July 26, 2014

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Browns win preseason opener despite big mistakes

CLEVELAND — Just when Charlie Frye was ready to seize the starting quarterback job, he had a brain cramp. Perhaps boosted by the victory in the pregame coin flip to determine who would take the first snap Saturday in the preseason opener vs. Kansas City — Derek Anderson called tails — Frye put together a Read More…

Brian Dulik column: Browns’ Frye takes lead in QB battle

There has been so much hype about rookie Brady Quinn over the past four months that Charlie Frye has become an afterthought in the minds of many fans. That’s not the case anymore, not after the way Frye played Saturday evening in the Browns’ 16-12 preseason win over Kansas City. The third-year pro got the Read More…

Browns notes: Cribbs’ star on the rise on special teams

CLEVELAND — Joshua Cribbs remains on track to win the punt returner job after the preseason opener Saturday night vs. the Chiefs. Cribbs, who’s also the kickoff returner, the gunner on punt coverage and a member of the kickoff coverage, fielded his one punt cleanly, returning it 5 yards. While catching the ball is the Read More…

No contest again as Yankees pound Indians

CLEVELAND — The Indians passed out Tribe spirit flags to the sellout crowd of 41,977 that attended their game with the New York Yankees at Jacobs Field on Saturday night. They should have been white ones. As they did in the series opener on Friday, the Indians surrendered early to the Bronx Bombers, who laid Read More…

Tribe notes: Wedge staying positive in face of slump

CLEVELAND — There were two ways to look at the Indians’ situation as the team entered Saturday night’s game with the Yankees. They are either fortunate the Tigers have played worse than they have, or they have blown a golden opportunity to distance themselves from the defending American League champions in the Central Division race. Read More…

Tiger has PGA lead, perfect record closing majors

TULSA, Okla. — Tiger Woods draped a blue towel over sagging shoulders, looking like a heavyweight who had gone the distance. You should have seen the other guys. Woods set modest goals that led to great expectations Saturday in the PGA Championship, turning in a 1-under 69 in torrid temperatures at Southern Hills to build Read More…

Chris Assenheimer column: Hall for Bonds? Say nay, kid

Weapons of mass destruction, Milli Vanilli, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan — take your pick — and now, Barry Bonds. By hitting his 756th career home run Tuesday night to surpass Hank Aaron’s total, Bonds joined the ranks of the most notorious farces in American history, while undoubtedly claiming that dubious title all Read More…

Dan Coughlin column: Missing Sheridan, Stadium

Billy Sheridan, who died the other day at the age of 75, was only 16 when he knew how he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Actually, that’s not unusual. Many people know what they want to do at an early age. Pilot, doctor, ballerina, pro basketball player. That’s why they call it Read More…

Police: Toy gun leads to standoff

Listen to the 911 audio from the standoff by following this link.  AMHERST — What could have turned into a deadly situation ended peacefully Saturday morning after police arrested a sleeping man whom police say brandished a toy gun following an argument with his fiancee. Police did not learn that the gun, described as a Read More…

Lorain man killed in crash

LORAIN — A Lorain man died in an automobile crash after losing control of his vehicle near Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Street early Saturday. Richard L. Colon, 19, died from head and neck injuries sustained in the crash, County Coroner Paul Matus said. Matus said the accident occurred about 3:35 a.m. Saturday. Colon was traveling Read More…