July 30, 2015

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Cavs: Richard Jefferson is viewed as backup to LeBron James

Richard Jefferson, left, drives the ball around San Antonio’s Boris Diaw in the first half of a game in December 2014. Tuesday, Jefferson signed with the Cavaliers. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Cavaliers once again turned to a Dallas Mavericks player in pursuit of a suitable backup to small forward LeBron James. The team agreed to contract terms Tuesday with 14-year veteran Richard Jefferson, who will make the veteran minimum of $1.5 million. A year ago, the Cavs signed Shawn Marion, who was a large disappointment Read More…

Wrestling: Medina resident becomes four-time Fargo All-American

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FARGO, N.D. — On Tuesday, James Handwerk cemented himself as a four-time Fargo All-American. It happened inside the FargoDome on the campus of North Dakota State University and came with a seventh-place finish in Junior Greco-Roman at Nationals. The seventh-place finish pairs with a Cadet Greco-Roman runner-up finish (2014), Cadet Freestyle fifth-place finish (2014) and Read More…

J.R. Smith, Cavs to meet this week to talk re-signing

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are reportedly scheduled to meet with swingman J.R. Smith this week, but that doesn’t guarantee the unrestricted free agent will re-sign with the team. Veteran small forward James Jones, meanwhile, has said he plans to re-sign with Cleveland. That move hasn’t been announced, but Jones will likely make the NBA veteran Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: Speaking, tweaking and reeking

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Did nothing productive on my three-week vacation — and did it tremendously well — so let’s catch up on some things with a Rick-o-chet around the world of sports: I don’t always succeed, but I try my best to live under a “to each his/her own” philosophy without judging, especially when it comes to things Read More…

Track and field: D.J. Schrock steps down to spend more time with his family

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WADSWORTH — A shake-up is coming to the Wadsworth track team next spring. Chris Beery, who led the girls last spring, will take over the boys job as D.J. Schrock steps down after five years. For Schrock, the decision was about time and priorities. “My wife and I are expecting our second child in August,” Read More…

LeBron James celebrates film debut with private screening

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A piece of Hollywood was replicated at the Regal Cinemas theater complex in the Montrose area of Greater Akron on Friday night as a lengthy red carpet was installed for celebrities to walk into a movie premiere. “Trainwreck,” an adult comedy about the relationships of a woman played by Amy Schumer, includes Cavaliers’ basketball star Read More…

Toocheck to be an assistant softball coach at KSU

Brad Bournival The Gazette MEDINA — The pull to get back to her college alma mater finally grabbed a hold of Jessica Toocheck. A standout softball player at KentState and the Mid-American Player of the Year in 2008, Toocheck was very happy after five seasons as Medina’s softball coach and two years as a Bees Read More…

James, Williams sign contracts with Cavaliers

Brian Dulik The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James made a quick trip to CuyahogaCounty on Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers were grateful that he did. The four-time NBA MVP drove to Cleveland Clinic Courts, where he signed a two-year, $46.97 million contract to remain with the Eastern Conference champions. James, who agreed to the pact one Read More…

Pomeranz walks in pair to help Cleveland’s cause

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Drew Pomeranz was the Indians’ first-round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. That pick finally paid off for them on Friday night. Pomeranz walked home a pair of runs and allowed a two-run single to Michael Brantley in the sixth inning, allowing the Tribe to pull away for a Read More…

Women’s golf: Renee Dietz, Alice Ho keep pulling off upsets

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MEDINA TWP. — The Women’s Ohio State Golf Association set up the seeds after the first day of its Amateur Championship. Alice Ho and Renee Dietz keep knocking them out. The Medina County golfers reached the semifinals of their respective flights Wednesday thanks to another day of strong match play. In order to reach the Read More…