November 27, 2014

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Browns notes: Crowell the king at homecoming game

Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons Sunday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA — Isaiah Crowell’s return to his home state was a peach. A giant, juicy one. The undrafted rookie running back was chosen as a game captain, got his second straight start and rushed 12 times for 88 yards, a 7.3 average and two impressive touchdowns Sunday in a 26-24 win. All of it came Read More…

Josh Gordon — and Browns — enjoy his return

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon moves against Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Kroy Biermann. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson )

ATLANTA — Josh Gordon knows how to make an entrance. He just has to work on eliminating the messy exits. Gordon returned from a 10-game suspension and had perhaps the largest impact Sunday in the Browns’ 26-24 last-second win. He led the team with eight catches and 120 yards and was targeted 16 times by Read More…

Patriots win 7th straight, rout Lions 34-9

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his second touchdown pass to Timothy Wright in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the first time in their seven-game winning streak, the New England Patriots didn’t score first. No problem. They came right back, taking the lead for good on Tom Brady’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Tim Wright late in the first quarter and rolling to a 34-9 rout of the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Read More…

Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt commits to Cornell wrestling

Ben Darmstadt

Elyria junior Ben Darmstadt has been making a lot of noise on the wrestling mats the last two years. At the same time, he was quietly performing at the highest level in the Elyria High classrooms. The two worlds met in the middle of the volume knob Sunday morning when Darmstadt orally committed to Cornell Read More…

Browns 26, Falcons 24: Billy Cundiff kicks winning field goal as time expires

ATLANTA — The Browns had the game, lost it and got it back. The end is all that matters. Billy Cundiff made a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift Cleveland to a 26-24 win inside the Georgia Dome. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, who had thrown two fourth-quarter interceptions, led the final drive. He was Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns Pregame Update: ILB Karlos Dansby inactive, OLB Jabaal Sheard will play; points of interest; important numbers; the prediction

ATLANTA — The Browns will be without their defensive leader today against Atlanta, as inside linebacker Karlos Dansby is inactive. The Browns will have outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard, who will play despite suffering a foot injury last week. Coach Mike Pettine originally feared Sheard would miss the rest of the season, but he got a Read More…

Cavs revert to old ways after blazing start against Raptors, suffer fourth straight loss

Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams, left, drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Eastern Conference’s best team played in front of a raucous group of supporters Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Toronto Raptors, with a large contingent of fans crossing the border to support them, came back from an early 18-point deficit to dominate and embarrass the bewildered Cavaliers 110-93. “We’re a very Read More…

Cavs notes: Reserves not playing as advertised

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters, left, defends as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal shoots with forward Mike Miller nearby Friday in Washington. The Wizards won 91-78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers, who were billed as one of the deepest teams in the NBA in the preseason, entered their game against Toronto on Saturday with the lowest-scoring bench in the league. Things reached a low point Friday in Washington, where Cleveland reserves were outscored 29-0 in the first half and 40-9 for the Read More…

Ohio State struggles to put away struggling Indiana

Indiana safety Antonio Allen, left, returns an interception as Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott tackles him Saturday in Columbus. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State. The freshman returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurance scores to carry the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27, the Hoosiers’ sixth loss in a row. Marshall Read More…

Four-touchdown day helps Ohio State freshman Jalin Marshall leave last week’s problems in the past

Ohio State running back Jalin Marshall, left, celebrates his touchdown against Indiana with teammate Armani Reeves Saturday in Columbus. Ohio State won 42-27. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Jalin Marshall saw a perfect chance for redemption Saturday. The freshman H-back made the most of it. Marshall scored Ohio State’s final four touchdowns in a 42-27 win over Indiana at Ohio Stadium. First he ignited the Buckeyes with a 54-yard punt return and then caught a 6-yard shuffle pass off of a Read More…