Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team

National Sports

CLEVELAND — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After more than 100 years, Cleveland’s Major League ...

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

National Sports

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who deal directly with ...

AP sources: Jones traded to Blackhawks, gets 8-year deal

National Sports

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Seth Jones is going to the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets before the NHL draft began Friday, according to three people with knowledge of the move. Jones also has agreed to terms on a $76 million, eight-year contract ...

Crush closes regular season with 11-3 victory

Local Sports

CHASSELL — In the final game of the regular season for both teams, Crush-Diamond House International-Baby E’s BBQ earned an 11-3 victory over Superior Service in Chassell. Superior struck first as their lead-off batter, Josie Connors, rocked out a double. She later scored on another ...

NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Michigan Sports

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. The ...