January 26, 2015

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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…

Popovich sees bright future for Cavaliers

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of the surliest interviews in professional sports. He enjoys demeaning sideline reporters and mocking journalists in every city, as was the case Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Popovich’s responses included, “Duh,” “Did you stay up all night thinking of that question?” and “I never said that. You’re making those Read More…

Browns notes: Skrine praised for bounce-back game vs. Bengals

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BEREA — Cornerback Buster Skrine has been one of the most dogged competitors on the Browns during his four NFL seasons. Just like his predecessors, Cleveland defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil has quickly become a fan of the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder from Chattanooga. “The thing I love about Bust is if there’s one guy on the defensive Read More…

Browns Notes: Mike Pettine says Terrance West earned last start, but won’t say he’ll be No. 1 on Sunday

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BEREA — Terrance West rushed for 94 yards on a season-high 26 carries in the Browns’ 24-3 win over Cincinnati last week. To NFL Network viewers, however, his most notable contribution was an over-the-top touchdown celebration in the third quarter. As soon as quarterback Brian Hoyer saw West playing to a camera near the Cleveland bench, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns make believers of television audience

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NBC didn’t believe the Browns were ready to play in primetime. Neither did ESPN or CBS. That’s why Cleveland’s one guaranteed national television appearance of the season took place on NFL Network. Suffice to say, the Browns made the most of their lone opportunity, dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in a 24-3 victory on Thursday Night Read More…