April 23, 2014

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Browns must keep Mack

  The numbers are in. Browns free agent center Alex Mack is scheduled to sign a five-year, $42 million offer sheet today with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports. It would make him the highest-paid center with an average of $8.4 million a year. The deal includes $18 million over the first two years, Read More…

Irving is proud of Gordon

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — Derrick Gordon, a UMass guard who Wednesday came out as the first openly gay male college basketball player in Division I, has the full support of former high school teammate Kyrie Irving. “I’m proud of him,” the Cavaliers guard said prior to a game against the Detroit Pistons Read More…

Furman leads Devils over Bears

Brunswick's Corey Welch fields the ball against North Royalton during the sixth inning. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette NORTH ROYALTON — The ERA of Nick Furman has three numbers just like everyone else. The difference? Those three are 0.00 through 14 innings this season. Long waiting for his chance to be an ace, Furman threw his second complete game of the very young season Wednesday as the Brunswick baseball Read More…

Cleveland’s playoff hopes end

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers did their part, but the Boston Celtics did not. Cleveland put on a basketball clinic for large portions of its impressive 122-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but saw its playoff hopes come to an end when the Atlanta Read More…

Mack wants to go to Jacksonville

  Scott Petrak The Gazette Alex Mack wants to leave Cleveland for Jacksonville. Soon it will be up to the Browns whether they choose to block his path. Mack, a free agent center, will sign a five-year offer sheet with the Jaguars by Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. The Browns will then have five Read More…

Tribe, Padres split

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Starting pitching was at a premium for the Indians in their doubleheader against San Diego on Wednesday. Unfortunately for Cleveland, its hitters weren’t able to follow the lead. Though they got two quality outings from starters Zach McAllister and Trevor Bauer, the Indians were only able to earn Read More…

Cavs: Brown won’t let team ease up

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers got a brief stay of execution Tuesday, but coach Mike Brown wants his team’s intensity to stay high regardless of the situation. Cleveland’s miniscule playoff hopes remained alive when Atlanta lost at home to Detroit, but all it will take to eliminate the Cavs from postseason contention is a loss in Read More…

NCAA: Huskies, Auriemma are alone at the top

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title. Auriemma broke a tie with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for most all-time, Read More…

Browns: Weighing in on Mack situation, Haslam optimistic center will stay put

VALLEY VIEW — The visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars by free agent center Alex Mack hasn’t changed the outlook of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time,” Haslam said Tuesday night before the Cleveland premiere of “Draft Day,” a fictional movie about the Read More…

Softball: Rough road trip gives Colts extra incentive

Highland’s Morgan Belsole tags out Cloverleaf’s Sara Meckley attempting to stretch a single into a double in the fifth inning. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — It turns out going down to the land of “The Mouse” and getting your tails kicked pays dividends. After a rough trip to Orlando, Fla., Cloverleaf’s softball team registered an 11-3 Suburban League road win over Highland on Tuesday. Coming off a 1-4 showing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Read More…