September 18, 2014

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Tribe: Brantley blasts off to Indians 9-6 win against Tigers

The Indians’ Nick Swisher, right, and Michael Brantley celebrate Brantley’s two-run home run in the eighth inning. Below, Brantley ropes an RBI double in the first. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Give the Indians an “A” for resiliency Sunday, but give the bullpen an “F” for forcing them to display the characteristic. The Indians overcame another implosion from their relief corps to earn a long-awaited win over first-place Detroit, outlasting the Tigers 9-6 at Progressive Field. A victory over the Tigers — Cleveland’s first Read More…

Tribe: Masterson, Kipnis selected for All-Star team

CLEVELAND — The Indians will have a pair of representatives in the All-Star Game on July 16 at New York’s Citi Field. Starting pitcher Justin Masterson and second baseman Jason Kipnis were selected as reserves for the American League team. Both were named to the Midsummer Classic for the first time. “(Masterson) is a kid Read More…

Cavs: Veteran Jarrett Jack to ink four-year deal

Golden State Warriors' Jarrett Jack (2) collides with Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee on a drive in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors’ loss turned into a big gain for the Cavaliers. Point guard Jarrett Jack agreed to a four-year, $25 million contract with Cleveland on Saturday, giving it one of the top backups in the NBA at the position. The deal, which includes a fourth-year team option, will be officially signed Read More…

Tennis: Murray becomes first Brit to win Wimbledon since 1936

Andy Murray celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon title. (AP PHOTO)

LONDON — Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon — a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country. Britain had endured 77 years since one of its own claimed the men’s trophy at the revered tournament referred to simply as The Championships, and Read More…

Tribe: Struggling starter Carrasco designated for assignment

Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was designated for assignment Sunday. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians were forced to make a strange move Sunday thanks to a poor outing from right-hander Carlos Carrasco the day before. Carrasco, who was officially recalled Saturday and allowed seven runs on 10 hits over 3⅓ innings of a 9-4 loss to the Tigers, was designated for assignment, with Cleveland promoting relief Read More…

Tribe: Omar Vizquel eyeing managerial job

Omar Vizquel

CLEVELAND — Omar Vizquel is done playing the game, but he’s not done with baseball. The 46-year-old, who is currently serving as a roving minor league infield instructor for the Los Angeles Angels, wants to manage in the majors before walking off the field for good. “It’s coming,” said Vizquel, who is in line to Read More…

Tribe: Carrasco fails to impress Saturday, Tigers win 9-4

Miguel Cabrera

CLEVELAND — If the Central Division title indeed runs through Detroit, the Indians had better ask for directions. With another nice crowd (28,504) in attendance at Progressive Field, Cleveland went flat again Saturday afternoon, falling 9-4 to the Tigers, who increased their division lead over the Indians to 3½ games. Detroit, the two-time defending division Read More…

Rain but still shine for summer celebration

Ashley Drexler, 8, of Brunswick, and Brittany Scherban, 12, of Hinckley Township, enjoy the Shock Drop ride at the Brunswick Summer Celebration on Sunday.

Brunswick’s renamed and rescheduled six-day Summer Celebration festival is being called a success despite a drop in attendance due to rain. “It’s been slow overall,” said Caryn Kish, festival administrative assistant. She said forecasts of rain over several days was the reason few people showed up compared to last year. She said Saturday, which usually Read More…

Database to help special needs, elderly residents in emergencies

MEDINA — Last year when Superstorm Sandy hit Ohio on Oct. 29, torrential rains and high winds downed trees and power lines, leaving more than a quarter million Ohioans without electricity. While power outages that often accompany natural disasters are an inconvenience for most people, they can be life-threatening for the elderly and disabled who Read More…

Medina council to vote on raises for mayor, finance director

MEDINA — City Council is expected to vote tonight on proposed raises for the mayor and the finance director. Two weeks ago, the Council’s finance committee, which is made up of all seven Council members, agreed to boost the salary of the mayor and finance director. The proposal calls for the mayor’s salary to be Read More…