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Betty Labs, the company behind the live sports audio app Locker Room, launched the app in October 2020, which soon became a popular spot for fans to converse and hold watch parties.

Spotify acquires Locker Room app

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Recently, Spotify acquired the company that is responsible for the live audio app Locker Room. What is Locker Room, you may ask? The app, created by Betty Labs, is an audio-based social network app meant...

While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee opposes a boycott, the U.S. State Department will have the final say on whether American athletes participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Increasing popularity for US to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

Recently, pressure has mounted for the United States to boycott the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics over China’s alleged human rights abuses.  The first details of such human rights abuses came from...

Defensive end Takkarist McKinely was signed by the Browns on March 18 and hopes to bolster the Browns' defensive squad.

Browns quietly wade through offseason

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

The NFL new league year kicked off on Wednesday, March 17 and the Cleveland Browns have been strangely quieter than most this offseason. After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the reigning champion...

Collin Sexton (right) led the Cavs to a 114-111 win over the Indiana Pacers right before the All-Star break, racking up 32 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds in the game.

Cavaliers 2020-2021 midseason report

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

The All-Star break signals the midway point of this 2020-2021 NBA season, which has been far from ordinary in many ways. This is the point in the season where many teams step back, evaluate their progress...

Domantas Sabonis (left) won the skills challenege, Team Lebron, led by captain Lebron James (center left) won the All-Star game, Stephen Curry (center right) dominated the three point contest, and Anfernee Simons (right) took home the slam dunk contest prize.

Team Lebron dominates Team Durant in 2021 All-Star Game

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

On March 7, NBA All-Star weekend kicked off in Atlanta. The weekend featured four main events: the skills challenge, the 3-point contest, the slam dunk contest and the All-Star Game. The festivities...

Though J.J. Watt has family ties with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns offer exciting squads and playoff promise.

J.J. Watt enters free agency, could fit with Browns

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

On Feb. 12, 2021, star defensive end J.J. Watt was granted his release from the Houston Texans. Within the last year, the Texans have fallen drastically. They finished the 2019 season with a 10-6 record...

In 25 games with the Cavaliers this season, Andre Drummond is averaging 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 1.2 block per game.

Trade rumors build around Cavs center Drummond

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to look like a team on the rise after years of fielding a bottom-of-the-league lineup as their young stars, such as point guard Collin Sexton, are  stepping up and...

Jesse Owens sprinted in three events and competed in the long jump, winning gold in all of them at the intense and racially charged 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Jesse Owens, one of the greatest athletes of the last century

Puneet Bansal, Sports Editor February 26, 2021

When a teacher was going through roll call, she mispronounced James Cleveland Owens’ name. Owens, who grew up in Alabama and moved with his family to Cleveland at the age of nine, had told his teacher...

Tom Brady (12) celebrates in the huddle as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV in historic game

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Reporter February 19, 2021

On Feb. 7, 2021, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the reigning-champion Kansas City Chiefs in a 31-9 blowout to secure the Bucs’ second Super Bowl victory and their first in 18 years. Though the venue...

Cleveland plans to host 2021 NFL Draft

Akhil Medarametla, Contributing Reporter February 19, 2021

Two weeks ago, Super Bowl LV marked the conclusion of the 2020 NFL season. Fans are now already gearing up for next season and are looking towards the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, which will be hosted by Cleveland...

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