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The Browns have "enough young athletes who are coachable and who can adapt," says veteran linebacker Scott Fujita.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson earns big raise in 2013yahoo.com Updated Jan 30, 2013Over the last few days, "Shutdown Corner" has reported on some of the base salary increases for the 2013 season. In the first report last Saturday, which was updated on Monday, the highest increase belong to Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt M…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jan 30, 2013When the Memphis Grizzlies dealt three solid players and a draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for little-used Jon Leuer last week, the general consensus around the league was that the Grizzlies had effectively nickel-and-dimed their way out of having…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL draft 2013 links -- mock drafts: Predicted Cleveland Browns' first picks include Jarvis Jones, Barkevious Mingo, Dee MillineConsensus is the Browns will go for defense, although one mock draft has them taking a quarterback with sixth pick in the first round.Upvote Share Tweettheclevelandfan.com Updated Jan 30, 2013This 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, in the Forum. As David Letterman would say, “For entertainment purposes only; please, no wagerUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jan 30, 2013Kyrie Irving, the MVP of last year's Rising Stars Challenge, will return to the game featuring top rookies and second-year players.Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco QB Alex Smith says he loved playing for Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv TurnerA league source said playing again for Norv Turner would pique the interest of the 49ers' backup QB. But Smith, who stressed he wants to be a starter, declined to go that far.Upvote Share Tweet
Possible free agent targets for Browns, Carlos Santana at catcher and Kyrie Irving is next superstar: Blog RoundupHere are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Featured today are The Smoking Section, Wahoo's On First and Buckeye State Sports.Upvote Share Tweet
Niners' offensive success due to line playCNNSI.com Updated Jan 30, 2013NEW ORLEANS -- It was not difficult to find the members of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, even though thousands of people were there, including peppy guys dressed as…Upvote Share Tweetclevelandbrowns.com Updated Jan 30, 2013NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Several players and coaches competing in Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday have connections to Cleveland and the Browns organization.Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Browns and NFL A.M. Links: Ray Horton brings an aggressive style; Randy Moss says he's the greatest; Bud Shaw on the 3New defensive coordinator Ray Horton will having a blitzing defense with the Browns.Upvote Share Tweet
This Day in Browns History - Jan. 30clevelandbrowns.com Updated Jan 30, 2013In this feature, ClevelandBrowns.com looks back to the day the team drafted running back Greg Pruitt.Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Sports Vault: 7/3/31. Stadium Opens to Schmeling vs. Stribling for Heavyweight Titletheclevelandfan.com Updated Jan 30, 2013Many Tribe fans know of League Park, a cozy baseball venue nestled in an east-side neighborhood dating back to the late 1800s. It was land-locked amid properties that were not for sale; this had not been a problem during the heyday of the streetcar. Wit…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC North weekly chat: Super Bowl editionESPN.com Updated Jan 30, 2013This week's AFC North chat isn't like any other this season. It's our Super Bowl chat, and I'll be typing from the Ravens hotel in New Orleans. I'm happy to answer any questions on the Bengals, Browns and Steelers. But I presume most will be focusing on…Upvote Share Tweet
There is room for improvement next season for Browns: Comment of the Day"Nobody is expecting the Browns to go to a Superbowl this season. But there is room for a lot of improvement. The schedule is easier." - dawgtillIdieUpvote Share TweetFormer Browns star Ozzie Newsome explains why he believes Art Modell should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Jan 30, 2013In April, the Mavs might look back and admit this was the night their season died. Up 21, they blew the lead and then lost after a flurry of insanity doomed them. First, Nic Batum made a completely ridiculous three-pointer to tie it up (dude hadn’t madeUpvote Share Tweet
Front-runners For Greg OdenJan 30The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as the top teams to sign free agent Greg Oden, according to CBSSports.com. Oden was the overall No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft.
PTI Big Finish January 30thJan 30PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.
Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super BowlJan 30Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
Sources -- Memphis Grizzlies agree in principle to trade Rudy Gay to Toron…Jan 30The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talentJan 30NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…