July 29, 2015

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Browns notes: Rogers ready despite sitting out preseason

BEREA — Shaun Rogers sat out the entire preseason and has yet to participate in a complete practice, but he declared himself fit to play Sunday in the Browns’ season opener against Minnesota. The mammoth nose tackle, who has battled a foot injury since the start of training camp, last missed a regular season game Read More…

A Tweet and a leak reveal QB: Word is it’s Brady

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BEREA — Derek Anderson kept quiet, Brady Quinn played dumb and Eric Mangini guarded the information like a state secret. The news got out anyway. Bills receiver Terrell Owens sent well wishes to Quinn on his Twitter.com account Wednesday, “Congrats 2 Brady Quinn 4 starting job w/Cleveland Browns!!” And the Plain Dealer reported Quinn will Read More…

For OSU, pressure is key

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COLUMBUS — To win this time around, Ohio State wants USC freshman Matt Barkley to spend some time on the ground. A year ago, the Buckeyes hardly laid a glove on Trojans quarterback Mark Sanchez, whose passing combined with Joe McKnight’s running to dominate Ohio State in Los Angeles, 35-3. The No. 8 Buckeyes know Read More…

Rangers 10, Indians 0: Fausto rocked again

CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona is stuck in reverse. The former 19-game winner appeared to be returning to form following a lengthy demotion, but now he looks as though he could use another trip to the minor leagues. Looking as bad as he has since he’s been back, Carmona paved the way for a 10-0 loss Read More…

Crushers let lead slip away

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Guess the Lake Erie Crushers realize they’re in a fight now. The Crushers, looking to grab a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five Frontier League East Division championship series Wednesday, jumped all over Kalamazoo with a three-run first inning and led 4-0 after two-and-a half innings. Then everything went wrong. The Kings, the Read More…

No comparison: Westlake wins big in girls soccer

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NORTH OLMSTED — Westlake drilled North Olmsted 5-1 in a big Southwestern Conference soccer match Wednesday night. OK, but this is a story with an uncommon twist. Depending on your point of view, Magnificat, an independent with no connection to the SWC, might be entitled to either credit or blame for the outcome, in an Read More…

Rangers sweep Tribe in double-header

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CLEVELAND — While the Indians are giving their top prospects on-the-job training, the Texas Rangers are doing everything they can to make the playoffs. Not surprisingly, the latter approach proved more successful in a doubleheader sweep Tuesday. Texas belted four home runs — two by rookie Julio Borbon — and got four hits from Marlon Read More…

Browns’ run game a question

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Whomever Eric Mangini trots out to quarterback Sunday against Minnesota shouldn’t count on much help from the running game. Starting running back Jamal Lewis turned 30 last month and averaged 2.6 yards on 24 carries in the preseason. James Davis was a pleasant surprise in August, averaging 7.8 yards, but he’s a rookie. Jerome Harrison, Read More…

Crushers get first playoff victory

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Lake Erie players hit six home runs as the Crushers rallied over the final three innings to capture their first postseason victory, 8-7, over the Kalamazoo Kings on Tuesday night. Wayne Bond led the offensive onslaught with a pair of home runs, while Jodam Rivera, Gordon Gronkowski, Tyler Johnson and Eddie Tisdale Read More…

Amherst girls volleyball blasts Olmsted Falls in four games

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OLMSTED FALLS — Both teams were missing an important player Tuesday night — a player sidelined by injury. “The difference is they’ll get their player back,” Amherst coach Laurie Cogan said. “Ours will not play this year.” Cogan got the bad news about Abby Burgdorf, the Comets’ talented veteran middle hitter, last week. Burgdorf has Read More…