March 27, 2015

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Scott Petrak: Browns’ search for better QB a good thing

The Browns’ interest in Sam Bradford — ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported they offered the No. 19 pick for him in a trade — makes absolute sense. Their search for a franchise quarterback rages on, and Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, is a better option than anyone on the team’s roster. Bradford has Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Freshman D’Angelo Russell shakes off errant elbow, carries Ohio State past VCU in overtime

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ohio State might only go as far as D’Angelo Russell can take the Buckeyes in the NCAA Tournament. So far, that’s good enough to roll into the round of 32. Russell scored 28 points to rally Ohio State from an early 12-point deficit, and the 10th-seeded Buckeyes beat seventh-seeded VCU 75-72 in Read More…

Cavaliers not thinking about potential playoff previews, they just want to keep getting better

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers’ loss in Miami on Monday, their second to the Heat this season, would have served as a first-round playoff preview if the regular season had ended prior to Thursday. Tonight’s game at Quicken Loans Arena against the Indiana Pacers, who have also beaten the Cavs twice this season, could be a Read More…

Browns agree to terms with WR Dwayne Bowe

The Browns addressed another area of need this afternoon, agreeing to terms with receiver Dwayne Bowe. They had already signed Brian Hartline last week, as they reshape the receiving corps following the season-long suspension of Josh Gordon. A league source confirmed the move with Bowe to The Chronicle-Telegram. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain’s dream season comes to an end in regionals with loss to defending state champion St. Edward

As the clock reached its last minute, the Titans and fans hung their heads as they realized catching up to St. Edwards High School would not be possible. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

AKRON — It’s over. Lorain’s unbeaten season, and hopes for state tournament glory, ended Wednesday night in a 68-60 loss to defending state champion St. Edward at a jam-packed and loud James A. Rhodes Arena. It ended on a night when Lorain ran into a team just as big and just as talented as it Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Titans brought pride to an entire city

Lorain High School senior Naz Bohannon, center, is comforted by team mate Shane Smith after the Titans lost to St. Edward's in the division I regional semi-final game 68-60 Wednesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. ANNA/ NORRIS

AKRON — The dream was in critical condition at the end of the first half Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena when Lakewood St. Edward star Kipper Nichols pulled up and connected on a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Eagles a double-digit lead. It flat-lined shortly into the final quarter of play, Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain seniors pave way for future success

Lorain's Eddie WIlliamson drives to the basket against St. Edward's Thomas Schmock in the second half of the boys division I regional semi-final game Wednesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. ANNA NORRIS/ CHRONICLE

AKRON — Eddie Williamson, Devon Andrews and Rashod Berry were the main players in a love story that ended Wednesday with Lorain’s 68-60 loss to St. Edward at James A. Rhodes Arena. The loss ended a dream season, but did nothing to diminish the feelings the city of Lorain had for the Titans. Or the Read More…

Three-point shooting carries Cavaliers past Nets

CLEVELAND — Thanks to a big lift from J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, the Cavaliers’ home-court winning streak is now at 14 games. Smith and Shumpert scored 22 points — and buried six 3-pointers — in the second quarter Wednesday, paving the way for Cleveland’s 117-92 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn took a pair Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Ohio State preparing for havoc

PORTLAND, Ore. — Do-it-all freshman D’Angelo Russell will likely be one of the top picks in the NBA Draft this summer and inherit all the expectations that come with it. First, he’ll find out whether he can handle a different kind of pressure: playing in the NCAA Tournament against a team that tries to create Read More…

Boys basketball: Naz Bohannon might only be a sophomore, but his energy, enthusiasm keep undefeated Lorain rolling

Lorain High School sophomore forward Nazihar Bohannon (33) is hoisted by a sea of fans after scoring the game-winning basket against Bedford as time ran out on the clock. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

Lorain’s Naz Bohannon leads the Titans’ pregame ritual, in which he enters a circle of Titans players and cheerleaders and begins with, “No talking Boaaaaa — we came to win!” Fans follow with, “Hey! Hey!” On the court, he is most often the on-ball man in the Titans’ full-court, trapping press, and he wastes little Read More…