Indians

Ball Played: Tribe cooled off, shut out, and back below .500

Josh Tomlin deserved better.

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Browns

Will the Browns be ready to start the season next week?

We’re still searching for the meaning behind “Play Like a Brown.”

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Browns

Piranhas … And the Top 10 Suggested Answers for Mike Pettine to Questions about Johnny Manziel

The most dangerous piranhas stand upright and wear press passes.

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Indians

Next Up for the Indians: The funny game of baseball in the month of September

September often becomes a game of chutes and ladders for MLB hopefuls.

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Browns

The long and the short of the Browns’ win over the Buccaneers

On Josh McCown, Thad Lewis, and the Browns’ preference for short passes.

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Indians

Next Up for the Cleveland Indians: Football Season

You could say the Indians have moved up into a tie for third place in the American League Central Division. Or you could very well say they’re in a tie with the Chicago White Sox as the fifth worst team in the AL. As the late Jonathan Winters used to say, “Clean mind, clean body

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Browns

Surprises hatched in the huddle

The Cleveland Browns have utilized trick plays for quite some time. Here’s a look at some in-huddle creations over the years, featuring Paul Brown, Bernie Kosar, Brian Hoyer…and Robert E. Lee?

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Indians

Next Up: One at Wrigley then home vs. the Brewers … and how will you be watching?

After a three-city, ten-game road trip, a fourth city and eleventh game might start to feel burdensome to a last place team. But the Cleveland Indians can’t come home, not until they make up that game against the Cubs that was postponed on June 15 due to a deluge in Chicago. The game may not

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Next Up: The AL East … to Boston and New York

The Indians are working on an 11-game road trip. For the Tribe, enemy territory has been friendlier than home cooking. Their record at home is 54-62, while on the road it’s 30-28. In an Indians season full of bewildering contradictions, this away-field advantage just might beat them all. (Or is it a home field disadvantage?)

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Next Up: Indians fly from CLE to MSP

Since CLE is no longer a hub airport, getting from Point A to Point B on family trips often involves an intervening stop in Minneapolis. It couldn’t be simply a coincidence of my flight paths that I have noticed a surprisingly large number of baseball diamonds on the approaches to, and departures from, MSP. They

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Browns

First-game takeaways (with a preseason-sized grain of salt)

Redskins 20, Browns 17 There are not a great many conclusions the fan/non-professional observer can reach after watching a first exhibition game of the season. To begin with, the final score means next to nothing. And several of the players expected to be starters once the regular season begins are either not playing very much

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Indians

Ball played: Indians win Game 2 in only nine innings

Not only did the Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees, 2-1, in Game 2 of their three-game series Wednesday night, and not only did they manage to get the job done in nine innings and in a shade under three hours, they also knocked the Yankees out of first place in the AL East. The

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Next Up: Indians vs. Yankees and opportunities a-plenty

Well, whaddya know? The Cleveland Indians, in winning two of three games against the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, scored 34 runs. Perhaps the Twins are succumbing to the test by fire that is the long major league season. An in-house theory is the Change of Scenery thesis put forth by A. Clayman of WFNY.

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Browns

Cleveland Browns Training Camp No. 65

Each year as the Cleveland Browns training camp gets underway, I recall the trips with my dad and brother to Hiram College to watch some of the practice sessions. That would have been around 1960. Hiram was the site of the Browns’ training camp from 1952 to 1974 after being located at Bowling Green State University

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Indians

Next Up: Indians vs. Twins at Progressive Field

Ed’s note: If you’ve not already, read up on the Indians trading Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves. The 2015 Major League Baseball season has been a bounty of bewildering surprises, none bigger, perhaps, than the rise of the Houston Astros, who sit atop the American League West with a 60-49 record,

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Next Up: Indians visit the Angels in Anaheim, and where do they go from here?

The Cleveland Indians have played 16 games in five series since the All-Star break, winning six and losing ten. Each series, with the exception of the Kansas City Royals, was against a team with a losing record. In fact, except for those first-place Royals (against whom the Tribe went 1-2) every opponent since the break

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Next Up: Oakland Athletics, the West Coast, and the End of the World

The Martians, the Zombies and the Mindless Marauders have been defeated. We’re safe … for now. Near the beginning of the Indians game against the Royals on Wednesday, STO play-by-play man Matt Underwood asked his partner Rick Manning if, when he was still playing, an Indians losing streak was perceived as an end-of-the-world scenario as it’s portrayed

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Next Up: Kansas City Royals … Next Stop: Pluto

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect illustration of why there is a Cleveland sports blog called Waiting for Next Year, for that is precisely what Indians fans find themselves doing here in late July. The Cleveland Indians, considered by the crystal-ball gazers at Sports Illustrated to be the favorites to get to the

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Next Up: Indians Host the White Sox for a Four-Game Series

The Cleveland Indians began the second half of the 2015 season by winning two of three in Cincinnati and splitting the two-game series in Milwaukee. Going 3-2 on the road isn’t ordinarily something to complain about, but those two bottom feeders of the NL Central are a combined 84-104, so, really, they shouldn’t have been

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Next Up: Indians vs. Brewers at Miller Park

Oh, my, that trip to Cincinnati! Did it feel like a trip to the dentist, as in “scoring runs was like pulling teeth?” Well, it’s been that way pretty much all season, so why should anyone assume that a few days off for the All-Star Game would change anything? Yes, there was that one game

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