July 24, 2016

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Yankees 11, Indians 7: Tribe drops first-half finale, series to NY

CLEVELAND — Upon returning home from a lengthy road trip, manager Terry Francona preached to his team to finish strong over the final week prior to the All-Star break. The Indians did not oblige. Losing for the fourth time in five games Sunday, Cleveland dropped the first-half finale 11-7 to the New York Yankees, who Read More… Read More…

Indians: Salazar scratched from All-Star Game with minor elbow soreness

CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar will travel to San Diego’s Petco Park after being selected to his first All-Star Game, but he won’t pitch for the American League on Tuesday. Thanks to what the Indians are calling a mild case of right elbow discomfort, Salazar (10-3, 2.75 ERA) was replaced on the AL roster by Chicago’s Read More… Read More…

Indians notes: Napoli has loomed large on and off the field

CLEVELAND — First baseman Mike Napoli has brought more to Cleveland than the right-handed power bat the Indians have coveted for years.  Napoli, 34, has been at the forefront of a trio of experienced offseason acquisitions, including outfielder Rajai Davis and Juan Uribe, who have replaced the departed Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and Brandon Moss Read More… Read More…

MMA: Brock Lesnar beats Mark Hunt in UFC comeback

LAS VEGAS — Brock Lesnar returned from a 4 1/2-year UFC absence with a unanimous-decision victory over Mark Hunt, and Amanda Nunes took the bantamweight title from Miesha Tate with a stunning first-round stoppage at UFC 200 on Saturday night. Jose Aldo also won a competitive decision over Frankie Edgar to claim the interim featherweight Read More… Read More…

Yankees 7, Indians 6: Late call, careless mistakes doom Tribe in 11-inning loss

CLEVELAND — As they have for much of the season, the Indians fought the good fight Saturday at Progressive Field. In the end, though, they were knocked out by the New York Yankees. Leading by two runs after five innings, then tying the game in the seventh after falling behind, Cleveland finally succumbed in 11 Read More… Read More…

Commentary: Even in loss, Indians prove once again they’re winners

It was only one of about 800 innings the Indians have played prior to the All-Star break. It resulted in no runs being scored, so it produced no headlines. It came in a loss, so almost nobody will remember it. But let’s. If the Indians get to where they want to go this year, it Read More… Read More…

Wimbledon: Serena Williams rejoices after picking up 22nd Grand Slam title, tying Steffi Graf’s record

LONDON — Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22. Said she wouldn’t discuss it. Kept coming close without quite getting it. Now she finally has it. And so she can flaunt it. Williams lifted both arms overhead and raised two fingers on each hand right there on Centre Court to show off Read More… Read More…

Indians Notes: Bullpen depth added, as lefty Tyler Olsen is claimed, sent to Columbus

CLEVELAND — The Indians added bullpen depth Saturday, claiming left-hander Tyler Olsen off waivers from Kansas City and optioning him to Triple-A Columbus. Olsen, 26, has split the season with the Yankees and Royals organizations, opening the year with New York and making one appearance for the Yanks before being designated for assignment and claimed Read More… Read More…

Buckeye graduate Eli Kraus, now at Kent State, earns second-team All-America honors in baseball

Eli Kraus is one of the latest Kent State players to earn All-America honors. Collegiate Baseball newspaper made the former Buckeye High pitcher a second-team selection. Kraus and teammate Eric Lauer became Kent State’s first All-Americans since 2012. “We had a running group chat with (Kent State athletic communications assistant director Mollie Radzinski) and Lauer Read More…

Cavs sign backup center “Birdman” Andersen

CLEVELAND — Chris “Birdman” Andersen is about to bring his talent and his many tattoos to the Cavaliers. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue spilled the beans Friday during an interview on NBA TV, announcing that the journeyman center will be signing a contract with the world champions. The 36-year-old Andersen split last season between the Miami Read More… Read More…