May 24, 2015

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Elyrian puts aside patriotism as referee for the Olympics

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Tim Quinn’s luggage included an extra item for his trip this week to Vancouver, British Columbia. Tape. Not just any tape. The sturdy black electrical tape he will use to cover the stars and stripes on the bottom of his 25-year-old custom-made speedskates. Quinn, an Elyria resident who ran for mayor in 2007, is in Read More…

Browns’ Holmgren hires Gil Haskell to be adviser

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BEREA — Browns president Mike Holmgren hired an old friend to be his trusted confidant. Gil Haskell, who has coached for more than 30 years in college and the NFL, was hired Wednesday as senior adviser to the president. Haskell most recently spent nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks when Holmgren was coach. Haskell was Read More…

Browns cut Donte Stallworth

BEREA — The Browns wasted no time in cutting ties with receiver Donte Stallworth. The NFL reinstated Stallworth on Monday following the Super Bowl, and the Browns terminated his contract Monday afternoon. The team issued a one-sentence press release and didn’t provide a statement. The Browns are thin at receiver, especially ones with experience, but Read More…

Browns ticket prices not going up

The Browns won’t raise season ticket prices for 2010. Following a 5-11 record, with a poor economy continuing throughout Northeast Ohio and the team having purchased thousands of tickets at the last minute to avoid four local-television blackouts in the second half of the season, owner Randy Lerner kept prices the same for the fifth Read More…

Greater Cleveland Sports Awards: Local wrestler grabs top honors

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CLEVELAND — Collin Palmer ruled the high school wrestling scene for four years. On Wednesday night, he expanded his domination. Palmer, a Columbia Station resident who won four state titles at St. Ed’s, was named the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards High School Athlete of the Year at a lavish ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Read More…

Browns, Miami swap VPs Thomas and Aponte

BEREA — Cleveland president Mike Holmgren’s first trade didn’t involve a player or draft choice. The Browns and Miami Dolphins swapped vice presidents Monday, as Holmgren hired Matt Thomas as vice president of football administration, and Dawn Aponte – Thomas’ predecessor — accepted the role of senior vice president of football operations with the Dolphins. Read More…

Browns’ new hires have pack mentality

BEREA — President Mike Holmgren’s influence was felt again Wednesday with two hires, one to the coaching staff and the other to the front office. The Browns hired Kent Johnston as head strength and conditioning coach and Mark Schiefelbein as vice president of football operations. Both worked with Holmgren in Green Bay, where he was Read More…

Browns analysis: Fans have to live with the pain

It’s always something. Championship Sunday is the best day on the NFL calendar, but Browns fans can never fully enjoy the two games loaded with the ultimate drama — a Super Bowl bid hanging in the balance. Before all the guys and gals in their Browns sweatshirts and hats could get comfortable on the couch Read More…

Browns’ Rob Ryan believes brother Rex, Jets have real shot to make Super Bowl

Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan doesn’t like watching from the stands. He’d rather be on the sideline with a chance to affect the outcome. He will make an exception Sunday in Indianapolis as he and his famous dad, Buddy, will watch twin brother Rex coach the Jets in the AFC championship game. “It’s all about Read More…

Personnel hires have history with new Browns regime

BEREA — The makeover of the Browns personnel department started with some old friends. The Browns announced the hiring of four men Wednesday, all of whom have worked with new president Mike Holmgren or new general manager Tom Heckert. The most significant hire is director of player personnel Jon Sandusky, who spent the last nine Read More…