September 1, 2015

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Browns: Throwing motion may be the issue for Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo believes Johnny Manziel’s unorthodox throwing motion contributed to his sore right elbow. The backup quarterback was unable to practice Monday because of the injury, which flared up one day earlier at training camp. “You see a three-quarter release sometimes and that puts a lot of pressure on the Read More…

Manziel misses camp for sore elbow

BEREA — A sore right elbow has temporarily put Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel on ice. The second-year pro, who has made steady progress throughout training camp, had his practice end prematurely Sunday when the injury flared up. Manziel completed a deep pass to rookie wide receiver Josh Lenz, but immediately turned toward the sideline Read More…

McCown already paying off

Browns quarterback Josh McCown has played for seven NFL teams in 13 seasons. He is 17-32 as a starter, only finishing with a winning record once, which makes him the definition of the word “journeyman.” Despite those unimpressive numbers, Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer signed him to a three-year, $14 million contract in February. Though Read More…

Browns: Danny Shelton is turning heads in the NFL

CLEVELAND — Danny Shelton has made quite an impression at Browns training camp, both with fans and his teammates. The rookie defensive tackle delivered the biggest hit at the “Orange and Brown Scrimmage” — blasting wide receiver Marlon Moore on the sideline — and has displayed a strong motor during practices in Berea. And Shelton Read More…

Cavaliers are TV darlings, will play Warriors on Christmas

Cleveland’s LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Golden State’s Draymond Green in the NBA Finals. The Cavs and Warriors will play on Christmas. (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL / TNS)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers were the top national television attraction in the NBA last season. The league expects them to be an even bigger ratings draw in 2015-16. Eastern Conference champion Cleveland was awarded the two marquee timeslots of the regular season, opening the NBA schedule on Oct. 27 at Chicago and Read More…

Cavs: Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood sent to Portland

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CLEVELAND — Center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller are now former members of the Cavaliers. Cleveland agreed to send Haywood and Miller — along with multiple second-round draft picks — to Portland in exchange for two trade exceptions worth $13.35 million on Sunday night. The transaction was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The Read More…

James, Williams sign contracts with Cavaliers

Brian Dulik The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James made a quick trip to CuyahogaCounty on Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers were grateful that he did. The four-time NBA MVP drove to Cleveland Clinic Courts, where he signed a two-year, $46.97 million contract to remain with the Eastern Conference champions. James, who agreed to the pact one Read More…

Pomeranz walks in pair to help Cleveland’s cause

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Drew Pomeranz was the Indians’ first-round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. That pick finally paid off for them on Friday night. Pomeranz walked home a pair of runs and allowed a two-run single to Michael Brantley in the sixth inning, allowing the Tribe to pull away for a Read More…

Cavs may be interested in trading for Clippers’ Jamal Crawford

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CLEVELAND — Another day, another trade rumor involving the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Unlike most of the previous speculation, however, this swap could actually occur. Cleveland is reportedly discussing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that would bring shooting guard Jamal Crawford to town in exchange for center Brendan Haywood. ESPN revealed the details Read More…

Mozgov latest Cav to have surgery

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ long postseason run has claimed another victim. Starting center Timofey Mozgov underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Thursday, marking the third member of the wine and gold to go under the knife since the start of the playoffs. Mozgov, who averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 7.3 Read More…