November 26, 2014

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Browns’ Lewis wants to run the ball, not his mouth, but speaking up after last Ravens game turned out OK

BEREA — As the game got away in a seven-minute flurry of interceptions, incompletions and Baltimore touchdowns, Jamal Lewis steamed. After averaging 4.4 yards on nine first-half carries as the Browns took a lead against his former team, Lewis had been relegated to bystander in the pivotal third quarter. So when the 28-10 Week 3 Read More…

Browns notes: Baltimore Raven and Elyria native Nakamura ready to play in front of the hometown fans

BEREA — Haruki Nakamura will be one of the enemies Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium, but he can’t wait to see some friendly faces. “I’m very excited,” Nakamura said Thursday by phone. “The biggest thing for me is having fun and everybody getting a chance to watch me play again. The last time a lot Read More…

High school volleyball: Olmsted Falls storms back from 0-2 deficit, beats Toledo Ursula to advance to regional final

NORWALK — The 212 came dangerously close to being the 32. That was before Olmsted Falls discovered its pilot light wasn’t out after all, and the Bulldogs rallied from losing the first two games to defeat St. Ursula Academy, 18-25, 21-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-11, in a Division I regional semifinal Thursday. Never in the 25 Read More…

High school football: The Chronicle-Telegram’s Final Top 10

The Chronicle-Telegram Top 10 is voted on weekly by the five full-time sports staffers. Ten points are awarded to first-place teams, nine for second, eight for third and so forth. 1. Avon Eagles RECORD: 10-0 POLL POINTS: 50 (5*) BREAKDOWN: The Eagles finished with the area’s top offense — 34.9 points per game — and Read More…

Football, cross country players of the week

FOOTBALL Marquis Harrell, Avon YEAR: Senior HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 200 POSITION: RB LAST WEEK: Harrell rushed 22 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns during the Eagles’ 45-6 victory over Bay last Friday night. He also caught one pass for 51 yards. OTHER SPORTS: Basketball (shooting guard) and baseball PARENTS: Phillip and Rena Harrell BIO: Read More…

World Series: Phillies win suspended Game 5 to clinch

 PHILADELPHIA — From losingest team to longest game, the Philadelphia Phillies are World Series champions. Strange as that sounds. Strange as it was. Brad Lidge and the Phillies finished off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-inning sprint Wednesday night to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started. Left in Read More…

Girls Division I regional soccer: Westlake downed by Strongsville

 BAY VILLAGE — Two of Westlake’s starting defenders were ill most of Wednesday. It didn’t show, but it didn’t help. Despite an eye-opening performance by Westlake goalkeeper Stephanie Poeppelman and the four defenders in front of her, soccer power Strongsville eliminated the Demons, 2-0, in a Division I regional semifinal at Bay High’s Memorial Stadium. Read More…

Browns: NT Rogers surprising critics so far

 BEREA — Shaun Rogers’ play at nose tackle has been dominant, capped by a one-man-wrecking-crew performance Sunday in a 23-17 win over Jacksonville. Just as impressive — and surprising to his critics in Detroit — has been Rogers’ presence on the practice field, in meetings and in the locker room. According to his coach and Read More…

Browns notes: Cutting down on the penalties

 BEREA — Yellow is not one of the Browns’ official colors, but it was all over the field earlier this season in the form of penalty flags. Cleveland was whistled for an NFL-high 47 infractions in its first five games — ringing up either nine or 10 penalties in each contest — before straightening out Read More…

Cavaliers: Home schedule starts tonight

 INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers have another opener tonight, this one of the home variety. After losing their first game of the season 90-85 to the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics on Tuesday at TD Banknorth Garden, the Cavaliers return home to host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at 7 o’clock at Quicken Loans Arena. It will Read More…