Video: Watch Michael Brantley escape from a Gatorade bath

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Michael Brantley was the eventual hero in the Cleveland Indians’ 16-inning win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, and just like any veteran, he knew what was coming his way. In a post-game interview with Tribe sideline reporter Andre Knott in the wee hours of the night, Brantley, mid-sentence, took off for second

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Could Josh Lenz be this year’s Taylor Gabriel?

Terrelle Pryor may be getting most of the hype, but while he sits on the sidelines nursing an injured hamstring, a wide receiver by the name of Josh Lenz is quietly sneaking into the picture for the Cleveland Browns pass-catching corps. If you saw any play from last week’s Orange and Browns scrimmage, it was

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Vets headline first Browns depth chart of 2015

The first depth chart of the NFL season is largely a formality, but with the Cleveland Browns’ first preseason game slated to kick off this Thursday, head coach Mike Pettine had to file something. Well, that something is a list of men in a largely unsurprising order, save for a few quick notes. No healthy rookies

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Straight Outta Cleveland: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, loyal WFNYers. I hope this edition of While We’re Waiting… finds you well and good on such a lovely Monday morning. How ’bout them Indians, eh? Assuming you’re still paying attention, you were treated to quite the weekend—one which we’ll have lots more on coming up. But in the meantime, you should make

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Video: Watch what happens when you “ruin” a no-hitter

Michael Brantley Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber threw a complete masterpiece on Sunday afternoon, not allowing his first hit until the seventh inning when Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer lined a two-out, one-two fastball to left field. The belt-high pitch was slapped the opposite way, dropping in front of Indians left fielder Michael Brantley. The

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Video: Watch Andre Knott get crushed with sunflower seeds

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Attempting to give a mid-game report from the third-base line of Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon, Cleveland Indians sideline reporter Andre Knott was tossed a bit of a hurdle as fists full of sunflower seeds started raining down on his head from an off-camera member of the team. The Indians, as you may recall, are

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Browns veterans met with front office in attempt to halt turnover

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If you think the fans of the Cleveland Browns are fed up with the constant turnover and turmoil in Berea, it appears the players are right there with them. In an excellent profile of Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas written by Grantland’s Robert Mays, it’s reported that roughly one dozen veterans on the team met with majority

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Day 5: In Pictures

Cleveland Browns Training Camp Brian Hartline

Terrelle Pryor tossed a touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin, and Joe Haden took the day off, but it would be the defense who would ultimately go on to win the camoflogue jerseys for the next day’s practice. Here’s a look at some of the action from Tuesday’s Cleveland Browns training camp in Berea.

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Browns running trick plays for Terrelle Pryor?

Terrelle Pryor Cleveland Browns

Just days after Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer stated that Terrelle Pryor’s quarterback skills would not play a role in his ability to make the team’s 53-man roster, offensive play-calling in Berea put No. 87’s old ways on display as the former Ohio State quarterback-turned-Browns wide receiver not only let loose from the backfield,

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Pics: Joe Haden wears Jordan VII cleats at Browns training camp

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Jordan Brand’s latest NFL addition had the day off on Tuesday as the rest of his Cleveland Browns teammates took to the team’s practice facility in Berea, but that didn’t stop Joe Haden from rocking some Jordan VII retro cleats on the sidelines. The Pro Bowl cornerback was donning his No. 23 jersey, but took on

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Audio: Donald Trump discusses buying the Cleveland Indians

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It was bound to happen: Something related to Donald Trump would inevitably cross over into something related to Cleveland Sports. With the Republican National Convention set to converge on the city of Cleveland, and Donald Trump being effectively everywhere when it comes to headlines, the Republican presidential candidate with little in the way of a

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Day 4: In Pictures

K'Waun Williams Cleveland Browns Training Camp

The Cleveland Browns broke out some digital camo uniforms, Pierre Desir ran with the first-string defense, and quarterback-turned-wide receiver Terrelle Pryor continued to impress fans in attendance. Here’s a look at some of the sights from Day 4 of Cleveland Browns training camp in Berea.

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Drake, Meek Mill and the Twitter sample: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you crazy cats. Here’s hoping the weekend treated you well. And if you’re reading this anywhere near Cleveland, you were not only given a fairly successful string of Tribe games (more on this later) and a barrage of whistles and drills in Berea (more on this too), but all of this took place

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Jimmy Haslam on Browns’ future: We’re not going to blow things up

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As the Cleveland Browns continue their decade-long search for a quarterback to lead them deep into the NFL postseason, team majority owner Jimmy Haslam III used Saturday morning to provide his general manager and head coach with a slew of support. Addressing the local media for the first time since the start of training camp,

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Ray Farmer says relationship with Mike Pettine is great

Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer

Is the consternation a tad overblown? Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer addressed the local media on Friday morning and, if what he says is accurate, any portrayal of discord between he and head coach Mike Pettine is nothing but a media-fueled narrative. “[Things are] great,” said Farmer of his relationship with his head coach.

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Day 1: In Pictures

Cleveland Browns Training Camp Danny Shelton

It was a balmy 90 degrees in Berea on Thursday for Day 1 of the 2015 Cleveland Browns Training Camp. Thousands of fans poured into the team’s training facility to get a look at the men whom will earn their cheers and jeers over much of the next five months. Head Coach Mike Pettine delivered

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Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard: In Pictures

Crown Royal Brickyard 400

As I hinted toward in this weeks’ While We’re Waiting…, I was in Indianapolis for this year’s running of the Brickyard 400. As has been the case for several years1, Crown Royal runs the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program where one hero gets nominated and eventually named to the year’s race. These heroes range from

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ESPN really, really likes the Cavs-Blazers deal

James Jones Mike Miler Cleveland Cavaliers

Late Sunday night, NBA fans caught word that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers agreed to a deal that sent to players—Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller—to the Pacific Northwest in exchange for cold hard cash and a decently sized gift card to be used later. Cleveland added in a couple of second-round picks in order

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Matthew Dellavedova agrees to one-year deal with Cavs

Matthew Dellavedova

The pieces continue to fall into place. After being rumored to have been looking for a $4 million-per-year deal in the free agent market, Matthew Dellavedova will reportedly return to Cleveland on what looks to be a $1.2 million contract, the team’s qualifying offer.’s Dave McMenamin was first to report this news. Dellavedova will

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Brickyard 400, Tribe Woes and #ActualSportswriting: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. I come to you fresh off of a crazy weekend in Indianapolis where I was able to take in my first NASCAR experience: The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard. As you may know, I am by no means a fan of said sport, but thoroughly enjoy watching the best at

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