October 23, 2014

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Browns’ John Greco enjoys new position, not being center of attention

John Greco

BEREA — Browns offensive lineman John Greco and quarterback Brian Hoyer are like two peas in a pod. Both are Northeast Ohio natives who starred on the high school level, but had little success in the NFL until coming to Cleveland. Greco, however, has one significant edge over his friend from St. Ignatius. “We played Read More…

Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

NLCS Cardinals Giants Baseball

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be. And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series. It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. For all the questions about San Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Haden looking forward to second chance against Cecil Shorts

Joe Haden

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden has experienced many lows in his career, but rock bottom occurred last Dec. 1 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Pro Bowl honoree was beaten for the game-winning touchdown by Cecil Shorts III with 40 seconds left, allowing lowly Jacksonville to beat Cleveland 32-28. Following the game, Haden broke down in Read More…

Volleyball: Cruise control, Wadsworth easily gets by Barberton

BARBERTON — The only drama in the Wadsworth volleyball team’s Barberton Division I Sectional semifinal against Akron Garfield on Wednesday was a brief delay in the second set. The delay, which lasted about five minutes, was due to the Grizzlies playing out of order. After officials discussed the error and got everyone back where they Read More…

Tennis: Emily Dunbar hungry for good showing

WESTFIELD TWP. — Emily Dunbar is hungry. While that doesn’t sound like news for a high school student, the Cloverleaf sophomore is headed to Columbus this weekend for the Division I girls state tennis tournament with a purpose. It’s the second time in as many years Dunbar has participated in the 16-person singles bracket, but Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria defeats Black River

ELYRIA — The Black River volleyball knew coming in to its Elyria Division III Sectional final against top-seeded Independence that it would have its hands full. The Pirates were hoping for a better showing than what went down Wednesday night. The Blue Devils set the tone by opening the match with a 10-0 run and Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brian Hoyer disputes report, shuts down further talk about his contract situation

hoyer

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer is done talking about his contract situation. But he wanted to say something first, strongly disputing a report that he wouldn’t sign a long-term extension unless the Browns planned to get rid of rookie Johnny Manziel. “I’ve said all I’ve needed to say about the topic, but I wanted to Read More…

NBA preseason: LeBron James takes charge in win over Pacers

LeBron James, George Hill

CINCINNATI — LeBron James has spent the early part of this preseason helping his teammates find a rhythm. He spent Wednesday night finding his own. James shook off a sluggish start to the preseason to score 26 points in 24 minutes in the Cavs’ 98-93 preseason victory against the Indiana Pacers on the campus of Read More…

Browns rookie RB Terrance West says benching taught him to wait patiently for his turn

Terrance West

BEREA — Terrance West wants the ball. When he doesn’t get it, he’s not happy. “I’m a team guy, but at the same time, I’m a ball hog,” the rookie running back said Wednesday. “If I could tell a coach, ‘Give me the ball every play,’ I would. I’m a ball hog, but that’s just Read More…

Royals sweep Orioles, return to World Series for first time since 1985

APTOPIX ALCS Orioles Royals Baseball

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile. After nearly three decades spent as one of the game’s biggest laughingstocks, the Kansas City Royals are once again baseball royalty. They are Read More…