August 2, 2014

Medina
Partly cloudy
67°F

Good hitting, good pitching, good victory for Tribe

CLEVELAND — The Indians honored longtime radio announcer Tom Hamilton for his 25 years of service prior to Friday night’s game at Progressive Field. Then they went out and kept Hamilton’s vocal chords busy throughout a 12-2 throttling of the last-place Rangers in the opener of a three-game series. All cylinders were pumping for Cleveland’s Read More…

McAllister’s woes continue

CLEVELAND — Zach McAllister has taken another step back in his progression as a big- league starting pitcher. The right-hander, who began the season well — 3-0 with a 2.28 ERA over his first four starts — was designated for assignment Friday prior to the series opener with Texas. It came on the heels of Read More…

Browns awaiting word on Gordon’s suspension appeal

BEREA — While All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon sat in a New York office as lawyers tried to save his season — and possibly career — rookie Willie Snead and journeyman Marlon Moore took snaps at wideout with the starting offense. Gordon and the Browns continued to wait Friday for resolution to the saga that could Read More…

Gilkey fighting for starting spot

BEREA — Garrett Gilkey lined up exclusively at right guard with the first-team offense in the absence of John Greco. Greco returned to practice Thursday, but Gilkey doesn’t plan on moving out of the starting lineup. “It’s something I’m relentless towards, and for me it’s not just about making the team. My mind’s past that,” Read More…

Saylor living his dream as minor league manager

Drew Saylor is still living the dream. In fact, the life he’s led is so good he doesn’t want to be woken up. Saylor, a 2002 Wadsworth graduate, never left the game of baseball after his minor league playing days. He’s now in his second season as manager of the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Read More…

Ohio Golden Knights to make Medina home

MEDINA — The top-ranked amateur football team in the nation will be playing at Kenneth Dukes Stadium the next two weekends. Beginning next season, that team will call Medina High School its home, and owner Jermaine Campbell couldn’t be prouder that his Ohio Golden Knights of the Premier Amateur Football League will play their games Read More…

High school football players return to gridiron

Veteran Black River coach Al Young is looking at life without leading rusher Andrew Vaughn, left, as a welcome challenge. Today, is the first day of high school football practice. RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE

This week’s weather has high school football faithful excited for the lights of Friday night again. By this time next week, that enthusiasm will be at a fevered pitch when teams across the state are in full pads. This morning, schools were able to meet as a team, put away the 7-on-7 playbooks and actually Read More…

Rookie QB Johnny Manziel struggles to adjust from college system to Browns’ scheme

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel has one thing figured out after his first week of NFL training camp: He isn’t in College Station anymore. Manziel met with reporters Thursday after the fifth full-squad practice and acknowledged his practice struggles, admitted his issues picking up the intricate offense and surprised some by saying he isn’t in a Read More…

Cavs look like frontrunner in trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Another team could always jump out of the woodwork, but right now it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves need the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are the clear frontrunner to land Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, as Chicago and Golden State have faded in their pursuit of the 6-foot-10, 260-pound power forward. At the moment, that Read More…

Mariners 6, Indians 5: Pitching lets Tribe down in series finale loss

Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber and the Indians had the market cornered on pitching Wednesday night. It was the complete opposite Thursday. With arms in starting and relief roles letting them down, the Indians dropped the series finale with Seattle, as the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win. Cleveland broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh Read More…