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Sean McClelland

Sean McClelland grew up in Cleveland embedded in a losing sports culture. A childhood hero was Indians center fielder Rick Manning, which kind of says it all. After college at Cleveland State University and eight years covering the Yankees and Mets for a New Jersey newspaper chain, he started reporting on the Cleveland Browns for the Dayton Daily News. Currently night sports editor at Cox Media Group Ohio, he writes an online column called Sports Daily, which appears four times a week.

Latest from Sean McClelland

Three Dragons combine on no-hitter
 The trio of Scott Moss, Carlos Machorro, and Brian Hunter combined on the first nine-inning no-hitter in Dayton Dragons history Saturday night in a 2-0 Midwest League defeat of Bowling Green at Fifth Third Field. It was officially the second no-hitter in the minor league baseball franchise’s 18-year existence. Future Reds great Johnny...

Posted: 6 days ago

The trio of Scott Moss, Carlos Machorro, and Brian Hunter combined on the first nine-inning no-hitter in Dayton Dragons history Saturday night in a 2-0 Midwest League defeat of Bowling Green at Fifth Third Field. It was officially the second no-hitter in the minor league baseball franchise’s 18-year existence. Future Reds great Johnny...
Cleveland Browns fourth-round pick could miss season
 Browns fourth-round draft pick Howard Wilson, a cornerback from the University of Houston, broke his kneecap in practice Friday, will undergo surgery soon and could miss the season. “It’s disappointing but this is part of playing football,’’ Wilson said in a statement released by the Browns. “It was kind of a...

Posted: 13 days ago

Browns fourth-round draft pick Howard Wilson, a cornerback from the University of Houston, broke his kneecap in practice Friday, will undergo surgery soon and could miss the season. “It’s disappointing but this is part of playing football,’’ Wilson said in a statement released by the Browns. “It was kind of a...
SPORTS DAILY: Here’s why Archie Miller recruited Ed Schilling
 What a pair they must make on the recruiting trail, former Dayton coach Archie Miller and former Wright State coach Ed Schilling combing the countryside for basketball talent. Call it a Gem City Jam road trip — two guys working together who once ran crosstown programs at schools that wouldn’t play each other. But that’s...

7:20 PM Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

What a pair they must make on the recruiting trail, former Dayton coach Archie Miller and former Wright State coach Ed Schilling combing the countryside for basketball talent. Call it a Gem City Jam road trip — two guys working together who once ran crosstown programs at schools that wouldn’t play each other. But that’s...
Did Archie Miller take swipe at Dayton Flyers fans on his way out?
 Nobody can fault Archie Miller for swapping Dayton and the Atlantic 10 for Indiana and the Big Ten. Too much money and prestige to turn down, and with so many impact seniors leaving and a bit of a rebuilding phase likely looming, it was just time. Coaches know when they’ve taken a program as far as it can go. At the risk of dampening...

12:44 AM Friday, Mar. 31, 2017

Nobody can fault Archie Miller for swapping Dayton and the Atlantic 10 for Indiana and the Big Ten. Too much money and prestige to turn down, and with so many impact seniors leaving and a bit of a rebuilding phase likely looming, it was just time. Coaches know when they’ve taken a program as far as it can go. At the risk of dampening...
SPORTS DAILY: Belting a woman should disqualify Joe Mixon from NFL
 No surprise that more than a dozen NFL teams, including the Browns and Bengals, have met with Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon about possibly employing him. The talented running back tantalized scouts by covering 40 yards in 4.43 seconds at Oklahoma’s pro day this week. He had not been invited to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis because...

10:09 PM Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017

No surprise that more than a dozen NFL teams, including the Browns and Bengals, have met with Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon about possibly employing him. The talented running back tantalized scouts by covering 40 yards in 4.43 seconds at Oklahoma’s pro day this week. He had not been invited to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis because...
Baseball: Sinclair freshman has week worth of highlights in one game
 Redshirt freshman Azim Qadri put up a week’s worth of highlights — he had a grand slam and hit for the cycle while driving in a school-record 10 runs — in Sinclair’s 27-7 win over Tiffin JV team at Grady’s Field in Xenia. Qadri went 5 for 6 with a single, double, two triples and a home run. The Pride scored 15...

2:57 PM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

Redshirt freshman Azim Qadri put up a week’s worth of highlights — he had a grand slam and hit for the cycle while driving in a school-record 10 runs — in Sinclair’s 27-7 win over Tiffin JV team at Grady’s Field in Xenia. Qadri went 5 for 6 with a single, double, two triples and a home run. The Pride scored 15...
SPORTS DAILY: 5 thoughts about the Browns and the Combine
 The Cleveland Browns are a hot topic at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, a curiosity of sorts given their draft position, perennial quarterback need, 1-15 record last season and a coach, Hue Jackson, who doesn’t shrink from the spotlight. With that in mind, here are five thoughts regarding the state of the Browns...

3:10 AM Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

The Cleveland Browns are a hot topic at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, a curiosity of sorts given their draft position, perennial quarterback need, 1-15 record last season and a coach, Hue Jackson, who doesn’t shrink from the spotlight. With that in mind, here are five thoughts regarding the state of the Browns...
SPORTS DAILY: Browns should draft Trubisky, who wants to play for them
 Assuming his hands are big enough at the scouting combine, that he stands closer to 6-foot-3 than 6-foot-1 and that his Wonderlic score contains two numbers, the Cleveland Browns should select North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the No. 1 pick in the draft. Why, other than having needed a quarterback since about 1994, should they...

5:03 AM Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Assuming his hands are big enough at the scouting combine, that he stands closer to 6-foot-3 than 6-foot-1 and that his Wonderlic score contains two numbers, the Cleveland Browns should select North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the No. 1 pick in the draft. Why, other than having needed a quarterback since about 1994, should they...
SPORTS DAILY: A good reason to root for the Wright State women Friday
 Putting objectivity to the side, I will be openly rooting for Wright State to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay when the two Horizon League women’s basketball titans square off at 5 p.m. Friday at the Nutter Center. Not because the Raiders are a local team trying for the first conference championship in program history, but because Green...

4:30 AM Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Putting objectivity to the side, I will be openly rooting for Wright State to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay when the two Horizon League women’s basketball titans square off at 5 p.m. Friday at the Nutter Center. Not because the Raiders are a local team trying for the first conference championship in program history, but because Green...
SPORTS DAILY: Can’t help but root for Charles Oakley
 There are many reasons to like former Knicks forward Charles Oakley. • He sided with Cavs superstar LeBron James in his running feud with Charles Barkley, recently advising Sir Charles to “stop drinking at work” and once even slapping him. • He’s from Cleveland, admits it and even owns a car wash there. •...

4:32 AM Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

There are many reasons to like former Knicks forward Charles Oakley. • He sided with Cavs superstar LeBron James in his running feud with Charles Barkley, recently advising Sir Charles to “stop drinking at work” and once even slapping him. • He’s from Cleveland, admits it and even owns a car wash there. •...
SPORTS DAILY: Can’t the Reds get a pleasant surprise for once?
 The jarring news about Homer Bailey on Wednesday brought fresh attention to just how foolish it was to lavish that six-year, $105 million contract on him and how there’s nothing anyone can do about it now. Bailey and his riches will start the season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching...

5:03 PM Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017

The jarring news about Homer Bailey on Wednesday brought fresh attention to just how foolish it was to lavish that six-year, $105 million contract on him and how there’s nothing anyone can do about it now. Bailey and his riches will start the season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching...