Stories by Tom Withers

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Cundiff's field goal lifts Browns

CLEVELAND - Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
By Tom Withers

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Tigers Verlander wants to focus on pitching after photos leak

CLEVELAND - Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander commented for the first time after nude photos of him and girlfriend Kate Upton were posted online.
By Tom Withers

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Love committed to Cavs for the long haul

After being acquired by the Cavaliers, Kevin Love said he's committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers - however long it takes.
By Tom Withers

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Browns coach to name starter on Tuesday

CLEVELAND — Finally, at long last, the Browns have a date to name their quarterback. Decision day is Tuesday for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.
By Tom Withers

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Browns' Gordon starts practice as appeals wrap

BEREA, Ohio - Josh Gordon returned to training camp and practiced Monday as his appeal hearing with the NFL took place for a second day in New York.
By Tom Withers

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Manziel might have closed QB gap

Johnny Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland's starter at quarterback with his showing Saturday.
By Tom Withers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cavaliers lock up Irving to new five-year contract

CLEVELAND - Kyrie Irving signed his contract. The Cavaliers now hope LeBron James will accept one from them.
By Tom Withers

Friday, June 27, 2014

Seeing son drafted gives Wiggins' father 'closure'

His son, Andrew, is the No. 1 overall pick, and Mitchell Wiggins is now unburdened by guilt, embarrassment and disappointment. He's whole again.
By Tom Withers

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Manziel knows nothing will be handed to him

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Manziel doesn't expect to get anything more than a chance to start for the Browns. In college, he was Johnny Football. In the NFL, he's just a young quarterback.
By Tom Withers

Friday, May 9, 2014

Manzielmania hits Cleveland

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Manziel has arrived. Cleveland might never be the same.
By Tom Withers

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Browns take Manziel with 22nd pick

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Football's long wait is over.
By Tom Withers

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hall of Famers believe Sam will be accepted

CLEVELAND - Michael Sam's lifestyle will soon become secondary to his skills. Once he's drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play.
By Tom Withers

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

U.S. team leads women's bobsled

The U.S. team of Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers lead the women's Olympic bobsled competition at the halfway mark.
By Tom Withers

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

German locks up second luge title

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Germany's Felix Loch completed four runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track in 3 minutes, 27.562 seconds to win his second Olympics gold medal in men's singles luge.
By Tom Withers

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Bynum could be out in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers indefinitely suspended Andrew Bynum for "conduct detrimental to the team" and banned him from all team activities.
By Tom Withers

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Cleveland Browns lost Brian Hoyer for the season

Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer tore a knee ligament while running for a first down Thursday night against Buffalo and will miss the remainder of this season.
By Tom Withers

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Tampa Rays tops Cleveland in AL wild-card game

CLEVELAND - Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Wednesday night.
By Tom Withers

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Rays have racked up miles during quest

CLEVELAND - Sporting sunglasses, a teal shirt and a backpack hanging from his shoulder, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon looked like a tourist as he arrived late for his news conference.
By Tom Withers

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Kent State kicks off unique Heisman campaign

KENT, Ohio - Dri Archer has cartoonish speed. The Road Runner might not be able to outrun Kent State's do-it-all running back.
By Tom Withers

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

Goodell stands by embattled owner

BEREA, Ohio - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed confidence in Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who is currently embroiled in a scandal involving fraud at his family-owned business.
By Tom Withers

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