February 11, 2016

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Browns refute report, insist Johnny Manziel had concussion final week of season

The Browns defended themselves Tuesday against allegations they lied, while insisting that quarterback Johnny Manziel had a concussion the last week of the season and wasn’t cleared by an independent neurologist until nearly two weeks later. A Browns spokesman put out a statement after media outlets picked up comments made by NFL Network’s Michael Silver Read More…

Party like it’s 1999: Denver celebrating another Super Bowl win

DENVER — Denver’s getting ready to party like it’s 1999. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood a downtown park and a 1.5-mile-long parade route Tuesday to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ first Super Bowl championship in 17 years. Officials won’t give specific turnout predictions, but the last time Denver won the Super Bowl 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…

Super Bowl 50: Broncos defense dominates Cam Newton and the Panthers, carries Peyton Manning to his second title

Denver Broncos’ Von Miller chases a loose ball during the second half of Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. AP PHOTO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: Ferocious defense counters atrocious offense

Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning points out the Carolina Panthers’' Luke Kuechly as he calls signals at the line of scrimmage during the second half of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. AP PHOTO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his end zone one more time, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera had seen enough. With 2:08 left in one of the ugliest Super Bowls you’ll ever see, he threw in the towel. Actually, Rivera ordered a punt on Read More…

Super Bowl 50: Panthers teammates credit commitment, hard work for Cam Newton’s ascension to greatness

Cam Newton didn’t just stumble into becoming the NFL’s best player. Sure, he has all the physical attributes any quarterback could ask for — he’s 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds of muscle with a strong arm and wide receiver speed. He even has a million-dollar smile and the confidence of a player who has always been 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…

(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…

Avon Lake schools get grant for nutrition, exercise programs

AVON LAKE — A grant was awarded to Avon Lake Schools that will help support nutrition and physical activity programs. The $17,600 grant was received through Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association Mideast. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football Read More…