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Bad news: Indians off to a rough start. Good news: The NFL Draft is later this month.

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OBR Newswire on April 9th, 2011 AT 7:00 AM

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04/08
9:24 AM

Finding Value: The NFL’s 2011 offseason may be remembered as “The Year of Words” and no word fits the draft’s ev… http://bit.ly/fUDJRb


04/08
9:20 AM

(Subscriber) Beware of Potential First-Round Flops: Instead of focusing on several prospects everyone loves, one… http://bit.ly/hFjpfd

Browns Stadium Host MS Walk
Don Delco on April 7th, 2011 AT 2:33 PM

More news from the Browns’ front office. This time, Cleveland Browns Stadium will host a walk to support multiple sclerosis on Saturday, April 9.

The details are below:

The Browns are proud to support Walk MS Cleveland, which is taking place at Cleveland Browns Stadium for the second consecutive year, on Saturday, April 9. Online registration for the approximately two mile long walk, which will begin and end at the stadium, is now closed but participants may register in-person on Saturday at BrownsTown inside the stadium. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration is free, but donations are accepted. Participants are recommended to park in the North Port Authority Lot.

Money raised supports individuals with MS and their families throughout Ohio. Last year the money raised helped support research, provide programs and services to 11,000 area Ohioans and grant scholarships to qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS.



04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL


04/07
2:27 PM

RT @RavensInsider: Strong workout for Villanova OL Ben Ijalana: http://bit.ly/hBvNFL

New League for Children with Physical, Developmental Disabilities
Don Delco on April 7th, 2011 AT 2:22 PM

Below is the latest press release from the Cleveland Browns’ public relations department:

The Cleveland Browns Adapted Football League, a program offered to the physically and developmentally challenged through the Achievement Centers for Children, will begin its inaugural season this spring. The league is for children ages seven and up, who have physical and developmental disabilities. The league, which consists of 16 teams, is the first of its kind in the state of Ohio.

The co-ed league will feature three levels of competition. Division I is for wheelchair-bound athletes and will be played on a hardtop surface. Division II is for children with cognitive and developmental delays. They will play on grass fields. Those with physical limitations and cognitive/developmental delays will participate in Division III and play in wheelchairs on a hardtop surface.

"The reason the league was created was to give kids the chance to get off of the sidelines and into the games," said Mike Urban, Manager of Sports Services at the Achievement Centers for Children. "We've set up a number of different divisions to pretty much accommodate any child or young adult that wants to get involved or participate. The reasoning behind setting up this league was to not limit, but offer it to everybody."

Each of the teams' names will pay tribute to a Browns Hall of Famer. Jim Brown's Express, Paul Brown's Legends, Joe DeLamielleure's Storm, Len Ford's Blitz, Frank Gatski's Blast, Otto Graham's Gunners, Lou Groza's Stars, Gene Hickerson's Crush, Leroy Kelly's Ramblers, Dante Lavelli's Lightning, Mike McCormack's Invaders, Bobby Mitchell's Rockets, Marion Motley's Thunder, Ozzie Newsome's Wizards, Paul Warfield's Warriors and Bill Willis' Defenders will compete in the league.

The season runs from May through August and games will be played at the Achievement Centers in Strongsville and Highland Hills on Saturday mornings. Registration is limited to 120 players for the inaugural season. Registration is $60 per athlete and includes a game jersey, mouthpiece and awards. A registration packet can be found at www.ClevelandBrowns.com.

Programs such as the Adapted Football League further illustrate the Browns dedication to youth football and to providing memorable experiences for those with special needs. To learn more about these programs, visit www.ClevelandBrowns.com/community.



04/07
9:32 AM

(Subscriber) Young to Stay in Tennessee After All?: Kevin Kolb isn’t the only quarterback on the trade market se… http://bit.ly/gfZjYE

Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on April 6th, 2011 AT 10:00 PM

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04/06
9:26 PM

The OBR, Cleveland Frowns to host Draft Party: The OBR, Cleveland Frowns wil host a Draft Party at 5:30 p.m. Thu… http://bit.ly/dOxjQ0


04/06
12:40 PM

Scout.com Mock Draft: Newton to No. 1: In this latest installment of Scout.com’s mock NFL Draft, Cam Newton take… http://bit.ly/dHfpCs


04/06
6:56 AM

All-Compensatory Team: History says Browns have chance to land quailty player with their newly acquired compensa… http://bit.ly/hKi2TE


04/06
6:46 AM

(Subscriber) Pass Receiver or Pass Rusher?: OBR’s Sobo researches some facts to this year’s $64 million question… http://bit.ly/gvZndO


04/05
9:40 AM

(Subscriber) NFL Draft Chat: Focus on Round 1: On the brink of his next mock draft being released, Scout.com NFL… http://bit.ly/fnEFeC

Browns Hosting Youth Football Camp
Don Delco on April 5th, 2011 AT 8:32 AM

The Cleveland Browns will host a Youth Football Future Stars Camp 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-7 and it will teach the basic skills of football, including throwing, catching and kicking. Local college and high school coaches will conduct the camp.

Cost is $20 and registration is available at ClevelandBrowns.com. Free parking is available for the first 50 to register.

The Cleveland Browns Future Stars Camp is presented by Medical Mutual of Ohio, in association with Cleveland Clinic.



04/04
11:09 PM

Intentional Hounding: Bowers Disappoints: From training camp to the Super Bowl and all the offseason activity, I… http://bit.ly/fI9ma5


04/04
4:27 PM

Professor Rapp Redux: Law professor Geoffrey Rapp returns for more NFL labor talk with The OBR’s T-Dog. http://bit.ly/hHqa2F


04/04
3:56 PM

Private Workout an Eye Opener for Taylor: Despite going through a private workout with the Miami Dolphins at the… http://bit.ly/gRHHux

Latest Links from the OBR Newswire
OBR Newswire on April 4th, 2011 AT 6:00 AM

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04/03
8:15 AM

(Subscriber) Jennings Wants a Chance: The versatile Arkansas State defensive back, who is projected as a late-ro… http://bit.ly/gtIDVP


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