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April 5, 2017 4:41 PM Tristan Thompson's longest active NBA iron man streak will end due to thumb sprain

The Cavs big man picked up the injury on Tuesday against the Magic Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson will miss his team’s game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday after spraining his right thumb in Tuesday’s 122-102 win over the Orlando Magic, the Cavaliers announced. This is noteworthy not just because the Cavs and Celtics are tied for first 40

April 5, 2017 12:25 PM MLB opens season with record percentage of foreign-born players

NEW YORK – A record 29.8 percent of major leaguers at the start of the season were born outside the 50 states, topping the previous high of 29.2 percent in 2005. The Dominican Republic led with 93 players, followed by Venezuela (77) and Cuba (23), the commissioner's office said Monday. Venezuela topped its previous high of 66 in 2012 and Cuba matched 46

April 5, 2017 12:03 AM Police Unions Hail Trump’s Easing of Scrutiny. Local Officials Worry

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has said he doubts whether federal intervention in local departments is useful or appropriate, ordered a review of those agreements and has signaled his resistance to new ones. In a March 31 memo, he assigned the task to the new deputy attorney general and associate attorney general, who are awaiting confirmation 79

April 4, 2017 3:18 PM Trump's Attorney General Is Pulling Back On Obama-Era Police Oversight

Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders deputies to re-examine federal agreements with troubled local law enforcement agencies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a broad review of the Department of Justice's agreements with law enforcement agencies nationwide, a move that signals the Trump administration's goal of cutting back on federal oversight 37

April 4, 2017 3:00 PM Power rankings: One week in, Cubs still on top

After spending 25 of 27 weeks on top of our rankings last season, and opening at No. 1 in our preseason rankings, it's more of the same for the Chicago Cubs. But it wasn't unanimous, with the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles both getting support for the top spot. The Orioles jumped all the way up to No. 4 from their preseason ranking of No. 13. A little 8

April 4, 2017 2:57 AM Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis skips opening day to attend national championship

April 3 (UPI) -- Second baseman Jason Kipnis celebrated his 30th birthday watching the 2017 NCAA Division I men's basketball national championship Monday in Phoenix. The problem? His Cleveland Indians were playing against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Kipnis was already ruled out for the game after being placed on the 10-day disabled 47

April 4, 2017 2:55 AM Sweeping Federal Review Could Affect Consent Decrees Nationwide

“This has all been negotiated by the affected parties,” said Ray Kelly, president of the No Boundaries Coalition, a citizen advocacy group. Referring to Mr. Sessions, he said, “Now we have an outside entity telling us what’s best for our citizens and our community when he has no experience, no knowledge.” Baltimore is one of nearly two dozen cities — including 221 10

April 4, 2017 2:32 AM Sessions orders review of Ferguson-style police reform deals

The Justice Department late Monday asked a federal judge for more time to "review and assess" a proposed agreement to overhaul the Baltimore police department, saying it needed to determine how it might conflict with the crime-fighting agenda of new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The government's request for a 90-day continuance came three days before 38

April 3, 2017 4:10 PM Oklahoma beheading suspect removed from court after outburst

NORMAN, Okla. – A man charged with cutting off the head of a co-worker and trying to behead another at an Oklahoma food processing plant has been removed from court after an outburst. Alton Alexander Nolen struggled with deputies during a competency trial Monday in Cleveland County District Court. The deputies subdued him and, after a recess, the judge 48

April 1, 2017 3:49 AM Artist Julian Stanczak dies at 88

Artist Julian Stanczak, known worldwide for his vibrant, geometric Op art, has died. He was 88. Stanczak died March 25 at his home in the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills, Ohio. Diane Rosenstein, whose Los Angeles-based gallery represents Stanczak, says he died after a brief illness. The Polish-born artist's work is included in the collections of more than 80 museums 52