November 22, 2014

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Moving forward: Browns GM Savage, Winslow say controversy is over and it’s time to get back to playing football

BEREA — Another bizarre Monday in Browns Town began with general manager Phil Savage tersely declaring the Kellen Winslow Jr. soap opera “over with.” Minutes later, the embattled tight end declared, with a smile on his face, that he was “ready to move on and play football.” Though their statements were delivered in vastly different Read More…

Browns notes: Playoff thoughts are back in vogue

BEREA — Don’t look now, but the Browns are within a game of the final playoff position in the AFC. By winning three of four, Cleveland is 3-4 and moved within a win of tying Baltimore for the second wild-card spot. Since the Ravens visit Sunday, coach Romeo Crennel doesn’t expect any problems in getting Read More…

Tough match on tap: Elyria’s Felton has Strongsville among the elite again, but Westlake ready to give Mustangs a fight

In the Westlake press box last Thursday, the announcer and spotters were doing a bit of scoreboard watching. While keeping tabs on their team’s 1-0 victory over Magnificat in a Division I district final, they also had contacts updating them on how the Strongsville-North Royalton match was going. Well, it went Strongsville’s way, meaning the Read More…

High school soccer: Boys and girls regional capsules

BOYS REGIONAL SOCCER CAPSULES Division I semifinal WHO: Amherst (10-7-2) vs. North Royalton (10-4-5) WHEN: Today, 7 p.m. WHERE: Bay High School AT STAKE: A spot in the regional final at Findlay High School on Saturday at 3 p.m. HOW THEY GOT HERE: Amherst defeated Avon Lake 3-2 at home Saturday; North Royalton advanced with Read More…

Suspension of disbelief: Weather stops World Series Game 5 in sixth inning; forecast not looking too good for tonight, either

PHILADELPHIA — Game 5 of the World Series was suspended because of rain in the sixth inning Monday night with the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2 and the field already a sloppy, soggy mess. “I can’t tell you tonight when we’ll resume,” commissioner Bud Selig said. “We’ll stay here if we Read More…

Ohio State notes: Scoring trouble not new for Tressel teams

Scoring points has never exactly been a specialty of Jim Tressel-coached teams. The Buckeyes have not scored an offensive touchdown in nine of his 98 games as head coach of the Buckeyes. In other words, a little more often than once a season Ohio State fails to score an offensive touchdown. This becomes even more Read More…

Titans show Colts who’s boss, stay undefeated with 10th straight regular-season win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Don’t call the Tennessee Titans the NFL’s best team just yet. They’re happy with being the league’s last unbeaten club and grabbing a chokehold on the AFC South away from the Indianapolis Colts. LenDale White ran for two touchdowns, Chris Hope intercepted Peyton Manning twice and the Titans routed the Colts 31-21 Read More…

Browns 23, Jaguars 17: Winslow not required in win

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The ball hung in the air. With it, the Browns season hung in the balance. The most important play of Cleveland’s season to date began at the 26-yard line with nine seconds left. Jacksonville’s Matt Jones, the basketball player masquerading as a receiver, got his outstretched hands on the ball in the Read More…

Browns: Winslow, GM still at odds?

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tight end Kellen Winslow is slated to rejoin the team and report to Browns headquarters this morning. But the relationship between him and the organization remains strained. Winslow’s one-game suspension was rescinded Saturday night in a settlement with the team. He talked with general manager Phil Savage and they agreed to move Read More…

Browns notes: NT Rogers has monster game

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The game was over, the win finally preserved, and Shaun Rogers was spent. He dropped to one knee in the middle of the field and stayed there. As his teammates celebrated, those wishing to include him in the party had to come to him. “I was tired as all get-out,” Rogers said Read More…