first_imgPSC golf from Café KronborgMonday, July 29,Plutaluang – StablefordFollowing a quick check-in at Plutaluang on Monday we were allotted the East & South loops and we teed off 35 minutes early under very overcast skies and in windy conditions.  The course on the day was in very good shape with quicker greens than usual, which surprised many on the first green. Tony Holehouse.The winner was the aforementioned Tony Holehouse (H/cap 23) with a tidy 36 points.  Jean Morel (18) took second with 34 points, Lasse Pettersson (30) was third with 31 and Gordon Everingham (23) claimed fourth spot with 30.Thursday, August 1,Crystal Bay B&C – StablefordCrystal Bay was the challenge today and we set off under overcast skies but as we proceeded to the turn the sun appeared along with a nice breeze.  The course was in very good condition with fast greens.Mike Winfield.We darted around in 3 hours and 50 minutes as the course was not busy in front.  Mike Winfield (H/cap 22) was the winner on count back from Peter Fagerlund (17) with both players returning scores of 33 points each. The course was busy with the other 2 loops hosting a caddy competition for 270 players but we darted around in 4 hours and 15 minutes.  Back in the clubhouse welcomes went out to Jonny Larsson from Norway and Tony Holehouse from the UK.last_img read more

first_imgPSC Golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, April 13, Burapha A & B – StablefordThis year was the second Songkran that the Outback decided to play a home three-day tournament instead of going on tour, as many other societies choose to do.  The chosen courses were Burapha on Monday, Phoenix (Tuesday) and the final round at Khao Kheow on Thursday. We had a good turnout for the first day, considering that so many golfers were away, with 32 players were out on the A & B nines, twelve of them going on to play in all three days.Leading money winner Peter Nixon did the business again with a very fine 40 points to win Division A by four from Andre Coetzee (36), while Geoff Stimpson (35) took third and Phil Mitchell beat Mike Missler on c/b for fourth, both on 34. From left: Suzi Lawton, Tim Knight, Sugar Ray Handford and Peter Nixon.Division B went to Mathias Herman with the day’s second best score of 41 points, two clear of Jimmy Little who in turn was six ahead of Brian Wilkinson and Pat Regan tied on 33’s, with Brian getting the nod on c/b.The day’s top score came from Geoff Treloar, who had been here since the start of our Hua Hin tour but has rarely appeared on any of the leader-boards.  Geoff plays virtually every day when he is here on holiday but barely hits the ball more than 150 yards off the tee; last year we moved him up to the Silver Tee at Black Mountain where he produced a much better result.  It wasn’t until earlier this month, when we docked him four shots and put him off the silver tees at Phoenix that he won with 37 points, and he did it again today, having his last game before flying home he registered 42 points to take Division C.  Well done mate!Bob Lindborg & Barney both had 36’s and Tim Knight 35.There were four ‘2’s from Pat Regan (A6) and Andre Coetzee, Peter Hausberger & Ivan Plunkett (B3).Outback opinion: Weather – light cloud, cool breeze; Check in – friendly as always; Tee time – early; Fairways – hard, fast; Rough – light; Greens – average; Bunkers – well raked; Value for money – good; Pace of play – under four hours; Drink stations open – all open; Restaurant – not visitedDiv A (0-12)1st Peter Nixon (10) 40pts2nd Andre Coetzee (07) 36pts3rd Geoff Stimpson (08) 35pts4th Phil Mitchell (05) 34ptsDiv B (13-20)1st Mathias Hermann (15) 41pts2nd Jimmy Little (20) 39pts3rd Brian Wilkinson (20) 33pts4th Pat Regan (13) 33ptsDiv C (21+)1st Geoff Treloar (31) 42pts2nd Bob Lindborg (27) 36pts3rd Barney Clarkson (29) 36pts4th Tim Knight (30) 35ptsTuesday, April 14, Phoenix – StablefordAnother fabulous turnout of 28 players on a not so hot Songkran holiday gathered at Phoenix to play the Mountain and Ocean courses.  We got off to an early start with 3 groups on Mountain and 4 on Ocean.The greens on the Mountain course have recently been cored and sanded, which presented conditions less than ideal in comparison to the fabulous greens experienced at Burapha. However, Phoenix continues to provide good value and the necessary work done now will pay dividends in the next weeks and months as we continue our outings at this venue.On Day 2 of our Songkran tournament, we had three divisions with some great scores coming in, especially for the higher handicap divisions.Tim Knight said he was very relieved to play on greens so different from Burapha as it required less skill and he consequently finished with a fabulous 40 points, taking the third division honours.Division 2 was won by Eddy Beilby with 38 points and Division 1 went to Peter Nixon with 37, leading the field by 4 shots.  Peter is proving to be the most consistent player on his handicap as his good form continues. Well done to all our winners!After two days the leader-board looked like this: Peter Nixon (77), Tim Knight (75), Jimmy Little (69), Eddy Beilby (67) with Bruce McAdam and Geoff Stimpson both on 66.There were six ‘2’s from Peter Hausberger (M4), Geoff Stimpson & Barry Copestake (M8), Greg Barry & Mike Missler (O5) and Bill Hewitt (O7).Div A (0-11)1st Peter Nixon (09) 37pts2nd Greg Barry (09) 33pts3rd Andre Coetzee (06) 31ptsDiv B (12-19)1st Eddy Beilby (17) 39pts2nd Norm Cheetham (14) 37pts3rd Bill Hewitt (16) 35ptsDiv C (20+)1st Tim Knight (28) 40pts2nd John Langley (22) 39pts3rd Suzi Lawton (23) 32ptsThursday, April 16, Khao Kheow C & A – StablefordAfter resting on Wednesday, the last of three-day Public Holiday, we were at Khao Kheow today for the final round of our tournament.  The weather continued to behave itself, as it did all week and Khao Kheow was once again beautifully presented.Sugar Ray emerged from a three week break from golf to prove that he has lost none of his passion for this course and racked up a fantastic 42 points, which is no mean feat round here.  It was the day’s top score and gave him the win in Division B, six ahead of Murray Tompsett in second and Suzi Lawton, third.John O’Keefe won Division A with 37 points ahead of Kim Danboise (35) but our 2 day tournament leader, Peter Nixon, crumpled under pressure and could manage only 28 round this tricky track and that left the door wide open for Tim Knight, who doesn’t even like this course, to walk right through and score 34 points to win the overall.There were no ‘2’s.Div A (0-18)1st John O’Keefe (17) 37pts2nd Kim Danboise (12) 35pts3rd Eddy Beilby (18) 34pts4th Pat Regan (13) 34ptsDiv B (19+)1st Sugar Ray Handford (21) 42pts2nd Murray Tompsett (20) 36pts3rd Suzi Lawton (25) 36pts4th Tim Knight (28) 34ptsOverall Result1st Tim Knight 112pts2nd Peter Nixon 107pts3rd Eddy Beilby 102ptsT4th Suzi Lawton 99ptsT4th Jimmy Little 99ptsNote: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.last_img read more

first_imgWith the cooperation from the Table Tennis Association of Thailand and International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Pattaya City will host the 22nd Asia Table Tennis Championships from September 26 – October 3, 2015 at the Indoor Sports Stadium on Soi Chaiyapruek 2. The competition is one of the largest international events below the World Championships and will feature over 1,000 table tennis stars from 37 countries.  The field will include a host of world and Olympic champions all vying to be crowned No 1 on the continent.Both Thai and foreign sports fans are invited to attend over the course of the week and witness some world class sporting action right here in the seaside city.Some of the world’s best table tennis players will be in Pattaya this week for the 22nd Asia Table Tennis Championships. (AP Photo)last_img read more

first_imgJohn Hughes.It was also Mike Corner’s last game before returning to the “chippy” in the U.K., so a special thanks to him for all the help he’s provided over the past few months.A Flight1st Geoff Cox (15) 43pts2nd Colin Greig (9) 39pts3rd Tony Robbins (13) 38ptsB Flight1st Frank Sharkey (22) 40pts2nd Reg Smart (26) 38pts3rd John Hughes (17) 38ptsNear Pins:  Alan Freeman, Mashi Kaneta and Tony RobbinsWednesday, March 7, Plutuluang W & N – StablefordWe always try to play one of the cheaper courses on public holidays, so today we paid a return visit to the Navy course.  Only 10 die-hard golfers turned up, the remainder preferring to avoid the anticipated chaos of an overcrowded course, delays and associated problems.  In the event, we weren’t surprised to find that there was a shortage of caddies, and a delayed tee off, but the hard-core golfers eventually had a good although slow day.The course was in surprisingly good shape with the greens looking good, but as usual very slow.  Ex-champion John Hughes backed up his claim that he’ll win this month’s Golfer of the Month title by winning on the day, ahead of arch rival Colin Greig.  Gez Williams had a great day on the par 3’s taking three prizes, and also taking 3rd place in the competition, beating Gordon Melia on a count back.1st John Hughes (17) 35pts2nd Colin Greig (9) 34pts3rd Gez Williams (19) 33pts4th Gordon Melia (17) 33ptsNear Pins:  Gez Williams (3) and Ken F.Friday, March 9,The Emerald – StablefordBack to the regular number of 22 golfers today for our visit to the always popular Emerald course.  The day started off very warm, with some of the less acclimatized members struggling on the front nine, but the breeze picked up on the back nine to everyone’s relief.It’s still early days, but John Hughes continued his push for the Golfer of the Month title, beating newcomer Roger Mitchell on a count back after both scored 37 points.  John’s now only 3 points behind last month’s winner Colin Greig, but with Colin facing an impending cut in his handicap, it could be a tight contest.A Flight1st Alan Freeman (3) 36pts2nd Colin Greig (9) 33pts3rd Paul Smith (3) 33ptsB Flight1st John Hughes (17) 37pts2nd Roger Mitchell (20) 37pts3rd Steve K (20) 36ptsNear Pins:  Alan Freeman, Lee Butler, Mashi Kaneta and Tore Eliason.Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society who now play out of the Bowling Green on Soi X-Zyte between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhaow.  We play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us.  We meet at the Bowling Green at 9 a.m. and new players with valid handicaps are always welcome.  For more information call Dave on 087 146 9978, email dave.evelyn18@yahoo.co.uk. Newcomer Frank Sharkey took the honours in the B flight, ahead of Reg Smart, who was making a return after a couple of week’s absence due to illness – welcome back Reg, and we’re now waiting for your mate Peter to recover as well. PSC Bunker Boys @ The Bowling GreenMonday, March 5, Bangpakong – StablefordWe had a good turnout of 22 golfers today for one of our rare visits to the always enjoyable Bangpakong course.  Every time we play this course someone seems to turn in a remarkable score and there was no question who was the star today, as Geoff Cox followed up a modest front nine (16 points), with a stunning back nine, carding 4 birdies, for 27 points and a gross back nine score of 35 to run away with the A flight.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the adventures of the previous week’s trip to Khao Yai it was back to normal golf today and a good turnout made the trip to Bangpra for a day of surprises.  First was a very welcome 300 baht reduction in green fees.  The second was the course, which looked much greener and more grassed than our last visit, however, the greens were so much slower than we are used to at this venue, some had been cored and sanded, others just cored, and the rest still to be done and it resulted in very variable putting conditions.Our first three-ball got held up at the third hole by the group in front who were terminally slow, however they took a break at the first drinks station so we played through.  When our second group came through they refused to give way and at the second drinks station, they were sidelined by the marshal until all our groups had gone through.  Thereafter it was plain sailing all the way to the eighteenth.Scoring was difficult, with most struggling with the greens.  The winner on the day was Michael Brett who despite a bit of a collapse on the back nine returned the only score equal to his handicap.  A highlight of the day was a birdie by PJ on the long par-3 eighth, however, he lost that near pin to Thomas Nyborg.Mike Brett – winner of golfer of the month for April. Friday, April 28, Crystal Bay (white tees) – Stableford1st Takashi Hakozaki (13) 39pts2nd Neil Carter (12) 37pts3rd Thomas Nyborg (13) 34ptsNear Pins: Takashi Hakozaki, Tony Robbins, Thomas Nyborg. Wednesday, April 26, Greenwood (white tees) – Medal1st Geoff Cox (15) net 712nd Thomas Nyborg (13) net 713rd Terry Hamilton (19) net 73Near Pins: Gerry Cooney, Mike Brett, Terry Hamilton. The Bunker Boys Golf SocietyMonday, April 24, Bangpra (white tees) – Stableford1st Mike Brett (17) 36pts2nd Terry Hamilton (19) 34pts3rd Les Burns (31) 32ptsNear Pins: Geoff Parker, Thomas Nyborg, Neil Carter.center_img We had a smaller field for the last medal round of the month at one of our favorite courses.  Local radio and TV predicted rain and as we traveled to the course it looked ominously like the forecast might be correct.  We teed up on the A nine and appeared to be the only golfers on the course.  By the time we reached the ninth tee the weather had closed in leaving the first group exposed to the elements while the following groups took shelter, it could have been karma at work and the penalty to pay for slow play.  Very strong winds with torrential rain, thunder and lightning necessitated a forty-five minute delay before play was resumed.Despite the trying conditions a couple of very fine scores of net seventy-one were recorder by Thomas Nyborg and Geoff Cox, with the latter taking first place by the narrowest of count back margins of 0.3.  The rest of the scoring was mediocre at best.Golf something throws up some curious anomalies, how do you explain a low handicap golfer like Neil Carter scoring two birdies, and then taking nine on a par three?  If he ever gets some consistency into his game watch out for some very low scores.After some discussion it was decided to leave the presentation time at 7.00pm as has been the case for many years as it was a better time than any of the suggested alternatives.  Democracy does work after all.Takashi Hakozaki. As we drove into Crystal Bay we noted how brown and dry the course looked.  This was not the case when we left.  Two massive thunderstorms complete with lightning, strong winds and torrential rain meant two breaks in play totaling ninety minutes.  As we waited in a shelter during one break watching pools of water develop on the greens and fairways, a huge water monitor crossed the fairway in front of us.  Even at a distance this one was as big as any we had ever seen.PJ scientifically deduced by counting the interval between lightning flashes and the sound of thunder that the lightning was no more than three kilometers away and decided to sit out most of the round in the comfort of the clubhouse.  Rab similarly decided that wet weather golf was not his cup of tea and simply drove around the course in his cart with his playing partners.Despite the treacherous conditions, Takashi Hakozaki returned a great score of thirty-nine points to take first place, followed by Neil Carter on thirty-seven.Golfer of the month award went to Michael Brett, with Monday’s win at Bangpra sealing the deal.  With Neil Carter playing some excellent golf lately, a refreshed Colin Greig returning from the highlands next week and the ever present Geoff Parker, who already holds about twenty-five golfer of the month trophies, it will be interesting to see who delivers next month.We are expecting a flood of members returning in the coming weeks from various parts of the world, including one of the Bunker Boys all time favourites Gordon Melia, and we all look forward to increased numbers registering to play.last_img read more

first_imgJoining ASEAN champion Thai beach-football athletes will be teams from France – ranked 27th in the world – 45th-ranked Norway, 57th-ranked Netherlands and 82nd-ranked Latvia, plus squads from China, Finland, Russia and the United Kingdom. Teams from 8 countries and Thailand will kick up the sand Jan. 31 to Feb. 9 for football, volleyball and takraw at the Pattaya Cup Beach Sports competition.Teams from 8 countries and Thailand will kick up the sand Jan. 31 to Feb. 9 for football, volleyball and takraw at the Pattaya Cup Beach Sports competition. Loading…Sponsored Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img The men-only competition on Jomtien Beach will include beach football, sepak-takraw and volleyball. Participants will be split into divisions for over and under 15 years old.Thailand’s beach football team will be coached by Settakornchai Cheunta and managed by Issara Watcharapratheep. The team is led by Football Association of Thailand Player of the Year Watchara Laypaijit and Outstanding ASEAN Player Komkrit Na Nan.last_img read more

first_imgThe Swan440023128 i-Rovers ‘A’410318212 The Clinic410318182 i-Rovers ‘Casuals’420220264 Rising Sun420220184 2 Dogs Bar420216194 Standings April 3 (week 4)center_img TeamPWDLFAPts. Londoner440028158 W. Tankies410311242 Crazy Eddie’s430124196 Nervous Wreck400418240last_img

first_imgThe All-Pro vowed to learn from his mistakes and follow a path similar to the one Steelers’ great Jerome Bettis paved on his way to the Hall of Fame.“I’m glad to finally get it over with, look behind me, know exactly what I have to deal with, and move forward,” Bell said.Bell’s suspension stems from a DUI arrest and drug charges — cited for marijuana possession — when he and former teammate LeGarrette Blount were pulled over on their way to a team flight for a preseason game in Philadelphia last August.Bell said the suspension won’t affect his preparation for the upcoming season.“I just want to go out there, try to get better as a player and grow with the team,” Bell said.Bettis, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, will witness the peak of his career this weekend when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Bell’s career is just beginning and the Steelers’ current backfield star believes he can top last year’s record-breaking second season.“I feel a lot more confident in myself and I feel like a better football player,” Bell said. “Last year, I left some plays on the field and I could’ve had an even better season.”The 23-year-old Bell idolized Bettis while growing up in Columbus, Ohio.“Everybody in my family loved the Steelers, so I watched (Bettis) all the time,” Bell said. “When he was on TV, we were watching the game, and he was running, breaking tackles and spinning off people.”Bell distinctly recalled the Steelers’ run in 2005 to the Super Bowl title, specifically the regular-season game in whiteout conditions when Bettis bowled over Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher en route to a touchdown.“When it’s cold outside, I don’t wear sleeves because I watched Jerome Bettis,” Bell said. “It could be 12 degrees and snowing and he was out there without sleeves on.”Bettis has complimented Bell on his ball security, an area Bettis excelled in despite an infamous and rare goal-line fumble late during a playoff game against Indianapolis. Bettis fumbled once in his final 360 regular-season carries, and Bell has lost the ball just once in 534 rushing attempts.“That’s something he always preaches, to make sure I secure the ball,” Bell said. “He loves the fact that I’m able to do that and I have been doing it really well.”Bell enjoyed a banner sophomore season, finishing second in the league with 1,361 yards rushing and 2,215 all-purpose yards from scrimmage. Bell, a lynchpin in the Steelers’ No. 2-ranked offense, also set single-season team records for yards from scrimmage and receptions, and yards receiving by a running back.Bell said this year could be even better.“When I watch my film from last year, especially at the beginning, I look at myself and I think, ‘What was I doing there?’ ” Bell said. “It’s crazy to think, but a year from now, I’ll be saying the same thing.“As long as I continue to get better, the sky is the limit.”How high remains to be seen, but Bettis is already a fan of Bell’s work.“He doesn’t always get on my back about the things I do bad,” Bell said. “He always tells me about the good things I do, too.“We have a great relationship off the field and I think it’s going to get stronger as time goes on.”AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,The All-Pro vowed to learn from his mistakes and follow a path similar to the one Steelers’ great Jerome Bettis paved on his way to the Hall of Fame.“I’m glad to finally get it over with, look behind me, know exactly what I have to deal with, and move forward,” Bell said.Bell’s suspension stems from a DUI arrest and drug charges — cited for marijuana possession — when he and former teammate LeGarrette Blount were pulled over on their way to a team flight for a preseason game in Philadelphia last August.Bell said the suspension won’t affect his preparation for the upcoming season.“I just want to go out there, try to get better as a player and grow with the team,” Bell said.Bettis, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, will witness the peak of his career this weekend when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Bell’s career is just beginning and the Steelers’ current backfield star believes he can top last year’s record-breaking second season.“I feel a lot more confident in myself and I feel like a better football player,” Bell said. “Last year, I left some plays on the field and I could’ve had an even better season.”The 23-year-old Bell idolized Bettis while growing up in Columbus, Ohio.“Everybody in my family loved the Steelers, so I watched (Bettis) all the time,” Bell said. “When he was on TV, we were watching the game, and he was running, breaking tackles and spinning off people.”Bell distinctly recalled the Steelers’ run in 2005 to the Super Bowl title, specifically the regular-season game in whiteout conditions when Bettis bowled over Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher en route to a touchdown.“When it’s cold outside, I don’t wear sleeves because I watched Jerome Bettis,” Bell said. “It could be 12 degrees and snowing and he was out there without sleeves on.”Bettis has complimented Bell on his ball security, an area Bettis excelled in despite an infamous and rare goal-line fumble late during a playoff game against Indianapolis. Bettis fumbled once in his final 360 regular-season carries, and Bell has lost the ball just once in 534 rushing attempts.“That’s something he always preaches, to make sure I secure the ball,” Bell said. “He loves the fact that I’m able to do that and I have been doing it really well.”Bell enjoyed a banner sophomore season, finishing second in the league with 1,361 yards rushing and 2,215 all-purpose yards from scrimmage. Bell, a lynchpin in the Steelers’ No. 2-ranked offense, also set single-season team records for yards from scrimmage and receptions, and yards receiving by a running back.Bell said this year could be even better.“When I watch my film from last year, especially at the beginning, I look at myself and I think, ‘What was I doing there?’ ” Bell said. “It’s crazy to think, but a year from now, I’ll be saying the same thing.“As long as I continue to get better, the sky is the limit.”How high remains to be seen, but Bettis is already a fan of Bell’s work.“He doesn’t always get on my back about the things I do bad,” Bell said. “He always tells me about the good things I do, too.“We have a great relationship off the field and I think it’s going to get stronger as time goes on.”AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL CHASING THE WIND—Carolina Panthers spent the evening chasing LeVeon Bell, who picked up 147 yards o the ground. (AP photo/File) LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s rise to stardom will hit a speed bump this fall when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back serves a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.last_img read more

first_img*This is wrong on so many levels.A Linden (New Jersey) high School defensive lineman is in hot water for playing dirty. And its not like he can say he wasn’t because he was caught on video doing so.The New Jersey high school player was seen pulling the helmet off of a blocker on the opposing team, and then while the player was on his hands and knees the Lineman knocked him upside the head with the helmet and walked away.Read more (and see the video) at EURThisNthat.last_img

first_imgFILE – In this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Griffin III is getting a chance to revive a career that once seemed unstoppable.One of the NFL’s brightest and flashiest stars just a few years ago, Griffin signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Cleveland Browns, a franchise on a perpetual mission to find a quarterback. Financial terms were not immediately available.Griffin hasn’t been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington in 2012, when RG3 — possessed with a rocket arm, a tailback’s speed and endless swagger — burst onto pro football’s stage. The Browns, who tried to trade up and select Griffin four years ago, believe he can still lead on and off the field and they’re giving him a chance to revive his career and win their starting job.“I’m just excited to come in and compete,” Griffin said. “Nothing’s ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team. I feel like that’s all I’m really focused on. I cherish the opportunity to get another chance to play this beautiful game.”Griffin met last week with new Browns coach Hue Jackson, who was impressed by the 26-year-old’s candor and eagerness to begin anew.“He brings starting experience to our team and organization,” Jackson said. “He’s a young, athletic, talented passer and he’s really just starting out in this league. Just like every player on our team, Robert will have to earn every opportunity he gets. He will compete with the rest of the quarterbacks on our roster and he helps improve our QB room, which was one of my goals upon taking the job.”Cleveland has started 24 quarterbacks since 1999 and the team is expected to take one with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. That rookie — possibly California’s Jared Goff or North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz — will compete with Griffin, the second selection in 2012. Jackson and other members of the Browns attended Wentz’s pro day Thursday in North Dakota.The Browns recently released troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, who they once thought would solve their problems. They also have quarterbacks Josh McCown and Austin Davis on their roster, but as is always the case with that position in Cleveland, nothing stands still.After winning the Heisman Trophy at Baylor, Griffin was taken in the draft just after Andrew Luck was plucked by the Indianapolis Colts. The Browns attempted to swing a deal to move up and get him but were outbid by the Redskins.Griffin took the nation’s capital by storm. He led the Redskins to the NFC East title and was named the league’s top offensive rookie. It didn’t take him long to become one of American’s most celebrated athletes and there seemed no limit to what he could accomplish. Griffin, however, sustained a significant right knee injury in a playoff game against Seattle and things would never be the same.The indelible image of Griffin lying face down on the turf is one that will haunt Redskins fans for years. In a way, it symbolized what might have been.Griffin underwent reconstructive surgery, but there was little he could do to fix a fractured relationship with then-Washington coach Mike Shanahan. Griffin wound up being benched at the end of his second season, and he missed a big chunk in his third year after dislocating his ankle.Last year, coach Jay Gruden named Griffin his starter during preseason, but then came a concussion. Griffin lost his job and spent the season behind Kirk Cousins. He was eventually demoted to third-string behind Colt McCoy.When the Redskins placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Cousins last month for $20 million, Griffin, who went 14-21 with 40 touchdown passes as a starter, was let go with little fanfare.In search of a team, he and the Browns will try to restore each other.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier,CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Griffin III is getting a chance to revive a career that once seemed unstoppable.One of the NFL’s brightest and flashiest stars just a few years ago, Griffin signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Cleveland Browns, a franchise on a perpetual mission to find a quarterback. Financial terms were not immediately available.Griffin hasn’t been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington in 2012, when RG3 — possessed with a rocket arm, a tailback’s speed and endless swagger — burst onto pro football’s stage. The Browns, who tried to trade up and select Griffin four years ago, believe he can still lead on and off the field and they’re giving him a chance to revive his career and win their starting job.“I’m just excited to come in and compete,” Griffin said. “Nothing’s ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team. I feel like that’s all I’m really focused on. I cherish the opportunity to get another chance to play this beautiful game.”Griffin met last week with new Browns coach Hue Jackson, who was impressed by the 26-year-old’s candor and eagerness to begin anew.“He brings starting experience to our team and organization,” Jackson said. “He’s a young, athletic, talented passer and he’s really just starting out in this league. Just like every player on our team, Robert will have to earn every opportunity he gets. He will compete with the rest of the quarterbacks on our roster and he helps improve our QB room, which was one of my goals upon taking the job.”Cleveland has started 24 quarterbacks since 1999 and the team is expected to take one with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. That rookie — possibly California’s Jared Goff or North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz — will compete with Griffin, the second selection in 2012. Jackson and other members of the Browns attended Wentz’s pro day Thursday in North Dakota.The Browns recently released troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, who they once thought would solve their problems. They also have quarterbacks Josh McCown and Austin Davis on their roster, but as is always the case with that position in Cleveland, nothing stands still.After winning the Heisman Trophy at Baylor, Griffin was taken in the draft just after Andrew Luck was plucked by the Indianapolis Colts. The Browns attempted to swing a deal to move up and get him but were outbid by the Redskins.Griffin took the nation’s capital by storm. He led the Redskins to the NFC East title and was named the league’s top offensive rookie. It didn’t take him long to become one of American’s most celebrated athletes and there seemed no limit to what he could accomplish. Griffin, however, sustained a significant right knee injury in a playoff game against Seattle and things would never be the same.The indelible image of Griffin lying face down on the turf is one that will haunt Redskins fans for years. In a way, it symbolized what might have been.Griffin underwent reconstructive surgery, but there was little he could do to fix a fractured relationship with then-Washington coach Mike Shanahan. Griffin wound up being benched at the end of his second season, and he missed a big chunk in his third year after dislocating his ankle.Last year, coach Jay Gruden named Griffin his starter during preseason, but then came a concussion. Griffin lost his job and spent the season behind Kirk Cousins. He was eventually demoted to third-string behind Colt McCoy.When the Redskins placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Cousins last month for $20 million, Griffin, who went 14-21 with 40 touchdown passes as a starter, was let go with little fanfare.In search of a team, he and the Browns will try to restore each other.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more