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  • 5 things to watch for in Game 3 of the Cavs/Pacers series

    5 things to watch for in Game 3 of the Cavs/Pacers series

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:23:08 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    The Cavs may be playing great basketball at times, but they're also falling into their bad habit of allowing a lesser team to make it more difficult than it has to be.

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    The Cavs may be playing great basketball at times, but they're also falling into their bad habit of allowing a lesser team to make it more difficult than it has to be.

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  • Potential No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett wants to be 'cornerstone' for Cleveland Browns

    Potential No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett wants to be 'cornerstone' for Cleveland Browns

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:54:52 GMT
    Source: WOIOSource: WOIO

    Myles Garrett, the Dallas native and former Texas A&M defensive end, has publicly joked about wanting to play for his home state Cowboys. But in an exclusive interview Thursday with Cleveland 19, he made it clear he wants to land in Cleveland and be the game-changer on defense that turns the Browns around.

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    Myles Garrett, the Dallas native and former Texas A&M defensive end, has publicly joked about wanting to play for his home state Cowboys. But in an exclusive interview Thursday with Cleveland 19, he made it clear he wants to land in Cleveland and be the game-changer on defense that turns the Browns around.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers general manager admits there's 'reason for concern'

    Cleveland Cavaliers general manager admits there's 'reason for concern'

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-04-13 00:58:58 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    As the Cavaliers head into the NBA playoffs this weekend, the team insists there was no disinterest in the regular season. The team just believes those regular season games won't mean much in the end.

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    As the Cavaliers head into the NBA playoffs this weekend, the team insists there was no disinterest in the regular season. The team just believes those regular season games won't mean much in the end.

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  • Deciphering the NFL Draft (and the stupid clichés that go with it)

    Deciphering the NFL Draft (and the stupid clichés that go with it)

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-03-29 23:06:09 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    First up? The Browns at No. 1 overall, where you want a "can't miss" prospect. There is no such thing, of course.

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    First up? The Browns at No. 1 overall, where you want a "can't miss" prospect. There is no such thing, of course.

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  • Should the Browns consider QB Colin Kaepernick?

    Should the Browns consider QB Colin Kaepernick?

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:52:49 GMT
    49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (Source: AP Images)49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (Source: AP Images)

    Here is a question for Browns fans -- could you look past the National Anthem controversy if it meant putting Colin Kaepernick in a Browns uniform?

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    Here is a question for Browns fans -- could you look past the National Anthem controversy if it meant putting Colin Kaepernick in a Browns uniform?

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  • Roving Raiders: Browns fail the 'fan' test once again

    Roving Raiders: Browns fail the 'fan' test once again

    Monday, March 27 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-03-28 02:11:53 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Here's my take on the Raiders, and a certain other NFL team that knows exactly what it's doing to its fans.

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    Here's my take on the Raiders, and a certain other NFL team that knows exactly what it's doing to its fans.

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  • Dwight Clark announces ALS diagnosis: Bernie Kosar says he noticed 'signs of changes' years ago

    Dwight Clark announces ALS diagnosis: Bernie Kosar says he noticed 'signs of changes' years ago

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-03-24 01:01:54 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Former 49ers receiver Dwight Clark is best known for "The Catch," but Sunday night he sent shock waves throughout the NFL once more with an honest, hard-hitting Tweet: "I wanted to share some unfortunate news. I have ALS."

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    Former 49ers receiver Dwight Clark is best known for "The Catch," but Sunday night he sent shock waves throughout the NFL once more with an honest, hard-hitting Tweet: "I wanted to share some unfortunate news. I have ALS."

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  • Are the Cleveland Browns closing in on QB Mitch Trubisky?

    Are the Cleveland Browns closing in on QB Mitch Trubisky?

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:21:57 GMT
    Trubisky played college football at the University of North Carolina. (Source: AP Images)Trubisky played college football at the University of North Carolina. (Source: AP Images)

    The 2017 season will be my 12th covering the Browns, and there is a pretty good chance I'll be covering the 19th starting quarterback in that span.

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    The 2017 season will be my 12th covering the Browns, and there is a pretty good chance I'll be covering the 19th starting quarterback in that span.

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  • One for the thumb: Why LeBron James should reclaim MVP Award

    One for the thumb: Why LeBron James should reclaim MVP Award

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:28 PM EST2017-02-28 21:28:26 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Guess what? It's 2017, LeBron James is on a tear once again, and it's time the trophy is returned to its rightful owner.

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    Guess what? It's 2017, LeBron James is on a tear once again, and it's time the trophy is returned to its rightful owner.

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  • If Andrew Bogut comes to Cleveland, would it be the best Cavaliers roster ever?

    If Andrew Bogut comes to Cleveland, would it be the best Cavaliers roster ever?

    Monday, February 27 2017 7:28 PM EST2017-02-28 00:28:34 GMT

    Deron Williams signed with the Cavaliers on Monday, and Andrew Bogut, who orchestrated his buyout with the Sixers on the same day, could be next.

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    Deron Williams signed with the Cavaliers on Monday, and Andrew Bogut, who orchestrated his buyout with the Sixers on the same day, could be next.

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  • How to improve the NBA All-Star Game with one easy change

    How to improve the NBA All-Star Game with one easy change

    Monday, February 20 2017 7:24 PM EST2017-02-21 00:24:59 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    Sunday's NBA All-Star Game was a joke.

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    Sunday's NBA All-Star Game was a joke.

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  • Terrelle should be Cleveland Browns' Pryor-ity

    Terrelle should be Cleveland Browns' Pryor-ity

    Monday, February 13 2017 8:41 PM EST2017-02-14 01:41:00 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    When it comes to financial turnarounds, not many NFL players are going to top Terrelle Pryor.

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    When it comes to financial turnarounds, not many NFL players are going to top Terrelle Pryor.

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  • Love, LeBron, and the noise that won't go away

    Love, LeBron, and the noise that won't go away

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 10:09 PM EST2017-02-08 03:09:51 GMT
    Kevin Love (Source WOIO)Kevin Love (Source WOIO)

    All you have to do is watch the full-court chest pass that Kevin Love threw to LeBron to set up James' incredible, off-balance game-tying shot on Monday to know that James already has a play maker by his side.

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    All you have to do is watch the full-court chest pass that Kevin Love threw to LeBron to set up James' incredible, off-balance game-tying shot on Monday to know that James already has a play maker by his side.

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  • Kevin Love nets 39 in OT win against Wizards amid trade rumors

    Kevin Love nets 39 in OT win against Wizards amid trade rumors

    Monday, February 6 2017 10:48 PM EST2017-02-07 03:48:24 GMT
    Kevin Love (Source: WOIO)Kevin Love (Source: WOIO)

    Three days after Kevin Love laughed off trade rumors at the Cavaliers practice facility, another report surfaced on Monday claiming LeBron James is pushing hard for the Cavs to land Carmelo Anthony, even if it means trading Love.

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    Three days after Kevin Love laughed off trade rumors at the Cavaliers practice facility, another report surfaced on Monday claiming LeBron James is pushing hard for the Cavs to land Carmelo Anthony, even if it means trading Love.

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  • LeBron's work backs up his 'print that' Charles Barkley comments

    LeBron's work backs up his 'print that' Charles Barkley comments

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-01-31 20:59:05 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Few power forwards played bigger than Charles Barkley -- who stood at 6 feet 6 inches -- during his 17-year Hall of Fame career, and few commentators have been louder in the 17 years since.

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    Few power forwards played bigger than Charles Barkley -- who stood at 6 feet 6 inches -- during his 17-year Hall of Fame career, and few commentators have been louder in the 17 years since.

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  • Midsummer Classic: Great for baseball, even better for Tribe

    Midsummer Classic: Great for baseball, even better for Tribe

    Sunday, January 29 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-01-29 20:41:47 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    It's been an incredible run for the Tribe. World Series dramatics. Free agent slugger. And now, the Midsummer Classic, coming back to Cleveland for a record-6th time.  

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    It's been an incredible run for the Tribe. World Series dramatics. Free agent slugger. And now, the Midsummer Classic, coming back to Cleveland for a record-6th time. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was in town on Friday to make the announcement, knowing full well what this means to the organization, and the city of Cleveland.

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  • 5 Things to Watch: Cavs need to step up on defense vs. Kings

    5 Things to Watch: Cavs need to step up on defense vs. Kings

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-01-25 22:05:16 GMT
    Source: WOIOSource: WOIO

    Here are five things to watch for in Wednesday's match-up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings.

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    Here are five things to watch for in Wednesday's match-up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings.

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  • The Browns need a franchise quarterback on Day 1 of this year's NFL Draft

    The Browns need a franchise quarterback on Day 1 of this year's NFL Draft

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 7:47 AM EST2017-01-18 12:47:33 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    You know how some NFL players insist that, once their season is over (and for the Browns that's always Jan. 2), they tune out football? Well, I hope the powers-that-be in Berea are watching this weekend, because the answer is right there in front of them.

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    You know how some NFL players insist that, once their season is over (and for the Browns that's always Jan. 2), they tune out football? Well, I hope the powers-that-be in Berea are watching this weekend, because the answer is right there in front of them.

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  • Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney have fun at Friday presser, but now it's time to get serious

    Meyer, Swinney have fun at Friday Fiesta Bowl presser

    Friday, December 30 2016 4:18 PM EST2016-12-30 21:18:46 GMT
    File photo (Source: Wikipedia)File photo (Source: Wikipedia)

    Longtime friends and opposing coaches Urban Meyer and Dabo Swinney had some fun at Friday's final Fiesta Bowl press conference, turning their dual media session into a conversation about game day wardrobe.

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    Longtime friends and opposing coaches Urban Meyer and Dabo Swinney had some fun at Friday's final Fiesta Bowl press conference, turning their dual media session into a conversation about game day wardrobe.

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  • Browns head coach Hue Jackson 'disappointed' for perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas

    Hue Jackson 'disappointed' for perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 3:28 PM EST2016-12-21 20:28:51 GMT
    Joe Thomas (Source: WOIO)Joe Thomas (Source: WOIO)

    Death. Taxes. Joe Thomas in the Pro Bowl.

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    Death. Taxes. Joe Thomas in the Pro Bowl.

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  • Week 15 Browns report card: What's left to say?

    Week 15 Browns report card: What's left to say?

    Monday, December 19 2016 4:38 PM EST2016-12-19 21:38:25 GMT

    What's left to say after yet another double-digit loss (their ninth in the past 11 games)?

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    What's left to say after yet another double-digit loss (their ninth in the past 11 games)?

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  • Week 15 Drive of the Game: Bills pull away with 3rd quarter beauty

    Week 15 Drive of the Game: Bills pull away with 3rd quarter beauty

    Monday, December 19 2016 4:23 PM EST2016-12-19 21:23:28 GMT
    Browns vs. Bills Dec. 18 (Source: Photo on left twitter @Browns, Photo on right twitter @BuffaloBillsBrowns vs. Bills Dec. 18 (Source: Photo on left twitter @Browns, Photo on right twitter @BuffaloBills

    The Drive of the Game unfortunately belonged, once again, to the other guys, as the Bills responded to a Browns’ touchdown in the third quarter with a drive to essentially put the game away.

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    The Drive of the Game unfortunately belonged, once again, to the other guys, as the Bills responded to a Browns’ touchdown in the third quarter with a drive to essentially put the game away.

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  • Attempting to identify the Browns' biggest mistake

    Attempting to identify the Browns' biggest mistake

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 5:59 PM EST2016-12-14 22:59:01 GMT
    (Source: CBS)(Source: CBS)

    It takes a village to raze a football team. That would be "raze," not "raise" -- as in, to completely destroy.

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    It takes a village to raze a football team. That would be "raze," not "raise" -- as in, to completely destroy.

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  • 'Crow' takes home only decent grade in this week's Browns report card

    'Crow' takes home only decent grade in this week's Browns report card

    Monday, December 12 2016 5:27 PM EST2016-12-12 22:27:54 GMT
    (Source: Cleveland Browns)(Source: Cleveland Browns)

    Let me start with a question: what, exactly did the Browns work on during that extra week? They came out flat, were on their heels early, and weren't exactly on the same page.

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    Let me start with a question: what, exactly did the Browns work on during that extra week? They came out flat, were on their heels early, and weren't exactly on the same page.

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  • Can RG3 lead Cleveland to victory in his First Energy Stadium debut?

    5 things to watch for in Browns vs. Bengals

    Friday, December 9 2016 2:47 PM EST2016-12-09 19:47:18 GMT
    Robert Griffin III (Source: WOIO)Robert Griffin III (Source: WOIO)

    If the Browns are going to avoid running the table to 0-16, this may be the week.

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    If the Browns are going to avoid running the table to 0-16, this may be the week.

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  • Cavs vs. Heat: Two teams with nothing in common anymore

    Cavs vs. Heat: Two teams with nothing in common anymore

    Friday, December 9 2016 2:23 PM EST2016-12-09 19:23:19 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Trying to focus on "Five Things to Watch For" in Friday's Cavs versus Heat showdown at The Q isn't as easy as it used to be -- primarily because it's not much of a showdown anymore.

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    Trying to focus on "Five Things to Watch For" in Friday's Cavs versus Heat showdown at The Q isn't as easy as it used to be -- primarily because it's not much of a showdown anymore.

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  • WR Terrelle Pryor one of few bright spots in Browns' week 12 loss to Giants

    WR Terrelle Pryor one of few bright spots in Browns' week 12 loss to Giants

    Monday, November 28 2016 4:54 PM EST2016-11-28 21:54:22 GMT
    (Source: CBS)(Source: CBS)

    If only we had access to a proven winner who's turned football programs around before.

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    If only we had access to a proven winner who's turned football programs around before.

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  • Cleveland Browns' coaches, players were set up to fail

    Cleveland Browns' coaches, players were set up to fail

    Monday, November 21 2016 5:21 PM EST2016-11-21 22:21:08 GMT
    (Source: Cleveland 19 viewer)(Source: Cleveland 19 viewer)

    I'm tempted to grade Jimmy Haslam for this week's Browns report card, but then again, the fans were already doing that Sunday, screaming to the owner from the stands that they want their money back.

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    I'm tempted to grade Jimmy Haslam for this week's Browns report card, but then again, the fans were already doing that Sunday, screaming to the owner from the stands that they want their money back.

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  • Z Files: Should LeBron sit at home or on the road?

    Z Files: Should LeBron sit at home or on the road?

    Thursday, November 17 2016 4:52 PM EST2016-11-17 21:52:59 GMT
    LeBron James at Cleveland Clinic Courts (Source: WOIO)LeBron James at Cleveland Clinic Courts (Source: WOIO)

    I don't know what it is about playing in Indianapolis, but when it comes to Cavs and Pacers, LeBron "isn't" playing in Indy.

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    I don't know what it is about playing in Indianapolis, but when it comes to Cavs and Pacers, LeBron "isn't" playing in Indy.

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  • Ben Roethlisberger, when asked if he could name every Browns QB he's faced: 'No chance'

    Big Ben, when asked if he could name every Browns QB he's faced: 'No chance'

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 3:59 PM EST2016-11-16 20:59:57 GMT
    File photo (Source: Wikipedia Commons, SteelCityHobbies, Flickr)File photo (Source: Wikipedia Commons, SteelCityHobbies, Flickr)

    Want a short path to an obvious answer on why the Browns have perennially struggled while the Steelers have been a model of success? They hit on a quarterback, and the Browns didn’t.

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    Want a short path to an obvious answer on why the Browns have perennially struggled while the Steelers have been a model of success? They hit on a quarterback, and the Browns didn’t.

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  • Francona, Kluber, Naquin up for end-of-the-season awards

    Francona, Kluber, Naquin up for end-of-the-season awards

    Monday, November 7 2016 10:19 PM EST2016-11-08 03:19:32 GMT
    (Source: Associated Press)(Source: Associated Press)

    The Indians didn't take home the Commissioner's Trophy as World Series champs, but they're in line for some other hardware.

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    The Indians didn't take home the Commissioner's Trophy as World Series champs, but they're in line for some other hardware.

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  • Tribe still feeling pain of Game 7 loss

    Tribe still feeling pain of Game 7 loss

    Friday, November 4 2016 5:22 PM EDT2016-11-04 21:22:30 GMT
    Source: MLBSource: MLB

    It's as if staying busy can somehow take away the sting of a Game 7, extra inning loss.

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    It's as if staying busy can somehow take away the sting of a Game 7, extra inning loss.

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  • Cubs' Lester has World Series experience edge against Indians' ace Kluber

    Jon Lester has World Series experience edge against Corey Kluber

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 4:31 PM EDT2016-10-25 20:31:20 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Corey Kluber against Jon Lester -- exactly the matchup you'd want in Game 1 of the most anticipated and celebrated World Series in years (71 years, if you're a Cubs fan).

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    Corey Kluber against Jon Lester -- exactly the matchup you'd want in Game 1 of the most anticipated and celebrated World Series in years (71 years, if you're a Cubs fan).

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  • Andrew Miller on Frankie Lindor: 'He's a star'

    Andrew Miller on Frankie Lindor: 'He's a star'

    Friday, October 14 2016 11:56 PM EDT2016-10-15 03:56:51 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    At the age of 22, Francisco Lindor plays the game of baseball like a kid on a sandlot -- flying around the bases, his sheer joy is obvious.

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    At the age of 22, Francisco Lindor plays the game of baseball like a kid on a sandlot -- flying around the bases, his sheer joy is obvious.

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  • 5 Players to Watch in Indians vs. Red Sox Game 1

    5 Players to Watch in Indians vs. Red Sox Game 1

    Thursday, October 6 2016 4:21 PM EDT2016-10-06 20:21:35 GMT
    Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will start Oct. 6, 2016. (Source: CBS)Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will start Oct. 6, 2016. (Source: CBS)

    October baseball is back in Cleveland. Here are five players to watch Thursday night.

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    October baseball is back in Cleveland. Here are five players to watch Thursday night.

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  • Cavs' Kevin Love on critics, trade rumors: 'I don't really give a s---'

    Cavs' Kevin Love on critics, trade rumors: 'I don't really give a s---'

    Friday, September 30 2016 6:16 PM EDT2016-09-30 22:16:10 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    New season. New rings (soon to be delivered). New championship banner (soon to be unveiled). Same story for Kevin Love.

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    New season. New rings (soon to be delivered). New championship banner (soon to be unveiled). Same story for Kevin Love.

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  • 5 players to watch in Browns vs. Redskins

    5 players to watch in Browns vs. Redskins

    Thursday, September 29 2016 9:13 PM EDT2016-09-30 01:13:53 GMT
    Andrew Hawkins, Terrelle PryorAndrew Hawkins, Terrelle Pryor

    OK, this week was supposed to be all about RG3 and his return to his old stomping ground. Forget all of that.

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    OK, this week was supposed to be all about RG3 and his return to his old stomping ground. Forget all of that.

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  • 12 games to go: Tribe closes in on its first division title since 2007

    12 games to go: Tribe closes in on its first division title since 2007

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-09-21 20:04:47 GMT

    The Cleveland Indians are closing in on their first division title since 2007.

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    The Cleveland Indians are closing in on their first division title since 2007.

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  • Browns vs. Ravens: Numbers don't lie when it comes to QBs

    Browns vs. Ravens: Numbers don't lie when it comes to QBs

    Saturday, September 17 2016 4:08 PM EDT2016-09-17 20:08:10 GMT
    (Source: Cleveland Browns)(Source: Cleveland Browns)

    The numbers don't lie when it comes to the Browns and the Ravens, especially when it comes to their quarterbacks.

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    The numbers don't lie when it comes to the Browns and the Ravens, especially when it comes to their quarterbacks.

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  • Hue Jackson says he's here to bring a Super Bowl title to Cleveland

    Hue Jackson says he's here to bring a Super Bowl title to Cleveland

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 9:15 PM EDT2016-09-15 01:15:16 GMT
    Hue Jackson (Source: WOIO)Hue Jackson (Source: WOIO)

    Hue Jackson has said it. It’s on record, and it’s a pretty lofty goal.

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    Hue Jackson has said it. It’s on record, and it’s a pretty lofty goal.

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  • Josh McCown's experience vs. Ravens has been good, bad (and bizarre)

    Josh McCown's experience vs. Ravens has been good, bad (and bizarre)

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 5:51 PM EDT2016-09-14 21:51:38 GMT
    Josh McCown (Source: WOIO)Josh McCown (Source: WOIO)

    Josh McCown saw the Baltimore Ravens twice last season.

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    Josh McCown saw the Baltimore Ravens twice last season.

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  • Browns made the right call...a while ago

    Browns made the right call...a while ago

    Monday, August 8 2016 6:09 PM EDT2016-08-08 22:09:43 GMT
    Robert Griffin is the man. The Browns have called his number. (Source: WOIO)Robert Griffin is the man. The Browns have called his number. (Source: WOIO)

    Life isn't fair. Neither are quarterback competitions, although I'm not sure you could really call this a "competition". It was rigged from the start, which isn't a bad thing, as I'm about to explain.

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    Life isn't fair. Neither are quarterback competitions, although I'm not sure you could really call this a "competition". It was rigged from the start, which isn't a bad thing, as I'm about to explain.

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  • Z Files: Should Browns be looking at Foles for QB?

    Z Files: Should Browns be looking at Foles for QB?

    Thursday, July 28 2016 8:20 AM EDT2016-07-28 12:20:15 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    For one season, Nick Foles was the best quarterback in the NFL -- statistically, anyway. Should the Browns take a look at him?

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    For one season, Nick Foles was the best quarterback in the NFL -- statistically, anyway. Should the Browns take a look at him?

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  • Z Files: Notes from 30,000 feet

    Z Files: Notes from 30,000 feet

    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:39 GMT
    (Source: Tony Dejak/AP Photo)(Source: Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

    As I write this during our flight to San Francisco for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, I’m thinking back to last year, and of how LeBron James carried the Cavaliers into the Finals without Kevin Love and with a banged up Kyrie Irving.

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    As I write this during our flight to San Francisco for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, I’m thinking back to last year, and of how LeBron James carried the Cavaliers into the Finals without Kevin Love and with a banged up Kyrie Irving.

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  • Z Files: LeBron's interesting take on MVP Award

    Z Files: LeBron's interesting take on MVP Award

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 8:23 PM EDT2016-05-12 00:23:29 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:37 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    LeBron James knows all about value to a franchise. LeBron's value to the Cavaliers and the city off the court is greater than any other player-franchise-city in the NBA.

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    LeBron James knows all about value to a franchise. LeBron's value to the Cavaliers and the city off the court is greater than any other player-franchise-city in the NBA.

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  • Z Files: Can't argue with Curry, but don't forget LeBron

    Z Files: Can't argue with Curry, but don't forget LeBron

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-05-10 21:42:32 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:36 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    The question isn't whether Steph Curry was worthy of his second straight NBA MVP award on Tuesday. 

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    The question isn't whether Steph Curry was worthy of his second straight NBA MVP award on Tuesday. 

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  • Z Files: Thoughts on Day 2 of NFL Draft

    Z Files: Thoughts on Day 2 of NFL Draft

    Friday, April 29 2016 4:35 PM EDT2016-04-29 20:35:12 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:34 GMT
    The view at the NFL Draft. (Source: WOIO)The view at the NFL Draft. (Source: WOIO)

    What if I told you that the Browns could get a top-five talent at the start of Round Two? 

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    What if I told you that the Browns could get a top-five talent at the start of Round Two? 

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  • Z Files: The case for drafting a quarterback

    Z Files: The case for drafting a quarterback

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 3:58 PM EDT2016-04-27 19:58:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:34 GMT
    Sashi Brown during press conference with Paul DePodesta. (Source: WOIO)Sashi Brown during press conference with Paul DePodesta. (Source: WOIO)

    Sashi Brown is on record as saying he doesn't feel a huge urge to get another young quarterback. Hopefully, that's the skillful negotiator in him talking, not the guy now running the Browns.

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    Sashi Brown is on record as saying he doesn't feel a huge urge to get another young quarterback. Hopefully, that's the skillful negotiator in him talking, not the guy now running the Browns.

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  • Z Files: No denial here -- cut Gordon loose

    Z Files: No denial here -- cut Gordon loose

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 7:05 PM EDT2016-04-12 23:05:35 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:32 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    Parties in Vegas, Instagram photos, failed drug tests, multiple excuses, and finally, tonight, for Josh Gordon, another denial. But this time the denial comes from the NFL, not Gordon himself, as the league says "no" to his application for reinstatement.

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    Parties in Vegas, Instagram photos, failed drug tests, multiple excuses, and finally, tonight, for Josh Gordon, another denial. But this time the denial comes from the NFL, not Gordon himself, as the league says "no" to his application for reinstatement.

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  • Z Files: Questions haunt Cavaliers

    Z Files: Questions haunt Cavaliers

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 8:18 PM EDT2016-03-31 00:18:31 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:31 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    Tony Zarrella admits it. He cannot figure the Cavaliers out.

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    Tony Zarrella admits it. He cannot figure the Cavaliers out.

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  • Z Files: Should Browns fan keep the faith?

    Z Files: Should Browns fan keep the faith?

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 4:09 PM EDT2016-03-16 20:09:22 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:31 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    In 2015, the Browns won three games. In 2014, they managed seven wins, but as we all remember, they lost their final five.

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    In 2015, the Browns won three games. In 2014, they managed seven wins, but as we all remember, they lost their final five.

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  • Z Files: Browns may wait on Manziel decision

    Z Files: Browns may wait on Manziel decision

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 4:28 PM EST2016-03-08 21:28:14 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:30 GMT
    Johnny Manziel (Source: AP Images, Ron Schwane)Johnny Manziel (Source: AP Images, Ron Schwane)

    Johnny Manziel "could" become a former Cleveland Brown on Wednesday.

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    Johnny Manziel "could" become a former Cleveland Brown on Wednesday.

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  • Z Files: LeBron takes his workout to South Beach

    Z Files: LeBron takes his workout to South Beach

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 8:50 PM EST2016-03-03 01:50:55 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:30 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have had more than their share of photo ops over the years. On Wednesday morning, they created another, as James hit the gym in Miami to work out with his good friend and former teammate.

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    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have had more than their share of photo ops over the years. On Wednesday morning, they created another, as James hit the gym in Miami to work out with his good friend and former teammate.

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  • Z Files: Manning's image takes a hit

    Z Files: Manning's image takes a hit

    Monday, February 15 2016 5:45 PM EST2016-02-15 22:45:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:29 GMT

    It's hard to imagine a more likable pitchman than Peyton Manning.

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    It's hard to imagine a more likable pitchman than Peyton Manning.

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  • Z Files: Senior Bowl Splash

    Z Files: Senior Bowl Splash

    Friday, January 29 2016 1:34 PM EST2016-01-29 18:34:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:28 GMT

    There were two guys who made a very strong impression during Senior Bowl workouts this week. One very familiar face, and one unknown, and both should now be on the Browns' radar.

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    There were two guys who made a very strong impression during Senior Bowl workouts this week. One very familiar face, and one unknown, and both should now be on the Browns' radar.

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  • Z Files: Can Ginn steal Super Bowl spotlight?

    Z Files: Can Ginn steal Super Bowl spotlight?

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 5:43 PM EST2016-01-26 22:43:35 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:28 GMT

    The biggest story heading into Super Bowl 50 is, without question, Peyton Manning. Can his "last rodeo", as he reportedly phrased it to Bill Belichick, land him in legendary territory, as he rides off into the sunset fresh off a Super Bowl win.
     

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    The biggest story heading into Super Bowl 50 is, without question, Peyton Manning. Can his "last rodeo", as he reportedly phrased it to Bill Belichick, land him in legendary territory, as he rides off into the sunset fresh off a Super Bowl win.
     

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  • Z Files: Cavs can dish it out, too

    Z Files: Cavs can dish it out, too

    Friday, January 22 2016 12:17 PM EST2016-01-22 17:17:34 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:27 GMT
    Thursday night, the Cavaliers beat one of the hottest teams in hoops, a team that had won 11 of its' previous 12. And before you hit me with "yeah, but the Clippers were playing without Blake Griffin", remember..10 of those wins had come without their star forward.  More >>

    Thursday night, the Cavaliers beat one of the hottest teams in hoops, a team that had won 11 of its' previous 12. And before you hit me with "yeah, but the Clippers were playing without Blake Griffin", remember..10 of those wins had come without their star forward. 

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  • Z Files: Browns should stick with Gordon

    Z Files: Browns should stick with Gordon

    Wednesday, January 20 2016 3:15 PM EST2016-01-20 20:15:10 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:27 GMT

    "What would it take to put you in this uniform, Josh?". Or, better yet, "what would it take to keep you in this uniform?". An obvious spin off his brief days as a used car salesman back in 2014 (during which he reportedly sold about a dozen cars, giving him about a dozen more car sales than touchdowns for the year),

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    "What would it take to put you in this uniform, Josh?". Or, better yet, "what would it take to keep you in this uniform?". An obvious spin off his brief days as a used car salesman back in 2014 (during which he reportedly sold about a dozen cars, giving him about a dozen more car sales than touchdowns for the year),

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  • Z Files: Pettine had to go, team regressed

    Z Files: Pettine had to go, team regressed

    Sunday, January 3 2016 6:41 PM EST2016-01-03 23:41:37 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:27 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    Mike Pettine now has another thing in common with Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur and Rob Chudzinski.

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    Mike Pettine now has another thing in common with Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur and Rob Chudzinski.

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  • Z Files: Coach Sam bashes choice of captains

    Z Files: Coach Sam bashes choice of captains

    Sunday, December 27 2015 6:59 PM EST2015-12-27 23:59:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:27 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)

    Browns head coach Mike Pettine made wide receiver Dwayne Bowe a captain for Sunday's game, a move that has the 'Fifth Quarter' panel fired up.

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    Browns head coach Mike Pettine made wide receiver Dwayne Bowe a captain for Sunday's game, a move that has the 'Fifth Quarter' panel fired up.

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  • Z Files: Another headache for the NFL

    Z Files: Another headache for the NFL

    Friday, December 18 2015 2:57 PM EST2015-12-18 19:57:13 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:25 GMT

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't getting coal for Christmas, it only feels that way. Because coming to a theater near you on December 25th: "Concussion", the movie the National Football League doesn't want you to see.

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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't getting coal for Christmas, it only feels that way. Because coming to a theater near you on December 25th: "Concussion", the movie the National Football League doesn't want you to see.

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  • Z Files: Indians need to swing for the fences

    Z Files: Indians need to swing for the fences

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 5:55 PM EST2015-12-16 22:55:57 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:25 GMT

    Only four teams in Major League baseball had a lower payroll than the Indians in 2015. That's not news. Their payroll of $86,091,175 was higher than only the A's, Rays, Astros and Marlins

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    Only four teams in Major League baseball had a lower payroll than the Indians in 2015. That's not news. Their payroll of $86,091,175 was higher than only the A's, Rays, Astros and Marlins

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  • Z Files: Week 14 Report Card

    Z Files: Week 14 Report Card

    Monday, December 14 2015 2:47 PM EST2015-12-14 19:47:09 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:25 GMT

    Grading these guys after a win over the 49'ers is like grading on a curve.

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    Grading these guys after a win over the 49'ers is like grading on a curve.

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  • Z Files: Kosar praises Manziel, blasts Gabbert

    Z Files: Kosar praises Manziel, blasts Gabbert

    Monday, December 14 2015 2:41 PM EST2015-12-14 19:41:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:24 GMT

    Bernie Kosar knows quarterbacks as well as anyone, and Sunday night, on the "SportsZone" on Cleveland 19, he praised one and bashed the other while analyzing Johnny Manziel and Blaine Gabbert. 

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    Bernie Kosar knows quarterbacks as well as anyone, and Sunday night, on the "SportsZone" on Cleveland 19, he praised one and bashed the other while analyzing Johnny Manziel and Blaine Gabbert. 

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  • Z Files: A.C. remembers Hot Rod

    Z Files: A.C. remembers Hot Rod

    Friday, December 11 2015 4:15 PM EST2015-12-11 21:15:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:24 GMT

    Austin Carr never played with John "Hot Rod" Williams. Carr had retired by the time Williams entered the NBA in 1986. But the Cavs' great, and current TV analyst,

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    Austin Carr never played with John "Hot Rod" Williams. Carr had retired by the time Williams entered the NBA in 1986. But the Cavs' great, and current TV analyst,

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  • Browns issues start with GM, absentee owner, meddling team president

    Browns issues start with GM, absentee owner, meddling team president

    Monday, December 7 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-12-07 23:51:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:24 GMT

    Mike Pettine didn't announce a starting quarterback on Monday, but then again, he didn't have to. Whether it's a return to Johnny Manziel, or a third straight start for Austin Davis, it's very apparent that the problems go far beyond the quarterback situation

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    Beyond the Browns as a whole, even beyond the head coach, the numbers certainly don't support a third season for Pettine. The issues go all the way to the top, to an absentee owner, a meddling team president, and a general manager who has missed on far more than he's hit.

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  • Z Files: Cavs are a gift

    Z Files: Cavs are a gift

    Thursday, December 3 2015 6:16 PM EST2015-12-03 23:16:52 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:24 GMT

    It's not that bad. Really. I mean, sure the Browns are limping through their 8th straight losing season. And, of course, we're holding our annual discussion about who gets canned, and who survives.

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    It's not that bad. Really. I mean, sure the Browns are limping through their 8th straight losing season. And, of course, we're holding our annual discussion about who gets canned, and who survives.

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  • Z Files: Where in the World is Jimmy?

    Z Files: Where in the World is Jimmy?

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 3:51 PM EST2015-12-02 20:51:48 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:24 GMT

    So yet another week, another divisive decision, and for me, another question: Where in the world is Jimmy Haslam?

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    So yet another week, another divisive decision, and for me, another question: Where in the world is Jimmy Haslam?

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  • Browns' 1st appearance on MNF in six years & for good reason

    Browns' 1st appearance on MNF in six years & for good reason

    Monday, November 30 2015 2:40 PM EST2015-11-30 19:40:33 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:23 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    This is the Browns' first appearance on MNF in six years, and for good reason.

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    This is the Browns' first appearance on MNF in six years, and for good reason.

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  • Z Files: Johnny's non-denial denial

    Z Files: Johnny's non-denial denial

    Monday, November 23 2015 9:26 PM EST2015-11-24 02:26:39 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:23 GMT
    Johnny Manziel (Source: WOIO)Johnny Manziel (Source: WOIO)

    Tony's take on Johnny Manziel's non-denial denial. 

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    Tony's take on Johnny Manziel's non-denial denial. 

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  • Z Files: 'Top Dawg' on Pettine: "I think he's gone"

    Z Files: 'Top Dawg' on Pettine: "I think he's gone"

    Sunday, November 22 2015 1:34 PM EST2015-11-22 18:34:04 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:23 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Sports Director Tony Zarrella asked the question on "Tailgate 19" on Sunday: can Pettine still save his job? Former Browns cornerback Hanford Dixon didn't pull any punches.

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    Mike Pettine has lost 13 of his last 15 games as head coach of the Browns, and as he looks ahead to the final six and turns the reigns over to Johnny, I asked the question on "Tailgate 19" on Sunday: can Pettine still save his job? Former Browns cornerback Hanford Dixon didn't pull any punches.

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  • Z Files: Timing is everything for Manziel, Pettine

    Z Files: Timing is everything for Manziel, Pettine

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 8:22 PM EST2015-11-19 01:22:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:22 GMT

    Timing is everything in life, and a few people benefited from the timing of Johnny Manziel's promotion on Tuesday.

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    Timing is everything in life, and a few people benefited from the timing of Johnny Manziel's promotion on Tuesday.

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  • Z Files: Coach Sam's take on Farmer and Pettine

    Z Files: Coach Sam's take on Farmer and Pettine

    Sunday, November 15 2015 6:48 PM EST2015-11-15 23:48:09 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:22 GMT
    Coach Sam: "I think you have to make the move..." (Source: WOIO)Coach Sam: "I think you have to make the move..." (Source: WOIO)
    I asked former Browns coach Sam Rutigliano, a two-time NFL Coach Of The Year, on the "Fifth Quarter on CLE 43 if he'd be surprised if the Browns made the move to fire Pettine this week.More >>
    I asked former Browns coach Sam Rutigliano, a two-time NFL Coach Of The Year, on the "Fifth Quarter on CLE 43 if he'd be surprised if the Browns made the move to fire Pettine this week.More >>
  • Z Files: Where did the Browns go wrong?

    Z Files: Where did the Browns go wrong?

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 3:46 PM EST2015-11-11 20:46:38 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:22 GMT
    Where did the Browns go wrong? Well, how far back do you want to go? We could go back four years, to the 2011 Draft, when the Browns
    traded way down rather than draft wide receiver Julio Jones 
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    Where did the Browns go wrong? Well, how far back do you want to go? We could go back four years, to the 2011 Draft, when the Browns
    traded way down rather than draft wide receiver Julio Jones
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  • Z Files: If not Bernie, then who?

    Z Files: If not Bernie, then who?

    Monday, November 9 2015 2:30 PM EST2015-11-09 19:30:27 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:21 GMT
    Bernie Kosar feels your pain, Browns fan. Enough to publicly offer his services to the Browns Sunday on Tailgate 19.More >>
    Bernie Kosar feels your pain, Browns fans. Enough to publicly offer his services to the Browns Sunday on Tailgate 19.More >>
  • Z Files: 5 Things to Watch in Browns vs. Bengals

    Z Files: 5 Things to Watch in Browns vs. Bengals

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 9:15 PM EST2015-11-05 02:15:31 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:21 GMT
    Tony Zarrella gives you five things to look out for in the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night game.More >>
    Tony Zarrella gives you five things to look out for in the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night game.More >>
  • Z Files: Week 8 Report Card

    Z Files: Week 8 Report Card

    Monday, November 2 2015 4:59 PM EST2015-11-02 21:59:23 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:21 GMT
    If I was grading solely on toughness, I'd be dishing out an "A+" to Josh McCown, who once again took a beating. The Cardinals took shots at his head (Kevin Minter, second quarter) and his ribs, knocking him down, but not out. McCown insists the pain didn't affect his play,More >>
    If I was grading solely on toughness, I'd be dishing out an "A+" to Josh McCown, who once again took a beating. The Cardinals took shots at his head (Kevin Minter, second quarter) and his ribs, knocking him down, but not out. McCown insists the pain didn't affect his play,More >>
  • Z Files: Top 5 things about Cavs home opener

    Z Files: Top 5 things about Cavs home opener

    Saturday, October 31 2015 12:01 AM EDT2015-10-31 04:01:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:21 GMT
    1. DominanceThe final score was 102-92, but the Cavaliers led by twice that many late in the fourth against a team many consider to be Top 3 in the Eastern Conference. More >>
    1. DominanceThe final score was 102-92, but the Cavaliers led by twice that many late in the fourth against a team many consider to be Top 3 in the Eastern Conference. More >>
  • Z Files: Week 7 Report Card

    Z Files: Week 7 Report Card

    Monday, October 26 2015 8:51 PM EDT2015-10-27 00:51:15 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:20 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)
    Let's be honest. Did anything about Sunday’s loss surprise you? More >>
    Let's be honest. Did anything about Sunday’s loss surprise you? More >>
  • Z Files: Back to the Future? If only...

    Z Files: Back to the Future? If only...

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 3:18 PM EDT2015-10-21 19:18:59 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:25 GMT
    All this talk about "Back to the Future" has me wondering what Jimmy Haslam would do if he could jump into that Delorean. Would he still buy the Browns?  Of course he would.More >>
    All this talk about "Back to the Future" has me wondering what Jimmy Haslam would do if he could jump into that Delorean. Would he still buy the Browns?  Of course he would.More >>
  • Z Files: NFL's elite no longer Peyton's Place

    Z Files: NFL's elite no longer Peyton's Place

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-10-14 20:07:21 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:20 GMT
    Admit it, you saw this coming. You know, the Browns and Broncos squaring off in Week 6, and team with the better quarterback is the team that'll be wearing Orange and Brown, not Orange and Blue.More >>
    Admit it, you saw this coming. You know, the Browns and Broncos squaring off in Week 6, and team with the better quarterback is the team that'll be wearing Orange and Brown, not Orange and Blue.More >>
  • Z Files: McCown airing it out

    Z Files: McCown airing it out

    Monday, October 12 2015 8:19 PM EDT2015-10-13 00:19:49 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:20 GMT
    Johnny Manziel may get his shot. But right now, Josh McCown is doing exactly what the Browns are asking him to do.More >>
    Johnny Manziel may get his shot. But right now, Josh McCown is doing exactly what the Browns are asking him to do.More >>
  • Z Files: My surprising Week 5 pick

    Z Files: My surprising Week 5 pick

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 9:15 PM EDT2015-10-08 01:15:48 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:20 GMT
    Z Files (Source: WOIO)Z Files (Source: WOIO)
    Every Wednesday, I reach out to the Tailgate 19 crew to get their predictions for the show on Sunday.More >>
    Every Wednesday, I reach out to the Tailgate 19 crew to get their predictions for the show on Sunday.More >>
  • Z Files: Tony's Week 4 Report Card

    Z Files: Tony's Week 4 Report Card

    Monday, October 5 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-10-06 02:28:53 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:20 GMT
    Josh McCown played a good game, despite loss to Chargers. (Source: WOIO)Josh McCown played a good game, despite loss to Chargers. (Source: WOIO)
    This was Josh McCown's finest day as a Brown, and one of his finest as a pro. It wasn't just the 356 yards passing, or the two touchdowns.More >>
    This was Josh McCown's finest day as a Brown, and one of his finest as a pro. It wasn't just the 356 yards passing, or the two touchdowns. More >>
  • Z Files: Reality check for Tristan Thompson

    Z Files: Reality check for Tristan Thompson

    Friday, October 2 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-10-02 20:07:30 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:20 GMT
    I don't care what you do for a living, you're worth whatever you can get somebody to pay you. So I don't begrudge Tristan Thompson for aiming high and pushing for a max deal. The problem is, he's actually hurting his long-term earning potential by taking this short-term stance and holding out. What are Thompson's options at this point? Sit out the season?More >>
    I don't care what you do for a living, you're worth whatever you can get somebody to pay you. So I don't begrudge Tristan Thompson for aiming high and pushing for a max deal. The problem is, he's actually hurting his long-term earning potential by taking this short-term stance and holding out. What are Thompson's options at this point? Sit out the season?More >>
  • Z Files: Charging up the Browns

    Z Files: Charging up the Browns

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 9:31 PM EDT2015-10-01 01:31:23 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:19 GMT
    Three games in, and it's actually getting tougher and tougher to predict what the Browns are going to do next. You'd think it would be getting easier. They've lost twice in three weeks to bad football teams, and now the better teams are on deck.More >>
    Three games in, and it's actually getting tougher and tougher to predict what the Browns are going to do next. You'd think it would be getting easier. They've lost twice in three weeks to bad football teams, and now the better teams are on deck.More >>
  • Z Files: Why they're starting McCown, why they should be starting Manziel

    Z Files: Why they're starting McCown, why they should be starting Manziel

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 6:13 PM EDT2015-09-23 22:13:22 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:19 GMT
    Tony Zarrella weighs in on reasons why they went with quarterback Josh McCown as the starter, and three reasons why they should have went with Johnny Manziel to be the starting quarterback.More >>
    Tony Zarrella weighs in on reasons why they went with quarterback Josh McCown as the starter, and three reasons why they should have went with Johnny Manziel to be the starting quarterback.More >>
  • Z Files: Johnny on the spot!

    Z Files: Johnny on the spot!

    Friday, September 18 2015 2:41 PM EDT2015-09-18 18:41:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:19 GMT
    The news that Johnny will get the start against the Titans blew up Twitterverse, sent local and national media into a frenzy, and completely changed the dynamic of the game on Sunday.More >>
    The news that Johnny will get the start against the Titans blew up Twitterverse, sent local and national media into a frenzy, and completely changed the dynamic of the game on Sunday.More >>
  • Z Files: Prediction for Browns? Aim Low

    Z Files: Prediction for Browns? Aim Low

    Wednesday, September 9 2015 5:24 PM EDT2015-09-09 21:24:32 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:19 GMT
    So here we are, four days away from the Browns kicking off the season, and inquiring minds want to know, how good are they gonna be? 5-11? 4-12? 6-10? Or let's get crazy here. 8-8? Who knows? More >>
    So here we are, four days away from the Browns kicking off the season, and inquiring minds want to know, how good are they gonna be? 5-11? 4-12? 6-10? Or let's get crazy here. 8-8? Who knows? More >>
  • Z Files: LeBron's in it for the long haul

    Z Files: LeBron's in it for the long haul

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 5:32 PM EDT2015-09-02 21:32:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:18 GMT
    Time for my take on Lebron, who was all over the news today for no other reason than he's LeBron, which is good, because I appreciate his take on all things as much as anybodyMore >>
    Time for my take on Lebron, who was all over the news today for no other reason than he's LeBron, which is good, because I appreciate his take on all things as much as anybodyMore >>
  • Z Files: They SHOULDN'T get a trophy

    Z Files: They SHOULDN'T get a trophy

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 6:35 PM EDT2015-08-18 22:35:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:18 GMT
    Not everyone gets a trophy. In case you missed it, that’s been the national debate this week, on the heels of Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison sending his kids’ participation awards back because they didn’t actually ‘win anything’.More >>
    Not everyone gets a trophy. In case you missed it, that’s been the national debate this week, on the heels of Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison sending his kids’ participation awards back because they didn’t actually ‘win anything’.More >>
  • Z Files: Run from Ray Rice

    Z Files: Run from Ray Rice

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 8:45 PM EDT2015-08-12 00:45:16 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:18 GMT
    There are a lot of images I can get out of my head, but the sight of a man dragging an unconscious woman out of an elevator by her hair isn't one of 'em. So, when Mike Pettine admits the Browns have discussed signing former Ravens running back Ray Rice, alarms go off in my world.More >>
    There are a lot of images I can get out of my head, but the sight of a man dragging an unconscious woman out of an elevator by her hair isn't one of 'em. So, when Mike Pettine admits the Browns have discussed signing former Ravens running back Ray Rice, alarms go off in my world.More >>
  • Z Files: Take the $80 mil, Tristan

    Z Files: Take the $80 mil, Tristan

    Monday, August 10 2015 9:48 PM EDT2015-08-11 01:48:21 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:18 GMT
    All eyes remain on Cavs’ power forward Tristan Thompson, especially now that his agent, Rich Paul, has officially shot one across the Cavaliers' bow. Pay now, or lose later.More >>
    All eyes remain on Cavs’ power forward Tristan Thompson, especially now that his agent, Rich Paul, has officially shot one across the Cavaliers' bow. Pay now, or lose later.More >>
  • Z Files: Goodell's logic is deflated

    Z Files: Goodell's logic is deflated

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 4:33 PM EDT2015-07-28 20:33:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:17 GMT
    Roger Goodell is reducing suspensions faster than Le'veon Bell can light up, but the Commish decided to draw the line at Tom Brady, upholding the
    Patriots quarterbacks' four-game suspension on Tuesday, and setting the stage for a battle in Federal Court.
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    Roger Goodell is reducing suspensions faster than Le'veon Bell can light up, but the Commish decided to draw the line at Tom Brady, upholding the
    Patriots quarterbacks' four-game suspension on Tuesday, and setting the stage for a battle in Federal Court.
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  • Z Files: Cavs have raised the bar, while other teams can't get off the ground

    Z Files: Cavs have raised the bar, while other teams can't get off the ground

    Tuesday, July 21 2015 10:05 PM EDT2015-07-22 02:05:14 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:17 GMT
    The Cavaliers did more than just treat us to six months of phenomenal basketball. They did more than come within two wins of the city's first championship in 51 yearsMore >>
    The Cavaliers did more than just treat us to six months of phenomenal basketball. They did more than come within two wins of the city's first championship in 51 yearsMore >>
  • Z Files: Money makes the (sports) world go 'round

    Z Files: Money makes the (sports) world go 'round

    Wednesday, July 15 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-07-15 22:14:14 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:17 GMT
    Money makes the world go 'round, the world go 'round, the world go 'round. Money makes the world go 'round, it makes the world go 'round. Especially in the worldMore >>
    Money makes the world go 'round, the world go 'round, the world go 'round. Money makes the world go 'round, it makes the world go 'round. Especially in the worldMore >>
  • Z Files: The Power of Love

    Z Files: The Power of Love

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 5:08 PM EDT2015-07-01 21:08:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:17 GMT
    Turns out, Kevin Love was being straight with us all along. He had every intention of remaining "All In" with the Cavaliers, and Wednesday, on the
    first day of NBA Free Agency, he proved it, agreeing to a five-year, $110 million max deal with the Cavs.
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    Turns out, Kevin Love was being straight with us all along. He had every intention of remaining "All In" with the Cavaliers, and Wednesday, on the
    first day of NBA Free Agency, he proved it, agreeing to a five-year, $110 million max deal with the Cavs.
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  • Charlie has pulled his last Hustle

    Charlie has pulled his last Hustle

    Monday, June 22 2015 8:39 PM EDT2015-06-23 00:39:56 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-07-14 09:36:16 GMT
    Just when Pete Rose started to hope they were pulling him back in, he's out again, and this time, you have to believe, for good. New documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" indicate that Rose did indeed bet on Major League baseball while he was still playing, the one thing that Rose has repeatedly denied for almost three decades. A notebook that's been under court-ordered seal for 26 years show that the Hit King bet on at least one Major League team per day, on 30 different days, bac...More >>
    Just when Pete Rose started to hope they were pulling him back in, he's out again, and this time, you have to believe, for good. New documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" indicate that Rose did indeed bet on Major League baseball while he was still playing, the one thing that Rose has repeatedly denied for almost three decades. A notebook that's been under court-ordered seal for 26 years show that the Hit King bet on at least one Major League team per day, on 30 different days, bac...More >>
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