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Cleveland Keeps Its Magical Sports Year Going

Please ignore the Browns

(Newser) - A most unlikely pitching performance helped put a most unexpected team into the World Series. Rookie Ryan Merritt coolly delivered a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen, and the Cleveland Indians won their first pennant since 1997, blanking Toronto 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, the... More »

Judge: Cleveland Indians Can Keep Name in Canada

Activist tried to block 'racist' name, mascot

(Newser) - The Cleveland Indians were allowed to play—and win—under their usual name in Toronto Monday night after a Canadian judge rejected an attempt to block the use of the Indians name and the Chief Wahoo mascot. Indigenous activist and prominent architect Douglas Cardinal had sought an injunction against what... More »

Cleveland Pol Wants 'Win Tax' to Prod Losing Teams

Stadium money would be doled out by 'fan council'

(Newser) - Local governments are constantly doling out cash to professional sports teams, and now one Cleveland politician thinks the public deserves to see some wins for its money. Cuyahoga County voters last month extended a "sin tax" on alcohol and cigarettes to pay for stadium upkeep for Cleveland's three... More »

Baseball Legend Bob Feller Dead at 92

Cleveland Hall of Famer 'first and foremost a great American'

(Newser) - Bob Feller, the Iowa farm boy who became one of the greatest pitchers baseball has ever seen, has died aged 92, reports the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The Hall of Famer—whose fastball earned him the nicknames "Bullet Bob" and the "Heater from Van Meter"—signed for the Cleveland... More »

Baseball Fan Falls From Upper Deck

Man tries too hard to catch a foul at Rangers game

(Newser) - A Rangers-Indians game ground to a terrifying halt in Texas last night when a man flipped over the upper deck railing and plunged 30 feet to the seating area below. The fan was sitting in the front row, and reached out too far trying to catch a foul ball, witnesses... More »

We Hate Vuvuzelas, But Condone Tomahawk Chop?

Sports spectators should apply their outrage elsewhere

(Newser) - The constant drone of vuvuzelas is annoying for people watching the World Cup, but Derrick Z. Jackson thinks American spectators should apply their "outrage to more serious sports matters." Specifically, the stereotypes about American Indians that still abound. Consider the tomahawk chop at Atlanta Braves and Florida State... More »

Just Reverse the Call, Bud!

Shouldn't Bud Selig just set matters right?

(Newser) - The baseball world is up in arms over the blown call that cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game. So here's a radical idea: Why can't Bud Selig just reverse the dang call? “Only a grinch would protest such a thing,” writes Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post . And... More »

Ump Blows Perfect Game

Bad call snatches record from Tigers' Galarraga

(Newser) - If umpire Jim Joyce hadn't screwed up, Armando Galarraga would have entered the record books as the first Detroit Tiger in history to pitch a perfect game. But the ump—with 8 and two-thirds innings gone—incorrectly ruled that the Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald was safe, sparking a chorus of... More »

Grady Sizemore Wants Nudie Pics Off Web ... Now

Suddenly modest Indians outfielder sent risqué photos to girlfriend

(Newser) - Clearly unfamiliar with the saying about closing the barn door after the naked pictures are out, Cleveland Indian Grady Sizemore wants his racy cellphone photos back. The All-Star outfielder shared the steamy self-portraits with his girlfriend; how they wound up all over the Web is now a matter for investigators... More »

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago... More »

Phillies Strike Deal for Cliff Lee

Indians trade away 2008 Cy Young winner

(Newser) - The Phillies will get pitcher Cliff Lee from the Cleveland Indians, Fox Sports reports. In return for the 2008 Cy Young winner and outfielder Ben Francisco, Philadelphia will trade Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson to the Indians. More »

New System May Revolutionize Baseball Stats

(Newser) - Branch Rickey once complained that “there is nothing on earth anybody can do with fielding,” but that's about to change thanks to a complex new camera and computer system, the New York Times reports. The system, which will be unveiled for baseball executives tomorrow, records the exact speed... More »

Yanks Open Stadium, Then Get Clobbered

(Newser) - The New York Yankees pulled out all the stops in pregame ceremonies today to christen their new $1.5 billion stadium. Then they went and ruined things by playing baseball. The Indians routed the Yankees 10-2 after putting up nine runs in the 7th inning, the Daily News reports. "... More »

Student Sparks Row Over Indian 'Mascot'

Chumash student wants Indian icons removed from California high school

(Newser) - A student's demand that his high school remove Indian images linked to the sports program has sparked an uproar in Carpinteria, California, a town proud of its "Warriors." The  student, who is of Chumash descent, doesn't object to the name Warriors but is opposed to Indian representations, such... More »

K-Rod Goes to Mets; Indians Woo Kerry Wood

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez became the first top-tier free agent to reach an agreement when he decided to join the New York Mets, while longtime Cub Kerry Wood appeared to be on the verge of striking a deal with the Cleveland Indians. Coming off a record 62 saves for the Los Angeles... More »

Indians' Lee Cruises to AL Cy Young

Lefty who scratched way onto roster tops Toronto's Halladay

(Newser) - Left-hander Cliff Lee, who had to compete just to get on the Cleveland Indians’ regular-season roster, became the team’s second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner today, easily outdistancing Toronto’s Roy Halladay, reports. Lee led the league with a 22 wins and a 2.54... More »

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—... More »

Dunn, Reds Win Fourth Straight, 4-3 Over Indians

(Newser) - Adam Dunn homered and drew a tiebreaking walk with the bases loaded in the eighth inning Friday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to their season-high fourth straight win, 4-3 over intrastate rival Cleveland. The Reds got homers from Brandon Phillips and Dunn, then won it with the only run in... More »

Indians Sweep A's, Scoreless Streak Ends

Laffey permits unearned run, little else as Cleveland stays hot

(Newser) - An unearned run against Aaron Laffey caused by his own throwing error ended the scoreless streak by Cleveland Indians' starters at 44 1-3 innings but didn't interrupt their string of dominant outings. Laffey pitched the Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep. More »

Sabathia, Tribe Shut Out A's 2-0

(Newser) - C.C. Sabathia pitched a five-hitter and struck out 11 in the Cleveland Indians' major league-leading seventh shutout, a 2-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Sabathia (3-5) extended the scoreless streak of Indians starters to 43 1-3 innings since Friday. He tied his season high for strikeouts,... More »

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