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The Under-the-Radar Heisman Finalist

Matt Brown, Sports on Earth

LeBron Sprints Back to Top of NBA Hill

Kevin Ding, Bleacher Report

Browns a Model of NFL QB Stability?

Mark W. Sanchez, New York Post

How Come Browns Passed on Wentz?

Rob Tornoe, Philadelphia Inquirer

There are three quarterbacks returning to college football in 2016 who have finished in the top five of Heisman Trophy voting. Two should come to mind easily: Clemson's Deshaun Wat...(full article)

LeBron James sat there with a smile on Thursday, stole thunder from the Rio Olympics he chose to skip and undercut his own league's major schedule unveiling. That's how it is when...(full article)

Listen to coach Hue Jackson long enough, and you start to believe that Robert Griffin III is the right quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And as Jackson spoke glowingl...(full article)

The Browns: your model franchise for quarterback stability. The team with a signal-caller reputation in tatters even before the bottomless Johnny Manziel meltdown over the past two...(full article)

The Cleveland Browns entered 2016 in desperate need of a franchise quarterback. It’s not exactly a new position for the Browns, which have lacked stability since the days of ...(full article)

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Indians Reclaim 1st in AL Central

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