November 29, 2015

Intermittent clouds

Browns president Mike Holmgren: Lerner selling controlling interest, team won’t move

BEREA – Browns president Mike Holmgren confirmed owner Randy Lerner plans to sell “controlling interest” in the team to Jimmy Haslam.
Holmgren spoke this afternoon as the first full-squad practice of training camp started.
“What I can say is th… Read More…

Indians 5, Tigers 3: Tribe trips Tigers in opener

CLEVELAND — The first meeting of the season with defending Central Division champion Detroit couldn’t have worked out any better for the Indians.
Cleveland got a quality start from right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez and a positive performance from its… Read More…

Indians: Perez stands by words but focusing on baseball

CLEVELAND — Indians closer Chris Perez stands by the inflammatory comments he made concerning Tribe fans, but the right-hander said it is time to focus on more important issues.
“It is what it is,” said Perez, who criticized fans for their ov… Read More…

Indians notes: Smith involved in Put-in-Bay incident

CLEVELAND — It’s been a rough weekend for the “Bullpen Mafia.”
While closer Chris Perez was drawing fire for his inflammatory comments concerning Indians fans, another member of the relief corps — right-hander Joe Smith — was al… Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy ready to compete for starting job

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy began his competition with rookie Brandon Weeden this morning as the team began organized team activities.
McCoy took the first snaps with the starting offense, but he’s considered the underdog to keep the job…. Read More…

Browns LB Scott Fujita declares innocence, optimistic suspension will be overturned

BEREA – Browns linebacker Scott Fujita feels wronged by the NFL, will continue to fight his three-game suspension and is optimistic it will be overturned.
Fujita addressed the media this afternoon after the first of the full-squad organized team acti… Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Jimenez letting everyone down

CLEVELAND — I predicted big things this year for Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, which means he’s not only making himself look bad — he’s bringing me down with him.
While the majority of my colleagues were reserving judgment on Jimenez … Read More…

Indians: Tomlin placed on DL with wrist injury

CLEVELAND – A struggling Indians rotation will be without Josh Tomlin for at least two weeks after the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with an injury to his right wrist.
Tomlin was originally scratched from his scheduled … Read More…

(Updated) Browns open rookie minicamp; DT Phil Taylor to have surgery

BEREA – The optimism surrounding the start of Browns rookie minicamp was dulled tremendously by coach Phil Shurmur’s announcement this morning that defensive tackle Phil Taylor will have surgery next week to repair a torn left pectoral muscle.
Shur… Read More…

Indians: Don’t be fooled by LaPorta — again

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t even go there.
With first baseman Casey Kotchman struggling mightily at the plate — .148 in 15 games through Friday — and Matt LaPorta tearing it up at Triple-A Columbus — .371 with six home … Read More…