August 30, 2014

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Browns QB Colt McCoy feeling some heat after poor play

BEREA — Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy is 5-for-12 for 25 yards with two interceptions and a 9.7 rating in limited action in two preseason games. The rough start to his NFL career has some wondering if he’s a lock to make the Browns roster. That notion didn’t seem possible a month ago for the winningest Read More…

A’s 5, Indians 0: Tribe shut out again

CLEVELAND – Indians fans take solace, your Tribe leads the American League in one category – getting shut out. In dropping a 5-0 decision to Oakland in the series opener Tuesday night at Progressive Field, the Indians were held scoreless for the 11th time this season, equaling Seattle for the most shutout losses in the Read More…

A’s 5, Indians 0: Gonzalez shuts down Tribe

Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings to help the A’s to a 5-0 win over the Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Gonzalez allowed five hits while striking out seven. It was the Indians’ 12th loss in 15 games and accounted for the 11th time they have been shutout this season — an Read More…

Browns LB Scott Fujita frustrated after meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell

BEREA – Browns linebacker Scott Fujita walked away from a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday night frustrated and disappointed. “Guys are asking serious questions, and just crickets, nothing. No explanations,” Fujita said Friday after practice. “If you’re not going to come prepared to answer questions, and you’re going to open up a forum that Read More…

Browns punter Dave Zastudil returns to team, won’t practice

BEREA — Punter Dave Zastudil is back with the Browns, but wasn’t scheduled to practice Friday and the status of his right knee remains uncertain. Zastudil, a Bay Village native, had offseason surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his non-kicking knee and opened training camp with the team Saturday. But after kicking the Read More…

Indians keep dealing veterans: Westbrook traded to Cardinals, Wood shipped to Yanks

CLEVELAND – The Indians have been out of contention since the 2007 season, but they’ve become quite efficient at trading off veteran players the past three years. A day after dealing outfielder Austin Kearns to the Yankees, two more veterans left the building Saturday, with Cleveland trading starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to the Cardinals and Read More…

Updated: Browns rookie Joe Haden agrees to deal, with $26M guaranteed

BEREA — Rookie cornerback Joe Haden agreed to a five-year contract Saturday afternoon, agent Malik Shareef confirmed. Shareef said Haden hopes to have the deal signed in the next couple of hours, which would allow him to join the team for the evening practice. Haden missed a week of rookie sessions and the first full-squad Read More…

Browns RB Montario Hardesty out, will miss weeks

BEREA — Rookie running back Montario Hardesty, a second-round pick expected to compete for a starting job, didn’t practice Saturday morning as the Browns opened training camp. He twisted his knee during rookie practices earlier in the week and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. “He twisted his knee in a drill the Read More…

Joe Haden absent at start of Browns camp

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden, the No. 7 overall pick, wasn’t on hand Saturday morning when the Browns began training camp. Haden is the team’s only rookie unsigned. Haden flew into Cleveland on Thursday, according to his Twitter account, so he could join practice soon after he signs. That could mean the second practice Saturday Read More…

Indians 3, Rays 1: Tribe keeps Tampa down in rain-shortened win

CLEVELAND – The streak survives. With a rain-shortened 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the series opener Friday night at Progressive Field, the Indians beat the Rays for the 18th consecutive time at home. The last time Tampa won on Cleveland’s turf was Sept. 28, 2005. Since then, the Indians have swept four straight series Read More…