April 24, 2014

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High school softball: Shultz pumps up Bucks with two homers

YORK TWP. — For the second day in a row, the Buckeye softball team’s game with Firelands was in question. That, of course, meant the Bucks had the Falcons right where they wanted them. A three-run sixth inning Tuesday lifted Buckeye to an 8-7 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win one day after a four-run Read More…

Browns: Manziel expected in town

CLEVELAND — “Johnny Football” and the Browns are continuing their protracted mutual courtship. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is scheduled to spend today at Cleveland’s training facility in Berea, visiting with the franchise’s power brokers, according to a team source. Despite myriad rumors to the contrary, Indians officials said the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder was not in Read More…

Tribe: Salazar struggles, Indians hitters take the day off

Kansas City’s Norichika Aoki dives safely back to first as Cleveland first baseman Nick Swisher takes the pick-off throw. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Right-hander Danny Salazar was the toast of the town in Cleveland last year. Now, he’s just toast. Salazar was brief and ineffective for the fourth time in as many outings, leading to an 8-2 loss to the Royals at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. In four starts this season, the 24-year-old is 0-3 Read More…

Cavs: Acting GM Griffin knows everybody is under review

Cavaliers interim general manager David Griffin answers questions during a news conference Tuesday. Unsure of his own future, Griffin discussed Cleveland’s disappointing season. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — David Griffin insists he isn’t “acting.” Even with his current “interim” tag, he is proceeding as if he will continue to be general manager of the Cavaliers. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that was intended to wrap up the 2013-14 season, Griffin was in the somewhat awkward position Read More…

High school softball: Pirates walk away with PAC victory

SULLIVAN TWP. — Certain games can define softball seasons. Black River’s 5-4 win over Wellington on Monday might just be that game. Playing in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division slobberknocker that could have gone either way, the Pirates (4-8, 2-4) walked off winners with a two-out, seventh-inning single by Bailey Scheck. For a team Read More…

Tribe: McAllister stays calm to earn win

CLEVELAND — During the early portion of Monday night’s series opener with the Royals, about the only excitement for Indians fans was provided by a squirrel that got loose in the Progressive Field infield and outfield. Once the squirrel was contained, Cleveland’s baseball team brought the crowd to its feet. Keyed by two-run home runs Read More…

Cavs commentary: Some advice; Cleveland should keep Brown, Griffin

Acting Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will meet with the media this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts to review the 2013-14 season. Normally, such proceedings include a decent amount of talk about the future, but these aren’t normal times. For one, Griffin doesn’t know whether he will retain the GM job. Two, even if he Read More…

Boston Marathon: Show of defiance, men’s winner Keflezighi makes America proud

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon. (AP PHOTO)

BOSTON — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. With the names of the victims scrawled on their bodies or their race bibs, more than 32,000 people ran in Read More…

Tribe commentary: Time to panic? Not even close, actually

Hey, Indians fans, relax. When there has been an off chance between discussing who the Browns are going to take with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland sports world has taken to Twitter, Facebook and local sports radio talk shows to discuss the demise of the Tribe. The Indians are 8-10 Read More…

Boston Marathon: Ready to run, field expanded to help ease the grieving of bombings

BOSTON — “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief. Read More…