July 31, 2014

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More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming

LeBron James (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed Read More…

PHOTOS: ATVs sling mud off tires at county fair’s motocross event

Dan Hoisington (71), from Medina, and Nicholas Walkuski, from Medina, battle in the ATV A race during the motocross at the Medina County Fair. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Check out these photos from the motocross event at this year’s Medina County Fair. Check Thursday’s Gazette for a story and more photos.

Mark Szakacs Jr. adds to his family’s demolition derby legacy

Brunswick's Ian High and Medina's Ryan Keaton compete in the second heat of the sub-compact division of the 80's & Newer Demolition Derby Monday at the Medina County Fair. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Father to son, senior to junior. The demolition derby at the Medina County Fair has been a part of Mark Szakacs Jr.’s family since his father won the stock derby in 1978. The Medina resident added his first 80’s and Newer Demolition title in his sixth year in the event, describing the win Read More…

Browns Notes: Josh Gordon to blame second-hand smoke in suspension appeal, per reports

Josh Gordon

BEREA — Browns receiver Josh Gordon has a high-profile lawyer and an interesting argument. He hopes they result in a successful appeal of an indefinite suspension for failing a marijuana test. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be allowed to play in 2014. Reports Tuesday on ESPN and Profootballtalk.com laid out the argument Gordon’s attorneys will use Friday Read More…

Trevor Bauer struggles, Indians offense provides little support as Mariners spoil first game back

Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — A return to Progressive Field following a lengthy road trip did not provide relief for the Indians on Tuesday night. Cleveland, one of the majors’ top teams at home this season, couldn’t continue the trend in the series opener with Seattle, dropping a 5-2 decision in front of just 15,713 fans. For one Read More…

Browns Training Camp: Running back Ben Tate starts fight to stand up for offense

Joe Haden

BEREA — Running back Ben Tate’s fastball at the helmet of defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin was intended to send a message. Despite Tate’s 105-pound disadvantage, he wanted to make it clear the offense wouldn’t accept being picked on by the defense. “It was about just setting the tempo that, ‘Hey, you are not going to Read More…

Indians notes: Terry Francona not sure buying is best idea at trading deadline

Terry Francona

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona isn’t begging general manager Chris Antonetti for reinforcements as Thursday’s trading deadline approaches. “What we need to be geared for is to play good baseball, and if something happens, something happens,” said Francona, whose third-place team trails the first-place Tigers by 6½ games in the Central Division and are five Read More…

Rory McIlroy wants to build on British Open victory

Bridgestone Invitational Golf

AKRON — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind. McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town Read More…

PHOTOS: Cars collide at Monday’s Demolition Derby


Check out these photos of Monday’s Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair. There was a story about the derby in the next day’s newspaper.

Indians’ Carlos Santana named American League Player of the Week

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana could not be much hotter. Too bad the same can’t be said for his team. The Cleveland Indians, who open an eight-game homestand tonight against the Seattle Mariners, are coming off a 10-3 win over the Royals on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, that was just their second win in their last eight games. Read More…