Tom Withers, The Associated Press

Tom Withers

The Associated Press

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Tom:

Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns' staff as top adviser

CLEVELAND — Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was hired Friday as a senior adviser for the Cleveland Browns, reuniting with general manager Andrew Berry. → Read More

Browns hire former 49ers exec Adofo-Mensah as assistant GM

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations — a top assistant to first-year general manager Andrew Berry. → Read More

Baker Mayfield huddles Browns teammates in Texas for workouts

Baker Mayfield isn't waiting around for the NFL to re-open facilities. → Read More

University of Akron drops three sports as pandemic inflicts financial pain

With its athletic budget being stretched and future funding uncertain, Akron dropped three sports May 14 in a cost-cutting move necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Cavs' Nance grateful for chance to practice during pandemic

There's been a massive void in Larry Nance Jr.'s life that no amount of watching Korean soccer games, practicing yoga, riding a stationary bike or playing video games can ever → Read More

UFC champ Miocic welcomes octagon's return, has concerns

Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes UFC's plans to reopen the octagon. The fighter — and firefighter — does have some concerns, though. → Read More

NFL to hold 2021 draft in Cleveland from April 29-May 1

The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique draft that went smoothly despite logistical obstacles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

NFL to hold 2021 draft in Cleveland from April 29-May 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates... → Read More

From Jim Brown to Johnny Football, Browns hit draft extremes

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: RB Jim Brown. Period. Arguably the greatest player in NFL history was picked by the Browns with the No. 6 overall selection in 1957. Brown rushed → Read More

Terry Francona: ‘You’re not going to have a normal baseball season’

Francona said he's confident any decision made by MLB will be guided by safety precautions. → Read More

Indians' Terry Francona intrigued by MLB options to start season

Indians manager Terry Francona is intrigued by some of the options being thrown by Major League Baseball to start the season at some point. → Read More

Indians pay minor leaguers during hiatus, closing complex

With no end to the coronavirus shutdown in sight and no certainty about baseball's return this season, the Indians will continue to pay minor-league players their weekly stipends to help → Read More

AP Source: Cavs, Bickerstaff agree to multi-year contract

A person familiar with the deal tells the Associated Press that the Cleveland Cavaliers and coach J → Read More

Drummond scores 28, Sexton 26 as Cavaliers down Spurs in OT

Andre Drummond returned from a leg injury to score 28 points and add 17 rebounds, and Kevin Love made a big 3-pointer in overtime to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to → Read More

Hoops, hope: Cavaliers listen, learn during visit to prison

Andre Drummond and his teammates leaned in and listened intently as if they were in a huddle during a timeout in the frantic closing seconds of a playoff game. → Read More

Hoops, hope: Cavaliers listen, learn during visit to prison

The Cleveland Cavaliers spent a day offering hope and hoops to prisoners → Read More

Bogdanovic's 28 leads Jazz past injury-depleted Cavaliers

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, Rudy Gobert added 20 and the Utah Jazz began a four-game trip against Eastern Conference teams with a 126-113 win on March 2 over the → Read More

Browns WR Jarvis Landry has hip surgery, expected to play in 2020

Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry elected to have hip surgery after initially opting not to have the operation. → Read More

John Beilein resigns as coach with an emotional goodbye to the Cavaliers

"I grew concerned for the consequences this toll could potentially take on my own health and my family’s well-being down the road." → Read More

Cavs, Coach John Beilein plotting next steps in rough season

John Beilein has admitted losing NBA games has hit him hard. Maybe too hard. → Read More