September 2, 2014

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Browns: Rex Grossman among latest cuts

BEREA — Browns general manager Ray Farmer continued to work through the holiday weekend, making eight transactions Sunday that altered the bottom of the 53-man roster. Cleveland released veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, wide receiver Charles Johnson, tackle Martin Wallace and guard Karim Barton. All four survived the so-called final cuts a day earlier, only to Read More…

Browns notes: Buster Skrine back on field

Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine chases wide receiver Miles Austin during practice at training camp. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — When the Browns returned to practice late Sunday afternoon, cornerback Buster Skrine was the happiest man on the field. The fourth-year pro had been sidelined with a broken right thumb that required surgery Aug. 18, but was cleared to resume football activities. “I’ve been watching a lot of film, eating right and conditioning Read More…

High School Football: Medina at Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick defense was glad to spend most of the first half on the field Friday against rival Medina because the Blue Devils offense was scoring so quickly. Four touchdown drives that each lasted 75 seconds or less and a momentum-swinging botched trick play by the Bees changed the non-league game for good, Read More…

High School Football: Wooster at Highland

Highland's Zack Levine runs past Wooster's JR Sample after a reception during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — If the Highland football team wins 13 games again this season, it will be playing for the Division II state championship. State semifinalists a year ago, the Hornets were done in by a key injury, several crucial mistakes, porous pass coverage and two debatable calls Friday night in dropping their non-league season Read More…

High School Football: Buckeye at Revere

Richard Doyle The Gazette BATH TWP. — The Buckeye football team was hoping its stars would shine on the first night of the season. Revere, on the other hand, was hoping to get its program back to the level of dominance it had from 1989-2005, when it qualified for the playoffs seven times. The Minutemen Read More…

High School Football: Cloverleaf at Northwest

CANAL FULTON — Coming into the season opener Friday at Northwest, Cloverleaf football coach BobLake knew his team was raw on offense. With just three full-time starters back and another that started late in the season, the Colts struggled to move the football against the bigger Indians and got blanked 19-0 in non-league play. “It’s Read More…

High School Football: Black River at Western Reserve

COLLINS — It featured a spastic scoring pace, a crazy fourth quarter and the most combined points in a game involving a MedinaCounty team since 1923. Even better, the game turned on a pair of defensive plays by the new guy. Black River outgunned Western Reserve by an eye-popping 72-57 final score in a season-opening Read More…

High School Football: Wadsworth at Ashland

Mike Peticca The Gazette ASHLAND — Remarkably successful football coaches such as Wadsworth’s Greg Dennison can’t be expected to recall all their victories. Dennison, though, will always remember his 139th win as the Grizzlies’ leader and 150th overall in his high school career. Dennison, who had kidney removal surgery Aug. 12, wore a headset in Read More…

Boring offense OK if it scores

Scott Petrak The Gazette The excitement level in the stands rises significantly when rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel takes the field. Coach Mike Pettine doesn’t believe that translates to an increase in energy in the huddle compared to when starter Brian Hoyer is running the show. “Yeah, I don’t agree with that,” he said Friday on Read More…

Santana sparks win

  The Associated Press KANSAS CITY — Carlos Santana hit a home run and All-Star Michael Brantley added three hits as the Indians defeated Central Division-leading Kansas City 6-1 Friday. Santana (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) broke open the score for Cleveland (69-64) with a two-run home run in the third inning. Brantley was 3-for-5, while Jose Read More…