September 20, 2014

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Tigers 4, Indians 2: Freefall continues, but pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez looks good

CLEVELAND — Ubaldo Jimenez came within one pitch of throwing a masterpiece Monday against the Detroit Tigers.
Unfortunately, that pitch turned into a three-run homer by Victor Martinez and gave Detroit all the offense it needed in a 4-2 win over the Tribe. The Tigers now lead Cleveland by 7½ games in the American League Central [...] Read More…

Browns make cuts, place Brandon Jackson on season-ending IR

BEREA – Brandon Jackson was signed by the Browns as an insurance policy, just in case one of their top two running backs was injured.
Ironically, Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty both made it through the preseason healthy, while the former Green Bay starter did not.
Jackson was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday with a severe [...] Read More…

Asdrubal Cabrera’s clutch home run lifts Indians past Royals

CLEVELAND – Jim Thome celebrated his birthday by putting another candle on the cake and another ball into the stands.
Asdrubal Cabrera, however, gave Indians fans an even bigger reason to cheer Saturday night.
Cabrera hammered a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Tribe to a stunning 8-7 victory [...] Read More…

Tribe notes: Tomlin says injury ‘nothing serious’

CLEVELAND – Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin believes his first trip to the disabled list will be a short one.
The right-hander was put on the shelf Friday with right elbow soreness, retroactive to Aug. 25, but says he has no concerns about missing the rest of the season.
“I feel like having two weeks off will be [...] Read More…

Phil Taylor, Browns’ top pick, ends holdout

BEREA – The Browns have agreed to terms with top pick Phil Taylor, the 21st overall selection in the NFL Draft.
The defensive tackle from Baylor reported to the team headquarters late Tuesday afternoon, meeting with Cleveland president Mike Holmgren shortly after arriving in Berea.
Taylor will officially sign a four-year contract this evening. He was the lone [...] Read More…

Browns: Punter Reggie Hodges out for year with torn Achilles’ tendon

BEREA — Browns punter Reggie Hodges suffered a season-ending, torn left Achilles’ tendon Tuesday at training camp.
Hodges took a snap in the end zone during a special teams drill, but fell to the ground as soon as he planted his left, non-kicking foot.
The fifth-year pro was unable to put any weight on [...] Read More…

Indians draw an ace: Trade several top prospects for Rockies’ Jimenez; send Orlando Cabrera to Giants for minor leaguer

CLEVELAND – Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez is headed to the Indians, but at a steep price.
The Tribe acquired the 27-year-old flamethrower in a trade Saturday, sending top pitching prospects Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, first baseman Matt McBride and pitcher Joe Gardner to Colorado.
The deal is contingent on Jimenez passing a physical given by [...] Read More…

LaPorta homer in ninth gives Indians much-needed win over Royals

CLEVELAND – Indians fans got exactly what they had been hoping for Saturday night: A big win and a big trade.
First baseman Matt LaPorta hit a three-run, walk-off homer with two out in the ninth inning, giving the Tribe a 5-2 come-from-behind win over the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City had taken a 2-1 lead in [...] Read More…

Cavaliers: Forward Omri Casspi acquired in trade for J.J. Hickson

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers played beat the clock Thursday, pulling off a significant trade just hours before the NBA lockout began.
Cleveland dealt enigmatic power forward J.J. Hickson to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for small forward Omri Casspi and a future first-round pick.
The 6-foot-9 Casspi – a fine perimeter shooter and hard-nosed defender – will [...] Read More…

Cavs stay with Eyenga, say so long to assistant coach Jent

CLEVELAND – Swingman Christian Eyenga is staying with the Cavaliers, but assistant coach Chris Jent is not.
Cleveland exercised its option on Eyenga’s contract for the 2012-13 season Wednesday, keeping the native of the Congo in the wine and gold for at least the next two years.
The 6-foot-7 Eyenga showed athleticism and solid fundamentals last winter [...] Read More…