November 20, 2014

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Browns happy to have Gordon back

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BEREA — Josh Gordon smiled and waved at the media horde as he walked out of the locker room. He wore a Baylor hoodie and basketball shorts, Nike boots with fluorescent yellow and a fur-lined hunting hat with the flaps down to cover his ears. Gordon was officially back with the Browns on Monday following Read More…

Two Cleveland linebackers sidelined

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BEREA — If the Browns are going to make a playoff push, they’ll have to do it without a pair of defensive stalwarts. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) could miss the rest of the season and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) may be out “upwards of a month” following Read More…

Nuggets snap Cleveland’s four-game winning streak

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Cleveland's LeBron James drives against Denver's Darrell Arthur in the four quarter.

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have met the enemy, and it is them. Following a trend set by their Cleveland pro football counterpart, the Cavs once again played down to the level of their competition and paid for it Monday with a 106-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Quicken Loans Arena. “You’ve got to be Read More…

Cavs rally to beat Celtics

Howard Ulman The Associated Press BOSTON — Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, and Irving scored 15 Read More…

Ohio State crushes UMass-Lowell in season opener

Rusty Miller The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Sam Thompson scored 14 points and No. 20 Ohio State’s newcomers had a big game in leading the Buckeyes to a 92-55 victory against overmatched UMass-Lowell on Friday night. Freshman D’Angelo Russell had 16 points, four rebounds and six assists, Marc Loving scored 14, graduate transfer Anthony Lee Read More…

Gipson still waiting for clearance to play

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Tashaun Gipson wants to keep the good times rolling Sunday against the Texans. He’s not talking about the run of forced turnovers that has him leading the league with six interceptions. The free safety is focused on the team’s three-game winning streak and five victories in the last six Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon counting down days to return next week

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BEREA — Josh Gordon’s countdown is at three. “I see him in passing in the hallway and always ask him how many days, and he always knows the exact number of days,” coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. “He’s been itching at this for a while.” The receiver’s 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy Read More…

Wrestling: Hinckley’s Pat Semary to be inducted into hall of fame

What started out as a way to get Brunswick students out of the hallways and into a wrestling room has turned into a career Pat Semary wouldn’t trade for anything. Because of it, the Hinckley Township resident will be inducted into the Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame during state tournament festivities in Read More…

Major league baseball: Easy wins for Trout Kershaw

NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday. Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL honor after finishing second the previous two years. The 23-year-old became the fifth-youngest MVP in major league history and the youngest Read More…

Powerboat racing: Hinckley Township’s Mark Kowalski is a national and world champion

Stihl, piloted by Robert Noble and with Hinckley Township’s Mark Kowalski serving as the throttle man, competed in the Offshore World Championships in Key West, Florida last week. Kowalski, a former motocross star, in two decades as a powerboat racer owns a national championship and two world championships. (AP PHOTO)

Every time Mark Kowalski tries to get out, he gets pulled back in. That’s what happens when you’re as accomplished as the Hinckley Township resident is in powerboat racing. He has been a throttle man for almost 20 years and has a strong resume to boot. A Hall of Champions inductee, Kowalski estimates having won Read More…