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Buoyant Browns

CLEVELAND — Say this for the Cleveland Browns, version 2020: They’re a resilient bunch. They’ve won without their star running back, who missed four games with a sprained knee. They’ve won while their best defensive player recovers from COVID-19 — and will have to again. They’ve ...

Francona ‘excited’ for return to bench

CLEVELAND — Terry Francona’s feeling more fit and a little feisty. That’s welcome news for the Cleveland Indians. After missing most of this past season with significant health problems, Francona said Monday that he’s stronger physically and looking forward to managing again in 2021, ...

Veteran coach discusses wild year

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — For the past 22 seasons, Tom Pavlansky has served as head football coach of the Lakeview Bulldogs, where he has guided the Bulldogs to three league titles and seven playoff appearances (2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017). The past four years, he has served on the ...

Steelers’ focus is on title, not perfection

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t want to get into the comparison game. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn’t see the point. So while the wins keep piling up — the latest a drama-free 27-3 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday that pushed Pittsburgh to 10-0 — ...

Cavs complete trade; sign ‘Delly’

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have found either a temporary replacement for Tristan Thompson or an asset to bring in other talent. Cleveland announced Monday it has acquired center JaVale McGee and a 2026 second-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and ...

Browns’ star out Sunday

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns not only managed without star Myles Garrett for one game, they won. They’ll have to try to do it again. The dynamic end will miss this week’s game against Jacksonville as he continues to recover from the COVID-19 virus. Garrett tested positive last ...

Browns take flight on Eagles

CLEVELAND — Kareem Hunt lifted off just inside the 5-yard line, soared over the head of Philadelphia’s Jalen Mills like an Olympic long jumper and landed in the end zone. Without star Myles Garrett, the Browns needed someone to step up. Hunt went above and beyond — and he wasn’t the ...

Steelers stay perfect in rout

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect. The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after each turnover — four times in all — and posed for the cameras. Some of the celebrations were planned, some candid, most cheesy. All of them well-deserved. Ben ...

Gmutza wins Senior Masters

The stepladder finals results followed the preliminary qualifying scores, and Tom Gmutza captured the title in the 2020 Warren Senior Masters bowling tournament on Sunday at Champion Lanes. Gmutza led the three-game qualifying round on Sunday with a total pinfall of 694. He was followed by ...

Cavs get McGee from Lakers

CLEVEAND — Looking to replace Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers have acquired center JaVale McGee and a future draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The Cavs will get a ...