Category Archives: Local Sports

Stefanski out of basement, back with Browns after COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Kevin Stefanski is back with his playoff team after having COVID-19. Stefanski returned to the team’s facility Thursday, 10 days after he tested positive with the virus and after he missed Cleveland’s playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Stefanski had been isolated in his home for the required…read more »

Browns aim to keep late-season surge going in Kansas City

(AP)- After ending the longest current playoff drought in the NFL the Browns followed up with a win over Pittsburgh for their first postseason victory since 1994. Now the Browns head to Arrowhead Stadium to face the defending Super Bowl champions who had last week off after earning the No. 1 seed and a first-round…read more »

Epstein hired as MLB consultant to evaluate rules changes

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox executive Theo Epstein has been hired by Major League Baseball as a consultant for on-field matters and will evaluate possible rule changes. Epstein will work with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the owners’ competition committee and analytics experts. MLB is considering possible rules changes such…read more »

Browns, Chiefs bear unmistakable thumbprint of their ex-GM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It doesn’t take Andy Reid long when he pops on film of the Browns for the head coach of the Chiefs to see the unmistakable thumbprint of former general manager John Dorsey in their style and personnel. Probably because Reid still sees it on his own team. It was Dorsey…read more »

Chiefs’ Edwards-Helaire rejoins Hill, others at practice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has practiced for the first time since getting hurt in a game against New Orleans in Week 15. That’s raising hopes the first-round draft pick can play in the divisional round of the playoffs against Cleveland on Sunday. Edwards-Helaire had been out with…read more »

NHL Gambles on Getting Through Pandemic Outside a Bubble

(AP)-When the NHL charter flight back from the Edmonton bubble landed in New Jersey, Gary Bettman’s phone started ringing. The commissioner thought he’d get a couple of weeks to exhale after awarding the Stanley Cup to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Instead, it was back to work. Of course, planning for the 2021 season began well…read more »

Bears plan to keep Nagy, GM Pace for at least 1 more season

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears plan to keep general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy for at least another season. Chairman George McCaskey says the team opted against sweeping changes in leadership after the Bears slipped into the playoffs despite going 8-8 for the second year in a row. The announcement comes on…read more »

UK Hoops Walk-on, Pitcher Ben Jordan Dies at 22

LEXINGTON  (AP)- Kentucky says Ben Jordan, a right-handed pitcher who played last season on the men’s basketball team because of a shortage of players for practice, has died. He was 22 years old. The school announced Jordan’s death on Monday in a release and a Kentucky baseball spokesman says coach Nick Mingione spoke with the…read more »

Alabama Routs Ohio State 52-24 for National Title

MIAMI GARDENS (AP)- The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. It’s a rite of passage if you have played for the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban. This…read more »

Jackson Leads Ravens to 20-13 Win Over Titans

NASHVILLE(AP) – Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory — and on the road, no less. Combine that with Baltimore smothering 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry, and the Ravens look playoff tough. Jackson ran for 136 yards and a 48-yard touchdown while throwing for 179 more as the Ravens rallied from 10 points down and…read more »

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