December 18, 2014

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Red Sox 6, Indians 3: Boston completes the sweep

CLEVELAND — A matchup against left-hander Jon Lester on Thursday night was far from the perfect tonic for the Indians’ struggling offense. And, ultimately, a three-game visit from the Boston Red Sox did nothing to cure Cleveland’s losing ills. With Lester offering up another quality outing, Boston wrapped up the series sweep with a 6-3 Read More…

Indians notes: Masterson off to ace-like start

CLEVELAND — Things looked easy for Justin Masterson over his first three starts, with the right-hander offering up dominating performances in each en route to a 3-0 record and 0.41 ERA. His most recent effort Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox wasn’t as smooth — four earned runs on 11 hits Read More…

Browns schedule released: Open at home vs. Miami, host Bills in prime time

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski will start his Browns career at home, just like all his predecessors since 1999. He’ll try to be the first to begin with a victory. The Browns will open the season at home for the 14th time in 15 years since returning, facing Miami on Sept. 8 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Read More…

FBI affidavit says Browns owner knew about rebate fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An FBI agent’s affidavit says a Pilot Flying J employee told authorities that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns. The 120-page document was filed Thursday in federal court in Knoxville, where Pilot is based. It identifies the employee only as Read More…

Medina police chief wounded in gun accident

Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci was interviewed from a hospital bed Thursday after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh while getting ready for work. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

MEDINA — In the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting, all Medina police officers received advanced training in emergency medical care. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci got to apply what he learned Thursday morning — on himself. Berarducci was wounded about 9:30 a.m. when his service pistol went off as he holstered the weapon while preparing Read More…

Cavaliers fire Byron Scott as coach

INDEPENDENCE — Byron Scott was fired today after compiling a 64-166 record in three seasons as Cavaliers coach. “I fully support the difficult move that was made today,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement released by the organization. “Although we saw progress with young individual player development, we did not see the kind Read More…

Cavs fire coach Byron Scott

INDEPENDENCE — Byron Scott was fired today after compiling a 64-166 record in three seasons as Cavaliers coach. “I fully support the difficult move that was made today,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement released by the organization. “Although we saw progress with young individual player development, we did not see the kind Read More…

Minicamp News and Notes: Owner Jimmy Haslam in Berea as team wraps up minicamp

BEREA – Owner Jimmy Haslam is at team headquarters for draft preparation, a team spokesman confirmed. Haslam said Tuesday in a news conference in Knoxville, Tenn., he would keep his original schedule, despite an ongoing FBI and IRS investigation into Pilot Flying J. He is CEO of the truck-stop business founded by his father. The Read More…

Byron Scott’s future at forefront as Cavs drop 16 of final 18

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Start the Byron Scott Watch. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 10 assists Wednesday, but that wasn’t enough to save the Cleveland Cavaliers from a season-ending 105-98 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, one of the NBA’s worst teams. Saving Scott, the Cavs coach, is another matter. His fate could be decided at Read More…

Baseball: Failure to cash in proves costly for Medina

Medina’s Mike Faschian slides past Strongsville catcher Mike Lange to score in the bottom of the third inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MEDINA — If Medina’s baseball team falls one game short of the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division championship, it will look back to Wednesday in disgust. The Bees had their chances against rival Strongsville, yet squandered most of them or immediately canceled great plays with head-scratching ones in a 6-5 loss. “We gave the game Read More…