February 9, 2016

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Cavaliers 120, Kings 100: LeBron James registers triple-double in easy win

The Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks the ball against the Kings in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday. AP PHOTO

CLEVELAND — LeBron James got his first triple-double of the season, Kevin Love reached a career milestone on an otherwise forgettable night for him and the dysfunctional Sacramento Kings continued to work on getting coach George Karl fired. It added up to an as-easy-as-it-should-have-been 120-100 victory Monday for the Cavaliers, who conclude pre-All-Star break play Read More…

Ex-girlfriend says in affidavit Johnny Manziel hit her hard in ear, caused loss of hearing

DALLAS — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley’s affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking Read More…

Browns coach Hue Jackson adds eight to staff

Hue Jackson has filled out his first coaching staff with the Browns. It contains plenty of experience and a couple of familiar faces. Jackson announced eight more hires Monday: Rock Cartwright (offensive quality control), Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Ken Delgado (assistant defensive line), Johnny Holland (inside linebackers), Cannon Matthews (assistant defensive backs), Robert Nunn (defensive Read More…

Cavaliers 99, Pelicans 84: Anderson Varejao provides big spark in rare playing time

CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao got his chance Saturday night, and he’s going to get another one. “The Wild Thing” didn’t have jaw-dropping numbers, but he was way more important to the Cavaliers’ 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans than two points, a season-high 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks indicate. “The Read More…

Super Bowl 50 Commentary: I’m convinced Cam Newton is special, but I think tonight belongs to Peyton Manning

I was struggling with the pre-Super Bowl narrative that the NFL had never seen the likes of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Did we forget about John Elway? He went to five Super Bowls and won two with a lethal combination of rocket throws and timely runs. What about Randall Cunningham? Another physical freak, who made Read More…

‘Perfect storm’ sinks Cavaliers: Cleveland mistakes down the stretch allow Celtics to steal game with buzzer-beating three

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to an injury that Kelly Olynyk had nothing to do with and, somehow, a game to the Boston Celtics. It took a touch foul on J.R. Smith, Timofey Mozgov’s failure to rebound a missed free throw and a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Boston’s Avery Bradley, but the Celtics left Read More…

(UPDATED) Dallas police investigating Johnny Manziel for domestic violence; ex-girlfriend receives protective order; Manziel’s dad worried for son’s life

The tumult surrounding Johnny Manziel reached another level Friday. The Dallas police announced they initiated a domestic violence assault investigation with Manziel the suspect. The complaint came from ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, who received a protective order from a judge requiring Manziel to stay away for two years. Earlier in the day, Manziel’s father expressed fear Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel not charged following Texas incident, despite ugly details emerging

Colleen Crowley, the ex-girlfriend of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, told Fort Worth, Texas, police he hit her several times in an incident last week and that she ran in and out of her apartment to get away from him. WFAA TV-8 in Dallas reported Crowley also told police Manziel threatened her by saying, “Shut up Read More…

Browns: Training camp will remain in Berea in 2016; team seeking $5M from state for practice facility in Columbus to host future camps

Browns training camp is staying in Berea. At least for another summer. A team spokesman issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the Browns will continue to host training camp at team headquarters in Berea for 2016. The Browns have been open about their desire to move training camp to a different part of the state, Read More…

Scott Petrak: Johnny Manziel ‘Era’ a lot of wasted time

The Browns finally came to their senses Tuesday with the strong statement and decision to release quarterback Johnny Manziel. The move is planned for March 9 when the new league year will give them room under the salary cap. For the most fervent Man-zealots, the Browns are giving up on a potential star too soon. Read More…