December 21, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
29°F
 

Hall of Famer Jim Brown applauds LeBron James, other athletes for non-violent protests

Jim-Brown-Player-Prot_News

BEREA — Hall of Famer Jim Brown, an activist for 50 years, is proud of the athletes who took a stand by non-violently protesting recent deaths of black men after encounters with police officers. “I just like the leadership that they’re showing, and nobody can get the kind of attention that they can get,” Brown Read More…

Browns notes: Struggling Josh Gordon says effort isn’t the problem

Colts-Browns-Football_News-

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon had his least productive game in two years Sunday against Indianapolis, being limited to two catches for 15 yards. The Pro Bowl performer also was kept off the field for 15 plays, many of them on third down, which he admitted was an unwanted surprise. “I’m usually in Read More…

Cavaliers put up a fight but fall short against Thunder

Cavaliers-Thunder-Bas_News

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Cleveland Cavaliers found out before Thursday’s game that they would be without LeBron James. They couldn’t have found a less sympathetic opponent. Oklahoma City, which struggled without injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant the first month of the season, took advantage of the short-handed Cavaliers with a 103-94 victory. James Read More…

Browns coordinator Kyle Shanahan will let Johnny be Johnny

Browns-Johnnys-Time-F_News-

BEREA — Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has an idea of how Johnny Manziel will play in his first start Sunday against the Bengals. It looks a lot like Manziel’s Heisman Trophy-winning days at Texas A&M. “I’m sure it’s going to happen pretty fast, we call a pass play and he’s going to do six spins, Read More…

Browns notes: Jordan Cameron happy to be back in lineup

Colts-Browns-Football_News

BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron had a very eventful weekend, becoming a social media star and returning from a five-game absence. The former saw him post a Christmas-themed photo — with his 5-year-old son, Tristan, in matching Elf on the Shelf pajamas — and the latter featured him suiting up against the Colts. Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers still too inconsistent with their defensive effort

Raptors-Cavaliers-Bas_News-

Pardon me if I’m not quite as giddy as Fred McLeod and Austin Carr, but there are reasons for optimism as the Cavaliers reach the quarter pole of their regular season. Though currently on an eight-game winning streak, there are, too, still areas of concern. On pace to win 53 games, the Cavs can look Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer: I got to live a childhood dream

Browns-Johnnys-Time-F_News-

BEREA — Brian Hoyer walked into the semicircle of cameras and microphones that had gathered minutes earlier to listen to Johnny Manziel’s first interview as the starting quarterback. After 13 games as No. 1, Hoyer had been reduced to second on the depth chart, in practice drills and in the media lineup. “I don’t want Read More…

Grizzlies run by Colts

Albert Grindle The Gazette WADSWORTH — Jodi Johnson, Laurel Palitto and Co. channeled their inner Dixie Chick on Wednesday to put away a pesky opponent. Like the 1999 song that reached No. 2 on the country charts, the Wadsworth girls basketball players were “Ready to Run” in the third quarter of a 63-35 Suburban League Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel fully embraces role as starter, calls it ‘dream come true’

Browns-Johnnys-Time-F_News

BEREA — Johnny Manziel skipped the Cavaliers game Tuesday night to hole up inside Browns headquarters with the newly constructed game plan. He arrived for the walkthrough and practice Wednesday with sharpened focus and heightened determination. Manziel has embraced his new job as starting quarterback with every millimeter of his 5-foot-11¾ frame. “It’s a dream Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville packs too much punch against Buckeye

Buckeye’s Ryan Grauel goes up for a shot against North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Other than Blake Brumfield and Tristan Widenmeyer scoring their initial varsity points, Tuesday was a disaster for the Buckeye boys basketball team. Again getting manhandled on the glass and adding bull-fighter-quality perimeter defense to their problems, the Bucks were drilled by sometimes sloppy but always-aggressive North Ridgeville 65-50 in non-league play. Buckeye Read More…