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ir front office. Owner Jimmy Ha

Postby lw789 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:19 am

BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns fired their coach after one season. Now theyre sweeping out their front office. Owner Jimmy Haslam announced Tuesday that CEO Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and general manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. "Mike and Joe have left us in good position in terms of free agency and cap space as well as this years draft, where we have 10 overall picks and three of the first 35," Haslam said at a news conference. Its yet another stunning development for a franchise that has undergone nearly constant change in the past 15 years. Haslam also said assistant GM Ray Farmer, who was pursued by Miami to be the Dolphins GM this winter, has been promoted and will immediately take the over the teams football operations and lead the Browns during free agency and draft. Cleveland has two first-round picks in Mays draft and is well under the salary cap to spend on free agents. Haslam added that president Alec Scheiner will keep his current role. "Alec Scheiner will run our business side and remain as president, Mike Pettine will be our head coach and Ray Farmer will be our GM," Haslam said. "We will not have a CEO and those three people will report directly to me." The shake-up comes one month after the Browns finally hired coach Mike Pettine. Banner and Haslam had fired coach Rob Chudzinski after a 4-12 season, the teams sixth straight with at least 11 losses. Wisconsin said Tuesday that coach Gary Andersen was contacted by the Cleveland Browns for their coaching vacancy but decided not to pursue the position following a conversation with the NFL team, which spent 25 days to hire Pettine. "Mike will have final say on the 45-man roster-- who plays on Sundays-- and Ray will have final say on the 53-player roster," Haslam said. Banner, who previously worked in Philadelphia, was hired by Haslam to run the team shortly after his ownership was approved by the league in 2012. "We appreciate Joes contributions to the Cleveland Browns, especially in helping us as new owners," Haslam said in a release. "He was committed to creating a successful organization and bringing in talented individuals. We thank him for his work and dedication. We wish him and his family the best." Banner will transition out of his job over the next two months. "It is bittersweet leaving the Browns organization," Banner said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Jimmy Haslam and helping him set the infrastructure for this franchise. I am proud of the talented individuals we brought in to help lead this team and feel that the Cleveland Browns are in good hands moving forward." Lombardis departure ends a curious second stint with the team. His hiring was widely panned by some Cleveland media members and many fans because of his time with coach Bill Belichick when he was Clevelands coach. Lombardi kept a low profile over the past year in Cleveland and was not in attendance at any major news conferences. "Were also grateful for Mike Lombardis efforts and commitment since rejoining our organization," Haslam said. "He is an experienced and creative NFL executive with a unique ability to see the big picture. He has tremendous instincts and I know hell be a valuable addition to any NFL organization. We simply wanted to give Ray this opportunity that hes earned. We wanted to move forward under his leadership and capabilities." AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, contributed to this report. Michal Kempny Jersey .com) - The San Francisco Giants delivered plenty of big hits to tie the World Series. Nicklas Backstrom Jersey . Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! 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The Continental Cup of Curling heads back to Sin City next year in hopes of replicating the buzz it created in 2014.The 2016 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling will again be held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, which marks just the second time in the events 12-year history it will be staged outside of Canada.We go there as tourists and now were actually one of the shows, Olympic champion skip Jennifer Jones said Friday at a news conference.Last years event attracted a record 51,215 fans over four days at the 6,000-seat Orleans Arena. It drew a daily average of 300,000 television viewers, according to TSN.I think the simple reason was it was a home run, so why would we not go back? Canadian Curling Association chief executive officer Greg Stremlaw said.The television numbers were good, obviously record attendance crowds and 92 per cent of them were from Canada, It gave our fans something different. Obviously we cant do that with national championships. They have to be held within Canada.But a Continental Cup, weve hosted it so often in Canada, its nice to kind of have a little bit of variety. Las Vegas wanted us back pretty badly because its a great economic impact for them.A return to the U.S. means American curlers will be re-incorporated into the format.They joined with Canadians under the Team North America banner for the first 10 years of the Continental Cup and helped post a 6-4 record. The U.S. was not invited to participate at this weeks competition here.An all-Canadian team is up 15-6 on Team Europe at Canada Olympic Park after Fridays draws wrapped up.The four-day competition includes team, mixed doubles, singles and skins games. A total of 60 points are available, so the side that earns more than 30 points by Sunday is the champion.The host team earned 3.5 out of a possible six points in the afternoon singles round and followed up with three out of a possible three points in team play in the evening.Brad Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., defeated David Murdoch of the United Kingdom 66-5 in Round 4 of team competition.ddddddddddddWinnipegs John Morris cruised to an 8-3 win over Niklas Edin of Sweden.And in the other team game, Ottawas Rachel Homan drew the button with last rock to nip Anna Sidorova of Russia 4-3.Clean sweep, that was good, said Homan.Canada led by 4.5 points after the morning team competition when Edmontons Val Sweeting and Scotlands Eve Muirhead tied 4-4 and split a point.Winnipegs Mike McEwen downed Norways Thomas Ulsrud 7-2. Jones gave up five points in the first end to Swedens Margaretha Sigfridsson en route to a 9-4 loss.This years average attendance at the 3,000-seat Markin MacPhail Centre was 1,533 after five draws.The World Curling Federation has dropped its involvement in the Continental Cup. As the events sole backer, the CCA chooses which countries are invited to next years event Jan. 14-17.Team North America will face a Team World in 2016, with the possibility that Asian curlers will be included.It will be more than Europe for sure, Stremlaw said. Final decisions havent been made in terms of who will constitute Team World, but it will be Team North America versus Team World.Fridays announcement was made at Canadas Sports Hall of Fame at COP. Stremlaw was flanked by two women wearing sequined bikinis.Showgirls and dancers from the male revue Thunder From Down Under accompanied the curlers into Orleans Arena last year. Las Vegas is a popular and easy getaway for Western Canadians.With temperatures in Calgary around minus-20 C on Friday, Jon Killoran of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition pointed out it was 19 C in Las Vegas and said the pool will once again be open if that weather is the same next year.The 2014 Continental Cup benefited from the buildup to the Winter Olympics less than a month later in Sochi, Russia.NBC was there every day covering curling, Jones recalled. They were there when we won the gold-medal game, they talked about us on David Letterman.Curling is making a statement in the States and we have to keep that momentum going. 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