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Francona claims Manager of the Year Award after successful debut

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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, 2013


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...

2012 wrap up: recapping the year in Cleveland sporting news

Shinichi Inoue, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

1. Cleveland Browns knock off Pittsburgh Steelers Coming off an overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Browns were 2-8 for the season with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers coming into town. With their playoff lives in jeopardy, the Steelers committed eight turnovers and third-string quarterback Char...

Interested in games around Cleveland? Here are some lesser-known options

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

  The Cleveland Gladiators are one of the city’s most recent teams to enjoy postseason success. The team arrived in Cleveland in 2008 after a year in Las Vegas. The squad then went on to win its first playoff game in 10 years, making it to the Arena Football League’s National Conference Championship game, one w...

Cleveland sports teams experience share of heartbreak

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Cleveland Browns   The 2011 season wasn’t the prettiest for the Cleveland Browns. They finished the year 4-12 while all three other teams in the AFC North made the playoffs. In a division where fans can’t decide who they hate more, going 0-6 against three major rivals takes its toll o...

The Observer takes a look at the top six summer sporting events to look forward to

Shinichi Inoue, Assistant Sports Editor

April 26, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

6) MLB All-Star Game The 83rd Midsummer Classic will return to Kansas City on July 10, 2012. This will mark the second time Kauffman Stadium will be the host for one of baseball’s biggest stages. The last time the event was held here was 1973, the stadium’s first year of existence. Led by MVP...

The future will be here soon…we hope

The future will be here soon…we hope

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

April 19, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Everything hasn’t gone according to plan this year for the Cleveland Cavaliers and rookie phenom Kyrie Irving. The Cavs are rocking a disappointing record of 20-40 and it was even harder to look away on Tuesday night’s game against the 23-38 Detroit Pistons. Despite the mediocre competition, the...

Indians look to repeat strong start, continue improving

Indians look to repeat strong start, continue improving

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2012


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Last season the Indians got off to a terrific 30-15 record to begin the year, and it felt like a scene from Miracle on Ice. But everything went south from there. The Cleveland Indians made an 11-win improvement last year; along the way they introduced some emerging starts, battled countless injuries,...

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