September 1, 2014

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Tribe: Brantley to the rescue, Indians win 6-3

AP Indians outfielder Michael Brantley celebrates his first of two home runs with third base coach Brad Mills against Kansas City.

CLEVELAND — Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza was unstoppable in carrying a no-hitter into the fifth inning on Wednesday night. Once the Indians broke through, however, it didn’t take them long to send him to the showers. Left fielder Michael Brantley led off the fifth with a home run and added a sacrifice fly in the Read More…

Cavs picks: Georgetown’s Porter is Otto-matic

Georgetown forward Otto Porter puts up a shot in a 2012 NCAA Tournament game in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Editor’s note: The following is the third of four stories examining players the Cavaliers might select with the first pick in the NBA Draft. There’s not much debate that Georgetown small forward Otto Porter would be an upgrade over current Cavaliers starter Alonzo Gee. The question is whether he would be enough of an upgrade Read More…

NBA: Get ready for Game 7 of finals

MIAMI — LeBron James could not sleep after Game 6. Imagine, then, how frayed his emotions will be going into Game 7. So much is at stake. Legacies, for so many players, James included. The NBA championship. Whether the season was a success or a bust. How he will be portrayed over the next few Read More…

Samantha Petruzzi makes Medina Makos history

Samantha Petruzzi

Samantha Petruzzi became the first Medina Makos swimmer to compete in the USA Section 1 Central Zone Speedo Championship. Fifty-two teams representing 15 states were on hand for the meet in Waukesha, Wis., in March. Petruzzi made the finals in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing 19th. She also competed in the 100 fly and posted three Read More…

Golf: Tiger Woods to rest elbow, skip AT&T tourney

Tiger Woods’ sore left elbow will keep him out of competition until the British Open. Woods said Wednesday on his website that doctors found a strain in his left elbow and advised that he take a few weeks off for rest and treatment. That means he will miss the AT&T National next week at Congressional, Read More…

Serena Williams regrets rape case quotes

Serena Williams said she’s reaching out to the family of the Steubenville rape case victim after she was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.” “I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written Read More…

Tribe: Perez working out kinks in minors

Indians closer Chris Perez, pictured during spring training, allowed five runs while rehabbing at Double-A Akron on Tuesday. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Indians closer Chris Perez will not be activated from the 15-day disabled list until at least Saturday, but his sore right shoulder finally appears to be healthy. Manager Terry Francona said Perez “feels really good physically, but is still fixing things a little bit mechanically,” which could force him to make one additional Read More…

Browns: Five scouts hired

BEREA — The Browns have hired five scouts, as general manager Michael Lombardi continues to remake the personnel department. Frank Edgerly was named senior pro scout and Brent Blaylock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Manocherian and Patrick Moore were added as college scouts, the team announced Wednesday. Edgerly spent the last four seasons in the Patriots’ personnel Read More…

Teachers, administrators challenge educator rating system

KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE  Medina Schools interim Superintendent David Knight, center, lays out plans for what will happen should the November levy fail during Monday’s board meeting. Medina resident Mark Kuhar, creator of the “Medina City Schools Outrage” Facebook page, has started a petition calling on board members Karla Robinson, third from left, and Susan Vlcek, far left, to resign if the board expects residents to approve a November levy.

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson Medina teachers and school administrators have joined forces to lobby the legislature for changes in the rating system that will be used to evaluate teachers statewide next year. A letter signed by the Medina teachers’ union president and school curriculum officials asks state lawmakers to reduce the role played by Read More…

Petition seeks ouster of board members

Lori Berger, a special education teacher at Heritage Elementary School, called on board members Karla Robinson and Susan Vlcek to resign if they expect to pass a levy during Monday's board meeting. (Kiera Manion-Fischer / Gazette)

A Medina resident and creator of the “Medina City Schools Outrage” Facebook page is leading a petition drive calling for the resignations of two board members saying it’s the only way to pass a levy on the November ballot. “It’s a symbolic gesture,” Mark Kuhar said. “We’re hoping to demonstrate that enough people would consider Read More…