February 8, 2016

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Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly leaves his nice-guy ways behind once he hits the field

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Luke Kuechly strolls happily through the Carolina Panthers locker room smiling and addressing teammates as he passes. He stops at defensive tackle Dwan Edwards’ locker first and shares a laugh before moving up the carpeted, rectangular room and sitting with a group of running backs to chat. He talks. He laughs. Read More…

NFL: Miller serves as loose leader for Broncos

SAN JOSE, Calif. — When the NFL turned its anvil into a carrot, giving Von Miller a way out of its drug program, Denver’s star linebacker was free to be himself this season — and was he ever. Not only did Denver’s loquacious linebacker set the tone for the Broncos’ run to Super Bowl 50 Read More…

Avon council approves settlement over unpaid ad revenue at All Pro Freight Stadium

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The marquee outside All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon announces the Lake Erie Crushers’ home opener in 2009 as fireworks explode in the background.

AVON — City Council approved Monday a settlement agreement with the former owner of the Lake Erie Crushers over unpaid advertising marquee revenue. Avon Baseball LLC will pay the city $80,000 after more than a year of wrangling and a failed attempt by the city to sue the organization. The city initially sued Avon Baseball Read More…

Cavaliers 111, Pacers 106 (OT): Kyrie Irving gives pep talk, then leads Cleveland to 5th straight win with 6 points in extra session

INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving spent the break between regulation and overtime urging his teammates to close out Monday night. He spent the next five minutes demonstrating what he meant. The guard scored six of his 25 points in overtime and made four free throws in the final minute to help the Cavaliers pull out Read More…

Girls Basketball: Elyria dominates key stats, defeats Vermilion

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ELYRIA — Free throws, rebounds and turnovers. Any way you slice it, win those categories and you’re bound to win a basketball game. Elyria dominated those three statistical areas Monday night and defeated Vermilion 59-43 in non-conference play. The Pioneers have won two of their last three and stand 6-13. Vermilion is 7-11. Free throws. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lake Ridge uses big run to beat First Baptist, extend win streak to 5

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge trailed early but exploded for a game-turning run from the end of the first quarter and through the second to post a 66-52 win over First Baptist on Monday night. The Royals have won five straight, their longest streak in at least 15 years, according to coach Brian Ansberry, whose Read More…

Super Bowl 50: Opening Night replaces Media Day and delivers even more craziness

SAN JOSE, Calif. — What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night. The NFL took a good idea gone surreal — what used to be known as “Media Day” — gave it a new name, added a live Read More…

Browns fans boycotting Manziel with ‘Johnny Free February’ on Twitter

CLEVELAND — Floating on an inflatable swan was one thing. Being hunted by a police helicopter was too much. Johnny Manziel’s hijinks have driven some fans of the Cleveland Browns to the edge, and they are sacking the headline-grabbing quarterback for a month — or maybe longer. Tired of Manziel’s off-field transgressions, the latest being Read More…

‘This one’s for Pat!’ Elway wants to bring one more title to ailing Broncos owner

SAN FRANCISCO — Ever since he returned to his beloved Broncos five years ago, John Elway has been eager to utter four words in particular. “This one’s for Pat!” Team owner Pat Bowlen declared, “This one’s for John!” while jabbing the Lombardi Trophy into the air following the Broncos’ 31-24 win over Green Bay 18 Read More…

Ingraham: Time to chase Johnny … out of town

Here’s a tip to keep in mind if you ever buy an NFL team: It’s never a good sign if the police are using a helicopter to try to find your quarterback. I don’t ever recall a police helicopter being dispatched to try to round up Peyton Manning. Or Aaron Rodgers. Or Tom Brady. Even Read More…