July 28, 2014

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Kyle Gordon, 10, wins national taekwondo championship for age bracket

Montville Township’s Kyle Gordon holds a championship medal. Gordon took first in his age bracket at the America Taekwondo United National Championships. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Like many kids his age, Kyle Gordon wants to someday compete in the Olympics. Gordon is not a typical kid, however. The Montville Township resident has done more in the sport of taekwondo than most do in a lifetime. And he’s only 10. The local recently claimed the national championship in his age Read More…

Miracle League makes special memories on the baseball diamond

Bianca Kennedy of the Orioles runs the bases as the Aces Jacob Danszczak looks on during their game against the Royals during the Miracle League game at Sam Masi Park in Medina. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — For six nights a week, the baseball diamond at Medina’s Sam Masi Park is a busy place for the Miracle League of Northeast Ohio. From its junior buddy league to one for adults, individuals with mental and/or physical challenges from across the region get the opportunity to play America’s pastime on the artificial Read More…

LeBron’s buddies Ray Allen, Mike Miller weigh retiring, Denver, Dallas

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Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement and the Cavaliers now have some competition for sharpshooting swingman Mike Miller. Allen, who turns 39 Sunday, hasn’t ruled out joining former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James in Cleveland, but it now appears the shooting guard will retire, Yahoo Sports reported Monday. Miller, who won two titles with James Read More…

Yankees great Derek Jeter center of attention at his final All-Star Game

Derek Jeter

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball’s current greats were born. With the captain of the New York Yankees set to retire after the season, Jeter’s 14th All-Star Game will be his last. His first one as a starter in 2000 was special, as Read More…

Pilot Flying J reaches agreement with feds: Must pay $92M penalty, won’t be prosecuted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers. In an agreement with prosecutors, the nation’s largest diesel retailer acknowledges that employees cheated trucking companies out of promised Read More…

Last year’s British Open win keeps Phil Mickelson’s confidence high despite winless spell

Britain Open Golf

HOYLAKE, England — Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors. Lefty was in good spirits Monday at Read More…

Women’s golf: Jessica Porvasnik is preparing for U.S. Amateur

Leading up to last week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier, Jessica Porvasnik did something that she rarely does: take a break. Porvasnik, who has been playing every week since the start of her freshman year at Ohio State, decided to drop the club and enjoy the summer like a typical college student. “It’s been non-stop from Read More…

One-two punch: Tribe’s Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes big in sweet victory

Yan Gomes, Cody Allen

CLEVELAND — The Indians will enter the All-Star break on a winning note, and they have right-hander Trevor Bauer and catcher Yan Gomes to thank. Bauer tossed another gem Sunday at Progressive Field, with Gomes driving in all of Cleveland’s runs in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the White Sox that signaled the end of Read More…

Germany wins World Cup title as Mario Goetze scores late vs. Argentina

APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina on Sunday — denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the Read More…

LeBron James signs two-year contract with Cavs for $42.1 million

Brazil WCup LeBron James

CLEVELAND — After spending the last four seasons with the Miami Heat, superstar small forward LeBron James has officially rejoined the Cavaliers. The four-time NBA MVP signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract on Saturday night that includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, according to The Associated Press. There is no reason to believe Read More…