July 1, 2015

Intermittent clouds

Ohio Open: Thunderstorms suspend play

Parker Hewit

WESTFIELD CENTER — Northeast Ohio weather forecasters were the stars of the Ohio Open on Tuesday, as scattered thunderstorms were right on cue and suspended second-round action at 2:50 p.m. Approximately 120 players will finish their rounds beginning at 8:30 this morning. The field then will be trimmed to 60, including ties, before the final Read More…

Ohio Open: Parker Hewit frustrated with one of those days

Parker Hewit

WESTFIELD CENTER — Only a talented 25-year-old playing on his home course could find fault after shooting 67. That was how Westfield Center native Parker Hewit summarized the first round of the 95th Ohio Open, as the former Cloverleaf High and Bowling Green State star led 16 Medina County participants on a rainy and unseasonably Read More…

Cavs: To little surprise, LeBron James declines player option but is expected to return

LeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP GLeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The best basketball player in the world wants to be paid commensurately. For that reason, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James did not exercise his one-year, $21.57 million player option for next season. The deadline for his decision was Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but Read More…

Indians: Carlos Carrasco shines over eight innings against Cabrera-less Detroit

The Indians’ Francisco Lindor celebrates after hitting a home run. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was gracious enough to give Miguel Cabrera the day off for the series finale Wednesday afternoon. The Indians were happy to receive the gift. With the well-known Cleveland killer and arguably baseball’s best hitter on the bench, the Indians took advantage and beat Detroit 8-2 to avoid a three-game Read More…

Cavs: Draft on tap; Kevin Love opts out of contract

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love and LeBron James wait during a break in an NBA basketball game. (AP FILE PHOTO)

A year ago, the Cavaliers had the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and chose Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins, who they eventually traded to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Two years ago, the Cavs took UNLV’s Anthony Bennett at No. 1 — and later traded him to the Timberwolves with Wiggins — and Russian Sergey Read More…

Cavs commentary: Absence of draft hype is a beautiful thing

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opted out of his contract Wednesday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The NBA Draft is tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and in Northeast Ohio we’re not all that excited about it. Isn’t that great? After years of it being the most important night in the Cavaliers’ season, the draft actually snuck up on us in 2015. Again, isn’t that great? I mean, only nine days Read More…

Easy decision for Cavs: Timofey Mozgov option picked up

The Cavs picked up their team option on the contract of center Timofey Mozgov. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov has earned an encore with the Cavaliers. Cleveland exercised the one-year team option on his contract Tuesday, keeping the 7-foot-1 center with the team for the 2015-16 season. Mozgov, who will earn $4.95 million, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He averaged 10.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and Read More…

MatchStick Challenge: Against all odds; Mike Cramer’s recovery astounds doctors

Mike Cramer signs his release papers from a rehab facility in October 2012. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MANDII CRAMER)

Lisa Gayle Grayson | The Gazette Not everyone who signs up for a road race has the same motivation. For some, it is part of their training for a longer distance, such as a marathon. Others may participate because they are raising money for a great cause. In the case of Wadsworth residents Mike and Read More…

NFL Rookie Symposium: Marcus Mariota acts like seasoned professional

Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota conducted himself with aplomb at the NFL Rookie Symposium. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — The NFL is counting on Marcus Mariota to be a star. The Tennessee Titans need him to be their franchise quarterback. Mariota, though, is focused on a much simpler goal for his first pro season. “I’m going to continue to be myself,” the No. 2 overall draft pick said. “I understand the expectations Read More…

Indians: Another evening, another ugly loss

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CLEVELAND — Things were going swimmingly for the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The hometown team was tied with the Tigers in the fifth inning and the dangerous Miguel Cabrera had just hit a tapper back to Cleveland starting pitcher Danny Salazar with the bases loaded and one out — a ball that Read More…