April 19, 2014

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Back-to-back is back as Browns down Rams

ST. LOUIS — Resilient isn’t the sexiest adjective, but it’s the perfect one to describe the Browns. A team counted out before the season began, then again after an embarrassing opening day, showed its pluck once again Sunday. It shook off an early deficit and rallied to defeat the Rams 27-20 in the Edward Jones Read More…

Browns focus on Edwards’ brilliance, not his missteps

ST. LOUIS — Browns fans had seen it before. The exuberant player unbuckling his chinstraps and yanking off his helmet to shout at the crowd. The flag flying with a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. But receiver Braylon Edwards will not be remembered as Dwayne Rudd. The Browns rallied behind Edwards on Sunday to beat Read More…

Browns notes: Lewis contributes despite foot injury

ST. LOUIS — Jamal Lewis was listed as questionable on the injury report Friday, but there was no doubt he made a difference Sunday in the Browns’ 27-20 win over the Rams. Lewis, who had missed all but one play of the previous two games with a foot strain, carried 17 times for 61 yards. Read More…

Browns vs. Rams matchups: Give Browns the edge

PLAYER OF THE GAME Derek Anderson, Browns quarterback He gets better by the week. He was 18-for-25 for 248 yards, three touchdowns and a career-best 143 rating. And for the second straight game, he didn’t throw an interception. The guy who opened the season on the bench has become the team’s MVP. Not only did Read More…

Prep football: Elyria Catholic just makes playoffs; Midview, Avon Lake to meet

In the game that would ultimately determine his team’s postseason fate, Jayson Graham had no hand in its action or outcome. Instead, he had to sit and watch and wait. And hope. Graham and several of his Elyria Catholic teammates sat in the stands watching Sandusky St. Mary’s play Edison on Saturday night. The Panthers’ Read More…

Red Sox complete sweep, win second World Series title in four years

DENVER — There’s a new monster in baseball, and this one’s in Boston, too. Overwhelming in every way, the Red Sox swept to their second title in four years Sunday night. Jon Lester, Mike Lowell & Co. left little room for drama with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in Game 4. Then again, Read More…

Motorsports: Johnson wins again, closes gap on Gordon

Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are quickly turning the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship into their own private duel. A two-tire stop for Johnson paid off with a victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, making the Chase a virtual dead heat at the top between the reigning champion and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and Read More…

Ohio State stays on top in BCS standings

NEW YORK — While Boston College gained some cushion on third-place LSU in the Bowl Championship Series standings and Ohio State held firm to first place, Arizona State moved into position to make a big stretch run. The unbeaten Sun Devils raised their BCS average to .849 after beating California 31-20 on Saturday. Arizona State, Read More…

Staph worries not prevalent in county

CDC report, Va. death began national concern about bacteria A hospitalized Clearview student, the death of a 17-year-old Virginia football player and a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control have all led to a fear of staph infections around Lorain County. With the typical frenzy that accompanies a perceived medical threat — Read More…

Bar association: Death penalty freeze justified

WASHINGTON — Serious problems in state death penalty systems compromise fairness and accuracy in capital punishment cases and justify a nationwide freeze on executions, the American Bar Association says. Problems cited in a report released Sunday by the lawyers’ organization include: • Spotty collection and preservation of DNA evidence, which has been used to exonerate Read More…