Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsArmonty BryantBrownsDe’Ante Saunders Matt Loede The Browns have another black eye today as Scott Taylor from WOIO 19 in Cleveland reports that Browns OLB Armonty Bryant and DB De’Ante Saunders were both arrested Friday morning just after 2AM near I-71 and Brookpark.Taylor reports that Saunders was arrested for OVI and speeding, while the reason for Bryant’s arrest has yet to be released. There was both a gun and Adderall found in the car at the time of the arrest.Both players were picked up by a friend following the arrest. Bryant has 5.5 sacks this season to go along with 28 tackles. Saunders is currently on the Browns practice squad. Taylor got word from Browns GM Ray Farmer that Bryant will be inactive tomorrow when the Browns play in Kansas City against the Chiefs. It’s the third incident for Bryant since 2012. He also has been caught selling marijuana and had a DUI charge back in 2013.Here’s a portion of the statement from Farmer given to Taylor:These are charges that we take very seriously. The importance of responsible decision-making is something we continually stress to all members of our organization, which makes it extremely disappointing that these two individuals would put themselves in this situation by making such poor decisions. Armonty will be inactive on Sunday for our game against the Chiefs and will not travel with the team to Kansas City so he can tend to this personal legal matter. In addition to being a pending legal matter, this incident is subject to the NFL personal conduct policy.
The Cleveland Browns made Draft Night interesting, as they usually do, and made some surprise moves in the later part of the first round.After making the obvious selection of Myles Garrett at No. 1 overall, Cleveland traded down from No. 12 to 25, acquiring the Houston Texans’ 2018 first-round pick and selecting Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers.Peppers is a hybrid player, who can be used in the return game, but also fills a need at safety, where the Browns were thin in 2016.The Browns then moved up from No. 33 overall to 29, trading picks 33 and 108 to the Green Bay Packers to select Miami tight end David Njoku.Njoku, 6-foot-4, 247 pounds, caught eight touchdown passes (43 receptions), gaining 698 receiving yards in his Redshirt sophomore season at Miami in 2016.The 2017 Cleveland Browns draft marks the first time since the 2013 Minnesota Vikings in which a team has made three picks in the first round.Cleveland also positioned itself to still have picks No. 52 and 65 in 2017 (along with 145, 175, 181, 185 and 188), but looking ahead, Cleveland owns two first-rounders and three second-rounders in 2018.It’s safe to say this is still just one of the early phases of a multi-year plan, but adding three starting-caliber players (at least one potential star) on Draft Night should only help a roster that was littered with holes heading into Thursday. Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley
Related TopicsIsaiah ThomasKyrie Irving Eli Mooneyham When the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas in the Kyrie Irving deal that also brought Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the 2018 Brooklyn Nets first-round pick, the only concern was the health of Thomas. Thomas had suffered a hip injury in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Cavs and he has yet to fully heal after surgery. The Cavs were very vocal about wanting more from the Celtics to complete the deal, with the uncertainty that Thomas could continue to perform at a high level looming large.Thomas has since spoken out on the concerns, perhaps sending a message to every team in the NBA. In an interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Thomas stated the following:“I am not damaged. I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player. There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career. Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas also stated that he and the Cavs have been in frequent contact since he arrived in Cleveland last Friday to take his initial physical.The Cavs and Celtics have until Thursday morning at 10am Eastern Time to complete all of the player physicals successfully and finalize the deal. Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.
Eddie Howe’s Premier League outfit will make the trip to Ashton Gate as City conclude their pre-season calendar.Tickets have been priced at £11 for adults, £6 for senior citizens (65+) and Under-19s.The Lansdown Lower and South Stand are open to home supporters, with unreserved seating in operation.The game goes off sale online and over the phones at 5pm today (Friday). Supporters will then be able to pay on the day but please arrive early to avoid queues at the main ticket office next to the Atyeo statue.The friendly comes just eight days before Lee Johnson’s side get their 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign under way.FIND YOUR SEAT
Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been on the radar of the Premier League clubs following his impressive performances for Colombia, which included three goals at the 2018 World Cup. The centre-back moved to the Camp Nou from Brazilian club Palmeiras for €11.8 million in January. After spending six months with the La Liga winners, Ernesto Valverde has decided not to include him in his plans for next season, explains the front page of Catalan newspaper Sport.Clement Lenglet has already left Sevilla and completed a switch to Barcelona. The Frenchman’s arrival will see Mina drop further down the pecking order behind Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Lenglet and Thomas Vermaelen.The report claims Barcelona have three offers on the table from three English clubs – West Ham United, Leicester City and Everton – for Mina. All of the bids received are above €30m, meaning the La Liga winners can end up earning much more than what they paid.Embed from Getty ImagesMina will no longer be on the Spanish champions’ books in the next few weeks. He is currently on a holiday and is expected to join his current teammates at the pre-season tour of the United States.Sport claims Barcelona are planning to close the sale of their player when he arrives in the United States. Amongst West Ham, Leicester and Everton, the Toffees are believed to be leading the race for Mina.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo
TCandidate Master (CM) Taffin Khan yesterday ensured Guyana got on the board with a win in the second round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia yesterday. Khan, playing on table two, defeated the higher ranked FIDE Master (FM) Viresh Gaisi for the lone win for Guyana in the male open, going up against Suriname.In the other male encounters, Captain, Anthony Drayton went down to FM Roger Matoewi, Loris Nathoo lost to FM Dewperkash Gajadin and Glenford Corlette succumbed to CM Suradj Hanoeman
After a pulsating game between 2018 Federation Cup finalist Ibom Angels and Confluence Queens on matchday 1 of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby described the encounter as good and “a pretty fair game”.The Swede was present at the Confluence Stadium to see Confluence Queens begin their 2018/2019 NWPL campaign on a winning note with a 2-0 triumph over Ibom Angels.“It was a pretty fair game; it could have gone any way because, during the open play on the field, the two teams were similar in capacity but the home team, Confluence Queens scored twice, from a penalty and the other a set-piece from a corner and a header.”Ibom Angels next host fellow Angels from Abia State at the Uyo Township Stadium while Confluence Queens travel to face Invincible Angels on Wednesday, 31st July.Related
The Nigeria Basketball Federation has praised Ifunanya Ibekwe after she was voted University of Arizona Women Basketball best player in the last 10 years.Ibekwe, who became the first-ever basketballer to record fifty-five double-doubles was announced the winner after days of voting by fans across the world.A congratulatory message from NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida said: “We are very happy for this deserved recognition of the hard work of this worthy Nigerian and we are proud of what she has achieved.“Looking back at her career, you cannot but recognise her special talent as well as her desire to be the best amongst her peers.”During her illustrious stay in the school, she was voted as part of the All-American team twice while emerging Three-time first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference.In 2011, the member of the 2019 FIBA Afrobasket team was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year after emerging first-team Pac-10 All-Freshman in 2008.Ibekwe also scored 1,653 points in her career, the fourth-most in school history as her 1,194 rebounds till today remain the highest in the history of Arizona women basketball team.With the 2020 Olympic Games less than one year away, the federation is optimistic that Ibekwe who till now is the second all-time University of Arizona block leader with 166 blocks will play a vital role in the D’Tigress’ quest for a medal in Tokyo.“We are optimistic that these recognitions will spur her further to push to the limit and achieve more.“She is already an African champion at her first time of asking. With the plans already put in place for the men and women teams ahead of the Olympics, impossibility is nothing.”The recent honour thus added to her recent induction as a member of the prestigious Arizona Ring of Honor holder.Related
The Proteas made all kinds of unwanted history in suffering a 3-0 Test series whitewash against India.Tuesday’s loss by an innings and 202 runs in Ranchi is the first time South Africa have suffered successive innings defeats (they lost by an innings and 137 runs in Pune last week) since 1935/36.More pertinently, the current squad will return home battered, riddled with doubts over their abilities in overseas conditions, as well as the competitiveness of local cricket in general.Skipper Faf du Plessis is under no illusion of the challenges South African cricket is facing.Here are the five biggest themes to emerge from his media conference following the Ranchi drubbing.He’s not going to quit international cricketHow I see my journey unfolding with this team is to help with the transition period. That’s something we spoke about before that wasn’t necessarily the case before. Graeme Smith was a successful captain for a very long time and then after that, it was like, ‘what now, who is going to captain the side, what’s going to happen?’ This period is to try and make that process a bit smoother, identifying the next leaders, identifying the next captains, working with them, and then when that time is right, that time will be right.Brexit can’t come quick enough to stem the Kolpak crisisIt’s sad for South African cricket not having the option of picking some of its best players. (Off-spinner) Simon Harmer has had an unbelievable season (for Essex). It would’ve been great to say ‘He’s done well overseas, let’s bring him with us on tour’. Maybe it will be better with Brexit. Players will probably still go play in England as overseas players, but at least you can play for your country still. (Under Kolpak conditions, a player isn’t allowed to play international cricket)At the moment, we don’t get the option of picking all of the best players. Even post-international cricketers like Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel won’t be playing domestically anymore, so you lose all of that experience. The young guys miss out on that. Playing alongside Hashim is arguably one of the greatest learning curves any rookie could experience. We need to bridge the gap. South African bowlers aren’t adapting to Indian conditionsWhen we play in the subcontinent, our style of bowling is not successful. You have to adapt your style to the style that is required. Obviously, someone like Dale Steyn was effective in the subcontinent because he has a similar skill set. He is a skiddy bowler off the pitch, hits the stumps, whereas if you are missing the stumps a lot or bouncing it over the stumps, it’s not as effective here.The Proteas desperately need to find mental toughnessIndia’s exceptional ruthlessness was one of the reasons why mentally we were so weak towards the end. Obviously, they did bat first every time, which made it easier but they still to put on 500, 500, 600 and the scoreboard pressure, the effect that it has on you mentally as a batting line-up, it takes a lot of energy and it takes a lot of toll. You just feel like there’s no opportunity or no moment in the game when you can hide. Your body is tired, your mind is tired and then you make mistakes.Our next journey is to try and make sure we get a lot stronger as a cricketing team mentally. As you can see, a tour like this reveals that there is a lot of mental scars that can happen and then obviously it’s difficult to come out of the hole. We played our best match in the first match and the consistent pressure that was on us made us weaker with every Test match that we played. It tells me we are not mentally strong as a team and that some work is required in that department.This rebuilding phase might take longer than expectedWhen you go through extreme hardships like this, in the hardships, you will still find guys that are up for Test cricket. You look for personalities within the team who you see in three, four, five or six years to come and then the process starts. In a perfect world you would start the process somewhere in the middle by changing one or two players and the period is shorter, but the position we find ourselves in now with a lot of experience out of the Test team, that process will probably take longer.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, singer Billie Eilish arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Elton John-led starry benefit concert that featured Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys on Sunday has raised nearly $8 million to battle the coronavirus. The musicians performed from their homes for the hour-long event that aired on Fox and iHeartMedia radio stations. Fox will re-broadcast the concert on Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.IHEART’S LIVING ROOM CONCERTAn Elton John-led, star-studded benefit concert that raised more than $10 million to battle the coronavirus will be re-aired on Fox next week.Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys will be shown performing from their homes on “Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America,” which will air Monday. The money will go to Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.The hourlong event originally aired Sunday on Fox and iHeartMedia radio stations.Other performers include Tim McGraw, H.E.R. and Sam Smith, who sang “How Do You Sleep” in a cappella form. Dave Grohl sang “My Hero” from his studio in Hawaii, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong strummed his guitar to “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” while Camila Cabello sang “My Oh My” from Miami with a guitar assist from beau Shawn Mendes.Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest paid tribute to those combating the spread of the virus.FILM ACADEMY DONATES $6M TO HELP INDUSTRY EMPLOYEESThe Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is giving $6 million to help film industry employees out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic.The film academy, which puts on the annual Academy Awards, said Friday that it will donate $2 million to the Actors Fund, which supports performers and behind-the-scenes workers; $2 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the long-running nonprofit offering relief to members of the entertainment community in need; and $2 million to the Academy Foundation, its own charitable arm.“As we face a pandemic, it’s incumbent upon us to help those in the motion picture community who are suffering,” said David Rubin, academy president, said in a statement. “The shutting down of productions, businesses and theaters has had devastating consequences. By contributing financially to The Actors Fund, MPTF, and the Academy Foundation’s wonderful grants program, we can help provide our extended family with desperately needed assistance.”SOUTH KOREA ASKS 8,000 THEATERGOERS TO SELF MONITORThe South Korean capital of Seoul says it will ask more than 8,500 theatergoers to self-monitor at home after Canadian and American cast members of “The Phantom of the Opera” were found to have the coronavirus.Seoul City official Na Baek-ju said Friday the musical’s international tour was halted following the positive test of an unidentified Canadian actress, who began experiencing throat pain and dry coughs days after she began performing at the city’s Blue Square theater on March 14. She last appeared on stage on Monday, a day before her test.Officials have since tested 138 of her contacts, including colleagues and guests at the downtown Somerset Palace hotel, and confirmed the infection of an American actor on Thursday.Na said officials were still awaiting test results for 48 people while the other 89 tested negative.He said the hotel was ordered to prevent guests from leaving the property and stop taking new customers.South Korea earlier on Friday reported 86 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its nationwide total to 10,062.While the country’s caseload has slowed from early March when officials reported around 500 new cases per day, there’s concern over a steady rise in infections in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where about half of the country’s 51 million people live.Associated Press entertainment writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. contributed to this report.