May 30, 2016

Elyria
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(UPDATED) Cardinals 34, Browns 20: Arizona dominates 2nd half, as Cleveland drops to 2-6

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Josh McCown couldn’t breathe. The line couldn’t protect him. The running game offered no relief from Arizona’s relentless blitzes. Cornerback Joe Haden and safety Donte Whitner — Pro Bowlers last year — left on back-to-back defensive plays with concussions. A 20-point spurt in the first half was trumped by a 27-point run Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Josh McCown expected to start Sunday against Cardinals

BEREA — It takes a lot more than an injured throwing shoulder and sore ribs to keep Browns quarterback Josh McCown out of the lineup. The beat-up 36-year-old is in line to start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium despite missing practice time this week and leaving last week’s loss at St. Louis. Read More…

(UPDATED) Rams 24, Browns 6: Fumbles sink Cleveland; QB Josh McCown leaves game with shoulder injury

ST. LOUIS — The Browns lost the ball. Then they lost it again and again and again. They lost their starting quarterback. For the second time in seven weeks. They lost the game, a winnable affair against the St. Louis Rams inside Edward Jones Dome. The Browns fell 24-6 to drop to 2-5 on the Read More…

Hockey: Blue Jackets fire coach after 0-7 start, bring back Tortorella

COLUMBUS — John Tortorella is back coaching in the NHL after the Columbus Blue Jackets fired Todd Richards on Wednesday with the team off to an 0-7 start. Tortorella, who won the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004, has been out of hockey since the Canucks fired him in May 2014 after Read More…

(UPDATED) Broncos 26, Browns 23: Cleveland wastes plenty of chances, including a golden one in OT, in another loss to Denver

CLEVELAND — The chances kept lining up for the Browns. A two-game winning streak, the end of a 25-year drought against Denver, a victory over an undefeated team and a new-and-improved outlook on the season stood one play away. One by one, the chances disappeared. A missed 2-point conversion. A dumb interception from quarterback Josh Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel questioned by Avon police Monday after argument with girlfriend in car, admits he’d been drinking earlier in day; no charges filed

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel admitted to Avon police he had been drinking earlier in the day when he was questioned Monday night following an argument with his girlfriend in his sports car. Police determined he wasn’t intoxicated, and no charges were filed. Manziel and girlfriend Colleen Crowley left together from the scene on Nagel Road Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns 33, Ravens 30 (OT): Josh McCown throws for 457 yards in thrilling victory

BALTIMORE — Coach Mike Pettine said the magnitude of the 33-30 overtime win Sunday over the Ravens might only sink in when he was outside M&T Bank Stadium puffing on one of his victory cigars. He certainly had a lot to soak in as the smoke encircled his shaved head. The Browns hadn’t won in Read More…

(UPDATED) Chargers 30, Browns 27: Cleveland loses on FG after offside penalty on Tramon Williams

SAN DIEGO — The Browns had caught a break. Chargers kicker Josh Lambo was wide right on a 39-yard field goal attempt as time expired. The Browns were headed to overtime Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium with a chance for the upset. Except cornerback Tramon Williams had jumped the gun as he tried to block what he Read More…

Raiders 27, Browns 20: Defense torched early, Josh McCown-led rally falls short

CLEVELAND — The chants from the home crowd were for quarterback Johnny Manziel to come off the bench and save the struggling Browns offense. There was no suggestion for the beaten and bruised defense. Starting quarterback Josh McCown tried to rescue the Browns with a second-half rally but came up short when he was intercepted Read More…

(UPDATED) QB Josh McCown grateful to be starter again; Johnny Manziel disappointed he’s back on bench

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine stood on the practice field Wednesday afternoon and joked with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel as they played catch. A few hours earlier, Pettine informed them McCown would resume his role as starting quarterback and Manziel would return to the backup job. Pettine seemed completely comfortable with his decision, despite Read More…