Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal

Marla Ridenour

Akron Beacon Journal

Akron, OH, United States

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Past articles by Marla:

Cleveland Guardians answer another question, show they can handle the big stage

Jose Ramirez says Guardians were not overwhelmed by the AL Wild Card pressure: 'With the talent we're very capable of competing with anybody' → Read More

'Amazes us every time': Cleveland Cavaliers see superstardom in Evan Mobley's future

Center/forward Evan Mobley on a mission after finishing second in Rookie of Year voting: 'Hopefully this year you'll see a lot more 3s' → Read More

Running around a gym screaming: Cavaliers say Donovan Mitchell takes them to next level

Former Jazz and new Cavs teammate Ricky Rubio says Donovan Mitchell is 'that type of player all teams need to win a championship' → Read More

'Time to go fishing': Joe Thomas recalls draft day as he joins Cleveland Browns Legends

Hall of Fame-bound left tackle Thomas and a member of the family of the late defensive tackle/tight end Brewster received a brown jacket at halftime → Read More

'It'll be special': Cavs' Darius Garland pushed Donovan Mitchell in pre-trade workouts

Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Garland's shooting spurring on Mitchell in two sessions this summer bodes well for Cavs: 'Imagine what you can have' → Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers trade for NBA All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell

Cavs surrender three first-round picks, swap two more, also trade Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen → Read More

Bunker of denial: Browns QB Deshaun Watson should use suspension to accept culpability

Watson will sit out 11 games in 2022 under terms of an NFL-NFLPA settlement. Will he use the layoff to accept reality and change? → Read More

Cavaliers open preseason schedule on Oct. 5; Oct. 10 will be first at home

Cavs seek to improve on last season's 44-38 record after their 22-win jump was the second-largest in franchise history → Read More

Guardians' Andres Gimenez stepping up and turning into a superstar, teammate says

Zach Plesac says All-Star Gimenez has 'played every bit as good' as former Guardians Gold Glove shortstop Francisco Lindor → Read More

'The Tito Suite': Guardians manager Terry Francona laughs off lingering health issues

'I still don't know why I need a hairnet,' Francona joked after undergoing at least 45 procedures at Cleveland Clinic, with more to come → Read More

Nerf basketball, loose clubhouse, tight brotherhood: How the clutch Guardians thrive

'I don't think there's a quitter in here,' outfielder Myles Straw says after back-to-back walk-off wins → Read More

'Don't think he has issues': Guardians not alarmed by Triston McKenzie's home run total

Twelve of McKenzie's 16 home runs allowed this season have been solos, and manager Terry Francona says he can live with that → Read More

Guardians' Jose Ramirez misses second game with sore thumb, return Tuesday uncertain

Manager Terry Francona said he's discussed the injury with athletic trainer James Quinlan and the Guardians will 'visit' with Ramirez → Read More

The Baker Mayfield mess: Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry's biggest mistake

The Browns knew months ago Mayfield was not the answer and should have moved him quickly after the March 18 Deshaun Watson trade → Read More

'It feels surreal': Browns' Alex Wright gets goosebumps as he teams with Myles Garrett

Browns see 'a lot of clay to work with' in Wright, their 78th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft who played outside linebacker at UAB → Read More

Former Cavs executive Wayne Embry among pioneers honored on new NBA division trophies

Embry spent 1986-1999 with the Cavs and became the NBA's first Black team president in 1994, when he was promoted. → Read More

Browns' Deshaun Watson trade triggers past for sexual assault victims. I am one of them

This is about victims who are reliving unspeakable acts of violence because of the way the Browns have embraced Deshaun Watson. I am one of them. → Read More

Akron basketball upset bid falls short against UCLA in NCAA Tournament

The 13th-seeded Zips led for most of the game before No. 4 UCLA rallied and then held on for a victory → Read More

'The perfect storm': Culture change began when Cavs handed reins to coach J.B. Bickerstaff

With his communications skills and relatability, J.B. Bickerstaff was the coach the young Cavs needed to show them the way, guard Collin Sexton says → Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen find NBA All-Star memories to treasure

Stephen Curry's show, LeBron James' game-winner, 75th-anniversary legends make two Cavs' first appearance in All-Star Game special → Read More