August 1, 2014

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Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan rips Bengals lineman Nate Livings for “cheap shot”

BEREA — Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, sick of hearing some of the Cincinnati Bengals criticize Cleveland rookie safety T.J. Ward, called out Cincinnati guard Nate Livings for a “cheap shot” Sunday during the Browns’ 23-20 win. Ward’s big hit on slot receiver Jordan Shipley drew a 15-yard penalty and $15,000 fine. Bengals receiver Terrell Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis misses practice to rest thigh, expected to start Sunday

BEREA – Running back Peyton Hillis, who has 322 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Browns, didn’t practice Friday as the team chose to rest his sore thigh. He showed up on injury list Thursday as limited. “He felt a little tightness (Thursday),” coach Eric Mangini said Friday. “It shouldn’t Read More…

Browns QB Jake Delhomme practices again; coach Eric Mangini will decide starter Saturday night

BEREA – Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme practiced again Friday, and coach Eric Mangini said he’ll wait until Saturday night before making a decision on his starter. Delhomme returned to practice Thursday in a limited role after suffering a high ankle sprain Sept. 12 in the opener. He limped and favored the ankle again Friday, but appeared Read More…

Browns put LB D’Qwell Jackson on IR; Joshua Cribbs questionable for Ravens

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram On Thursday, Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson stopped practicing when he felt tightness and fatigue in his partially torn right pectoral muscle. On Friday, he said he planned to resume practice Wednesday and hoped to play next Sunday. On Saturday, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Jackson can’t be happy with Read More…

High school football wrapup: Avon, EC win big

Elyria Catholic and Avon proved worthy of their lofty rankings in the state and Chronicle polls. Elyria Catholic, first in Division IV and the C-T poll, didn’t play its best but pulled away from St. Thomas Aquinas to win 29-10. Avon, No. 5 in Division II and No. 2 in the C-T rankings, hammered West Read More…

Updated: Injured Browns could be short-handed for game against Ravens

BEREA — The Browns could be missing some key pieces Sunday when they open AFC North play at Baltimore. Quarterback Jake Delhomme (ankle), running back Jerome Harrison and receiver Brian Robiskie (hamstring) didn’t practice again Friday. Delhomme and Robiskie were listed as doubtful on the injury report, and Harrison was questionable. They didn’t practice all Read More…

Update: Browns QB Seneca Wallace likely to start Sunday

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme didn’t practice Friday for the third straight day with an injured ankle, increasing the likelihood that Seneca Wallace will start Sunday against the Chiefs in the home opener. Wallace said he had been told “somewhat” by the coaches that he would get the start. “I got the feel of Read More…

Twins 1, Indians 0: Thome HR beats Tribe in the 12th

CLEVELAND – If it happened eight years ago, Jim Thome would have been a hero. Saturday night at Progressive Field he was the villain. Thome, now a member of the Twins after a lengthy career in Cleveland (1991-2002), ended a marathon night with a solo home run off reliever Justin Germano in the 12th inning Read More…

Twins 1, Indians 0: Thome HR beats Tribe in the 12th

Former Indian Jim Thome hit a solo home run off Justin Germano in the 12th inning to lift the Twins past Cleveland, 1-0, at Progressive Field on Saturday. Thome homered for the fourth straight game and for the fifth time in six games. Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco is still without his first big league win Read More…

Veterans expect Browns, Bucs to show union solidarity

BEREA — Browns veterans David Bowens, Scott Fujita and Robert Royal expect the Browns and Buccaneers to follow the example set by the Saints and Vikings on Thursday night and send a message of union solidarity before the game Sunday in Tampa, Fla. The Vikings and Saints opened the season Thursday night on national television. Read More…