August 23, 2014

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Indians squander good pitching

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians got another top-shelf effort from a starting pitcher Friday night in the series opener against Houston. Unfortunately for them, they also got another bottom-feeding performance from their offense and defense. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched well but was pretty much forced to go it alone in a Read More…

Manziel is fined $12,000

  Scott Petrak The Gazette Talk about an expensive bird. Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL on Friday for giving the middle finger to the Washington bench Monday night. He has the option to appeal. Washington players yelled at Manziel throughout the game and mocked him by flashing his “money Read More…

Love trade could be announced as soon as today

Two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send All-Star forward Kevin Love (42) to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The long-awaited Kevin Love deal is expected to be officially announced today, after the three teams involved complete a trade call with the NBA office. The deal will bring the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Love, who averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists for Minnesota last season, to the Cavaliers, who will start him alongside four-time Read More…

Cleveland’s offense is a work in progress

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Renovations at FirstEnergy Stadium are ongoing, which is why fans will see construction zones around its perimeter. Fittingly, the Browns’ offense is also a work in progress, setting up a potentially messy matchup against the St. Louis Rams tonight at 8. Cleveland (0-2) has not scored a first-half Read More…

Browns WR Nate Burleson eager to make good first impression; says WR Josh Gordon on right path

Detroit Lions 2011 Headshots

BEREA — Nate Burleson has been spinning his wheels for two weeks. With the Browns’ offense out of rhythm and the receiving corps filled with question marks — none bigger than Josh Gordon’s possible suspension — Burleson has been unable to help, stuck to a stationary bike with a hamstring strain. He missed practice again Read More…

Corey Kluber far from sharp, but offense provides little help as Indians fall to Twins

Corey Kluber, Kennys Vargas

MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber has pitched so well for Cleveland this summer he’s put himself in the conversation about the American League Cy Young Award. On a so-so afternoon for the right-handed rock of the rotation, the Indians didn’t help him out. Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Read More…

Browns notes: Players back Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback

Joe Thomas

BEREA — Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has blocked for 13 quarterbacks during his seven seasons with the team. One of them is Brian Hoyer, who won all three of his starts in 2013 — and will be under center when Cleveland opens its regular season in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. “Brian was obviously a Read More…

Girls soccer: Loss gives Highland extra motivation

Highland’s Mari Ley battles for the ball with Olmsted Falls Taylor Hurt in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Sometimes the best thing to do after a loss is to get back on the field. That was the case for Highland’s girls soccer team, which bounced back from a bitter three-goal setback earlier this week by taking out its frustrations on Olmsted Falls in the form of a 5-0 non-league victory Read More…

Volleyball: Eager Cloverleaf bests Black River in opener

Cloverleaf’s Samantha Flora gets a kill against Black River’s Danielle Jenkins in Game 1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — For 19 days, the Cloverleaf volleyball team had been itching to play in something that mattered. The Colts, pardon the pun, held serve in practice and did their best in scrimmages leading up to their season opener against Black River. But practice was exactly that, so Cloverleaf wasn’t about to hit the Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer named starter, gets to fulfill lifelong dream

hoyer QB slider

BEREA — Now isn’t the time for Brian Hoyer to relax. But he can smile. The North Olmsted native that grew up cheering for the Browns was named the starting quarterback to open the regular season, beating out rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel. Rookie coach Mike Pettine gave them the news Wednesday morning before a Read More…