April 28, 2015

Medina
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Bees hammer Cardinals

Brad Bournival The Gazette MENTOR — When Mentor softball coach Emily Strobel decided to save her ace for later in the week, Medina jumped on the opportunity. By the time the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division contest was over, the Bees were on the right side of a 17-6 victory that lasted five innings. With Read More…

Smith receives two-game suspension

Rick Noland The Gazette In the span of an hour, Monday went from bad to worse for the Cavaliers. With power forward Kevin Love having just been ruled out for the Eastern Conference semifinals due to a dislocated left shoulder, the Cavs learned shooting guard J.R. Smith had been suspended by the NBA for the Read More…

Love ruled out of Eastern Conference semifinals

Rick Noland The Gazette “The Big Three” will be reduced to “The Dynamic Duo” for the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Cavaliers announced Monday evening that three-time All-Star power forward Kevin Love will miss the entire series due to a shoulder injury suffered Sunday in a 101-93 series-clinching win in Boston. The 6-foot-10, 243-pounder was diagnosed Read More…

Grayson could enter QB picture

Scott Petrak The Gazette A lot of time, energy and words have been used to explore every angle of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota possibly coming to the Browns. But what if he doesn’t wind up in Cleveland? The offseason discussion and at least one trade attempt for Sam Bradford suggest coach Mike Pettine, general manager Read More…

Kluber remains winless

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians’ season-long slump continued in earnest Monday night at Progressive Field. With ace Corey Kluber on the mound, Cleveland’s lack of offense contributed mightily to a 6-2 loss in the series opener against Central Division rival Kansas City. Kluber (0-3, 4.24 ERA) wasn’t his usual dominant self, allowing Read More…

Parker is known for big plays, TDs

Scott Petrak The Gazette Over his right shoulder. High above his head. Off the back of a defender. On the way out of bounds. Receiver DeVante Parker caught 33 touchdowns in 43 games at Louisville — he reached the end zone every 4.7 receptions — and they came in all shapes, sizes and contortions. “He Read More…

Campbell delivers another game-winning hit

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — History showed freshman Gabbi Campbell wasn’t going to shrink in a pressure situation Friday at the Prebis Memorial Tournament. With a chance to get her second game-winning hit of the season for the Brunswick softball team, Campbell once again came through with a one-out single to score Shaina Read More…

Love-fest at moment

A lot can be said, some of it bad but much of it good, about Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, but before we delve into all that, let’s first say this: Throughout his under-the-microscope first season as a member of Cleveland’s “Big Three,” the guy has been the consummate professional. Handsome, polite and well spoken, Read More…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Starters giving Cavs big advantage

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — From the glass-is-half-empty approach, the Cavaliers bench has been outscored 106-36 by its Boston counterparts. From the glass-is-overflowing department, Cleveland’s starters have outscored those of the Celtics 176-85. No matter how the numbers are crunched, however, the Cavs lead the Celtics 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven series as they prepare for Game 3 Read More…

Albert Grindle commentary about Tom Lombardo: It’s hard to fault decision

Tom Lombardo

Dear Highland: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Tom Lombardo sent the Northeast Ohio high school sports world abuzz Wednesday by leaving the Hornets to become head football coach at parochial superpower St. Edward. The Eagles are the defending Division I state champions and lost previous coach Rick Finotti to the University Read More…