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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

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...

Posted: 18 days ago

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...

Posted: 20 days ago

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...

Posted: 24 days ago

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...
SPORTS DAILY: Browns’ McCown move brings back (mostly bad) memories
 When the Browns jettison an aging quarterback with diminishing skills, it’s always a sad day because it makes me think of Bernie Kosar, Bill Belichick and that whole sordid chapter in 1993. I’ve learned to shield my disappointment from view. The latest to be pushed off the cliff is Josh McCown, an All-American type of guy who...

3:27 AM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

When the Browns jettison an aging quarterback with diminishing skills, it’s always a sad day because it makes me think of Bernie Kosar, Bill Belichick and that whole sordid chapter in 1993. I’ve learned to shield my disappointment from view. The latest to be pushed off the cliff is Josh McCown, an All-American type of guy who...
Beavercreek grad Justin Masterson looking for MLB return
 Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, former Indians ace, is headed to Arizona to try and restart his career, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported. The Beavercreek High School graduate, who turns 32 on March 22, will embark on a throwing program next week and agent Randy Rowle said 10 to 12 teams, including the Indians, are expected to watch...

4:33 AM Saturday, Feb. 04, 2017

Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, former Indians ace, is headed to Arizona to try and restart his career, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported. The Beavercreek High School graduate, who turns 32 on March 22, will embark on a throwing program next week and agent Randy Rowle said 10 to 12 teams, including the Indians, are expected to watch...
SPORTS DAILY: Curse of Tom Brady still plagues Browns
 With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 60 minutes from his fifth Super Bowl ring, it’s time for a stroll down memory lane. Do you remember where you were April 16, 2000, the second day of the NFL draft, a date that lives in infamy for Browns fans? I was at Browns headquarters in Berea, Ohio, making frequent trips to the frozen...

4:42 AM Friday, Feb. 03, 2017

With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 60 minutes from his fifth Super Bowl ring, it’s time for a stroll down memory lane. Do you remember where you were April 16, 2000, the second day of the NFL draft, a date that lives in infamy for Browns fans? I was at Browns headquarters in Berea, Ohio, making frequent trips to the frozen...
Reds, Arroyo agree on minor-league deal
 Bronson Arroyo passed his physical and will sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, one of his former teams, MLB. com reported. Arroyo, who turns 40 this month, hasn’t thrown a big-league pitch in two years, but he wants another shot. RELATED: Oft-injured Reds catcher Mesoraco keeps looking forward Shoulder and elbow injuries...

3:16 AM Friday, Feb. 03, 2017

Bronson Arroyo passed his physical and will sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, one of his former teams, MLB. com reported. Arroyo, who turns 40 this month, hasn’t thrown a big-league pitch in two years, but he wants another shot. RELATED: Oft-injured Reds catcher Mesoraco keeps looking forward Shoulder and elbow injuries...