November 28, 2014

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Browns Notes: Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan impressed with WR Josh Gordon

Wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a pass during his return to the field Wednesday following his 10-game suspension. (AP/Photo, The Plain Dealer, Chuck Crow)

BEREA — Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has had receiver Josh Gordon back for two practices. He likes what he’s seen. “He fits in great. We love real good receivers,” Shanahan said Thursday. “I’ve been excited with Josh and how he’s looked. He’s come back in good shape and each day you get out there you Read More…

Browns top pick Justin Gilbert sits as undrafted rookie K’Waun Williams excels at nickelback

Cleveland Browns defensive back K'Waun Williams breaks up a pass in the end zone against Houston Texans wide receiver Damaris Johnson. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — The question to defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil was about rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert. The answer was a tribute to rookie nickelback K’Waun Williams. “I would say that K’Waun Williams has earned the right to be on the field,” O’Neil said Thursday. “I think that you would struggle to find a corner that was Read More…

College volleyball: Amherst grads make splash as freshmen for Mount Union

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After capturing an Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament title, 12th-ranked Mount Union advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament before falling to No. 4 Wittenberg 3-1 on Friday. While the Purple Raiders would have loved to advance further, the experience will come in handy for a team that graduates seven Read More…

LeBron James loses ball on last possession as Cavs lose close game to Spurs

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James reacts when he does not get a foul called against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — For the Cavaliers, the good news is LeBron James struggled to score, coach David Blatt made some questionable tactical decisions and they still had a chance to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The bad news is they lost 92-90 Wednesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “This is a game Read More…

Brian Dulik: Spurs win this round, but expect big things from Cavs by season’s end

San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving battle for the ball Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of the surliest interviews in professional sports. He enjoys demeaning sideline reporters and mocking journalists in every city, as was the case Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Popovich’s responses included, “Duh,” “Did you stay up all night thinking of that question?” and “I never said that. You’re making those Read More…

High school football: 3 area players, 4 coaches pick up top district honors

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Midview has a big football game coming up Friday, but the Middies were able to do some celebrating Wednesday. As were a bunch of area football players and teams thanks to the All-Northeast Ohio District Football Team which was released by The Associated Press. The Middies, who play Nordonia in the regional final Friday night Read More…

VIDEO: Browns WR Josh Gordon returns to practice, says he’s ‘very ready’ to contribute to playoff push

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BEREA — Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” blared through the field house speakers Wednesday as the Browns began stretching. It set the perfect mood for receiver Josh Gordon’s return to the practice field after serving a 10-game drug suspension. He’s back for the final six-game stretch and said he’s “extremely pumped” to be part Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James says ‘Big Three’ minutes need to come down

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives against San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Wednesday in Cleveland. The Spurs defeated the Cavaliers 92-90. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James isn’t ready for a rest right now, but he knows he’s playing too many minutes. The Cavaliers small forward entered a game against San Antonio on Wednesday ranked third in the league at 39.1 minutes per night, while point guard Kyrie Irving was fourth (38.4) and power forward Kevin Love was fifth Read More…

Video: Tim Alcorn previews Midview’s regional final football game

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All season long, AM 930 WEOL’s Tim Alcorn and Chronicle-Telegram chief photographer Bruce Bishop have been previewing the local high school football games. This week, Alcorn recaps the Avon vs. Midview game, and discusses Midview’s upcoming regional final game. In a battle of unbeatens, No. 1 Midview (12-0) plays No. 2 Nordonia (12-0) at 7:30 Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns OLB Jabaal Sheard ‘day-to-day’ with rare foot injury

Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard is helped off the field after an injury against the Houston Texans Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The Browns caught a break on the injury front. Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard won’t need surgery on his foot and should be back soon, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram this morning. The source referred to Sheard as day-to-day. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the news. Sheard came up Read More…