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  1. Browns are close on Jamie Collins' new deal, source says

    01.20 / 02:06 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The Browns are getting close to reaching a new deal for linebacker Jamie Collins, who was acquired in a trade with the Patriots for a third-round pick. BEREA, Ohio - Browns new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams received a nice housewarming present Thursday: the Browns are close to reaching a new multi-year deal for Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins, a league source told cleveland.com. It could be done by the weekend. Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports…
  2. John Carroll rallies past Baldwin Wallace, 77-62

    01.19 / 03:26 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    John Carroll trailed by 11 points at the half but rallied to defeat Baldwin Wallace, 77-62, in an Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball game Wednesday. MIKE PETICCASpecial to The Plain Dealer UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- For a good chunk of Wednesday night's Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball game at John Carroll, it looked as if Baldwin Wallace was poised to surprise the host Blue Streaks for a second straight season. Then the trademarks of…
  3. Cleveland Monsters blanked by Rockford IceHogs, 1-0

    01.19 / 02:50 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The Cleveland Monsters were shut out by the Rockford IceHogs and goalie Jeff Glass on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, 1-0. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Monsters were shut out by Jeff Glass and the Rockford IceHogs, 1-0, in an American Hockey League game on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Glass, making just his third AHL start after being signed on Jan. 10, stopped 26 shots to improve to 2-1 on the season, besting Cleveland's Anton Forsberg, who…
  4. Rick Finotti comes home to coach John Carroll football

    01.19 / 01:36 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Rick Finotti enjoyed his time and the challenge of being on the coaching staff of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, but he's coming home now to be the new coach at John Carroll University. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Rick Finotti gets to move back home and be with his family after being named the new football coach at John Carroll University. Finotti, 44, was introduced at a news conference Wednesday at John Carroll and attended the Blue Streaks men's…
  5. DMan's picks for NFL Conference Championship Games ATS: Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots

    01.18 / 21:56 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    I see coach Bill Belichick's New England Patriots winning and covering against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will win against the spread in NFL Conference Championships 2017. At least that is how I see it -- for entertainment purposes only, of course. I am picking NFL ATS for the second straight year: *In 2015, I went 122-127-7 in the regular season and…
  6. JK Dobbins National Signing Day 2017 player profile: Ohio State's best recruiting class ever

    01.18 / 18:14 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Dobbins is rated the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country by 247 Sports. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State football program signed Texas running back and early-enrollee JK Dobbins as part of its recruiting class for National Singing Day 2017. Here is an in-depth look at this member of the Buckeyes' recruiting class.  JK Dobbins  School: La Grange, Texas  Position: All-purpose running back   Height, weight: 5-foot-10, 199 pounds 247Sports Rating:…
  7. Kevin Love (back) questionable for Thursday's game against Suns

    01.18 / 18:14 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Kevin Love (lower back soreness) participated in some of the Cavs' practice Wednesday and is questionable for their next game against the Phoenix Suns. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Kevin Love (lower back soreness) participated in some of the Cavs' practice Wednesday and is questionable for their next game against the Phoenix Suns. Love scored just three points and didn't play in the second half of Monday's 126-91 loss to Golden State because of his back, but…
  8. NBC orders 20 more episodes of 'The Wall,' the game show produced by LeBron James

    01.18 / 17:01 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, gives regular people a chance to win up to $12 million dollars by dropping balls into a giant, Plinko-style wall with slots at the bottom corresponding to dollar amounts ranging from one dollar to $3 million. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When it comes to producing game shows, LeBron James and Maverick Carter may not yet be as prolific as the legendary Mark Goodson and Bill Todman were, but they're…
  9. Deshaun Watson passes on Senior Bowl and a chance to be coached by the Browns

    01.18 / 16:24 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Deshaun Watson will skip the Senior Bowl, according to Matt Miller of The Bleacher Report. It means the Browns won't have a chance to coach him. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, the national championship MVP, has declined an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl next week in Mobile, Ala. Phil Savage, former Brown general manager and Executive Director of the Senior Bowl, confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday. It means…
  10. Senior Bowl pass makes sense for Deshaun Watson; no big deal for Browns -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

    01.18 / 15:47 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has decided to turn down an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he would've been part of Hue Jackson's South squad. It makes sense for him and it's no big loss for the Browns. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson's reported decision to decline a Senior Bowl invitation is understandable for him and no big deal for the Browns. His last game, the national championship win over …
  11. The lesson learned from Taylor Gabriel and following up on Jimmy Garoppolo: Browns observations

    01.18 / 14:34 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Browns fans saw some former Browns players make an impact this past weekend in the playoffs. The team will have to work to improve retaining talent if their plan is to work. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- I'm not here to harp on the Browns letting Taylor Gabriel go, I promise. No matter how much you might have liked Gabriel -- and I thought he had a really nice training camp and wrote it a number of times -- no one knew he would go on to become a key contributor…
  12. Boys Basketball Rewind: Brian Roberts Jr. charges Copley’s second wind (Jan. 18)

    01.18 / 12:44 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Brian Roberts and Copley are halfway to another unbeaten regular season. The streak is up to 35 games, and Roberts is a big reason why. COPLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Few boys basketball players started the season hotter than Brian Roberts Jr. A 5-foot-8 junior guard, Roberts opened with 35 points in a close win against Barberton. He didn’t stop there after leading Copley’s JV team to a 22-0 mark — parallel last season to the varsity program. Now here is …
  13. Ohio State basketball vs. Nebraska preview: TV info, key players, stats, prediction

    01.18 / 10:54 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The Buckeyes play their fourth Big Ten road game in six contests on Wednesday night at Nebraska. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ohio State basketball is back on the road on Wednesday night against Nebraska. Here's everything you need to know before tip-off: GAME INFORMATION Who: Ohio State Buckeyes (11-7, 1-4 Big Ten) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8, 3-2). When: Wednesday, 9 p.m. E.T. Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,000). TV: Big Ten Network, with Kevin Kugler and Shon…
  14. Akron Zips win with ease over Ohio University (photos)

    01.18 / 02:57 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Akron has little trouble with Ohio University as the Bobcats play without their injured leading scorer, Antonio Campbell. AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Zips turned up the efficiency to start the second half against Ohio University and steadily pulled away for an 83-68 Mid-American Conference victory Tuesday night in Rhodes Arena. With 11:13 to play, Akron had turned a three-point halftime lead into a 60-43 advantage between Kwan Cheatham's 3-pointers,…
  15. Thayer Munford, a 4-star OT, to officially visit Ohio State this weekend: Is he next?

    01.18 / 01:43 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Four-star offensive tackle Thayer Munford of Massillon (Ohio) Washington is taking an official visit to Ohio State this weekend. He could find his way into the Buckeyes 2017 recruiting class. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Four-star offensive tackle Thayer Munford of Massillon (Ohio) Washington doesn't have an Ohio State offer. But one is seemingly close to coming.  After receiving visits from Urban Meyer, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson and offensive line …
  16. Browns hire Clyde Simmons to coach defensive line; Robert Nunn out

    01.17 / 20:49 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Simmons will replace defensive line coach Robert Nunn. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Browns defensive coaching staff shakeup continues, and it has claimed another assistant coach from last year's staff. The team has fired defensive line coach Robert Nunn and replaced him with Clyde Simmons, a source tells cleveland.com. Alex Marvez of The Sporting News was the first to report Simmons' hiring. Simmons, a former defensive lineman who spent eight seasons in …
  17. Ohio State basketball: Can shooting more 3s help Buckeyes turn season around?

    01.17 / 15:19 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The Buckeyes got their first Big Ten win on Sunday in part by shooting better than 40 percent from deep against Michigan State. Watch video COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, without being asked about it really, volunteered several times just how shocked he was that Ohio State shot 43 percent on 3-pointers in the Buckeyes' win over the Spartans on Sunday. "I did not think they'd shoot like that to be honest with you,"…
  18. There's no acting needed to sell the Cavs-Warriors as a can't-wait-till-June rivalry -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

    01.17 / 15:18 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The Cleveland Cavaliers lost in a rout to the Golden State Warriors Monday. It was important for the Warriors to send a message. And now we wait (and hope) they meet again in June. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio - Draymond Green and LeBron James didn't escape Monday's game without running into each other. No surprise there. The flagrant collision on a Cavs' fast break sent James sprawling. Green mimicked James reaction, letting everyone…
  19. Why I abstained on my Baseball Hall of Fame ballot: Bill Livingston (photos)

    01.17 / 14:04 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    Rewarding cheaters because they were the best of a tainted era? Cheating clean players, no matter how scarce they were. The steroid era is at present an unresolved mess. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Major league baseball will confer bronzed immortality on a few players Wednesday when the results of the national baseball writers' balloting for the Hall of Fame will be announced. I had a 2017 ballot. I returned it signed, but blank, with an explanatory note. The …
  20. Ohio State football leads country in NFL Draft early entrants for second straight year

    01.17 / 11:37 cleveland.com Cleveland.com - Sports
    The Buckeyes had six players declare early for the NFL Draft, one year after having nine player declare early. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- You might be so caught up in Ohio State football that you don't realize some other college football programs have had a pretty good run of players leaving early for the NFL Draft over the last two years. Clemson will have 11, while Florida will have 10. But nobody tops the Buckeyes, not in this instance anyway. For the…