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Gauging Tristan Thompson’s Value

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


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, 2014


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, 2014


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...

The most unique Cavs game of the season

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

With 2:58 left on the clock before halftime, an enthusiastic group of people dressed in Sugardale hot dog suits paraded onto the middle of the basketball court, led by the energetic Sir CC. Their mission was simple: to get the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers pumped up. With the score tied and the home...

Cleveland’s Superheros?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Mike Pettine came to the Browns with a vision of establishing an identity: a tough-nosed, bruising squad that would seek to overpower its opponents. As a former defensive coordinator, many assumed it would be the Browns defense that would establish such a personality under Pettine’s guidance. Four...

Brown’s success is one for the history books

Brown’s success is one for the history books

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

With the Browns currently standing at fourth in the AFC Northern Division (as of press time), with two losses and one win under their belt, it seems as though every Clevelander is thinking the same thing: Hey, it could be worse. Of course, Cleveland isn't exactly waiting for its next Super Bowl...

Cavaliers Still Kyrie Irving’s Show

Cavaliers Still Kyrie Irving’s Show

Joey Arko, Contributing Reporter

October 3, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

While the Cleveland Cavaliers had far and away the splashiest off-season of the NBA—signing two perennial all-stars and a host of solid, veteran supporting cast players—perhaps none of it could have been possible without their initial, less heralded move: re-signing Kyrie Irving to a five-year, $90...

New Standard of Success

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

What a difference a year can make. Just a year ago, the Indians’ recently completed season would have been considered a great success. After last year’s run to the American League wild card game, though, this season doesn’t quite stack up. Nevertheless the Tribe enjoyed a respectable campaign,...

All the King’s Men

Aaron Shang, Contributing Reporter

September 26, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Cue the music—Diddy’s “Coming Home,” if you please. For a city seeking its first major championship since 1964, Cleveland has embraced the news that Lebron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if the King is to hoist his third Larry O’Brien (NBA championship) trophy come May,...

Cy Young Award belongs in Cleveland

Joey Arko, Contributing Reporter

September 26, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKluber! After notching back-to-back 14-strikeout performances (hence the 14 “K’s” in his name), Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber is making a very strong case for the American league Cy Young award—baseball’s most prestigious acknowledgment for pitchers. The last time...

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