November 27, 2014

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Assenheimer: Browns providing fuel for critics’ fire

This is why there are still doubters. This is why there are people out there who don’t believe the Browns are a good football team, and certainly not one that is worthy of gracing the playoff stage. And this is why they just might be right. With a chance to clinch their first playoff berth Read More…

Derek Anderson has a dreadful day vs. Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — There’s been “Good D.A.” and there’s been “Bad D.A.” Now make way for “Dreadful D.A.” That’s the Derek Anderson that showed up Sunday with the Browns in position to clinch their first playoff berth since 2002, offering up his worst performance of the season at the most inopportune time. Producing a season-low 53.4 Read More…

Browns notes: Bodden grabs a pair of interceptions

CINCINNATI — Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden had a simple explanation for his first multi-interception game. “They give me opportunities,” he said Sunday after the Browns’ 19-14 loss to the Bengals. “A lot of other teams, I get maybe a couple opportunities to make plays. They’ve got three good wide receivers and have got to throw Read More…

LeBron stays quiet after Cavs’ lopsided loss to Warriors

CLEVELAND — LeBron James said it all by saying nothing. After the Cavaliers were humiliated 105-96 by the free-wheeling Golden State Warriors on Sunday night at Quicken Loans Arena, James exited without talking to the media. It was the first time he hasn’t spoken after a game in five NBA seasons. But the way things Read More…

Cavs notes: Assistant coach Egan undergoes triple-bypass surgery

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers kept a seat open on their bench Sunday night in honor of assistant coach Hank Egan, who underwent triple-bypass surgery Saturday morning at Fairview Hospital. Cleveland coach Mike Brown, who played for Egan at the University of San Diego, said the surgery went well, but added the 70-year-old was “going to Read More…

Midview stay close, but falls to No. 1 Solon in hockey showdown

ELYRIA — Sam Capiccioni played a great game. His Midview teammates played very well, also. If only the Middies could stay out of the penalty box. “We’ve been averaging about 20 minutes in penalties a game,” Midview coach Paul McKito said after the Middies dropped a 2-1 decision to Solon in GCHSHL Blue North division Read More…

Laurinaitis too humble to admit he’s one of Ohio State’s greatest linebackers

COLUMBUS — Before he leaves Ohio State — after one more game or one more season — James Laurinaitis will undoubtedly rank among the school’s top linebackers ever. This astounds Laurinaitis, the son of a WWE icon who still thinks of himself as a work in progress despite winning the Butkus Award earlier this month Read More…