January 30, 2015

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: We’ve got to get a quarterback and get it fixed


CLEVELAND — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was a big believer in Johnny Manziel long before his team drafted him in May. How times have changed. “We’ve got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed,” Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. “What I would say to our fans is, Read More…

Cardale Jones presented with special recognition at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards


CLEVELAND — Cardale Jones was a last-minute recipient at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday night. Ohio State’s red-shirt sophomore quarterback was presented with a special recognition award alongside OSU alum and Indians player, Nick Swisher. For Jones, who led the Buckeyes to three straight wins in three starts to finish the Read More…

Browns: New coordinator John DeFilippo not sure if starting QB is on roster, is confident regardless


BEREA — John DeFilippo understood the murkiness of the quarterback situation he would inherit when he was hired Wednesday as the sixth Browns offensive coordinator in the last six years. He still signed on the dotted line. “We’re not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not,” DeFilippo said Thursday Read More…

Indians ace Corey Kluber named top professional athlete at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards


CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Corey Kluber wasn’t an All-Star this season, but there haven’t been many awards the right-hander hasn’t won since the Midsummer Classic in July. Kluber, the American League’s 2014 Cy Young Award winner, was recognized again Thursday night as the Professional Athlete of the Year at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Read More…

Freshman D’Angelo Russell carries Ohio State past Northwestern


EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern’s Tre Demps paid Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell the ultimate compliment Thursday night. After one of Russell’s 12 field goals, a key one in the second half, all Demps could do after failing to defend him was trot up the court and shake his head. “He’s going to make a lot of Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Shawn Marion will retire after season, his 16th


CLEVELAND — This is Shawn Marion’s 16th NBA season. It will also be his last. The 36-year-old didn’t make himself available to the media Wednesday prior to a game against the Utah Jazz, but told several outlets earlier in the day that he planned to retire at the end of the season. The news wasn’t Read More…

Browns hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator


John DeFilippo took on a couple of monumental challenges Wednesday when he was hired by the Browns. Stop the revolving door at offensive coordinator and fix the quarterback position. That’s a lot to ask of someone who will be a coordinator and call plays for the first time in the NFL. Most of his career Read More…

Cavaliers 106, Jazz 92: A feel-good story — flu can’t slow down rolling Cavs


CLEVELAND — For the most part, the Cavaliers looked sick — in the positive, slang sense — Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving suffering from flu-like symptoms in recent days, the Cavs recorded a healthy 106-92 victory at Quicken Loans Arena to extend their winning streak to four games. Read More…

Israel loves, tracks Cavaliers Coach David Blatt

David Blatt

TEL AVIV, Israel — Even casual Israeli basketball fans begin their day with an update on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the newfound obsession with the NBA franchise has little to do with superstar LeBron James. Rookie head coach David Blatt is one of their own, making his name professionally in Israel and raising a family Read More…

Mike Martz interviews, added to list of Browns offensive coordinator candidates


An interesting name surfaced Tuesday in the Browns’ search for an offensive coordinator. Mike Martz, who took the Rams to the Super Bowl as head coach in 2001, has interviewed for the vacancy, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. Martz was the architect of St. Louis’ “The Greatest Show on Turf” as coordinator, then Read More…