December 19, 2014

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Steelers’ defense shuts down Ocho Cinco-less Bengals

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers honored defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau with a pregame ceremony for his 50 years as an NFL coach and player. His league-best defense found the best possible way to pay tribute to him. The Steelers limited the depleted Bengals to six first downs following an early touchdown drive and found just enough Read More…

Jim Litke: Honesty could prove costly to Hayes, but he insists it’s not only the best policy, but the only one for pro golfers

The moment J.P. Hayes looked down at the golf ball on the floor in his hotel room, he knew there were only two options. Keep his mouth shut and his chances of playing full-time on the PGA Tour next season alive. Or pick up the phone and disqualify himself. Ten days later, the only thing Read More…

Savage loses cool in e-mail with fan

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram  BEREA – Browns general manager Phil Savage sent an e-mail response to a fan early Tuesday morning that included an implied profanity, the team acknowledged Thursday. The fan, who didn’t give his name, told WKNR 850-AM that he had sent Savage an angry e-mail ripping the GM and the coaching staff. Read More…

Quinn fractures finger on throwing hand; still will start

BEREA – Browns quarterback Brady Quinn suffered a small fracture on the tip of his right index finger Monday night in the 29-27 win over the Buffalo Bills, but will start his third straight game Sunday against the Houston Texans. Quinn practiced Wednesday, the finger was sore and he had X-rays after practice. They revealed Read More…

Pistons 96, Cavaliers 89: Cavs win streak ends at eight games

 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons are starting to show their potential with Allen Iverson, beating two of the NBA’s best teams in less than a week. Iverson scored 23 points, and Rasheed Wallace had 10 of his 21 points during a fourth-quarter surge that gave Detroit a 96-89 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday Read More…

Browns: Lewis expected to carry load for depleted backfield

 BEREA — Browns running back Jamal Lewis has spent the entire season lobbying for more carries. His wish is about to be granted — and then some. Because of a rash of injuries, Lewis may be the sole healthy RB on the roster when Cleveland hosts the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. That means the Read More…

Browns notes: Winslow’s status uncertain for Sunday

 BEREA — The Browns are set to take on a team with a worse record than theirs for the first time this season, but they might have to do it without one of their best players. Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. suffered a sprained right shoulder during the Browns’ 29-27 win over the Bills in Read More…

The Game: U of M’s Rodriguez struggling in debut season

 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez reached into the middle drawer of his desk and pulled out 10 large index cards filled with notes. One outlined problems to fix, another was changes to make and one included items to address with the athletic director. The 45-year-old Rodriguez started organizing his thoughts this way Read More…

Indians: Tribe hires former Detroit pitching coach as bullpen catcher

 CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians  hired former Detroit pitching coach Chuck Hernandez as their new bullpen coach on Wednesday. The 48-year-old Hernandez replaces the popular Luis Isaac, who was fired after the season by manager Eric Wedge. Isaac, 62, spent 44 seasons in Cleveland’s organization as a minor league manager, scout and coach. Hernandez was Read More…

Track and cross country: Legendary Bay coach inducted into Hall

 Vermilion resident Dick Scott will be enshrined into the Ohio Association for Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) Hall of Fame. The former Bay High head cross country coach and assistant track coach enjoyed a stellar coaching career from 1969-81. Scott led Bay to an incredible run of 10 straight state meet appearances from 1971-80. Read More…