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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...

Browns will probably not win a game this season

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Browns have once again began the season 0-8, doing so for the second consecutive year. While the team had only finished 3-13 and 1-15 in the past two years, there was real hope that the organization was about to turn a corner this season. They retained Head Coach Hue Jackson from last season,...

Despite early struggles, Cavs remain favorites

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled out of the gate in the young season, continuing a trend of recent struggles to the start of the regular season. While there is little reason to be concerned for Cavaliers fans—the Cavaliers have been to three consecutive NBA Finals—one is forced to wonder whether the...

Rayyan: Browns make right call by sticking with Kizer

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Cleveland Browns started Kevin Hogan at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Oct. 15, continuing their ever growing controversy of starting new quarterbacks. While there was promise in rookie DeShone Kizer, ultimately the team decided to go with Hogan for the week. Kizer had not been pla...

Reflecting on the Indians streak

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Indians just had one of the most magical runs of any team ever in the history of baseball. For a team that has championship aspirations, they gave the league, their fans and opposing teams a taste of the kind of talent in the American League. For those that have been under a rock for th...

Browns building in unusual ways

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 8, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

The Cleveland Browns continue to raise eyebrows, if that is even possible after posting an abysmal 1-15 record in the regular season last year. The team appears to be trying to seriously improve from last year, while building towards the future as well. We will take a look at some of the notable off...

Kyrie Irving: Green with envy

Kyrie Irving: Green with envy

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

After Kyrie Irving demanded a trade earlier in the offseason, it seems the Cleveland Cavaliers have granted their star point guard his wish and sent him off to the conference rival Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers, in exchange, receive All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic,  the ...

Kyrie Irving earned his goodbye to the Cavs

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

July 30, 2017


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Kyrie Irving wants out and he has more than attained the merit to make that decision. According to regional media, Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers with a strong desire to be the number one scoring option for his new employer. Irving has been with the organization since they dra...

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