July 31, 2014

Intermittent clouds

Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher lead way as Indians top Twins

Carlos Santana

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians hope struggling Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher continue to hit like they did Tuesday night. Having Danny Salazar pitch like he did won’t hurt either. Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Indians beat the Read More…

Clearview’s Anthony Hitchens has chance to be big part of Cowboys

Anthony Hitchens

Anthony Hitchens had never played middle linebacker when the Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the fourth round as insurance if starter Sean Lee got hurt again. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones loved how Hitchens hit at Iowa and thought the skill would translate perfectly to his defense. The policy was quickly cashed in when Read More…

Track and field: Steele Wasik wins Pan American junior decathlon crown

Medina native Steele Wasik celebrates winning the Pan American Cup Junior decathlon title. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

It’s been Steele Wasik’s dream for a while now to represent his country on the track. The Medina native got that opportunity Saturday and made the most of it by winning the Pan American Cup junior decathlon championship at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Ontario. Wasik compiled 7,004 points to take the title Read More…

David Matejczyk builds Wiffle ball field of dreams in Seville


It was a picture-perfect early evening in Seville and the setting sun was illuminating the scene as David “Mouse” Matejczyk paced throughout his backyard, talking in such excited circles he often interrupted one story to launch into another. The 56-year-old insurance lawyer was in his element rambling about the loves of his life. There’s his Read More…

Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel No. 1 in jersey sales

Johnny Manziel

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is second on the Browns’ depth chart, but No. 1 in the NFL in one statistic. Manziel’s No. 2 was the most popular jersey sold on NFL.com from April 1-Thursday. Manziel has yet to take a professional snap and enters training camp this week trailing veteran Brian Hoyer in the competition Read More…

One bad slider spoils Indians’ comeback against Twins

Bryan Shaw

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians were mounting another comeback, and the bullpen was holding strong. Just one off-target slider was the end of that, when Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Read More…

Cavaliers to announce Andrew Wiggins signing

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — The next step in the Cavaliers’ busy offseason appears to be the signing of rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft is expected to ink a multi-year contract with Cleveland this week, according to a Sunday report by ESPN. The first season of the pact will pay Wiggins $5.5 Read More…

Tigers 5, Indians 1: Tribe drops finale but takes series

Ryan Raburn

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians refused to allow one setback to sour their trip to Detroit. Drew Smyly gave up four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Tigers beat Cleveland 5-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. “It was a great series for us,” Josh Tomlin said after Read More…

British Open: Wonder Boy McIlroy leads wire-to-wire

British Open Golf

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to Read More…

Cavs’ Irving excited about LeBron’s return, new deal

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving doesn’t travel with a posse. Nor does he have marketing advisors eager to see him play in a larger market. Yet, that didn’t stop local sports talkers and out-of-town reporters from accusing him of both last season. Irving admitted Saturday that the rumors did bother him because they Read More…