July 29, 2014

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Indians’ Carlos Santana named American League Player of the Week

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana could not be much hotter. Too bad the same can’t be said for his team. The Cleveland Indians, who open an eight-game homestand tonight against the Seattle Mariners, are coming off a 10-3 win over the Royals on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, that was just their second win in their last eight games. Read More…

Browns veteran Ben Tate, rookie Terrance West spice up battle for starting running back job

Joe Haden

BEREA — The quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel is the primary storyline at Browns training camp. The most explosive position battle? That might just be the duel between running backs Ben Tate and Terrance West. Fifth-year pro Tate and rookie West have exchanged pointed comments through the media — refusing to acknowledge Read More…

Browns Training Camp: Read option makes early appearance in Kyle Shanahan’s offense

Kyle Shanahan, Mike Pettine

BEREA — Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan didn’t wait long to begin installing the read option. All the quarterbacks took turns running the option this morning on the third day of training camp, the first in pads. In the competition for the starting job, Shanahan called more options for rookie Johnny Manziel than for Brian Hoyer, Read More…

UPDATED: Tickets sold out for LeBron James welcome home rally

LeBron James

AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all — and 30,000 free tickets to it were gobbled up in hours Monday. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In Read More…

Santana hits a pair of home runs to push Indians past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn’t do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City. Carlos Santana hit five home runs in a series at spacious Kauffman Stadium, connecting for two more shots Sunday and Read More…

LeBron James returning to No. 23 for his Cavaliers jersey

LeBron James (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ jerseys have changed since LeBron James last wore the wine and gold four years ago. James’ number, however, will remain the same. James announced Sunday that he will wear No. 23 in his Cleveland comeback, simultaneously releasing the news on all three of his social media accounts. “23 it is! It’s Read More…

Browns GM Ray Farmer defends rookie QB Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel, Mike Pettine, Kyle Shanahan

BEREA — Johnny Manziel, a master at evading would-be tacklers, absorbed quite a few hits in the last several days. Coach Mike Pettine said it would be a “tall task” for him to wrestle the starting quarterback job from Brian Hoyer. Owner Jimmy Haslam expressed disappointment with his off-the-field behavior. Manziel struggled to move the Read More…

Browns Training Camp, Day 2: Farmer says Manziel is ‘focused, committed to football’

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer

BEREA — A day after owner Jimmy Haslam expressed disappointment in rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s offseason of partying, general manager Ray Farmer complimented Manziel’s commitment to football. “I’ve seen a young man that came back, that appears to be prepared for competition and I think that’s what we want — guys that took the time Read More…

Butler does in Indians

  The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler’s two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Carlos Santana homered twice for the Indians, who have lost five of six. Butler connected against John Axford, sending Read More…

Manziel admits to some “rookie” mistakes

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — On the eve of his first NFL training camp, which will feature him trying to come from behind to pass Brian Hoyer in a highly anticipated quarterback competition, Johnny Manziel admitted to taking missteps off the field. But he downplayed the mistakes, again defended his right to party Read More…