September 1, 2015

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel: Doctors said surgery isn’t necessary; sore arm feeling better

BEREA — Surgery isn’t on the table for Johnny Manziel. The sore-armed Browns quarterback said Tuesday he’s spoken with several doctors, including renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, and the verdict was consistent. An MRI revealed no structural damage in the right elbow, and rest was agreed upon as the best remedy. “We reached out Read More…

Browns Notes: DL Phil Taylor cut, will still collect $5.5 million from team

BEREA — The Browns will pay defensive lineman Phil Taylor $5.5 million this season — and he won’t take a single snap for them. The team terminated Taylor’s contract Tuesday in the roster cut to 75 players. The final year of his rookie contract was guaranteed after the Browns picked up the fifth-year option before Read More…

Lorain sports complex to get upgrade

LORAIN —The former Brad Friedel Premier Soccer Academies, purchased in 2013 by All Pro Freight owner Chris Haas, is being upgraded into Lost Nation Sports Park West. Plans call for the 115,000-square-foot, two-building complex to have indoor athletic fields and courts, batting cages, an overnight dormitory for athletes and a sports bar and restaurant. Mike Read More…

Indians: Mark Shapiro leaving organization for Toronto after 24 years

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CLEVELAND — Mark Shapiro made it official during a news conference at Progressive Field on Monday — he’s leaving the Indians organization after 24 years. Ending weeks of speculation, Shapiro, Cleveland’s president the past five years, announced that he was accepting the same position with the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of the of Read More…

Indians 4, Blue Jays 2: Tribe beats Price for sixth straight win

TORONTO — Still recovering from an illness that forced him to miss a start last week, Cleveland’s Danny Salazar had only one thing on his mind after beating the Toronto Blue Jays. “I just want to go home and sleep right now,” a weary Salazar said after shutting down the highest-scoring team in baseball. Jerry Read More…

Browns notes: QB Lewis to start Thursday against the Bears

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BEREA — Thaddeus Lewis will be the Browns’ starting quarterback Thursday in their final preseason game at Chicago. Whether he will still be on Cleveland’s roster next weekend is unclear. The fourth-year pro admitted that it’s an unusual situation, but not one that he is worrying about. “You’re either going to be here or you’re Read More…

Girls soccer: Comets can’t keep up in second half

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ROCKY RIVER — Amherst is getting healthy and for 40 minutes Monday night, it showed. The Comets battled their way to a slim 1-0 halftime deficit against Magnificat. But whether those returning players grew tired, Magnificat played better or — more likely — a combination, Amherst’s slim deficit didn’t last. The Blue Streaks came out Read More…

Girls soccer: Brookside notches first victory of the season

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Brookside’s Hanna Sours and Katlynn Vanzant combined for five second-half goals Monday, turning a close match into a rout. Sours put up a hat trick in a 23-minute span and Vanzant scored two goals nine minutes apart as the Cardinals rolled past Lake Ridge, 7-3, in non-conference soccer action. It was Brookside’s Read More…

Browns LB Barkevious Mingo returns to practice less than month after knee surgery, hopes to play Week 1

BEREA — The clock is ticking down to the start of the regular season. And the beat gets louder by the day. With the regular season less than two weeks away — Sept. 13 at the New York Jets — outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo led a number of injured Browns back onto the practice field Read More…

Ingraham: Johnny Manziel’s problems have become mundane — and that’s progress

A sore arm? Seriously? Of all the potential speed bumps, pitfalls, train wrecks, implosions, money signs and inflatable swans that might have most worried the Browns about Johnny Football, Part Deux, a mere sore arm is even further down the depth chart than Justin Gilbert. In a weird sort of way, given the chaos of Read More…