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CLEVELAND | Indians C Yan Gomes finds out he’s an All-Star while batting

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star. Gomes will replace Tampa Bay’s Wilson Ramos in Tuesday’s game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars. Gomes said he wrestled with emotions when he came up in the ninth to face New York Yankees closer … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Indians C Yan Gomes finds out he’s an All-Star while batting

LEADING OFF: Utley retirement tour, Gray back from minors

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: STEPPING AWAY The Chase Utley retirement tour is underway. Utley announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder statesman role with the Dodgers. The six-time All-Star said … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Utley retirement tour, Gray back from minors

CLEVELAND | Yankees score twice in 8th off Kluber, top Indians 7-4

CLEVELAND — Aaron Hicks drove home Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double in the eighth inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday night. Hicks drove a 3-2 pitch from Kluber (12-5) to deep center field, and Gregorius scored easily … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Yankees score twice in 8th off Kluber, top Indians 7-4

CLEVELAND | Indians allow 7 in 9th, lose to Reds 7-4 after Bauer’s gem

CLEVELAND— Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer in a 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Indians closer Cody Allen (2-4) allowed six runs after getting two outs in the ninth, the last three charged on … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Indians allow 7 in 9th, lose to Reds 7-4 after Bauer’s gem

LEADING OFF: Lester eyes NL-best 12th win, A’s stay hot

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: CHICAGO’S ACE Jon Lester has put together some ace-worthy seasons during his 13-year major league career, including four All-Star appearances and a runner-up finish in the Cy Young voting two years ago. The Chicago Cubs left-hander is in the middle of what might prove to be … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Lester eyes NL-best 12th win, A’s stay hot

LOS ANGELES | LeBron’s arrival transforms Lakers back into glamour show

LOS ANGELES— From George Mikan to Kobe Bryant, superstars have been the Lakers’ lifeblood for decades. LeBron James is already the biggest star of his generation, and he followed a familiar path to Los Angeles’ bright lights when he decided to sign with the Lakers as a free agent. It’s no coincidence that this glamorous, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LeBron’s arrival transforms Lakers back into glamour show

CLEVELAND | Down town: Cleveland hurting after LeBron chooses LA, Lakers

CLEVELAND (AP) — There were LeBron James jerseys in assorted colors hanging inside the Cavaliers team shop, their retail price slashed by 40 percent. Eight years ago, some of them were still smoldering in the streets. The day after James announced he’s leaving the Cavaliers as a free agent for the second time since 2010, … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Down town: Cleveland hurting after LeBron chooses LA, Lakers

Ohio News: Maple Heights man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts arrested and charged in federal court after plotting terror attack in downtown Cleveland on Independence Day

Maple Heights, Ohio – Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 48, of Maple Heights, Ohio, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Pitts was arrested Sunday by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The arrest … Continue reading Ohio News: Maple Heights man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts arrested and charged in federal court after plotting terror attack in downtown Cleveland on Independence Day