August 23, 2014

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Cavs: Anthony Bennett refuses to be distracted

Anthony Bennett

TORONTO — Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control. It has been one unusual summer for two of Canada’s top young players. Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, the last two No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft, are expected to be traded from the Cavaliers Read More…

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer fail to impress in 24-23 preseason loss

Manziel Hoyer Slider

LANDOVER, Md. — Talk about not living up to the hype. The duel between Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel against Washington on Monday night at FedExField disappointed in almost unimaginable fashion because neither player made strides nor a strong case he should become the starter heading into the upcoming season. The veteran and Read More…

Ohio State: Braxton Miller reinjures throwing shoulder during practice

Braxton Miller

COLUMBUS — With just over two weeks remaining before its season opener, it appears No. 5 Ohio State has already sustained a devastating loss. Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, considered among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder in practice Monday. Ohio State officials Read More…

Highland Schools break ground on $8 million sports complex

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School board members shared the job of breaking ground for the district’s new $8 million sports complex with members of the Highland High football team. At a ceremony Monday night in Granger Township, officials said they can’t wait for the community to visit and enjoy the new sports complex at the school when it’s completed Read More…

Shawn Marion reportedly agrees to play for Cavaliers

shawn marion

The Cavaliers’ amazing summer continued Sunday when veteran forward Shawn Marion committed to signing with Cleveland, according to numerous reports. The Cavs had already added LeBron James, Mike Miller and James Jones and can officially complete their trade for Kevin Love as early as Saturday. Cleveland is also considered the favorite to sign 39-year-old shooting Read More…

Orioles 4, Indians 1: Tribe can’t complete sweep of division leaders

Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Crockett

CLEVELAND — A productive homestand ended with the Indians being not so productive Sunday at Progressive Field. With a chance to sweep the American League East Division-leading Orioles, Cleveland instead settled for a three-game series win, managing just two hits in a 4-1 loss in front of 22,564 fans. The Indians, who went 3-2 in Read More…

Browns analysis: Pettine needs QB battle to wrap up tonight

QB Battle slider

The end is near. At least Browns coach Mike Pettine hopes. Pettine wants desperately to name the starting quarterback for the season opener this week, and put a stop to the competition that has overwhelmed all other storylines in camp. It’s been his plan since before training camp and hasn’t changed despite a near-even battle Read More…

Indians notes: Rotation shining for a spell

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ rotation has picked an opportune time for a top-shelf spell. Despite scoring only 19 runs over the last seven games, Cleveland has posted a 5-2 record, thanks in large part to effective outings from its starting pitchers, who have allowed just five earned runs over a span of 44 innings. In Read More…

Aviles blasts walk-off

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber put the Indians in position for a victory, but needed Mike Aviles and Scott Atchison to finish the job. Aviles led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer onto the left-field porch, giving the Tribe a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The walk-off home Read More…

Browns notes: Challenge hits Berea

BEREA — The Browns raised money for ALS and coach Mike Pettine got in a friendly shot at former boss Rex Ryan. Everyone was a winner. “Rex, I know you want to punch me in the face,” Pettine said Friday before participating in The Ice Bucket Challenge. “Anytime you want to go toe-to-toe, you know Read More…