July 2, 2015

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Browns’ Stallworth meets with NFL commissioner

Stallworth

BEREA — A decision on Donte Stallworth’s availability for the 2009 season could come by the end of the week. The Browns receiver, who’s under indefinite suspension by the league, met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Wednesday afternoon, according to an ESPN.com report. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wouldn’t confirm the meeting. Read More…

Indians 8, Twins 1: Laffey rocks in rout

CLEVELAND — Aaron Laffey and former Indians ace Cliff Lee are left-handed pitchers. That’s pretty much where the similarities end. Wednesday night at Progressive Field, though, the unheralded Laffey did his best impersonation of the American League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner, and with plenty of help from his offense, pitched Cleveland to an 8-1 Read More…

Lefty Mickelson set for return at Bridgestone

Mickelson

AKRON — The practice sessions have been a little sharper, his optimism much greater. Phil Mickelson isn’t sure how that will translate on the golf course, and he’s not sure that even matters at the moment. Mickelson is simply thrilled to be back on the PGA Tour, for no other reason than he wasn’t expecting Read More…

Browns notes: Long shot Titus Brown is confident

BEREA — A dark-horse candidate is more than keeping up with the favorites in the battle to start opposite Kamerion Wimbley at outside linebacker. Titus Brown, whose NFL resume consists of four games and one special teams tackle last year, lined up with the first-team defense again Wednesday morning. He’s splitting reps with veteran David Read More…

Jesse Owens to be honored in Berlin

Jesse Owens makes a nostalgic visit on June 9, 1964,  to the stadium in Berlin, Germany, where he won four gold medals during the 1936 Olympic Games. (AP file photo.)

As a kid, Marlene Hemphill Dortch watched the grainy, black-and-white film footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics in amazement, wondering how her grandfather was so much faster than everyone else. There was Jesse Owens, darting down the track to win the 100-meter title, then smiling and waving at the cheering German crowd. Now when she Read More…

Browns camp update: Braylon Edwards finally practices

Browns receiver Braylon Edwards practiced this morning for the first time in training camp. Within the first few minutes of practice, he showed good agility, then lowered a shoulder into rookie safety Bret Lockett during a tackling drill. Edwards, who had been out since the final minicamp in June with what’s believed to be an Read More…

Browns’ Alex Mack racking up the laps

Browns rookie center Alex Mack lines up for a drill during Tuesday’s practice at training camp in Berea. Mack has been struggling to avoid mistakes and running laps. (Photo by Steve Manheim, The Chronicle-Telegram.)

BEREA — Alex Mack is the leader in laps completed. That’s good at Daytona, not at Browns training camp. The rookie center, the team’s top draft pick at No. 21 overall, ran his fifth lap Tuesday in four days of training camp. And that doesn’t count the lap taken by the entire offense Sunday. Every Read More…

Twins 10, Indians 1: Offense goes missing

CLEVELAND — It was an old-fashioned slugfest Tuesday night at Progressive Field — only the Indians weren’t involved. Minnesota’s bats were wide awake in the opener of a three-game series between Central Division rivals, while Cleveland’s pretty much remained asleep throughout a 10-1 shellacking. The Twins, still within striking distance of division leader Detroit (21/2 Read More…

Go the distance: Benyard, Vasiloff make their marks

Blake Benyard, who will be a freshman at Admiral King this year, gets in his runner’s stance at George Daniel Stadium in Lorain. Benyard will compete in the 1,500-meter run today at the AAU nationals in Iowa. (Photo by Steve Manheim, The Chronicle-Telegram.)

Area track athletes Olivia Vasiloff of Vermilion and Blake Benyard of Lorain are headed to the AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field Nationals at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s the second straight trip to nationals for Vasiloff as an age group qualifier, while Benyard is making his national meet debut. The 13-year-old Vasiloff Read More…

Elyria East wins state softball title

CONNEAUT — The Elyria East Little League 10-11 year-old softball all-stars didn’t want to delay a state championship victory party any longer. So, manager Chris Sito and the girls defeated host Conneaut 5-2 on Tuesday to claim the title. “This is one awesome team that we put together,” said Sito. “They played as a team Read More…