Johnny Manziel Flashes Personality As Aerobics Instructor In New Snickers Commercial

CBS Cleveland

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Forget Johnny Football.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel unveiled a different persona in a new Snickers Ad – Johnny JamBoogie.

Manziel plays an aerobics instructor in the new 30-second ad who apparently just needed to eat a Snickers to remember who he really was.

This isn’t the first commercial for the Browns rookie quarterback. Manziel has already been featured in spots for McDonalds and Nissan. He has also signed endorsement deals with Nike and MusclePharm.

Here’s the ad.

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Josh Gordon Loses Appeal; Suspension Upheld

CBS Cleveland

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Josh Gordon will not play in 2014.

Gordon’s appeal of a year-long suspension was denied and the initial ruling by the NFL upheld.

“Appeals officer Harold Henderson has upheld the suspension for the 2014 NFL season of Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The suspension is effective immediately.

“Gordon’s eligibility for reinstatement will be determined following the 2014 season.”

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Fox 8 TV’s John Telich: Love Was Classy In Regards To Leaving Minnesota and The Timberwolves Need To Move ON

CBS Cleveland

Fox 8 TV’s John Telich speaks to the surreal feeling the Cavs fans still have as Kevin Love was officially introduced yesterday and thinking about the quick turnaround from having the #1 overall pick to maybe being the team to beat. He also touches on the comments of Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor as he spoke to Kevin Love and the Cavs maybe not being in his best interest. They also touch on the sports media and how they are handling the continuing story of Michael Sam.

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Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ agent denies comeback attempt

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Here are all players who returned to the NBA at age 39 or older after being retired at least three seasons:

1. Bob Cousy.

That’s it. That’s the entire list.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas was reportedly attempting to double it, but perhaps that rumor was premature.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

This probably ends the story.

However, sometimes the default position of an agent is to deny, deny, deny. Also, Ilgauskas – if he is attempting a comeback – would probably prefer to work privately in case his body doesn’t respond as he hopes. Better not to fail publicly if that’s an option.

But Occam’s razor suggests Ilgauskas isn’t trying to come back. He’s too old and been retired too long, and someone is on the…

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Indians 1B/DH Nick Swisher Done For Season, To Undergo Surgery On Both Knees

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Nick Swisher will undergo surgery on both of his knees on Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians have announced.

Swisher, 33, will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Following surgery, the club estimates the switch-hitter will need 8-to-10 weeks of recovery time.

The first baseman and DH hit .208 with eight homers and 42 RBI in 97 games for Cleveland this season.

Beyond 2014, the club still owes Swisher $30 million over the next two seasons (2015-2016).

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Mike Pettine, Browns Name Brian Hoyer Starting QB

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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Brian Hoyer will get the opportunity to live out his childhood dream.

Hoyer, who grew up in North Olmsted, stared at St. Ignatius High School and was a die hard Browns fan in his youth, will start again for his hometown team this fall.

He was named the starting quarterback for the Browns Wednesday morning and the decision from head coach Mike Pettine comes as little surprise.

“He was the clear leader from the beginning,” Pettine said. “We’ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room.”

Hoyer received exclusive reps with the first-team offense in 12 of the 16 training camp practices and he started both preseason games.

Pettine met with offensive…

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Reports: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Injures Should, Out For Season

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS Sports/AP) —According to multiple reports, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season because of a right shoulder injury.

Sources tell CBSSports.com‘s Jeremy Fowler there’s a fear internally Miller will miss season but no official word has circulated in the football offices and Miller is scheduled to meet with a doctor at 3 p.m. ET.

The school had refused to comment on The Columbus Dispatch report but canceled scheduled interviews Tuesday for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. School spokesman Jerry Emig did not say if Miller had medical tests or confirm Miller was hurt.

The reigning two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year injured his right shoulder on a simple throw Monday afternoon, the Dispatch said.

The senior and three-year starter had first hurt the shoulder in the Orange Bowl. He had surgery that prevented him from contact in spring practice and was held…

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Meet Ohio State’s new starting QB: J.T. Barrett

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 college football season after sustaining a right shoulder injury during Monday’s practice. Miller underwent an MRI on his right shoulder Tuesday morning, revealing the season-ending injury.

In Miller’s absence, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is expected to take over the starting quarterback duties.

Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about Barrett.

J.T. Barrett
Class:
Redshirt Freshman
Measurables: 6-1, 225 pounds
Hometown: Wichita Falls, Texas
Recruiting Ranking: Four-star prospect. No. 13-ranked quarterback in the 2012 class, according to Scout.com.
High School stats: Barrett passed for 784 yards and five scores, while also rushing for 569 yards with seven touchdowns as a senior prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury in the fifth game of the season.
What does J.T. stand for?John Thomas.

Watch Braxton Miller discuss QB situation in the Buckeyes’ spring game:

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#TrueDetectiveSeason2: Corey Kluber is Rust Cohle

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Not satisfied with simply being one of the best pitchers in baseball, Indians ace Corey Kluber is also working on his Rust Cohle impression for a “True Detective” audition video:

On a related note: Jordan Bastian of MLB.com wrote an excellent, detailed article about how exactly Kluber turned into one of the elite starters in the league after being a relative unknown just a couple years ago.

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WOIO 19 Action News’ Tony Zarrella Thinks The Starting QB Decision Cannot Be Postponed Beyond This Game, It has To Be Named Before Friday

CBS Cleveland

Tony Zarrella, the sports director at 19 Action News and host of Tailgate 19, came on the air this morning to talk about having realistic dreams as a young athlete, and his expectations for the Monday Night Football game tonight. He says the starting QB decision can’t be delayed beyond this game because you need to focus on building the offense in preseason game #3.

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