May 4, 2016

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Ingraham: Browns fans ready for the annual letdown known as the NFL Draft

So here we are, NFL Draft Day, or as it’s known in Cleveland, Black Thursday. Why the NFL has never staged its three-day dog-and-pony show in Cleveland is a mystery. It would be ratings gold. There is no league market in which Draft Day is a bigger deal than Cleveland. It’s huge here. Mammoth. It’s Read More…

Iso just part of Cavs’ game plan

INDEPENDENCE — The word from Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and point guard Kyrie Irving: Don’t sweat the isolation offense. After moving the ball extremely well for most of a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons, the Cavs appeared to resort to some bad habits in the fourth quarter of Game 4, but Lue said Wednesday Read More…

High school softball: Elyria rocks Solon

ELYRIA TWP. — The engine sputtered early, but after a couple innings Elyria was hitting on all cylinders as all nine spots in the lineup contributed to the 17 hits for the Pioneers as they beat Solon 12-2 in a Greater Cleveland Conference softball game. Elyria (13-3, 9-1 GCC) is tough enough to beat at Read More…

Scott Petrak’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Los Angeles — Jared Goff, QB, California Rams traded up from No. 15 to grab their franchise QB. Philadelphia — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Browns dealt this pick after deciding extra picks were more valuable than Wentz. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Chargers go with a great athlete over an Read More…

UConn coach Auriemma on the mend after hospital stay

NEW YORK — Geno Auriemma is feeling a lot better. The UConn women’s basketball coach spent a few days in the hospital last week after taking himself off a plane on April 16. “It started the week of the Final Four. It got worse when I got home,” Auriemma told The Associated Press on Tuesday Read More…

Softball: Keystone freshman Sydney Campbell shuts out Buckeye

LAGRANGE — After facing one of the area’s top pitchers Monday in Lauren Shaw, the Buckeye Bucks were hoping to get their bats going in the second day of their back-to-back games against Keystone. The Wildcats’ Sydney Campbell only extended their futility. The freshman was dominant, shutting out Buckeye while giving up just four hits Read More…

Baseball: Bray pitches Vermilion over Lorain

VERMILION — Vermilion junior Nick Bray came one out away from joining the Sailors’ no-no club Tuesday against Lorain as Solomon Villerreal’s single with two outs in the seventh inning to deny Bray a no-hitter in an 8-1 non-conference win. The Sailors, ranked fifth in the most recent Division II state coaches’ poll, already have Read More…

Twins 6, Indians 5: Minnesota walks off against Tribe again

MINNEAPOLIS — For the second day in a row, the Cleveland Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins on a walk-off hit. Cleveland closer Cody Allen allowed three hits, including a walk-off RBI single by Miguel Sano, and the Twins won 6-5 over the Indians on Tuesday night. A night earlier, the Indians’ bullpen suffered the Read More…

Cavaliers analysis: Lue on the mark during his playoff debut

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue performed a lot like his players in a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons: He wasn’t perfect, but he was really, really good. Lue had better players, to be sure, but except for some very shaky lineups to start the second and fourth quarters of Game 1, he coached circles around Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…