September 3, 2014

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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…

Browns secondary an issue without Joe Haden, Buster Skrine

Chris Givens, Justin Gilbert

BEREA — While the eyes of the football world were on Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, something more significant occurred in the Browns’ third preseason game Saturday. Aging journeyman Shaun Hill and unproven youngster Austin Davis shredded Cleveland’s defense for 243 passing yards and two touchdowns in the St. Louis Rams’ 33-14 rout at FirstEnergy Read More…

Browns Notes: Tight end Jordan Cameron excused from practice to deal with ‘an issue’

Will Allen, Edwin Baker

BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron did not attend practice Monday, but wide receiver Nate Burleson returned from a hamstring injury to take part in individual drills. Pro Bowl honoree Cameron — one of the team’s most important offensive players — is expected to be on the field today, according to coach Mike Pettine. Read More…

Ohio State: Meyer says Buckeyes ready and looking good

J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes’ opener on Saturday against Navy. He says his team is ready. “Oh, yeah. If you have good players, a good team (then you’re excited),” he said, pausing before joking, “I’ll Read More…

Browns Mike Pettine says no time for panic, remains confident issues will be fixed before Steelers game

Kyle Shanahan, Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer

The clock is counting down, and each tick is louder than the last. Less than two weeks remain until the Browns open the regular season in Pittsburgh. “If we feel we’re not ready, nobody’s going to change Sept. 7 and push that back for us,” first-year coach Mike Pettine said Sunday on a conference call. Read More…