May 31, 2016

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BREAKING: Baylor firing football coach Briles, reassigning president Starr

WACO, Texas — Baylor University’s board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The nation’s largest Baptist university said in a statement Thursday that it had suspended Briles “with intent to terminate.” Read More…

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Browns: Thomas feels recharged because of new coach Jackson

BEREA — Joe Thomas was emotional and unhappy at the end of last season, openly wondering if he wanted to spend his entire career with the Browns. Less than five months later, the nine-time Pro Bowl tackle is singing a much different tune because of their new coach. “Since I got here, my goal was Read More…

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Cavaliers continue their home-court advantage, blow away Raptors to move one win away from return to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers 1, Adversity 0. Actually, if you had Adversity plus 37 points, you still lost, as Cleveland dominated in every aspect while defeating the Toronto Raptors 116-78 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Having lost two straight in Toronto after winning their first 10 postseason Read More…

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Commentary: Cavs making it look really easy at home

At halftime the Cavs were on pace to win by more than 60 points. Not 30, not 40, not 50. Sixty. The big six-oh. At one point in the second quarter the Cavs defense held Toronto without a field goal for eight minutes. That’s one-sixth of the entire game, with no field goals. Zero. That’s Read More…

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Making a big move: Corey Kluber outduels Jose Quintana as Indians down White Sox, pull within a half-game of first place

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber still is considered an ace in the Cleveland Indians’ clubhouse. “There’s been a couple of hiccups, but, I promise you, the day he pitches we’re thrilled,” manager Terry Francona said. Kluber allowed two runs over 71⁄3 innings and Cleveland beat a top Chicago White Sox pitcher for the second straight day Read More…

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Medina County Sports Hall of Fame: Gehring’s been involved with Black River athletics for more than 40 years

The time of year doesn’t matter. The sport doesn’t matter. The period in school doesn’t matter. Head to Black River and there’s a constant. Irene Gehring. She’s not just a pillar in the community and school district. She’s part of the foundation. It’s why she’s a perfect person to be inducted into the 31st Medina Read More…

High school baseball: Loeding’s big season helps Highland reach new heights

Greg Loeding attacks. Period. End of story. The Highland baseball team’s senior catcher is a little bit of a throwback. He is chivalrous around adults. He increases the family laundry bill by blocking balls in the dirt. He has a hard-nosed personality teammates love. Just don’t give him the take sign on a 3-0 pitch. Read More…

College track: Medina’s Wasik leaving UCLA, undecided on next stop

Steele Wasik is on the move. The multi-event track and field athlete has decided to leave UCLA after two years. Wasik is looking at other schools but is undecided where he will be in the fall. With the Bruins, the Medina native qualified for the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He finished 12th Read More…

NBA Playoffs: After historic season, Warriors now on brink of elimination by Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination. Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead Read More…

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Tomlin, Indians hand Chicago’s Sale his first loss

CHICAGO — Cleveland manager Terry Francona raved about Josh Tomlin. The Indians roared when Mike Napoli’s awkward slide into third base was shown on the TV in the visitors’ clubhouse. Fun night all around for Tomlin and company. Tomlin beat Chris Sale in a one-sided matchup of unbeaten pitchers and Francisco Lindor had three hits, Read More…

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