May 28, 2015

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Hunter gives Indians a headache

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — It was a beautiful night for baseball at Progressive Field on Friday — if you played for the Minnesota Twins. With temperatures above 80 degrees at first pitch, the Twins stayed hot, throttling the Indians 9-3 in the opener of a three-game series between Central Division rivals. Minnesota won Read More…

McCown tops on depth chart

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Josh McCown is No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart, expected to stay there and the favorite to be the starter Week 1 when the Browns travel to play the New York Jets. Johnny Manziel isn’t competing for the starting job, is in a rotation at No. 2 and Read More…

Bulls bank in winner at buzzer

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Derrick Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Cleveland had just tied it on a 3-pointer by J.R. Smith with 10.8 seconds Read More…

Cavs: J.R. Smith’s return, Iman Shumpert’s injury could juggle the rotation

Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert dunks against the Bulls. An injury leaves Shumpert’s playing status for tonight uncertain. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — There’s a chance the Cavaliers could be using their fourth different starting lineup in four games when they take on the Chicago Bulls in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals tonight at the United Center. When power forward Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder and shooting guard J.R. Smith was suspended for Read More…

Cavs: Aggressive LeBron James helps Cleveland to even series

Cleveland’s LeBron James is fouled by Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich as he drives to the basket in the first half. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The return of the headband, the insertion of Tristan Thompson into the starting lineup, an emotional visit from Kevin Love and a terrific start were all the Cavaliers needed. Wearing his trademark headband for the first time since March 7, LeBron James had 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists Wednesday night as Read More…

Cavs commentary: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had no answer for LeBron

LeBron James

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been one of the top strategists in the NBA for more than two decades. “Thibs” also has been as successful as anyone in stopping LeBron James throughout his 12-year career. Neither proved to be the case Wednesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. James dominated from start to Read More…

OHSAA proposed enrollment figures: County high schools have fewer students

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An overlying theme popped up when new proposed enrollment figures were released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association: Medina County schools are shrinking at the high school level. The figures were recorded by the Ohio Department of Education and reflect students in grades 9-11 with athletic opportunities on Oct. 31, 2014. They will be Read More…

High school softball: Brunswick keeps title hopes alive

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Maybe the Brunswick softball team wanted to get home in time for Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals. Then again, it could have been the team’s razor-sharp focus. Whatever the motivation was Wednesday in a 10-0 six-inning win over Mentor, it certainly worked as the Blue Devils stayed alive in the Read More…

Former Medina High School basketball star leads skill clinics

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More than 20 fifth-graders attended a basketball clinic Wednesday afternoon led by former Medina High star player Tony Stockman. The event was the first in a series of three Medina school appearances by Stockman, 33, now the head coach at Ohio Christian University in Circleville. The free clinic was coordinated with the nonprofit group Still Read More…

High school football: Mike Gibbons hired as Highland’s coach

Mike Gibbons

GRANGER TWP. — Highland didn’t leave the Tom Lombardo family tree to find his replacement as football coach. Lombardo’s brother-in-law, Beachwood coach Mike Gibbons, was officially named the 17th coach in school history during a special school board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The decision came two weeks to the day after Lombardo left for Read More…