October 20, 2014

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Volleyball: Nothing goes wrong for Wadsworth, who tie in division

Brunswick’s Julia Holden hits through the block of North Royalton’s Maddie Meinberg. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

NORTH ROYALTON — The Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division volleyball title will be decided in the final week of the season. Junior outside hitter Katie Baird blasted a match-high 19 kills Thursday as North Royalton moved into a first-place tie with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 victory over Brunswick. The Blue Devils (16-2, 7-1) and Bears Read More…

Browns Notes: Head coach Mike Pettine cautions against looking ahead

Ravens Browns Football

BEREA — The Browns’ players received a mathematics lesson from coach Mike Pettine in their pre-practice meeting Tuesday. Pettine explained that the combined records of Cleveland’s next five opponents isn’t 4-16. It’s one, as in, “There is a reason why you take it one game at a time.” “You just can’t afford to look ahead Read More…

Browns: Running back Ben Tate returns to practice, will get starting job back Sunday if healthy

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate  runs from Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Keenan Robinson during the first half of a preseason football game in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski, File)

BEREA — Browns running back Ben Tate returned to practice Tuesday after missing three weeks with a sprained right knee. He also reclaimed the top spot on the depth chart. Cleveland coach Mike Pettine announced that Tate will start Sunday at Tennessee — provided he is healthy — with rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell Read More…

Michael Brantley, Bryan Shaw reach milestones but Indians fall to Rays

Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley reached a milestone and setup man Bryan Shaw set a team record Saturday night. Both of them, however, were overshadowed by another poor defensive performance by the Tribe. A throwing error by Lonnie Chisenhall and a bouncing toss by Mike Aviles led to two runs, allowing the Tampa Read More…

No playoffs for Indians

  CLEVELAND — The Indians were eliminated from postseason contention roughly 90 minutes after their 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night. Oakland posted a 6-2 victory over Texas that put the final nail in the Tribe’s coffin after 160 regular-season games. Cleveland’s only mathematical chance of forcing a one-game playoff was winning its Read More…

Corey Kluber dominates again for Indians

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber has done everything he can to win the American League Cy Young Award. Now the decision is in the hands of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The right-hander fired 11 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings in his final start of the season Friday, powering the Indians to a 1-0 victory Read More…

State-ranked Blue Devils roll

Brunswick's Amanda Lessman tips the ball over against Medina's Medina's Ashley Pavlescak (12) and McKenzie Kelly during the second game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The ninth-ranked Division I volleyball team in the state just keeps steamrolling along. Ally Badowski fired a match-high 14 kills and Amanda Lessman tied her career best with 10 kills on Thursday night, leading Brunswick to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win over Medina. The Read More…

Indians down Royals to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Cody Allen,Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ playoff dreams remain alive for at least one more day. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and Carlos Santana drove in the go-ahead run Wednesday night, allowing the Tribe to stave off elimination with a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. “We’re going to keep going because we want to make the Read More…

Commentary: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer received little support in loss

Brian Hoyer

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer played a near-perfect game Sunday afternoon, completing 14 straight passes on his way to 290 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. Unfortunately for the Browns, the same couldn’t be said about many of his teammates, who allowed Baltimore to steal a 23-21 win at FirstEnergy Stadium. “That’s a very good Read More…

Browns notes: Penalty negates trick play, spoils Johnny Manziel’s big moment

Johnny Manziel

CLEVELAND — The legend of “Johnny Football” could have grown exponentially Sunday afternoon, if not for an ill-timed penalty in the Browns’ 23-21 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel caught a 39-yard pass from Brian Hoyer in the second quarter, but it was erased because of an illegal shift committed by rookie Read More…