September 16, 2014

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Indians: Pitching keeping Tribe alive in race for postseason berth

Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND — There is only one reason why the Indians are still alive in the race for a postseason berth: Pitching. Cleveland’s staff has been one of the majors’ best since the All-Star break — ranked fifth with a 3.02 ERA — and it’s kept the Indians relevant in the Central Division standings and the Read More…

Browns RB Ben Tate out for Saints game; TE Jordan Cameron, OLB Barkevious Mingo “day-to-day”

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BEREA — Browns starting running back Ben Tate has a sprained knee and won’t play Sunday in the home opener against the Saints. Coach Mike Pettine ruled him out and said he will “miss some time,” but wouldn’t get specific. NFL Network reported Tate will miss 2-to-4 weeks. Pettine said tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) Read More…

Volleyball: A silver lining, Bees content despite defeat

Medina’s Jess Sency hits against North Royalton’s Holly Hetman. Below, the Bees’ Carla Relitz hits against the Bears’ Casey Wroblewski (6) and Maddie Meinberg. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The scorebook showed a four-set victory for the North Royalton volleyball team Tuesday against Medina. Those in attendance know the Bears’ 25-23, 25-9, 24-26, 25-17 win was a lot closer than it seemed. The Bees (4-2, 0-2) gave North Royalton (9-0, 2-0) all it could handle and the Bears, ranked sixth in the Read More…

Boys soccer: Grizzlies’ first win of young season well worth the wait

Wadsworth’sLuke Wenneman, right, celebrates with Alex Lenc after Wenneman scored. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The collective sigh of relief heard Tuesday night at Gene Clark Stadium was from Wadsworth’s boys soccer team. Coming into a Suburban League clash with rival Cloverleaf, the Grizzlies were still searching for their first victory. Wadsworth got that elusive win in the form of a 4-0 triumph. “It wasn’t a giant Read More…

Josh Gordon still waiting for word on new NFL drug policy

Josh Gordon

As suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon waited to see if a new NFL drug policy would allow him to return to the field, he worked at his new job. According to a picture posted on Twitter, Gordon sold his first car at a dealership based in Portage County. Gordon can report back to the showroom Read More…

Browns sign tight end Gerell Robinson as Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron deals with shoulder injury

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The Browns added depth at tight end Tuesday, signing Gerell Robinson off Denver’s practice squad. The move could mean Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron will miss time after aggravating his sprained shoulder Sunday in the 30-27 loss to the Steelers in the opener. He played only one snap in the second half. He said Read More…

Twins 4, Indians 3: Tribe drops series opener to last-place Twins

Trevor Bauer

CLEVELAND — Every game matters for the Indians these days. They didn’t play like it Tuesday night at Progressive Field. With an opportunity to keep pace in the Central Division and wild-card races, Cleveland stumbled in the opener of a three-game series against last-place Minnesota, dropping a 4-3 decision in front of another crowd of Read More…

Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

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The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011. “I’m excited Read More…

Indians notes: Francona weighs in on season thus far

CLEVELAND — The season isn’t over, but prior to the series opener with Minnesota on Tuesday, manager Terry Francona gave a pretty good synopsis of how the year has gone thus far through 142 games. “I think there’s been more things maybe not quite go as we anticipated, and because of that, we’ve had some Read More…

Browns like hurry-up option, but QB Brian Hoyer says they must improve ‘normal’ offense

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BEREA — Mike Pettine’s Browns aren’t turning into Chip Kelly’s Eagles, but they proved Sunday they have the ability to step on the accelerator. Kelly brought the fast-paced Oregon offense to the NFL last year, and it translated as Philadelphia ranked second in total offense, first in rushing and fourth in points. He wants his Read More…