July 25, 2016

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Beginning to swing: Offense stays hot as Indians down Nationals for third straight win

CLEVELAND – Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Indians are on a bona fide winning streak.
The Indians used another offensive barrage, mixed in a solid effort from starter Jake Westbrook and powered their way to a 7-2 interleague victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
The Indians have scored 26 runs in the last three […] Read More…

Tribe notes: Santana called up and called on; catcher starts first game, bats third

CLEVELAND – In one of the most anticipated moves in recent club history, the Indians called up top prospect Carlos Santana from Triple-A Columbus on Friday, placed the catcher in the starting lineup and batted him third.
“I was excited when I got the news,” Santana said through coach and interpreter Ruben Niebla. “I called my […] Read More…

Still a fan favorite: Homecoming an emotional night for Victor Martinez

CLEVELAND — Boston may be able to show Victor Martinez plenty of victories, pennant chases and a potential World Series ring or two, but the Red Sox will never be able to show the veteran catcher the love he felt as a member of the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians traded the three-time All-Star last season to […] Read More…

Cavs’ yellow brick road looking like dead end

The Cleveland Cavaliers need to drop what they’re doing and join Dorothy and company on their trip to the Emerald City. It’s obvious after Tuesday night’s 120-88 loss in Game 5 of the Eastern Confer­ence semifinals — this team has no heart.
Add in some of the bad decisions — on and off the court — […] Read More…

Indians-Tigers postponed: Huff’s ugly outing disappears in rain

CLEVELAND – Friday night wasn’t a total waste of time for the fans that came out to Progressive Field.
While the baseball game between Cleveland and Detroit was postponed – with the Tigers leading 7-6 after four innings – those in attendance got to watch most of the second half of the Cavaliers’ playoff victory over […] Read More…

The CT’s Shaun Bennett: Rondo able to finish job, Cavs this time

CLEVELAND — Rajon Rondo disappeared during the third quarter of a Game 1 loss to Cleveland, allowing his point guard counterpart Mo Williams to single-handedly spark a Cavaliers rally.
The Celtics star wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. Rondo dished out a fran­chise- playoff-record 19 assists — including seven in the pivotal third quarter […] Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Cavs commit the perfect crime, stealing a win at home

It doesn’t seem possible that the No. 1 team in the NBA could steal a victory at home in a series opener, but that’s exactly what the Cleveland Cavaliers did Saturday night with their 101-93 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics.
The main accessory to the theft was point […] Read More…

Browns: McCoy expects to work hard, thrive

BEREA – Texas quarterback Colt McCoy refused to show his frustration and kept a smile on his face as team after team ignored him through most of the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.
The smile became genuine late Friday night when the Browns picked McCoy in the third round – the 85th pick overall.
“When […] Read More…