Lunchtime Links: Mutual admiration society edition

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

By the way, did you know that FOX Sports Ohio has 24/7 automated newswires for the Browns, Indians, Reds, Cavaliers, and Blue Jackets? It’s true! Check ’em out today.

BROWNS

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.

INDIANS

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.

CAVALIERS

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.

BLUE JACKETS

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.

REDS

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.