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Crazy comebacks, first titles highlight 2017 in sports

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Because this is the last print issue of 2017, The Observer’s sports staff decided to look back and highlight the top moments of the year. Look for Beyond the Arc to return in 2018, covering even more sports topics from around the country. The conversation has been lightly edited. Eddie Kerekes, ...

MLS problems lead to Americans support of the Premier League

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Many American soccer fans support teams in the Premier League, despite living across the pond. America’s soccer league, on the other hand, draws less support from people within its own country. Americans cite the better play in England, the chance to see the some of world’s best players and the ...

Fixing the Cavaliers’ early struggles

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under News

The defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers are, as of Nov. 15, No. 9 in the conference with a 8-7 record and have looked even worse than a .500 team. The Observer tried to figure out what is wrong with the perennial powerhouse, and how the team can turn their season around. Eddi...

NFL should stop trips across the pond

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Browns just finished playing in England on Oct. 28, so now is a great time to discuss the NFL’s experiment with teams playing in London. Our latest Beyond the Arc discusses the new trend. The conversation has been lightly edited. Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor: The NFL has greatly expa...

Early season NBA developments

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

With the NBA season beginning on Oct. 10, there has been almost three weeks of basketball and many developments to discuss. The defending champion Golden State Warriors may look vulnerable, the Boston Celtics lost one of their star players for the season and a new MVP candidate has emerged. The Observe...

US national team disappoints country

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

The United States men’s national team (USMNT) lost to Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 10 in a World Cup qualifying match. The soccer team needed just a draw to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and with their negative result, failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 1986. The...

The return of Kyrie Irving

The return of Kyrie Irving

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter: Cavs fans should, and will, boo the heck out of Irving. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with what he did; he has every right to make his wishes known to the front office. But if I were a diehard Cavaliers fan, it would feel like betrayal by Irving. He decided to put ...

The final push for the playoffs

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

In this week’s edition of Beyond the Arc, the staff will be discussing the MLB playoffs. As of press time, eight teams have clinched a postseason berth and just four days of baseball remain to be played. Joining the discussion are sports reporters Jacob Rayyan (JR), Sanjay Annigeri (SA) and Andrew Fo...

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