December 22, 2014

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel to miss finale, Brian Hoyer’s status uncertain, rookie Connor Shaw could get start

Quarterback Johnny Manziel has played his final snap as a rookie. Connor Shaw is in line to take his first. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Manziel won’t play Sunday in the season finale in Baltimore with a severe hamstring injury. He was injured Sunday in the 17-13 loss to Carolina and left in the second Read More…

Lorain County Nightmares’ Tim Jones to kick in Dallas bowl

Elyria High graduate Tim Jones kicks the extra point for the Lorain County Nightmares vs. Mahoning Valley in a game last season. Jones will be playing in the All American Bowl at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Tuesday in Dallas. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — It’s a long trip from Midview High, where the Lorain County Nightmares play their regular-season home games, to Dallas Cowboys Stadium — the NFL team’s $1 billion home in Irving, Texas. Nightmares kicker Tim Jones, a 2010 Elyria High grad, is making that trip. Jones is one of 84 players selected from more Read More…

High school hockey: Midview battles Cleveland Heights to tie

Midview’s Tommy Coon passes the puck during the second period against Cleveland Heights on Sunday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After 53 minutes of punishing, physical hockey both Cleveland Heights and Midview were left wanting more as neither team scored in overtime resulting in a 3-3 tie in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League White Division crossover game Sunday at North Park Recreation Center. “Midview is definitely the best team talent-wise, fundamentally, Read More…

Dion Waiters provides spark in Cavs’ win over Grizzlies

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters shoots over Memphis Grizzlies' Vince Carter Sunday in Cleveland. Waiters scored 21 points off the bench in the Cavaliers' 105-91 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Cavs know they’re always going to get something from shooting guard Dion Waiters. Predicting what that will be is an entirely different matter. Good Dion showed up Sunday afternoon and scored 21 points to spark the Cavs to a 105-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “I was Read More…

Johnny Football, Browns flattened vs. Panthers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel’s foot slipped on a throw, leading to an injured left hamstring and a short afternoon. The Browns’ annual late-season slide reached four games with a 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Slip slidin’ away has been the soundtrack for the past month. With all hope Read More…

Browns’ Johnny Manziel looking toward next season

Cleveland Browns' Johnny Manziel walks off the field after being injured in the first half against the Carolina Panthers Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel walked to the locker room with head down, towel draped over it. A left hamstring injury had ended his afternoon, and possibly his rookie season, with 1:49 left in the first half. When the 17-13 loss to the Panthers was over Sunday, his eyes were up and focused on 2015. Read More…

Browns notes: Pettine keeps rookies on the bench

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton is tackled by Cleveland Browns' Donte Whitner and Pierre Desir Sunday. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rookie coach Mike Pettine tried to teach rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert and rookie running back Terrance West a lesson Sunday by reducing their playing time. Gilbert, the No. 8 pick, didn’t play until the second quarter of Cleveland’s 17-13 loss to Carolina. West was active, but didn’t play at all. “Neither of Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving hot against Memphis after recent shooting woes

Memphis’ Jon Leuer — a former Cavs player — shoots against Cleveland’s Dion Waiters during the Cavs’ 105-91 win over the Grizzlies on Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s poor shooting was among the least of Cavaliers coach David Blatt’s concerns. Heading into Cleveland’s 105-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving had averaged just 12.3 points on .359 shooting (37-for-103) over his previous seven games. The point guard, whose defense had also taken a Read More…

Panthers 17, Browns 13: Johnny Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury as Cleveland drops 4th straight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Browns dropped their fourth straight game, and the evaluation of rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was put on hold. The afternoon was a lose-lose. The Panthers scored a touchdown with 7:07 left to beat the Browns 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium. The Browns (7-8) have dropped five of six. They conclude Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns Pregame Notes: CB Joe Haden inactive; playoffs no longer possibility; points of interest; important numbers; prediction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for today’s game against the Carolina Panthers with a shoulder injury. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Haden bruised the rotator cuff in his right shoulder last week in the 30-0 loss to the Bengals when he dived on an interception attempt and landed hard on the Read More…