February 12, 2016

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NBA: Cavs get Kyrie back, cruise to win over 76ers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert stood in front of their lockers, happily singing along to “Picture Me Rollin’” by Chris Brown. No picture was needed, though, because the Cavaliers are indeed rolling. Irving finished with 12 points and four assists in his season debut Sunday afternoon, helping Cleveland cruise to a Read More…

Browns make a run for it: Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson breathe life into team’s struggling running game vs. 49ers

CLEVELAND — Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson provided the highlight of the season for the Browns’ moribund ground game. Crowell rushed for a career-high 145 yards and two touchdowns, while rookie Johnson gained a season-best 78 yards Sunday as Cleveland cruised to a 24-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Largely thanks to their efforts, Read More…

Browns give Barnidge 3-year extension

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BEREA — Gary Barnidge could have ridden off into the sunset after this season, entering free agency and leaving the Browns behind. Believe it or not, the thought never entered his mind — and he made sure team owner Jimmy Haslam III knew it. “I wanted to talk to Jimmy face to face and tell Read More…

LeBron James does a little bit of everything as Cavaliers rally from 18 points down to beat Trail Blazers, end losing skid

CLEVELAND — No lead is ever safe when LeBron James is on the court. The Trail Blazers learned that lesson the hard way Tuesday night. James rung up game highs of 33 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots — along with three assists and two steals — in powering the Cavaliers to a 105-100 Read More…

Despite lopsided loss to Bengals, third-string quarterback Austin Davis gets a passing grade in his first Browns start

Cleveland Browns quarterback Austin Davis (7) scrambles in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday in Cleveland. (AP)

CLEVELAND — Austin Davis received a positive performance review from Browns coach Mike Pettine. Whether that’s good enough to keep him in the lineup remains to be seen. Davis completed 25 of 38 passes for 230 yards and an interception in his first start with the team, but the Cincinnati Bengals crushed Cleveland 37-3 on Read More…

Dulik: Browns and their fans come up short

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For more than four decades, “Monday Night Football” was a prime-time spectacle and the highlight of every week in the NFL. When it made a rare visit to Cleveland, the excitement was palpable throughout downtown. Fans flocked to the lakefront many hours before kickoff — even those without tickets — because it was that big Read More…

Browns rookie Danny Shelton frustrated by slow start

BEREA — Browns nose tackle Danny Shelton has answered the bell and started every game as a rookie. His production, however, has not been nearly what he expected. Shelton ranks just 15th on the team with 20 total tackles — 10 solo and 10 assists — and is still seeking his first NFL sack and Read More…

Dulik: If the end isn’t at hand for Manziel, it should be

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel never earned the right to start. Not as a rookie in front of Brian Hoyer, and certainly not this season ahead of Josh McCown. But the Browns gave him the job anyway — and gave him one condition to keep it. All Manziel had to do was not embarrass the franchise Read More…

Browns: Secondary has been a primary weakness in 2015

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BEREA — Browns secondary coach Jeff Hafley can’t escape criticism anywhere he goes. That even includes walking through the team’s training facility. “It’s all the DBs’ fault,” linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach playfully yelled toward him. Hafley laughed and didn’t miss a beat in responding. “That’s fine, I can take it,” the second-year assistant said. “Last Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns have no defense for their awful defense

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The numbers are staggering and inexcusable: Twelve penalties for 188 yards. An average of 3.2 feet per rushing attempt. Surrendering 309 passing yards in the first half. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t just beat the Browns 30-9 on Sunday, they humiliated them and exposed them for what they are — a laughingstock and a complete mess. Read More…