May 25, 2015

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Cavs: LeBron James spurns David Blatt, drills game-winner at horn

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James makes the game-winning shot over Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. (AP PHOTO)

CHICAGO — LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play — and then drew one up of his own. “Give me the ball and get out of the way,” he said. James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt’s idea for a last-second inbounds play and drained a jumper from the corner at the buzzer Read More…

Indians: Danny Salazar fans 11 in seven innings

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CLEVELAND — Sunday afternoon didn’t begin well for Danny Salazar. The end, however, was pretty much perfect. Salazar allowed a home run to the first batter of the game but found a dominant groove after that, helping the Indians to an 8-2 victory over the Twins that snapped a three-game losing streak and avoided the Read More…

Browns: More Johnny Manziel praise, new OC John DeFillippo likes what he sees

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BEREA — New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has had more than three months to pore over the game film of quarterback Johnny Manziel’s seven quarters as a rookie. He’s had three weeks in the classroom and a week on the field to get to know Manziel the student. DeFilippo’s encouraged by what he’s seen. “All Read More…

Wadsworth boys win SL track title

Jonathan Huff The Gazette MACEDONIA — As rain fell at the close of the Suburban League Meet, the Wadsworth boys track and field athletes were singing, celebrating their league championship. The Grizzlies took 192 points to lead the pack and cap a perfect SL season. Like it has all year, Wadsworth relied on depth to Read More…

Magics turn tables on Bees

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Sometimes role reversals aren’t fun. The Medina softball team had eliminated Barberton from the tournament in each of the last three seasons by a combined 22-6 score, but Friday was a different story. The hug left-handed pitcher Kloee Cuckler gave to catcher Riley Ries was full of joy, as Read More…

Bulldogs oust Brunswick from tourney

Brad Bournival The Gazette STOW — The Brunswick softball team learned a valuable lesson Friday. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it came swift and ended what could have been a long postseason run. The message rang clear more than once that every play in the playoffs is magnified, as second-seeded Stow knocked out fourth-seeded Brunswick Read More…

Zarley carries Grizzlies to win

John Urchek The Gazette WADSWORTH — Junior pitcher Grace Zarley picked up the Wadsworth softball team Friday and carried it to a 1-0, 10-inning victory over eighth-seeded Hudson in the Barberton Division I Sectional finals. The sixth-seeded Grizzlies (16-9) will face No. 1 Walsh Jesuit (21-3) in the district semifinals Thursday, while the Explorers fell Read More…

Pettine enjoying his role on offense

Scott Petrak The Gazette AURORA — Mike Pettine went back to school during the offseason. The curriculum consisted of one subject: the offensive system of first-year coordinator John DeFilippo. “I have flash cards to help me learn a lot of the formations,” Pettine said Friday at the Browns’ annual charity golf outing at Barrington Golf Read More…

Cavaliers show amazing intestinal fortitude

LeBron James sat center stage at the postgame podium Thursday night at the UnitedCenter. That he was flanked by Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson tells you everything you need to know about the Cavaliers’ 94-73 Eastern Conference semifinal series-clinching victory over the Chicago Bulls. “These are first-timers right here,” James said, pointing to Dellavedova and Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James goes where few have gone before

LeBron James scores on a dunk in Game 5. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James went where only Dwyane Wade and Elvin Hayes had gone before. He also went where no NBA player has gone in at least 38 years. With 38 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and zero turnovers in the Cavaliers’ 106-101 Game 5 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Read More…