August 4, 2015

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Shumpert did all he could to fill voids

Shaun Bennett The Gazette CLEVELAND — Iman Shumpert knew the Cavaliers needed two things in their Eastern Conference semifinal series opener against the Chicago Bulls: A shooter to replace suspended guard J.R. Smith and a third scoring option to replace injured forward Kevin Love. Shumpert did all he could to fill both roles. Making his Read More…

Cavs: Kevin Love finds sweet rhythm after shaky shooting early

Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Apparently Kevin Love wasn’t in the same rush as Kyrie Irving to prove that playoff experience wasn’t necessary to put together a solid performance. While Irving scorched the nets from the opening tip to the final buzzer during the pair’s NBA postseason debut, Love missed his first five shots — finally sinking a Read More…

Ohio State defense stops Michigan when it matters most

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State knew offense was not its problem. The Buckeyes were scoring nearly 45 points a game this season, led by freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who set the Big Ten season touchdown record Saturday afternoon and had the school record for total offense. But when Barrett went down with a season-ending fractured ankle Read More…

Loss to Angels at Progessive Field snaps winning streak for Indians

Indians catcher Yan Gomes tags out Los Angeles’ Josh Hamilton. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Something fishy was going on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Indians starter Josh Tomlin had his worst performance of the season, the Cleveland batters couldn’t figure out rookie starter Matt Shoemaker and Angels center fielder Mike Trout continued his torrid pace at the plate with a pair of monster home runs during Los Read More…

Meyer sits key players in spring game

Shaun Bennett The Gazette COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer wasn’t looking to fine-tune his weapons during Saturday’s spring game at Ohio Stadium. Meyer sat nearly every returning starter on both sides of the ball, and allowed the backups and a handful of potential starters to see the majority of time on the field. Read More…

Tribe’s Kluber can’t catch break when it comes to Tigers

CLEVELAND — The numbers were stacked against Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber on Tuesday night. The 27-year-old was 1-2 with a 9.17 ERA against Detroit during his career — 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA in one start vs. the Tigers this season. He was also 0-5 with a 5.09 ERA in 11 career appearances at Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth’s Noah Baughman shows promise

ELYRIA — While Wadsworth freshman Noah Baughman was the lone Medina County wrestler to lock up a spot on the Ohio team that will travel to the national tournament in July, most of the area’s competitors at the Greco Roman and freestyle state tournaments found success this weekend. “I’m very excited at the thought of Read More…

OSU Notes: QB Braxton Miller has big day passing

CINCINNATI — There were still plenty of questions to be answered after Ohio State’s spring game Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, but who was the game’s top player wasn’t one of them. Junior quarterback Braxton Miller threw for 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third score to lead the Scarlet Read More…

Blue Devils win 1st division wrestling title in 5 seasons

Tyler Hughes

GARFIELD HTS. — The Brunswick wrestling team wanted to bounce back this season after finishing dead last in the Northeast Ohio Conference’s River Division. As they began to compile dual meet victories, the Blue Devils started to think about winning the division title. When the dust cleared after Saturday night’s NOC tournament, Brunswick was hoisting Read More…

Redskins’ Kirk Cousins makes sure pals don’t waste trip

CLEVELAND — Everything seemed to be set up nicely for Redskins rookie Kirk Cousins. He was given his first NFL start Sunday when fellow rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was sidelined due to a knee injury, and Cleveland is driving distance from Cousins’ hometown of Holland, Mich., and the campus of Michigan State, where he Read More…