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Cavaliers face Pacers in first round of playoffs

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are gearing up for the playoffs, where the team will be the fourth seed. The Cavs seem to be hitting their stride in their best health all season. Furthermore, the team continues to improve their chemistry together as the effects of their mid-season acquisitions kick in. The C...

Indians have a rough start to season

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The 2018 season of Major League Baseball (MLB) has officially started, and the Cleveland Indians are off to a mostly rocky start. The Tribe is currently 2-4 and sits at third in the division. Obviously, it’s a bit early to already condemn the team for the 2018 season and look to start selling off their...

Cleveland Indians look to have another strong season

March 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

With just under one week left of the Spring Training, Cleveland Indians fans are excited for the start of another season, one that holds high hopes for the team after their disappointing early exit from last year’s playoffs. Behind the same core that has led to their incredible success the past two...

Browns using free agency to improve

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Browns are in a prime position this offseason to really make a splash in free agency and get the team moving in the right direction. Despite the hire of new general manager John Dorsey, the organization has shown a commitment to head coach Hue Jackson by bringing him in for this third season...

A new look for the Cavaliers

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a splash at the trade deadline this season, going through one of the largest remodelings of a team mid-season in recent memory. After a flurry of rumors and reported trades, the dust has now settled, and we have a clearer picture of what the team now looks like. The new-lo...

Indians made a good decision with their mascot

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Indians, as a professional baseball organization, made the right move to remove the Chief Wahoo logo starting with in the 2019 season. The organization was stuck in between a rock and a hard place, with many around the country clearly pressuring the organization to outright ban the logo...

Browns need quarterback to even dream of Super Bowl

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Browns are in the midst of one the greatest stretches, if not the greatest stretch, of futility the NFL has ever seen. After a 2014 season in which the Browns were a promising 7-4 midway through the season, the team dropped its final five games to finish 7-9. If fans thought that w...

Division I college basketball cannot be predicted

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

NCAA Division I men’s college basketball’s first half of the 2017-18 season started in an interesting fashion. Only one of the preseason top five teams, according to the AP poll, remains in the top five. And of the original 10 teams, only five remain. For one reason or another this season, there s...

Trading the way through baseball’s offseason

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the MLB offseason freshly underway, it’s time to take a look at some of the prime players who could be on the move. Trade activity is typically subdued around this time of the year as teams that were sellers at the deadline last season already sold off their stars, while teams that were seeking...

Kyrie Irving blossoms in Boston

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Kyrie Irving, fresh off one of the biggest player swaps in recent memory, is having an excellent start in his inaugural season as a Boston Celtic. Despite the gruesome injury to prized free agent acquisition Gordon Hayward and a depleted roster, Irving is showing that he has the talent and maturity to...

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