Lunchtime Links: Mutual admiration society edition

Here are today’s links from paths less taken and some more, uh, taken.

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Heads-up. Johnny Manziel and LeBron James have a mutual admiration society going. The Browns, meanwhile, offered a united front on Johnny’s trip to Vegas. Fine, fine, fine. Time for Johnny to focus on football and not listening to Brady Quinn.

Official Site: Donte Whitner is the Browns "enforcer". Oh, so there’s players on the team other than Manziel?

Plain Dealer: Darwin Cook lives the dream. Get those stories on the UDFAs in while they’re still around.

Orange and Brown Report: Manziel "It’s my Life". For those of you who just can’t get enough.


The news isn’t good for the Indians, who got themselves swept by the Chicago White Sox with a 3-2 loss last night despite the return of Jason Kipnis. Maybe you can catch a ride on the Fan Express and help them reverse their fortunes when they return home.

NewsNet5: Indians walk-off sweep. A single in the ninth dooms the Tribe.

Wahoo’s On First: Return of Kipnis and the Tribe’s lead-off spot. Some proposed cures for the Indians lackluster batting.

It’s Pronounced Lajaway: Catching up with Jensen Lewis. Focuses on Lewis’ time with the Indians.


Potential draft picks pushed the active coaching search off of center stage for a bit last night with news that the Cavs are bring Joel Embiid to town. Oh yeah, and rapping Grandpa.

WFNY: Cavaliers "haven’t expressed much interest’ in re-signing Deng. Other plans in the works at SF?

Fear the Sword: The Cavaliers can learn from Serge Ibaka’s importance to the Thunder. Night and day with the big man in and out of the Thunder lineup.

ABJ: Lue, Hollins up next for interviews. Polish up the resume and get the suits dry-cleaned, fellas.


The Blue Jackets added a dollop of stability to their recent success by extending Todd Richards contract for another two years. Maybe some additional player help is on the way.

Official Site: Intrigue surrounds top Russian prospects at Combine. Three Russians attending the NHL Scouting Combine.

The Union Blue: CBJ Prospects at the Memorial Cup. Running down how Josh Anderson and Kerby Rychel played.

Official Site: Richards/Kekalainen press conference transcript. The word, word for word.


The Reds stopped a losing streak thanks to Brandon Phillips 2-run homer. Maybe it’s the start of a nice winning streak, which might help the fortune of potential All-Stars in the Reds line-up.

Enquirer: Reds Killers: Arizona Diamondbacks. What out for that Martin Prado fella.

Mark My Word: Big win avoids sweep. If you watched it all, you avoided sleep as well.

Blog Red Machine: Reds take final act in Los Angeles. Wrapping up the big win against Kershaw.