November 24, 2014

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Tifft joins Kyle Busch Motorsports lineup

Brad Bournival The Gazette If Matt Tifft has anything to say about it, the 2014 Highland graduate will go from go-karts to a Sprint Cup championship one day. The HinckleyTownship native took a step in the right direction over the weekend when Kyle Busch Motorsports announced the addition of Tifft to the team’s lineup for Read More…

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for rest of season

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MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the league and the NFL Players Association over the player Read More…

College basketball: No. 20 Ohio State makes it look easy in win over Marquette

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COLUMBUS — In a measure of how well No. 20 Ohio State is executing, all three players who came into the interview room Tuesday night mentioned the word “easy.” Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead the Buckeyes past Marquette 74-63. Amir Williams had 12 points, and Read More…

Browns release veteran running back Tate

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A week after running back Ben Tate said he wasn’t satisfied with his shrinking role, the Browns showed their dissatisfaction with Tate. Tate was released Tuesday morning, ending a short and disappointing stint in Cleveland. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is Read More…

LeBron James knows challenge is steep against Spurs

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INDEPENDENCE — SportsCenter will be in town again tonight and ESPN will televise the game nationally. The Cavaliers host the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena, and Cleveland players are fully aware they’ll have to play much better than they did Monday against Denver in order to win. “They Read More…

Rhoads accentuates the positive

RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE Highland’s Carlee Rhoads is the 2014 Gazette MVP for girls cross country. Jonathan Huff The Gazette The dominance was present all year — two course records broken, the Highland girls 5,000-meter run standard, winning races by 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 40 seconds. At the Suburban League Super Duals, 1:22 passed before Read More…

Browns happy to have Gordon back

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BEREA — Josh Gordon smiled and waved at the media horde as he walked out of the locker room. He wore a Baylor hoodie and basketball shorts, Nike boots with fluorescent yellow and a fur-lined hunting hat with the flaps down to cover his ears. Gordon was officially back with the Browns on Monday following Read More…

Two Cleveland linebackers sidelined

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BEREA — If the Browns are going to make a playoff push, they’ll have to do it without a pair of defensive stalwarts. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) could miss the rest of the season and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) may be out “upwards of a month” following Read More…

Nuggets snap Cleveland’s four-game winning streak

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Cleveland's LeBron James drives against Denver's Darrell Arthur in the four quarter.

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have met the enemy, and it is them. Following a trend set by their Cleveland pro football counterpart, the Cavs once again played down to the level of their competition and paid for it Monday with a 106-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Quicken Loans Arena. “You’ve got to be Read More…

Cavs rally to beat Celtics

Howard Ulman The Associated Press BOSTON — Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, and Irving scored 15 Read More…