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Cleveland Indians will wear No.7 on jerseys to honor Tribe great Al Rosen (photos)

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:42
The Indians will honor former great Al Rosen by wearing the No.7 on the right sleeve of all their jersies during the 2015 season. Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/phoynes/index.html

Former Lutheran East football coach Eric Mitchell set to take over at Firestone

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:19
Former Lutheran East High School football coach Eric Mitchell will be named the new coach at Firestone later this month, according to reports. Northeast Ohio Media Group high school sports staff http://connect.cleveland.com/user/clevepdhigh/index.html

On Cleveland Browns' Ray Farmer and Philadelphia Eagles' Chip Kelly and the common thread between them: Tom Reed

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:11
Kelly, who turned down the Browns job, runs an imaginative offense, but seems to have similar core philosophies about high-end receivers and the importance of the ground game. Tom Reed, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/treedpd/index.html

How the West Virginia Mountaineers can advance to the Final Four: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:04
The West Virginia Mountaineers do not lack for confidence as they prepare to face the Kentucky Wildcats, but that confidence must be backed up by continued stellar defense and a bit more quality offense than WVU has shown to date. Elton Alexander, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ealexand/index.html

How the Wichita State Shockers can advance to the Final Four: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:03
The Wichita State Shockers face Notre Dame in the first game of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Cleveland, with hopes of making their second Final Four in three years. Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dmanolof/index.html

How the Kentucky Wildcats can advance to the Final Four: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:03
Kentucky's path through the Cleveland Midwest Regional to the NCAA Tournament Final Four will be heavily dependent on its superior defense and size, as well as making free throws in games that will become increasingly tight. Tim Warsinskey, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/twarsins/index.html

How Notre Dame Fighting Irish can advance to the Final Four: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:01
Is Notre Dame the team that can bring down Kentucky? Here how it can happen. Branson Wright, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bwright2/index.html

If a three falls in the forest, did J.R. Smith shoot it? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:33
Cleveland sports fans wonder about Jimmy Haslam's affection for Tennessee and J.R. Smith's love for the three-point shot -- Bud Shaw's You Said It. Bud Shaw, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bshaw/index.html

LeBron James: No one "should fault" Kevin Love for picking Russell Westbrook for MVP

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:19
LeBron James said he didn't make much of Kevin Love's picking someone else for MVP, said "the voters are going to decide." Joe Vardon, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jvardon/index.html

Ohio State QB battle reality hitting Urban Meyer, but the backups may handle it better than we think

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:00
"Everything is positive," Meyer said of his quarterbacks Tuesday. "Talent. Quality of people. Value to the program. Investment in the program. Check, check, check, check. Negative? Two people are going to have to watch." Doug Lesmerises, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dlesmeri/index.html

NCAA Sweet 16 fan guide: The insider's guide to Cleveland and the Midwest Regional

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:59
In Cleveland for the NCAA Tournament? Here's a handy guide that will direct you to Plain Dealer and cleveland.com coverage of the Midwest Regional featuring Kentucky, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Wichita State. Michael Norman, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mnorman/index.html

Cleveland Browns get another chance to tamp down expectations for Johnny Manziel -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:52
The Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel would both be better off if there were no big expectations for him in 2015 -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin. Bud Shaw, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bshaw/index.html

Hoban RB Todd Sibley gets Michigan offer; St. Ignatius OL Liam Eichenberg narrows choices: Football Recruiting Roundup

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:38
Get updates on several Northeast Ohio high school football recruits and the latest offers from Division I college programs. Northeast Ohio Media Group high school sports staff http://connect.cleveland.com/user/clevepdhigh/index.html

5 great Cleveland tourist attractions for NCAA Tournament visitors (photos)

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:13
There's more to Cleveland than the 750,000 square feet inside The Q. College hoops fans, in town to see their favorite teams compete this week, undoubtedly will have some down time between buzzers. Need some suggestions on how to pass the time? Here are five. Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/sglaser/index.html

Urban Meyer on Ohio State's wrestling National Championship: 'I'm a huge fan of what our guys did'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:08
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer shared his thoughts on the Buckeyes wrestling team winning its first National Championship. Bill Landis, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/blandis/index.html

Five things to know about the Wichita State Shockers: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:05
Five things to know about the Wichita State Shockers, including how the Shockers nickname came to be. Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dmanolof/index.html

Five things to know about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:04
A little bit of this and a little bit of that when it comes to the Irish. Branson Wright, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bwright2/index.html

Five things to know about the West Virginia Mountaineers: 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:03
Five things about the West Virginia Mountaineers, including the question, is coach Bob Huggins a Mountaineer or a Buckeye? Elton Alexander, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ealexand/index.html

Five things to know about the Kentucky Wildcats: NCAA Tournament 2015

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:02
From Phil Argento to LeBron James and Tim Couch, the Cleveland connections to the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament are strong. Tim Warsinskey, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/twarsins/index.html

Scouting Division III boys basketball state tournament 2015 (poll)

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:01
Villa Angela-St. Joseph is going for its second title in three years. Northeast Ohio Media Group high school sports staff http://connect.cleveland.com/user/clevepdhigh/index.html