September 2, 2014

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Ohio State: Navy’s unique offense could present problems

Connor Cook, Joey Bosa

COLUMBUS — It’s already difficult enough to play Navy because of the tough, dedicated and disciplined players demanded by any service academy. “These guys are guys who are trained to be fearless and they’re trained to be relentless,” Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry said. “So we know that we have to go full-go the whole Read More…

Browns: Josh Gordon appeal denied; WR suspended for the season

Josh Gordon

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon steadfastly refused to take responsibility for his actions, even after being suspended indefinitely by the NFL. The Pro Bowl pass catcher was formally banned from the league for the entire 2014 season on Wednesday, paying the price after violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the third time. Read More…

White Sox 3, Indians 2: Kluber, Tribe lose in Chicago

CHICAGO — It seems hard to say Corey Kluber appears to be tiring when the Indians’ ace right-hander allowed only three runs Wednesday night. But the American League Cy Young Award candidate was so dominant through 26 starts this season that a 32-pitch inning against the Chicago White Sox felt like a warning sign. Especially Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for 2014 season

Josh Gordon

The NFL upheld the indefinite suspension of Browns receiver Josh Gordon for violating the league’s drug policy. He’s banned for the season, effective immediately. A league spokesman said Gordon’s eligibility for reinstatement will be determined following the 2014 season. “I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans,” Gordon Read More…

Browns: Brian Hoyer sees silver lining in offensive struggles

Brian Hoyer

BEREA — The Browns’ offensive woes have generated frustration and agitation throughout the preseason. Cleveland has scored exactly one first-half touchdown and 16 points in its first three exhibition games, illustrating just how poorly its starters have performed. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, however, believes those numbers are misleading. He also expects much better results Thursday when Read More…

Cavaliers officially announce signing of Kevin Love

Kevin Love, David Griffin

INDEPENDENCE — Zero is Kevin Love’s new number with the Cavaliers. It also happens to represent his postseason appearances in a six-year NBA career and how many titles Cleveland has won in its 44-year existence. The latter two could change, however, because zero is also how many days it took LeBron James to contact Love after Read More…

Indians 8, White Sox 6: Zach Walters’ home run lifts Tribe to win in 10 innings

Zach Walters

CHICAGO — Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to lead off the 10th against Jake Petricka (0-4), and after failing to sacrifice Chisenhall to third, Walters hit a 3-2 Read More…

Son of former Highland wrestling coach killed in Monday plane crash

Staff and wire reports A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes. The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University. Three were members of the varsity wrestling team. The wrestlers were identified Read More…

Browns Notes: Johnny Manziel at ease as backup quarterback, but eager to help team

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is comfortable in his role as the backup to Brian Hoyer. But with that said, the rookie from Texas A&M would love to see some action when Cleveland opens its regular season in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. “I would be extremely excited to get on the field and help Read More…

Cavaliers: Forget about the future, Love’s addition could bring title now

Kevin Love

Most have already come around, but I’m still amazed at the mentality of some Cleveland pro sports fans. I’m talking about the complete infatuation of some with potential, with the future, with youth. And, of course, with drafts and draft picks. In this case, I’m talking specifically about the Cavaliers’ recent acquisition of three-time All-Star Read More…