September 17, 2014

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Boys soccer: Win streak halted as Strongsville edges Medina

Medina’s Noah Hastings beats Strongsville goalkeeper Reese Laurell (0) and Tim Hoffman to score a goal in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE — The margin for error between the Medina and Strongsville boys soccer teams is so minimal sometimes a misdirected ball or just-missed shot is the difference. That was the case Tuesday night for the Bees, who fell 3-2 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division action to snap a three-game winning streak against the Mustangs. Read More…

LeBron James, Cedar Point team up while Nike unveils James shoe line

LeBron James

Cedar Point officially announced its partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation on Tuesday, but the amusement park won’t be naming a roller coaster “King James.” However, a 10-story tall James banner could be making its way back to downtown Cleveland, and the 6-foot-8 small forward’s latest tennis shoe was unveiled at Nike headquarters in Read More…

LeBron James unveils new Nike shoe

LeBron James

BEAVERTON, Ore. — LeBron James had some business to take care of before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was at Nike’s corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe — the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs. “I Read More…

Petrak analysis: Browns offensive coordinator Shanahan deserves some credit

Kyle Shanahan, Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer

The Browns have scored 53 points through two games. It’s the highest two-game total to open a year since 2007, when they scored 51 in Week 2. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan deserves more credit than he’s getting. And, yes, I know six of the points came on Tashaun Gipson’s interception return for a touchdown. The Read More…

Kluber strikes out career-high 14 as Indians end four-game skid

Corey Kluber

HOUSTON — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Kluber (16-9) allowed one run and seven hits to earn his third straight win. His previous high for strikeouts was 13 against the Read More…

Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DWI

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon keeps making news, even though he’s not anywhere near a football field. The Browns’ All-Pro receiver pleaded guilty Tuesday to a DWI charge in North Carolina through his attorney, the Wake County Clerk of Court confirmed to CBSSports.com. He received 12 months unsupervised probation and owes $290 in court costs and a $100 Read More…

Noland’s book available for purchase

Dear Gazette Readers: My first book, “Over Time,” is now available for purchase. It is a 246-page compilation of 50 of my favorite stories during 30-plus years at The Gazette. It’s broken into six sections – Memories, Human Triumph, Person…alities, Events, Columns and Adventures – and I think there’s something in it for everyone. There Read More…

Ohio State football: Little rest for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — If any naive Ohio State football players had a notion they were getting this week off, coach Urban Meyer dispelled that possibility almost immediately. Yeah, they’ll get a couple of days off. But then it’s back to work. “Time to move on, a bye week, and then get ready,” Meyer said Saturday soon Read More…

Soccer: In battle of top teams, No. 9 Brunswick tie No. 1 Strongsville

Brunswick’s Marissa Fabrizi battles Strongsville’s Megan Patrick for the ball in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE— You can count on one hand the number of times Macey Juguilon had the ball Monday night. But the Brunswick senior isn’t about counting her touches; she’s about making the most of her opportunities. Juguilon connected on one of the biggest shots of her prep career in helping the ninth-ranked Blue Devils forge a Read More…

Rick Noland sports commentary: Of points, extra points and joints

Rick Noland

Gotta get to the gym and go get a haircut so I don’t end up looking like Rob Ryan, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: The Browns actually looked like a football team Sunday against the Saints. Actually, they looked like one for the better part of two quarters Read More…