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St. Vincent-St. Mary"s Jane Uecker (left), Cassie Jakubick, and Lexie Handley cheer on their team during the fourth quarter of the Irish's 42-36 win over West Branch in a Division II Regional game on Saturday, at Barberton High School in Barberton. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
St. Vincent-St. Mary head coach Joe Jakubick directs his team during the Irish's 42-36 win over West Branch in a Division II Regional game on Saturday at Barberton High School in Barberton. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
CLEVELAND: They are slowly becoming Cleveland’s Odd Couple, the Indians’ 57-year-old manager and the Cavs’ 31-year-old shooting guard. On the surface, Terry Francona and J.R. Smith seem to have little in common. But there is an admiration and respect between them that they hope will soon blossom into more — as soon as their schedules allow.