May 28, 2016

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Macenko was destined for stardom

Brad Bournival The Gazette Amanda Macenko’s pink Nike baby shoes foretold a future of dominance for the 2006 Brunswick High graduate. That she will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame on June 16 at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth isn’t a surprise to the shoes, nor should it be to anyone Read More…

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Penguins go from disarray to finals with win over Lightning

PITTSBURGH — During his first day on the job in mid-December, Mike Sullivan looked around the Pittsburgh Penguins’ dressing room and saw a couple of MVPs, a handful of All-Stars and millionaires in abundance. He also saw a group languishing in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. No life. No momentum. And — at the Read More…

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Cavs: LeBron makes all-NBA first team for 10th time

LeBron James now has a perfect 10, but unlike a certain Golden State guard, he wasn’t a unanimous pick. The Cavaliers small forward Thursday earned first-team All-NBA honors for the 10th time — and ninth season in a row — in his 13-year career. Four of the 129 voters, comprised of sportswriters and broadcasters, did Read More…

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Browns: Ogbah seventh of 14 draft picks to sign contract

BEREA — Seven draft picks down, seven to go for the Browns. Linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah signed a four-year contract worth approximately $6.5 million Thursday, becoming the seventh member of their NFL Draft class to agree to terms. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder from Oklahoma State was the first player selected in the second round with the No. Read More…

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LeBron James doesn’t feel need to dominate, believes Cavs have found winning formula as they look to close out Raptors

Thirteen games into the playoffs and one win shy of a return trip to the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers still haven’t had to play their ace in the hole. LeBron James will enter Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors tonight at Air Canada Centre averaging a very respectable 23.9 points, Read More…

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High school baseball: Highland unafraid of matchup with St. Ignatius

PARMA — The St. Ignatius baseball team is a defending Division I state semifinalist and features big-time pitching recruits Connor Adams (Louisville) and Murphy O’Brien (St. Bonaventure). Highland’s response: That’s cool, but we can play, too. The Hornets (18-9) and Wildcats (20-10) will battle at 3 o’clock this afternoon at Ron Mottl Field on the Read More…

BREAKING: Baylor firing football coach Briles, reassigning president Starr

WACO, Texas — Baylor University’s board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The nation’s largest Baptist university said in a statement Thursday that it had suspended Briles “with intent to terminate.” Read More…

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Browns: Thomas feels recharged because of new coach Jackson

BEREA — Joe Thomas was emotional and unhappy at the end of last season, openly wondering if he wanted to spend his entire career with the Browns. Less than five months later, the nine-time Pro Bowl tackle is singing a much different tune because of their new coach. “Since I got here, my goal was Read More…

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Cavaliers continue their home-court advantage, blow away Raptors to move one win away from return to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers 1, Adversity 0. Actually, if you had Adversity plus 37 points, you still lost, as Cleveland dominated in every aspect while defeating the Toronto Raptors 116-78 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Having lost two straight in Toronto after winning their first 10 postseason Read More…

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Commentary: Cavs making it look really easy at home

At halftime the Cavs were on pace to win by more than 60 points. Not 30, not 40, not 50. Sixty. The big six-oh. At one point in the second quarter the Cavs defense held Toronto without a field goal for eight minutes. That’s one-sixth of the entire game, with no field goals. Zero. That’s Read More…

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