July 7, 2015

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Cavs commentary: LeBron James gave all he had

LeBron James puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday.  (AP PHOTO)

One man cannot win the world championship by himself. Not even if he plays at a superhuman level on the biggest stage in the sport. LeBron James completed one of the greatest postseasons in basketball history Tuesday night, but the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel says alter ego ‘Johnny Football’ is gone

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel is done with his “Johnny Football” persona. He just wants to be a Johnny that plays football. Manziel spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 29, the day after last season ended and a month before he checked into a treatment facility that specializes in addiction for Read More…

Indians buried in 17-0 loss against the Cubs

The Indians’ David Murphy reacts after giving up a grand slam to the Cubs’ Kris Bryant in the ninth inning. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Cavaliers’ season over and the focus of Cleveland’s professional sports fans back on them Wednesday night, the Indians squandered the opportunity to gain some recognition. Big time. Taking the field less than 24 hours after the Cavs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals across the street at Quicken Loans Arena, Read More…

Cavs vs. Warriors: Turnovers, poor guard play end Cleveland’s season shy of title

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CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors scratched a 40-year itch Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have now gone 45 seasons without a title, while the city of Cleveland remains at 51 and counting. Taking advantage of huge runs in the first and third periods, the Warriors won their first NBA championship in 40 years by defeating Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James may be ultra-confident, but role players need to step up

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James drives against Golden State’s Andrew Bogut during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. (AP PHOTO)

He refuses to come out and say it, but the now self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is going to need some help if the Cavaliers are going to beat league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. If LeBron James doesn’t start getting that help tonight in Game 6 Read More…

Cavs: Playing time for 7-foot-1 Timofey Mozgov is hot topic heading into tonight

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Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov had a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors won by 21 points. Sunday in Game 5, Mozgov played just nine minutes, had zero points and attempted only one shot as the Cavs, who led by a point midway through Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland selects Adam Cestaro as new coach

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GRANGER TWP. — A familiar face within the Highland community has been named the 19th boys basketball coach in school history. Already in the loop as a high school history teacher and freshman coach, Adam Cestaro accepted the school’s offer Friday after a drawn-out interview process. The 35-year-old St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate replaces Michael Read More…

Golf: Spencer Koch breaks Fox Meadow course record held by his father

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MONTVILLE TWP. — Spencer Koch was wound so tightly as dusk approached Wednesday, he walked off the Fox Meadow Country Club course late in the round, went home and grabbed his oldest brother, Josh, before finishing. Spencer wanted to make sure someone had video of history. Playing with childhood friend Sean Gordon, the 18-year-old recorded Read More…

Special memories made at Medina County Sports Hall of Fame banquet

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — While countless Northeast Ohioans sweated the beginning of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, 450 people gathered in Wadsworth for the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame banquet. They gathered at The Galaxy Restaurant for the 30th annual event and celebrated Bob Crum, Karen (Friend) DeVries, Dick Read More…

Brunswick’s track coaches step down

Jonathan Huff The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Less than a week removed from the state track meet, Brunswick’s boys and girls head coaching jobs are open. Boys coach Scott Merrill and girls coach Melissa Wojtala stepped down from their posts citing time factors playing into their decisions. “It was a combination of things,” Merrill said. “I Read More…