May 4, 2016

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High school tennis: Wadsworth wins first league title since 1976

GRANGER TWP. — Will Hutchinson and Jaret Yost will never forget their final Suburban League match. Nor will anyone else on Wadsworth’s boys tennis team. The seniors won the SL National Division Tournament title at second doubles Monday, which was the decisive point as the Grizzlies earned their first league championship since 1976. Wadsworth (34 Read More…

Even after historic upset, Leicester players train after partying

LEICESTER, England — Even being the first championship winners in Leicester’s 132-year history didn’t get the jubilant players out of training on Tuesday. After partying late into the night, the squad had to swiftly swap beers for bibs as they resumed training, preparing for the final two games of one of the most astonishing seasons Read More…

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Cavaliers 104, Hawks 93: Cleveland blows 18-point lead, then rallies late for Game 1 victory

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers nearly gave a game away, then won going away. After blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead, the Cavs locked down defensively, got some pivotal offensive rebounds and rode big hoops by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith to a 104-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday in Game 1 of Read More…

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Cavaliers Commentary: With the game on the line, Cleveland’s stars step on the gas pedal

CLEVELAND — Well, that escalated quickly. Both ways. The Cavs are like that sometimes. Take a big lead. Take a few, or a lot, of possessions off, let the other team back into the game, then hit the accelerator and go roaring across the finish line first. They did it again Monday night against Atlanta Read More…

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Cavaliers: Kevin Love doesn’t let bad shooting night get him down

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is struggling to make shots, but he hasn’t allowed it to affect the rest of his game. Love recorded his fifth straight double-double to open the playoffs Monday night, collecting 17 points and 11 rebounds as Cleveland beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-93 in Game 1 of their Eastern Read More…

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Browns don’t pick up 5th-year option on OLB Barkevious Mingo; OLB Scott Solomon cut

The Browns declined to exercise their fifth-year option on the contract of outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The deadline was Monday. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft, remains on the roster for this season. The option for 2017 would’ve been worth $11.9 million and been guaranteed for injury. The fifth-year option is part Read More…

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Commentary: Jackson wants fans to trust him with Kessler pick — but it might not be blind faith

BEREA — Browns quarterback Cody Kessler was a third-round pick and the No. 93 overall selection in the NFL Draft. Though the Southern California product was not considered a strong prospect around the league, Cleveland views him as a long-term keeper. And in the short-term, Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown shouldn’t get too comfortable Read More…

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NBA Playoffs: Raptors close out Pacers, advance to second round for first time in 15 years

TORONTO — After a decade and a half of playoff disappointment, the Toronto Raptors finally got to enjoy a celebratory night of hugs, kisses and happy families. Next up, a second-round date with the Miami Heat. Toronto advanced with a Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Read More…

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Cavaliers eager to get back on court against Hawks, say they’re not worried about long layoff between playoff series

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers went eight days between games after sweeping Boston in the first round last year and promptly lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland went nine days between games after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks in the conference finals and promptly lost Game 1 of the NBA Read More…

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Swept away: Indians suffer another one-run loss to Phillies, making it five one-run setbacks in their last six games

PHILADELPHIA — One run short once again. Vince Velasquez tossed two-hit ball over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Sunday for their sixth straight win. The Indians have played six straight one-run games, losing five. They’re 4-7 overall in one-run games. “We’ve had close games all year,” Indians manager Terry Read More…

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