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BEREA, Ohio | Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

BEREA, Ohio— Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team’s next coach. Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. Dorsey has been pleased with how the team has performed under Williams, their fiery defensive coordinator. … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

CLEVELAND | AP Source: Former Browns coach Jackson returning to Bengals

CLEVELAND— A person familiar with the hiring says fired Browns coach Hue Jackson will rejoin Marvin Lewis‘ staff in Cincinnati. Jackson, who was dismissed by Cleveland on Oct. 29 after going 3-36-1 in two-plus seasons, will take an unspecified position with the Bengals, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of … Continue reading CLEVELAND | AP Source: Former Browns coach Jackson returning to Bengals

CLEVELAND | Cavs’ painful season worsening as Osman joins injury list

CLEVELAND — This painful season isn’t subsiding for the Cavaliers. If anything, it’s getting worse. Cleveland, which already has the worst record in the NBA at 1-10, will be without yet another starter on Saturday night in Chicago after forward Cedi Osman was ruled out with back spasms. He’s the latest Cavs player to join … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Cavs’ painful season worsening as Osman joins injury list

BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield has become the NFL’s unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits. Twice this season, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions. Mayfield’s trying not to take oversights personally. “They just have … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

CLEVELAND | Mahomes passes for 375 yards as Chiefs down Browns 37-21

CLEVELAND— Patrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards, threw three touchdown passes — two to Travis Kelce — and continued the best start by an NFL quarterback in 68 years as Kansas City’s impossible-to-handle offense kept rolling with a 37-21 win on Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, who played their first game since coach Hue Jackson’s … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Mahomes passes for 375 yards as Chiefs down Browns 37-21

CLEVELAND | JR Smith wants Cavaliers to trade him if he’s not playing

CLEVELAND— Unhappy with his new role, J.R. Smith says he hopes the Cavaliers trade him. Smith hasn’t formally requested a trade but said Thursday that Cleveland’s front office knows he wants out. The 33-year-old guard didn’t play in Tuesday night’s win over Atlanta, the Cavs’ first game since coach Tyronn Lue was fired. The Cavs … Continue reading CLEVELAND | JR Smith wants Cavaliers to trade him if he’s not playing

CLEVELAND | Cavs’ star Love could miss significant time with foot injury

CLEVELAND  — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love could miss significant time with a foot injury that has bothered him since the preseason. Love will sit out his third straight game on Tuesday as the winless Cavs host Atlanta and look to end a six-game winless streak to start the season. On Sunday, the team fired coach … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Cavs’ star Love could miss significant time with foot injury

CLEVELAND | Bitter finish: Indians’ first-round exit leaves sour taste

CLEVELAND  — For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne wafted into the hallway outside the visitor’s clubhouse following the final game at Progressive Field. On the Cleveland side, the smell was sour. The Indians were built for one goal: to win their first World Series since 1948. Yet after cruising … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Bitter finish: Indians’ first-round exit leaves sour taste