December 22, 2014

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Browns notes: Winslow says sprained shoulder won’t keep him out of Sunday’s game

BEREA — Tight end Kellen Winslow lined up with the starters Friday in the 30 minutes of practice open to reporters, and looked ready for Sunday’s visit by the Houston Texans. Winslow was limited in practice and listed as questionable on the official injury report, but said he was ready to play. He walked through Read More…

Putting loss in the past: Cavaliers focusing on Hawks, keeping home winning streak alive

INDEPENDENCE — One streak ended for the Cavaliers, but they’ll be out to extend another when they host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland had its eight-game winning streak overall snapped by Detroit on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills, but will look to improve to 7-0 at The Q by Read More…

High school football: Sylvania Southview crushes Akron Hoban in Division II state semifinal

Alex Pidcock threw two touchdown passes and Michael Hehl rushed for two other TDs to lead Sylvania Southview to a 31-0 win over Akron Hoban in a Division II state semifinal Friday night in Fremont. Shaun Joplin caught a 60-yard pass from Pidcock in the second quarter for Sylvania Southview (14-0). Pidcock’s second touchdown pass Read More…

Golf roundup: Sorenstam’s career comes to abrupt end when she misses cut at ADT Championship

Standing in the center of a sun-drenched 18th green, as waves of cheers rippled from a packed gallery, Annika Sorenstam hugged caddie Terry McNamara and took the flag from his hand. She held it high, like a conquering hero, then slammed it into the hole. “It’s over,” she said. Sorenstam’s tour career presumably ended Friday Read More…

Quinn gets OK to play: Broken finger not expected to sideline Browns quarterback Sunday against Texans

BEREA — Quarterback Brady Quinn doesn’t plan on letting a broken bone in his finger knock him out of the starting lineup. Not after a year and a half waiting for his chance. X-rays taken Wednesday night revealed a small fracture at the tip of the index finger on his right (throwing) hand. Quinn will Read More…

LOL? Not over Browns GM Savage’s e-mail response to fan

BEREA — The bumpy season for Browns general manager Phil Savage hit a new and unusual pothole this week. Savage sent an e-mail response to a fan early Tuesday morning that included an implied profanity. He later apologized. “It happened after the game,” Savage wrote Thursday in an e-mail to The Chronicle-Telegram. “We have since Read More…

Ohio State-Michigan rivalry rough on rookies, but Buckeyes expect freshman phenom Pryor to handle the pressure

Ohio State tight end Rory Nicol didn’t think there was anything special about rivalries — until the opening kickoff of his first game against Michigan. “I was a freshman and Ernest Shazor knocked me into, probably, the third week of my junior year,” he said, wincing at the thought. Nicol’s story may provide some insight Read More…

All-Ohio soccer: Ten players from area honored

Firelands’ Rachael Melendez, Ohio’s leading goal scorer — boys or girls — and Avon’s Megan Repas, who led Avon to a second straight regional semifinal, are Division II first-team All-Ohio soccer players. They are among 10 area players to receive all-state recognition from the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. Their selections are posted on the Read More…

New season means a bunch of new players for Matta, Ohio State basketball team

COLUMBUS — Ask Thad Matta to talk in detail about his Ohio State Buckeyes and he falters. “Ummmm,” he says. “I would say, uh, let’s see …” It’s hard to describe somebody you hardly know. And for the third year in a row, Matta has a collection of players who are primarily first- and second-year Read More…

Ohio State dominates Delaware State in season opener

COLUMBUS — After all of those practices, the Ohio State Buckeyes wanted to beat up on somebody else for a change. Jeramie Simmons hit two 3-pointers in a 15-3 run at the outset and Ohio State never trailed in beating Delaware State 70-42 Thursday night in its season opener. David Lighty and last year’s high Read More…