March 2, 2015

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Indians notes: Francona in support of speeding up game


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona is as old-school as it gets, but he’s in favor of Major League Baseball’s initiative to speed up the game. MLB has instituted pace of play rules that will be in effect at the start of the regular season. Some of them include a clock on pitchers and Read More…

Browns president Alec Scheiner denies meddling, says doesn’t want role in football operations

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BEREA — Yes, Browns president Alec Scheiner watches game film with general manager Ray Farmer. No, he’s doesn’t want to follow in Joe Banner’s footsteps and add football responsibilities to his job description. “I like my role. I’ve got enough on my plate,” Scheiner said Tuesday after introducing the team’s new logo in an interview Read More…

Browns unveil new logo; uniforms to be unveiled April 14


BEREA — The Browns’ unveiling of their new logo Tuesday turned out to be much ado about nothing. Cleveland will continue to use its insignia-free helmet as its primary logo, but dramatically brightened the shade of orange and changed the facemask to brown. The brown-and-white stripe atop the helmet also has been widened, reflecting subtle Read More…

Bowling: A Dunn deal; junior is living up to his potential

Wadworth bowler Kevin Dunn. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Wadsworth boys bowling coach George Steele is successful in large part because he doesn’t come with a tremendous filter. A professional bowler himself, one of Steele’s strongest qualities is getting the most out of his athletes by telling them exactly what they need to do to excel. So when he had high praise for Kevin Read More…

Girls basketball: Offense carries Cloverleaf to win over Wooster


WESTFIELD TWP. — Coach John Carmigiano’s synopsis of his Cloverleaf girls basketball team’s 76-59 win over Wooster in the Medina Division I Sectional semifinals Monday would have made Captain Obvious blush. “As long as we kept scoring at the pace we were scoring at, we were not going to lose,” he said. Employing the new-age Read More…

Rick Noland: Challenging stretch awaits Cavaliers


The Cavaliers have won 16 of their last 18 games, they’re healthy and clicking on all cylinders and veteran Kendrick Perkins will add a nice insurance policy inside. But the schedule is about to get a whole lot tougher. A game against Detroit tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills should be Cleveland’s third straight Read More…

Indians: Confident Corey Kluber ready for Cy Young encore


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It wasn’t just a surprise that Corey Kluber won the 2014 American League Cy Young award. This qualified as a shock — like the Browns winning the Super Bowl shock. Kluber, a stoic, unassuming 28-year-old right-hander was all but off the radar after failing to win a spot in the rotation out Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth in awe of history after winning 23rd straight crown

Wadworth's Shane Mast against Copley's Connor Knabe on his way to a 18-3 victory in the 170lb championship match at the Suburban Leauge tournament. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — No. 23 holds a special place in sports. From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, it’s arguably the greatest jersey to wear in basketball. Baseball saw Don Mattingly and Ryne Sandberg don the number, while soccer has David Beckham and Lionel Messi’s 23 hat tricks. On Saturday, the Wadsworth wrestling team recorded its Read More…

Girls basketball: Leader of the Devils, Paige Salisbury stars in final game on home court

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — The final home game of Paige Salisbury’s career was memorable and historic Saturday night. Salisbury collected 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists, powering Brunswick’s girls basketball team to a 60-33 wire-to-wire win over Olmsted Falls in a Medina Division I Sectional semifinal. The four-year starting point guard also blocked two shots while Read More…

Cavs: Winning attracts all sorts of attention, Kendrick Perkins set to sign as backup center

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NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. “That was beautiful, that was special,” James said. “I was planning on not getting up too many times off the Read More…