February 14, 2016

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Cavs’ Shumpert talks about delivering baby

Iman Shumpert

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert can joke about it now, but it was no laughing matter when his fiancée went into premature labor in their bathroom. Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. arrived one month early, being born at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday as her father assisted Teyana Taylor in the delivery. He said mother and Read More…

Mall lives the dream as Highland boys knock off Aurora in OT


GRANGER TWP. — Jake Mall lived every boys basketball player’s dream Friday night. The junior shooting guard drove the length of the court, split a pair of traps along the way, evaded a shot-blocker and buried a layup with three seconds left, giving Highland a 51-50 overtime victory over Aurora. Mall’s breathtaking play left the Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia rolls over Black River in PAC

COLUMBIA STATION — David Delahunty won the battle of the top two scorers in the Patriot Athletic Conference. His team also came out on top Friday. Delahunty scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, powering Columbia’s boys basketball team to a 67-54 win over scrappy Black River. The 6-foot-6 senior center Read More…

Browns give Barnidge 3-year extension


BEREA — Gary Barnidge could have ridden off into the sunset after this season, entering free agency and leaving the Browns behind. Believe it or not, the thought never entered his mind — and he made sure team owner Jimmy Haslam III knew it. “I wanted to talk to Jimmy face to face and tell Read More…

‘Nice’ players, coach steer Brunswick’s Benner toward Lake Erie


BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t a question if Farrah Benner would play college basketball. The question was where the Brunswick small forward would continue her career. Lake Erie College provided the perfect answer. Benner accepted a full athletic and academic scholarship from the Division II program, and signed a national letter of intent to join the Read More…

Dulik: Browns and their fans come up short


For more than four decades, “Monday Night Football” was a prime-time spectacle and the highlight of every week in the NFL. When it made a rare visit to Cleveland, the excitement was palpable throughout downtown. Fans flocked to the lakefront many hours before kickoff — even those without tickets — because it was that big Read More…

Diggin’ the spotlight: Badowski powered Brunswick to regional finals

Brunswick senior Ally Badowski is the 2015 Gazette MVP for volleyball.

Ally Badowski was the go-to girl on the greatest volleyball teams in Brunswick history. The 6-footer also was one of the most intimidating athletes in the area, which is why she caught everyone off-guard late in the Strongsville Division I District final. “Ally is a very intense player and leader, and she gave the team Read More…

Dulik: If the end isn’t at hand for Manziel, it should be


BEREA — Johnny Manziel never earned the right to start. Not as a rookie in front of Brian Hoyer, and certainly not this season ahead of Josh McCown. But the Browns gave him the job anyway — and gave him one condition to keep it. All Manziel had to do was not embarrass the franchise Read More…

Medina County All-Star Volleyball: Galaszweski, Calame team up one more time

Medina’s Carla Relitz hits against Black River’s Morgan Terry.

WESTFIELD TWP. — Katie Galaszewski began playing volleyball at the age of 9. Her coach was Janeen Calame. Fast forward to Monday night, when the Buckeye duo was reunited at the Medina County All-Star Match. Galaszewski led all players with 16 assists and six aces — earning MVP honors — in powering Team Calame to Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns have no defense for their awful defense


The numbers are staggering and inexcusable: Twelve penalties for 188 yards. An average of 3.2 feet per rushing attempt. Surrendering 309 passing yards in the first half. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t just beat the Browns 30-9 on Sunday, they humiliated them and exposed them for what they are — a laughingstock and a complete mess. Read More…