’t shy when it comes to taking charge

Pat Shurmur hasn’t lost a game as Browns head coach. He hasn’t had a player disrespect him in front of the team. He hasn’t been grilled by reporters for a third-down play call that backfires against the Steelers.
So maybe any discussion about his calm and composed demeanor should wait. Pressure does strange things to people, [...] Read More…

Browns: Day One of training camp arrives with injuries, trades

BEREA – Phil Dawson was never mistaken for a hippie – or Justin Bieber – in his first 12 years with the Browns, but he looked more clean-cut than ever Saturday. His head was shaved bald under his Browns cap.
Other than that, it was the same old No. 4. Only with a range of new [...] Read More…