The Observer

Evaluating the Browns’ prospects for 2014 NFL Draft

Arun Murugesan, Contributing Reporter

March 22, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National 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, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National 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, 2014


Filed under Cleveland & National 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, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland & National 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, 2013


Filed under Cleveland & National 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, 2013


Filed under Cleveland & National 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 & National 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 & National 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 & National 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 & National 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...

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