August 20, 2014

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Browns notes: Team signs ex-Steeler Colclough

BEREA — The Browns’ front office was surprised when cornerback Ricardo Colclough was released by the Steelers three days ago. So was the fourth-year pro, who had spent his entire NFL career in Pittsburgh and didn’t see the move coming. “It sort of happened early. I thought I’d be able to finish out the season,” Read More…

Cavaliers don’t pick up Shannon Brown’s option

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers say Shannon Brown is still in their plans, but their actions say something else. The team did not pick up the relatively cheap option year on the second-year guard’s contract, meaning Brown will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. “We like Shannon,” general manager Danny Ferry Read More…

Boeckman’s success has been happy surprise for Ohio State

COLUMBUS — No one thought Ohio State or its quarterback would be all that good this season. One of the biggest reasons nobody expected the Buckeyes to be contenders is because they were losing a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback and replacing him with a guy who had more birthdays (23) than he had minutes Read More…

Fright night at The Q: Cavs hear plenty of boos during Halloween horror show

CLEVELAND — There was a lot of booing inside Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night, but not because it was Halloween. The Cavaliers — or at least someone dressed up as them — began defense of their Eastern Conference championship in dismal fashion, losing their season opener 92-74 to the Dallas Mavericks in front of Read More…

Cavaliers’ performance spoils celebratory mood

The Cavaliers put together a banner season in 2006-2007, which entitled them to a banner night on Wednesday. Just 41/2 months after reaching the NBA Finals for the first time, Cleveland raised its Eastern Conference championship banner to the rafters at Quicken Loans Arena. It was a moment many Cavaliers fans thought would never come, Read More…

Cavaliers notes: Pavlovic is back, but Gibson is still starter for now

CLEVELAND — One down, one to go. Swingman Sasha Pavlovic, who agreed to contract terms on Tuesday, arrived at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday for the Cavaliers’ season opener against the Dallas Mavericks. That leaves power forward Anderson Varejao as the team’s lone remaining holdout. “It’s good we got something done with one guy,” Cavaliers Read More…

Frye trade turned the tide for Anderson, Browns offense

BEREA — The question to Derek Anderson begged for a soul-searching answer with references to Kant, Nietzsche and Aristotle. “Could it have been him traded after Week 1 instead of Charlie Frye?” a reporter asked. What the answer lacked in insight, it made up for in brevity. “Could. Didn’t,” Anderson said Wednesday. As simplistic as Read More…

Browns notes: Washington put on injured reserve

BEREA — Nose tackle Ted Washington was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season and possibly his career. Former Steelers cornerback Ricardo Colclough was claimed off waivers to take the roster spot. Washington, 39, signed a two-year deal with the Browns in 2006 and started all 16 games. He lost his starting job to Read More…

Court OKs death penalty hearings

County Common Pleas Judge James Burge can proceed with hearings on the constitutionality of the lethal injection process used to execute condemned inmates in Ohio, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday. In a 5-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Burge could proceed with his review, despite objections from prosecutors and Ohio Attorney General Read More…

Regional volleyball: Amherst finds reason to shout, rallies to make finals

NORWALK — It might depend on what your definition of “yell” is. “No, she didn’t yell at us,” said Amherst senior Courtney Jarvis, talking about the behavior of her coach, Laurie Cogan, in the late going of Game 4 of the Comets’ Division I regional volleyball semifinal Wednesday at Norwalk High School. If Cogan didn’t Read More…