October 23, 2014

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Indians down Royals to keep slim playoff hopes alive

Cody Allen,Yan Gomes

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ playoff dreams remain alive for at least one more day. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and Carlos Santana drove in the go-ahead run Wednesday night, allowing the Tribe to stave off elimination with a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. “We’re going to keep going because we want to make the Read More…

Commentary: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer received little support in loss

Brian Hoyer

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer played a near-perfect game Sunday afternoon, completing 14 straight passes on his way to 290 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. Unfortunately for the Browns, the same couldn’t be said about many of his teammates, who allowed Baltimore to steal a 23-21 win at FirstEnergy Stadium. “That’s a very good Read More…

Browns notes: Penalty negates trick play, spoils Johnny Manziel’s big moment

Johnny Manziel

CLEVELAND — The legend of “Johnny Football” could have grown exponentially Sunday afternoon, if not for an ill-timed penalty in the Browns’ 23-21 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel caught a 39-yard pass from Brian Hoyer in the second quarter, but it was erased because of an illegal shift committed by rookie Read More…

‘Juice’ gets loose: Cloverleaf grad scores 1st career touchdown in NFL

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Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk couldn’t have written a better script for his homecoming Sunday afternoon. The former Cloverleaf High standout scored his first NFL touchdown on a 9-yard reception from Joe Flacco — and recorded his first three catches in the league — as Baltimore edged the Browns 23-21 in Cleveland. Juszczyk celebrated his score Read More…

Volleyball: Defense boosts Wadsworth in victory over rival Highland

GRANGER TWP. — Wadsworth’s volleyball team used a dynamic defensive performance to dominate its archrival Thursday night. Jenna Johnson recorded a match-high 19 digs and Haley Witschey made four blocks as the Grizzlies shut down Highland in a 25-20, 25-19, 25-14 Suburban League victory. Maria Sansonetti added 15 digs, Olivia Fortner had 12 and Jodi Read More…

It’s full speed ahead for Browns rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell

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BEREA — Ben Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract March 15 to become the Browns’ featured running back. Just six months later, his status in Cleveland isn’t nearly as sunny because of “The Baby Backs.” Rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have shined during Tate’s absence with a sprained right knee, creating major competition Read More…

Brian Dulik: Once again, Browns QB Brian Hoyer proves he has the clutch gene

Brian Hoyer, Kenny Vaccaro

Brian Hoyer gritted his teeth and took a deep breath when the Browns unveiled their “Johnny Football” offensive package Sunday afternoon. Then he went back into the game and showed the world why he is Cleveland’s starting quarterback — and rookie Johnny Manziel is his backup. Hoyer engineered a brilliant 14-play, 85-yard drive in the Read More…

Gordon could be back in Week 11

Gordon is serving an indefinite ban for failing at least his fourth drug test since being chosen by Cleveland in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft. The league issued the minimum one-year suspension after denying his appeal on Aug. 27. No official statement on Gordon’s status was released by the NFL or the Read More…

Manziel OK with sitting, learning

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Right guard Vinston Painter was one of two Browns who were in uniform for their season opener in Pittsburgh but didn’t get into the game Sunday. He had pretty good company on the sideline. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel also failed to step onto the field during Cleveland’s 30-27 loss Read More…

H.S. volleyball: Brunswick loses first

WADSWORTH — It was going to take a phenomenal performance to hand Brunswick’s volleyball team its first loss of the season. Amherst Steele delivered exactly that Saturday afternoon, outlasting the Blue Devils in a 35-33, 27-25 thriller at the Wadsworth Triangular. Brunswick junior outside hitter Ally Badowski hammered 16 kills, while Comets junior outside hitter Read More…