December 20, 2014

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Browns Notes: Josh Cribbs wishes Browns would have called him

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BEREA — Week after week, Joshua Cribbs sat at home watching the Browns’ punt return follies, waiting to be called upon to help. Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer, however, never contacted him — and was indignant when his name was mentioned at a press conference. Indianapolis wound up signing Cribbs to a one-year contract Nov. Read More…

Fall Coach of the Year: Mande Luttner led Brunswick to regional final, school record

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Brunswick volleyball coach Mande Luttner has a great relationship with her players, but she managed to hide a secret from them until this fall. “We learned that Coach believes in superstitions, especially on game days,” outside hitter Ally Badowski revealed. “She had a strict routine that no one could change because if it got messed Read More…

Browns notes: Miles Austin still hospitalized with kidney injury

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BEREA — Browns wide receiver Miles Austin remains hospitalized at the Erie County Medical Center as doctors determine the extent of his damaged kidney. The 30-year-old receiver experienced abdominal discomfort Sunday following Cleveland’s 26-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He was transported from Ralph Wilson Stadium in an ambulance and admitted to the suburban medical Read More…

Browns: Pettine not ready to make decision on starting QB

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BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine described his team’s offense as “listless” and “stagnant,” but insisted that he hasn’t decided to bench quarterback Brian Hoyer. At the same time, he made it clear that rookie Johnny Manziel is a strong candidate to start this week when Cleveland hosts Indianapolis. “I’m not ready to make decision Read More…

Brian Dulik: Are Hoyer’s days as the starter numbered?

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Brian Hoyer kept a stiff upper lip and insisted that he was still the best quarterback on the Browns. Unfortunately, his statistics — and the actions of coach Mike Pettine — said otherwise. Hoyer threw two interceptions and failed to score a touchdown Sunday, prompting his benching in the fourth quarter of the Buffalo Bills’ Read More…

Browns notes: Terrance West fumble proved costly

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t hesitate to throw Terrance West under the bus Sunday afternoon. The rookie running back fumbled midway through the third quarter, and Jerry Hughes returned it for an 18-yard touchdown as the Buffalo Bills beat Cleveland 26-10. West’s fumble occurred one play — exactly 10 seconds — after Read More…

All-Gazette Volleyball: Losing sophomore year to injury pushed Ally Badowski to new heights

Brunswick junior Ally Badowski is the 2014 Gazette MVP for volleyball. RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

It’s impossible to fully appreciate the highs in sports until you experience the lows. Ally Badowski understands that better than most, having missed her entire sophomore season with a stress fracture and tendon problems in her left foot. “Being out last year opened my eyes that everything is very fragile and can be taken away Read More…

Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins has no hard feelings against Browns

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BEREA — Mike Pettine was certain the Browns were going to draft Sammy Watkins. The Clemson wide receiver also was convinced he was coming to Cleveland. The Buffalo Bills, however, had other ideas — and made an offer the Browns couldn’t refuse. Buffalo acquired the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft, which it Read More…

Whitner, several Bills exchange war of words

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns safety Donte Whitner spent his first five NFL seasons in Buffalo, but did not leave on good terms. Four years later, his relationship with Bills fans — and former teammates — is even worse thanks to a Twitter war of words over the summer. The Cleveland native tweeted, Read More…

Cameron isn’t thinking abouot quitting football

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BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is confident about his football future, even after suffering three concussions in the last 23 months. The Pro Bowl performer returned to practice Friday, albeit on a limited basis, for the first time since absorbing a head shot from Raiders safety Brandian Ross on Oct. 26. “If I Read More…