August 2, 2015

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High school football: Open Door suspends varsity program for season due to low turnout, plans to be back in 2016

ELYRIA — Four years ago, Open Door Christian School decided it was time to field a football team. The program grew from mostly freshmen playing a freshmen schedule in 2011 to having 24 players and playing a full varsity schedule. On Thursday night, the story of Open Door football hit a rough chapter when head Read More…

Jim Litke: New Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh proving he’s already the Most Interesting Man in the Big Ten

CHICAGO — Compared to the rest of Jim Harbaugh’s year, this was tame stuff. In his first Big Ten media day appearance as Michigan’s head coach, Harbaugh ditched the ball cap and khakis and put on a suit. He kept his shirt on. There were no shout-outs to Judge Judy or rappers Big Sean and Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Dwayne Bowe says Josh McCown has potential to be top-5 QB

BEREA — Veteran receiver Dwayne Bowe has liked what he’s seen from 36-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Really liked what he’s seen. “He’s showing all the potential of being a top-five quarterback in the NFL,” Bowe said Friday. McCown, who’s 17-32 as a starter, had a great second day of training camp. He found Bowe on Read More…

Browns Training Camp, Day 2: GM Ray Farmer believes Terrelle Pryor has skills necessary to make successful switch to WR

BEREA – General manager Ray Farmer sounded confident Terrelle Pryor can make the transition from quarterback to receiver. “I was talking to the scouts this morning and one of the things I learned from an old coach is quarterbacks all have really good hands because they spend their time playing catch,” Farmer said this afternoon Read More…

Beijing gets 2022 Olympics, becomes first city to host summer and winter games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote of the International Olympic Committee by 44-40, with one abstention. The vote was conducted Read More…

Fans teams with medium in attempt to reverse Cleveland sports ‘curse’

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dave Grendzynski is a guy with a lot of company. A long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, the North Ridgeville resident has endured more losing seasons with the Browns, Indians and Cavs than he cares to count. Which is what inspired him to plan the ReverseTheCurseCLEVELAND rally 7 p.m. Aug. 13 on Mall C Read More…

Carlos Carrasco throws two-hitter as Indians shut down A’s

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Carlos Carrasco made a few adjustments between starts and it made all the difference. Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night. Carrasco said he moved his arm slot a little higher to avoid tipping his pitches. “I Read More…

Indians trade Brandon Moss to Cards for LHP Rob Kaminsky

CLEVELAND — As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approaches — today at 4 p.m. — the Indians are in full sell mode. Outfielder David Murphy, one of Cleveland’s top offensive weapons, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, and Thursday, the Indians dealt outfielder and team home run leader Brandon Moss to the Read More…

Browns: Terrelle Pryor looks good in first day at WR, confident he can meet the large challenge ahead of him

Robert Nelson Jr holds a blocking pad as Terrelle Pryor moves him away during a drill at camp on July 31. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BEREA — Terrelle Pryor, at 6-foot-4, 223 pounds, stood out among the 88 players dressed for the first day of training camp. “He looks great in a uniform,” coach Mike Pettine said Thursday of No. 87. Pryor was also able to fit in. He caught everything thrown in his direction in his first practice since Read More…

Brian Dulik: Mike Pettine’s presence gives Browns some reason to believe

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The fans were subdued and the excitement level was far from buzzworthy on the opening day of Browns training camp. It truly was striking to see empty areas around the practice fields where jam-packed crowds have been the norm. Even worse, many in the crowd of 2,945 were treated to obstructed views of the action, Read More…