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Haslam says he’ll take a hands-on role in Browns’ draft, free a…

Haslam says he’ll take a hands-on role in Browns’ draft, free agency

profootballtalk.com cleveland.com Updated Feb 12, 2013
When new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced on Monday that he’s returning to his previous job as CEO of Pilot Flying J, it raised questions about whether he’s going to be too much of a hands-off owner. But Haslam insists that’s not going to be the
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  • What's Gotten Into the Tribe?

    What's Gotten Into the Tribe?

    Something's happening here ... what it is ain't exactly clear We're still trying to wrap our head around the thought that the Cleveland Indians are actually doing baseball things in the free agent market. The latest being the signing of outfielder Micha…
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  • 2013 Spring Training Primer: Part 2

    2013 Spring Training Primer: Part 2

    This is part two of Nino's yearly Spring Traininer Primer. For Part 1, you can click here. - This was finalized and ready to go. I figured I had avoided the eventual last minute minor league free agent or kind of surprise signing that the Indians usuall…
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  • Mary Kay Cabot tells 92.3 The Fan that Mike Wallace is a realis…

    Mary Kay Cabot tells 92.3 The Fan that Mike Wallace is a realistic possibility for the Browns

    cleveland.com Feb 12, 2013
    Plain Dealer Browns reporter Mary Kay Cabot joined Baskin and Phelps on 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM) today to talk Browns.
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  • Kyrie Irving’s Three-Point Contest Preparation Is Taking On Coa…

    Kyrie Irving’s Three-Point Contest Preparation Is Taking On Coach Byron Scott

    dimemag.com Feb 12, 2013
    Will this shootout be the real-life equivalent of Denzel Washington and Ray Allen in He Got Game? There’s a very good (read, 100 percent) chance Cleveland head coach Byron Scott‘s three-point shootout with star guard Kyrie Irving won’t carry the emo
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  • This Day in Browns History - Feb. 12

    This Day in Browns History - Feb. 12

    clevelandbrowns.com Feb 12, 2013
    In this feature, ClevelandBrowns.com looks back to the day Browns Legend Doug Dieken was born.
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  • Offseason previews: Eagles

    Offseason previews: Eagles

    CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    New coach Chip Kelly faces a tricky rebuilding task with the Philadelphia Eagles as he incorporates his up-temp attack into the NFL.
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  • Ian Thomsen: John Wall's return puts Wizards back on track; mor…

    Ian Thomsen: John Wall's return puts Wizards back on track; more mail

    CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    Time to break up the Wiz? Washington has won 11 of its last 18 and has ranked first in defensive efficiency since John Wall returned. Could they sneak into the playoffs as the team no one wants to face in the first round? -- Adam T., Washington D.C.
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  • Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers - #15

    Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers - #15

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 12, 2013
    This is one installment in a team effort by The Cleveland Fan, highlighting the top local sports figures by jersey number. Please weigh in with your thoughts on the Boards. And as David Letterman would say, “For entertainment purposes only; please, no
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  • Bourn and the Mets: What Was That All About?

    Bourn and the Mets: What Was That All About?

    There was always an air of unreality about the Mets' pursuit of outfielder Michael Bourn, who is going to Cleveland on a four-year, $48 million contract.
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  • Giving up 2 first-round draft picks for Joe Flacco is too expen…

    Giving up 2 first-round draft picks for Joe Flacco is too expensive: Browns Comment of the Day

    cleveland.com Feb 12, 2013
    "Flacco is too expensive. does not matter how good he might be. To give up two first rounders would be suicide. We would be stupid. Whether we can afford him or not! We have to many other needs to give up that much talent (we already have a number …
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  • Talk Tribe, Browns and Cavs with Terry Pluto today at noon

    Talk Tribe, Browns and Cavs with Terry Pluto today at noon

    cleveland.com Feb 12, 2013
    Get your questions ready and join Terry Pluto today at noon as he talks Cleveland sports.
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  • Browns could “double dip” with a raid on AFC North rivals

    Browns could “double dip” with a raid on AFC North rivals

    profootballtalk.com Feb 12, 2013
    The Browns have a lot of salary cap space and a need at quarterback, and so they’re a logical choice to make a move for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, if Baltimore uses only the non-exclusive franchise tender on Flacco. But Flacco may not be the only AF
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  • Video - Francona Talks Indians 01:19

    Francona Talks Indians

    Feb 12
    Terry Francona on the Indians' off-season moves and what to expect from the team this year.
  • Video - BBTN Special: Dodgers Spring Training 09:59

    BBTN Special: Dodgers Spring Training

    Feb 12
    Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian, and Curt Schilling report from the Dodgers' spring training camp.
  • Video - Swisher Ready For 2013 01:55

    Swisher Ready For 2013

    Feb 12
    Nick Swisher on his new team, manager Terry Francona, and Michael Bourn.
  • Video - Breaking Down The Bourn Deal 00:59

    Breaking Down The Bourn Deal

    Feb 12
    Buster Olney discusses how the Michael Bourn deal went down.

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    Feb 13
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  • Don Banks: Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 12
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
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    Feb 12
    Our experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.