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Browns having an up and down free agency

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
March 20
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

Although the NFL Free Agency is still relatively fresh, with months to go before it ends, the Cleveland Browns have already had an impactful free agency period. While they’ve gained a few different players at key positions, they’ve also lost plenty of young talent. Their first move addressed...

LeBron James: assist king

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
February 27
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

On Tuesday night, LeBron James accomplished yet another historic feat, breaking Scottie Pippen’s record for most assists ever recorded by an NBA forward. James surpassed Pippen’s total of 6,135 assists in the second quarter against Detroit on a pass that led to a Kevin Love 3-pointer, giving James...

Jason Giambi calls it a career

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
February 20
Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Jason Giambi decided he had taken his last swing. On Monday Giambi called it quits after 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons and playing for four different clubs, his last being the Cleveland Indians. A five-time All-Star, Giambi is 44 years old and leaves the game with the reputation of being a big-time...

How to Get the Dawg Pound Barking Again

Joey Arko
February 13
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns was nothing short of tumultuous. Although they finished with their best record (7-9) since they went 10-6 in 2007, they managed to finish the season on an extremely low note. Not only did they lose their final five games, their QB situation heading into the 2016...

Defense wins Championships

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
February 5
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Newsflash: The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing defense, and they’re doing it for the first time all season. They’ve also ripped off 11 straight wins, making them the hottest team in the NBA right now. Coincidence? The numbers provide an explanation. In their first 39 games, the Cavaliers were...

The stadium puzzle

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor
February 5
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

It is an ongoing saga in sports; not directly tied to wins and losses, nor tied to the players or coaches, but still woven into the fabric of each sport and tied to how the fan experiences the sport in question. The stadiums, ballparks and arenas in which each game is played have become landmarks in...

Cavaliers looking for answers

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
January 16
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

When the Cavaliers shook up their roster this past summer, an adjustment period was to be expected. The “Big 3” of Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love would need time to figure out how to play alongside each other. After all, the Miami Heat required a similar stretch when their “Big 3”...

Gauging Tristan Thompson’s Value

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
November 21
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Everyone knows about the Cavaliers “Big Three” of Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love. But three players don’t win championships by themselves, no matter how talented they may be. The supporting cast around a team’s core is arguably just as valuable as the core itself. All of the pieces...

Dion Waiters: bench star

Dion Waiters: bench star

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
November 7
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Three games into the season, and Cleveland’s greatest hope for a championship in professional sports stands at a paltry 1-2. After the latest defeat at the hands of the Portland Trailblazers (a blowout at that—101-82), the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have kicked off the 2014/2015 season looking...

Brian or Johnny Cleveland?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter
October 31
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Just a little over a week ago, Brian Hoyer’s jersey sales spiked from 85th to fifth in the entire NFL, according to data compiled by Dick’s Sporting Goods. For the first time all season, Hoyer’s jersey became a hotter commodity than that of his famous backup—Johnny Manziel—whose jersey sales...

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