June 26, 2016

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The GrandMaster: Bay native Joe Kim has built a career in the NFL showing teams how to use martial arts to improve

Joe Kim’s life pivoted when he was almost 5 years old and his massive, expensive eyeglasses with bi-colored lenses were smashed by a bully. His mom took him to a martial arts studio so he could gain self-confidence and learn to defend himself. Six years later he earned his black belt in taekwondo. He became Read More…

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Browns’ Higgins expects to live up to Hollywood nickname … finally

For a guy nicknamed “Hollywood,” the bright lights have often neglected receiver Rashard Higgins. He was under-recruited out of Mesquite High School in Texas, and wound up at Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference. Despite being a consensus All-American as a sophomore, when he led the nation with 1,750 receiving yards, just a year Read More…

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Former Brown Davone Bess arrested after police standoff at his home

GILBERT, Ariz. — Former NFL player Davone Bess has been arrested after a standoff with police at his suburban Phoenix home. Gilbert police say Bess fled a traffic stop in Gilbert early Monday. Police Sgt. Jesse Sanger says Bess barricaded himself in his car and then his home. Sanger says a SWAT team entered after Read More…

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Browns TE Gary Barnidge has sports hernia surgery, expected back for training camp

ROCKY RIVER – Browns Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge will miss minicamp next week after having sports hernia surgery Thursday morning in Philadelphia. Barnidge, 30, had been practicing with the injury through organized team activities, but after monitoring it the medical staff determined it worsened to the point where it should be corrected. Coach Read More…

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Browns’ Erving looking for on-field play to match off-field boost

Offensive lineman Cameron Erving became a popular punching bag for fans last year as a rookie. Despite being the No. 19 pick, he started only four games, and only because of injury. When he did play, he was often overmatched, with the widely circulated videos to prove it. The public reaction to Erving changed recently, Read More…

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Browns: Ogbah seventh of 14 draft picks to sign contract

BEREA — Seven draft picks down, seven to go for the Browns. Linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah signed a four-year contract worth approximately $6.5 million Thursday, becoming the seventh member of their NFL Draft class to agree to terms. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder from Oklahoma State was the first player selected in the second round with the No. Read More…

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Browns: Thomas feels recharged because of new coach Jackson

BEREA — Joe Thomas was emotional and unhappy at the end of last season, openly wondering if he wanted to spend his entire career with the Browns. Less than five months later, the nine-time Pro Bowl tackle is singing a much different tune because of their new coach. “Since I got here, my goal was Read More…

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Commentary: LeBron James will still dominate once he gets older, he’ll just find different ways to do it

Hop-scotching through the games people play, while wondering whatever happened to Jamario Moon? So for the Cavs, it’s win four games, sit for a week. Win four games, sit for a week. Aren’t the playoffs supposed to be hard? While we wait for them to take the car out of the garage again, there’s this: Read More…

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Cleveland Browns player Erving escorts Elyria teen to prom

  ELYRIA — Prom night is a night that sticks in memory for life. And Elna Wright certainly won’t soon forget hers after taking a Cleveland Brown as her date Saturday. Elna, who needs a wheelchair and is nonverbal, lost her boyfriend, Cody Wilson, shortly after she was crowned Elyria High School’s homecoming queen in Read More…

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Cleveland Browns player Erving escorts Elyria teen to prom

  ELYRIA — Prom night is a night that sticks in memory for life. And Elna Wright certainly won’t soon forget hers after taking a Cleveland Brown as her date Saturday. Elna, who needs a wheelchair and is nonverbal, lost her boyfriend, Cody Wilson, shortly after she was crowned Elyria High School’s homecoming queen in Read More…

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