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The former coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, who interviewed with three teams for head-coaching positions, says he's excited by the talent on the Browns' roster.Upvote Share Tweet
The candid NFL Network analyst who criticized, among others, Brandon Weeden and Josh Gordon, displayed much more restraint on Friday when asked about those players.Upvote Share Tweet
Mary Kay Cabot and Tom Reed discuss the Cleveland Browns hires of Mike Lombardi and Norv Turner (video)Plain Dealer Cleveland Browns beat writers Mary Kay Cabot and Tom Reed talk about the naming of Mike Lombardi as Vice President, Player Personnel and Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Indians manager Terry Francona said he feels the controversial excerpt painted a misleading portrait of the book, "Francona: The Red Sox Years," which was co-written by the Boston Globe's Dan Shaugnessy and is due to hit shelves on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Suns came to terms Friday with coach Alvin Gentry on his midseason departure. A friend of Gentry's said the coach had anticipated he would be fired at the end of the season, which is shaping up to be the Suns' worst since they went 16-66 in their ex…Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Cavaliers Are The Latest To Try Cryotherapy: “Your Mind Is Telling You, ‘I Might Die’”dimemag.com Updated Jan 18, 2013If you pluck the following quote out of context, you’d have a hard time telling if the story was about state-sponsored torture or team-sponsored injury prevention: “They’re putting you in a room that’s, like, minus 180. So your mind is telling youUpvote Share Tweet
Kent State/Akron Matchup Highlights Saturday MAC Slatetheclevelandfan.com Updated Jan 18, 2013So far, the Mid-American Conference basketball season is shaking out the way it was expected to. The East Division, featuring Akron, Ohio, and Kent State is a three-horse race, while the West Division is up in the air. The Zips currently hold the top sp…Upvote Share TweetRob Chudzinski, the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns, talked about the hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, whom Chudzinski worked under in San Diego.Upvote Share TweetOn Friday, a feud suddenly emerged between Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and former Eagles president (and current Browns CEO) Joe Banner. Lurie believes Banner has been criticizing Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman, and Banner denies it. The strangest aspect of t…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Eight N.F.L. teams hired coaches in the past few weeks. Not a single hire was African-American.Upvote Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza to avoid arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Browns Stadium needs more than a name change to be good for Cleveland: Mark NaymikHow will naming rights be good for the stadium itself -- and for the taxpayers who are on the hook for caring for it?Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Jan 18, 2013The Indians sidestepped arbitration with Chris Perez and Joe Smith, signing both relievers to one-year pacts on Friday. Perez will earn $7.3 million for the 2013 campaign and Smith will merit $3.15 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com.Upvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 18, 2013On Monday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora did a hatchet job on Eagles GM Howie Roseman. He wrote that Roseman was "drunk with power" and "woefully out of his depth," and to add the sheen of authority, La Canfora cloaked it in "a g…Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner's "extensive" search ends with a foregone conclusion in the front office. What gives? -- Bud ShaMike Lombardi's resume bothers me, along with the process that brought him here.Upvote Share TweetThe Browns will introduce Mike Lombardi as their new vice president-player personnel at a news conference in Berea today at 11:30 a.m. Get updates from Plain Dealer reporters in Berea and chat live with other fans during the news conference.Upvote Share Tweet
PTI Big Finish January 18thJan 18PTI runs down Friday's top stories.
Browns Hire Michael LombardiJan 18Adam Schefter discusses the Browns' hiring of Michael Lombardi as VP of player personnel.
Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' HarbaughJan 18ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…Jan 18The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Championship roundJan 18Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
The Sports Guy's All-Te'o MailbagJan 18Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.