The Cleveland Indians plan to drop the nickname they have used since 1915, sources confirmed to ESPN, becoming the latest professional sports franchise to shed its Native American imagery amid accusations that its use is racist.
Down 0-2 to the Cleveland Indians in a best-of-five Division Series, the Yankees could be sent home for the winter by Sunday night. The Yankees could win a game and get to Monday still in it if hot-and-cold Masahiro Tanaka has his good splitter in Game 3. But win this series? You know and I know and the Yankees themselves have to know that they're not going to win three straight from a superpower Indians club that is 2-0 in the playoffs after finishing the regular season on a 33-4 run.
While LeBron James and his teammates got to experience championship bliss, the Indians' loss brought to mind years of postseason pain in Cleveland. But LeBron James doesn't see it that way.
Corey Kluber says he'll be ready to face Kyle Hendricks on Wednesday night if the World Series reaches seven games.
One win from the World Series, the Indians turn to Corey Kluber in Game 4 of the ALCS, and there is no one they would rather have on the mound.
Game-tying singles. Walk-off hits. Go-ahead homers. In 2016, when Cleveland has needed a big hit in a clutch situation, third baseman Jose Ramirez has provided it.
Carlos Carrasco struck out a season-high 14, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis hit solo home runs, and the Cleveland Indians matched a franchise record Thursday with their 13th consecutive win.