February 7, 2016

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Cavaliers 99, Pelicans 84: Anderson Varejao provides big spark in rare playing time

CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao got his chance Saturday night, and he’s going to get another one. “The Wild Thing” didn’t have jaw-dropping numbers, but he was way more important to the Cavaliers’ 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans than two points, a season-high 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks indicate. “The Read More…

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Super Bowl 50 Commentary: I’m convinced Cam Newton is special, but I think tonight belongs to Peyton Manning

I was struggling with the pre-Super Bowl narrative that the NFL had never seen the likes of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Did we forget about John Elway? He went to five Super Bowls and won two with a lethal combination of rocket throws and timely runs. What about Randall Cunningham? Another physical freak, who made Read More…

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(UPDATED) Dallas police investigating Johnny Manziel for domestic violence; ex-girlfriend receives protective order; Manziel’s dad worried for son’s life

The tumult surrounding Johnny Manziel reached another level Friday. The Dallas police announced they initiated a domestic violence assault investigation with Manziel the suspect. The complaint came from ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, who received a protective order from a judge requiring Manziel to stay away for two years. Earlier in the day, Manziel’s father expressed fear Read More…

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel not charged following Texas incident, despite ugly details emerging

Colleen Crowley, the ex-girlfriend of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, told Fort Worth, Texas, police he hit her several times in an incident last week and that she ran in and out of her apartment to get away from him. WFAA TV-8 in Dallas reported Crowley also told police Manziel threatened her by saying, “Shut up Read More…

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Browns: Training camp will remain in Berea in 2016; team seeking $5M from state for practice facility in Columbus to host future camps

Browns training camp is staying in Berea. At least for another summer. A team spokesman issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the Browns will continue to host training camp at team headquarters in Berea for 2016. The Browns have been open about their desire to move training camp to a different part of the state, Read More…

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Scott Petrak: Johnny Manziel ‘Era’ a lot of wasted time

The Browns finally came to their senses Tuesday with the strong statement and decision to release quarterback Johnny Manziel. The move is planned for March 9 when the new league year will give them room under the salary cap. For the most fervent Man-zealots, the Browns are giving up on a potential star too soon. Read More…

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2 hires by Medina Police fail to alleviate dearth of diversity

The Medina Police Department has hired two new officers. Andrew Dziak was hired Jan. 20. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the second officer, Michael Googe, will be starting at the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy. “(Googe) needs to go to basic training,” Berarducci said. “We start them down there. That’s the police academy for us.” Dziak Read More…

Browns issue statement regarding Johnny Manziel, expected to cut him when new league year starts March 9

Johnny Manziel’s turbulent tenure with the Browns began with a text message encouraging them to draft him and vowing to “wreck the league together.” Less than two years later, the Browns are more than ready to get off the roller coaster. After a pair of disruptive, hype-filled and unproductive seasons, the Browns are done with Read More…

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Ingraham: Time to chase Johnny … out of town

Here’s a tip to keep in mind if you ever buy an NFL team: It’s never a good sign if the police are using a helicopter to try to find your quarterback. I don’t ever recall a police helicopter being dispatched to try to round up Peyton Manning. Or Aaron Rodgers. Or Tom Brady. Even Read More…

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Cavaliers 117, Spurs 103: Cleveland finally gets signature win, rolls over San Antonio

CLEVELAND — The long and “shorts” of it is, the Cavaliers finally got a signature win over a great opponent. With LeBron James mistakenly wearing shorts that didn’t match those of his teammates at the start of the game — the team attributed it to a locker room attendant error and the small forward changed Read More…

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