July 2, 2015

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NBA Finals: Warriors hold off LeBron James, Cavs for 108-100 OT win in Game 1

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. (AP PHOTO)

OAKLAND, Calif. — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Read More…

Tennis MVP: Austin Hanna showed off improved game while advancing to Columbus

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Austin Hanna proved the sophomore jinx is merely a myth, at least in boys tennis. After winning Gazette MVP honors as a freshman, the Cloverleaf standout took his game to the next level and put together a spectacular second season. Hanna won the Suburban League Tournament and Akron Division I Sectional championships en route to Read More…

Cavaliers lose to Warriors in OT

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Even LeBron James’ highest-scoring game in his NBA Finals career wasn’t enough for the Cavaliers against the NBA’s top team. James scored 44 points but missed a potential winner at the end of regulation and the Cavaliers lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors 108-100 on Thursday night. Read More…

LeBron James promises the Cavaliers will give it their all at NBA Finals

Cleveland’s LeBron James during practice Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

LeBron James made a guarantee during NBA Finals media day Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. “All I can guarantee is we’re going to play hard,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “We’re going to give everything that we’ve got in these (first) two games (on the road). “Coaches will give us the proper game Read More…

Baseball All-Gazette: Riley Campbell, Nick Bebout put themselves among Medina County greats

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One was an easygoing, unbeatable strike-throwing machine who painted corners like a 6-foot-3 Rembrandt in size 13 cleats, baffling opposing hitters with precision instead of power and ironically launching home runs when he wasn’t. The other was a fearless, born-to-play-in-the-dirt 5-9 leadoff hitter who terrorized on the base paths and gobbled up grounders with crazy Read More…

Medina County worker’s doll heads to bobble museum

Pedro Avalos of Akron, who is working with the developers of a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, accepted an autographed bobble from FirstEnergy Corp. line leader Evan Suboticki on May 26 before the Cavaliers’ playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Yes, there is a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum — and before it even opens, it has a Medina connection. The hall, which is being created in Milwaukee, for an anticipated opening in 2016, officially took possession last week of an autographed bobblehead by Evan Suboticki, a line leader for Ohio Edison in Read More…

Longtime broadcaster Tait wishes Cavs well in series

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As Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors begins tonight (9 p.m., ABC-TV), former play-by-play radio broadcaster Joe Tait said he “wishes the Cavs well” in the series. The Cavs will be trying to win their first NBA championship since joining the league as an expansion team in Read More…

Cavs coach David Blatt: ‘I’m not a vindictive person’

Cavaliers coach David Blatt talks with LeBron James during the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bulls. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — When the Cavaliers were scuffling earlier this season, rookie NBA coach David Blatt got an impassioned vote of confidence from general manager David Griffin. Now, with the Cavs about to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Oracle Arena, Blatt is getting rave reviews Read More…

Hall of Fame: Dick Cromwell’s formula for winning football games worked for 30-plus years

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Dick Cromwell is 67 now, but he hasn’t changed a whole since he graduated from Medina High in 1965 at the age of 17. Whether he was playing football, basketball or baseball for the Bees, quarterbacking Ohio Wesleyan to a 16-1-1 record in two years as a starter or winning two state football championships at Read More…

Browns coach to the rescue: Mike Pettine denies team has soured on QB Manziel

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BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine defended Johnny Manziel following a run-in with a fan Saturday in Texas, then got defensive when discussing the quarterback’s play and future with the team. “I have no thoughts,” Pettine said Tuesday when asked about Manziel throwing a bottle of water toward a fan harassing him at a PGA Tour Read More…