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Play Ball!

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
April 4
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Indians returned this week from a pleasantly surprising season that saw them win their last ten games in the regular season to nab home field advantage for the American League wild card game. Unfortunately, last season’s run ended in that wild card game as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays. Entering...

Evaluating the Browns’ prospects for 2014 NFL Draft

Arun Murugesan, Contributing Reporter
March 22
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

It feels like every year in Cleveland we say this is going to be the biggest draft for the Browns, but this year that statement rings truer than in past years. The Browns have stockpiled picks in this draft, and more importantly, picks in the value rounds of the draft (seven picks in the first four rounds)....

MLB promotes safety heading into start of spring training

JP O'Hagan, Sports Editor
February 28
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Major League Baseball established a one-year experimental change to the laws of the national pastime this past week. Over growing concern for player safety, the league established a no-collision rule for plays at home plate. Close plays at home are a classic baseball highlight, with the momentary...

Cleveland Indians logo switch stirs up controversy

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
February 21
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The outcry over the use of names such as the Redskins in professional sports has not diminished in the past few months. Just last week it was revealed that two Congressmen have written letters to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell urging Goodell and the league to take a formal stance against the Redskins...

Cleveland Cavaliers face further restructuring

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
February 14
Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cavaliers are in dire need of a solution and the entire city knows it. The owner of the Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, realizes that “the fans deserve better” and therefore fired the man who put the current team out on the court. A six game losing streak over the last two weeks, capped by a loss to...

Browns fall in battle of Ohio

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
November 22
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Browns had a chance to get back into the playoff race, an opportunity to put the league on notice and put a scare into the rival Bengals, who sit atop the AFC North division. Most importantly, the Browns were giving their fans reason to get legitimately excited. Lost in the chatter was a single important...

Francona claims Manager of the Year Award after successful debut

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
November 15
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Last offseason, the Indians, coming off their third 90-loss season in a four year span, hired Terry Francona to become their new manager in the hopes that he could help lead the team out of its rut and guide them in the right direction. Behind the newfound leadership instilled by Francona, the Indians...

Browns defeat defending champion Ravens, looking lively at the half-season mark

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
November 8
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Despite a brief injury scare early in the game, Jason Campbell performed ably for the Browns as they notched their first win over rival Ravens in almost six years. Wide receiver Davone Bess stepped up with two touchdown catches for the team after losing a costly fumble the previous week that arguabl...

Cleveland Cavaliers in the hunt as NBA season opens

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
November 4
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The last few seasons have not been kind to the Cleveland Cavaliers, to put it mildly. They have barely sniffed the playoffs since Lebron James left town. However, with some talented and hungry new players taking the league by storm, the Cavs believe this could be the year they finally return to relevance...

An early look at the 2013 NFL Draft

Arun Murugesan, Cleveland Sports Reporter
January 28
Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The 2013 Draft will likely not be known as a draft that yielded great skill position players, however, it very well could produce the key cogs in the trenches for many teams picking early. There is no Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, A.J. Green, or Julio Jones-like franchise player, so the next coach...

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