September 3, 2014

Medina
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Tribe: Bourn returns after birth of daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michael Bourn is back from Houston, where he was on hand to witness the birth of his daughter, Blair. “She’s ready to take over the world,” said the proud father on Wednesday. “She’s going to be a superstar.” Bourn didn’t necessarily mean in the world of sports. “Whatever she wants to Read More…

NBA: James is king of endorsements, too

LeBron James

A second consecutive NBA championship and Finals MVP should bring a tangible payoff to LeBron James. A prominent sports marketing expert expects the Heat star to cash in an additional $5-7 million in annual commercial endorsements. Considering James already leads all NBA players with $42 million a year in off-court earnings, such an increase doesn’t Read More…

U.S. Senate passes immigration bill

The Senate on Thursday voted 68-32 to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, an ambitious plan that creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while requiring tough new steps to secure the nation’s borders. The measure, the most sweeping changes to immigration law since the 1980s, now faces a perilous path in the Read More…

Same-sex marriage rulings will create new challenges

The Supreme Court made history while it set up new challenges Wednesday with two victories for marriage equality. In a pair of high-profile decisions, the divided court effectively undercut California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. Separately, the court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which denies same-sex married Read More…

Snowden: I’ll fight extradition

Edward Snowden, who says he leaked National Security Agency secrets, told Hong Kong media Wednesday that he intended to remain in the self-ruled Chinese territory and fight extradition to the United States. “I have had many opportunities to flee Hong Kong, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, Read More…

The bats are back as Indians beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — The Cleveland Indians erased all the negative numbers from their past three games with a few well-aimed swings of the bat Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. In beating the Phillies 10-4 to split the two-game series, the Indians looked a lot more like the offensive juggernaut that has compiled a 14-4 record since Read More…

Raburn hits two HRs, Jimenez shines as Indians rock Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What slump? Weren’t Indians batsmen in a crash-and-burn phase? Isn’t this the same team that scored 12 runs in five games through Sunday afternoon? Hard to remember any of that now, inasmuch as the Tribe has scored 19 runs the past two games, starting Sunday night in the second game of Read More…

Not a bad start: Indians pitcher Zach McAllister proving to be a quick study

In Zach McAllister’s three losses, the Indians have scored five runs. Let’s see. How should McAllister react to this kind of support? What doesn’t kill him makes him stronger? Manager Terry Francona hopes so, because he has been impressed not only with McAllister’s performances, but also his ability to catch on to new concepts. “He Read More…

Trend continues as Tribe gets few scoring chances

CHICAGO — A pattern is emerging in the early season games between the Indians and Chicago White Sox. Runs have been hard to come by for both teams. The Indians’ nemesis has been Jose Quintana, who gave up two runs and four hits in five innings Wednesday as the Sox eked out a 3-2 win Read More…

Error lets Tribe escape against White Sox

CHICAGO — As Monday night’s game progressed, it was clear that the Indians would need help to prevail. Only one party would be able to supply assistance — the Chicago White Sox, who accommodated by making a crucial error to give Cleveland a 3-2 win at U.S. Cellular Field. By the eighth inning, Tribe hitters Read More…