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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second game of the Play-Ins to clinch the eighth seed and face the No. 1 Miami Heat in the first round.

Play-In Tournament adds excitement to set up the NBA Playoffs

Ajeet Kalepu, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

With the NBA’s regular season ending April 10, the No. 7-10 seeds of each conference competed for the final two playoff spots in the Play-In Tournament for the second straight year. The No. 7 and No....

The Cleveland Guardians played their first home games with their new name against the San Francisco Giants.

Guardians fans sound off on name change and lockout

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

On April 15, Cleveland’s rebranded MLB team welcomed fans to Progressive Field for its first home game of the 2022 season.  The Cleveland Guardians, previously known as the Cleveland Indians, changed...

Darius Garlands (10) 31 points were not enough to top the Brooklyn Nets on April 8.

Cavaliers end regular season securing spot in Play-In Tournament

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

In a season of ups and downs, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended the regular season on a high note. With their current standing they have a chance to do something the team has not done since LeBron James left...

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam dribbles past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Tim Frazier during the two teams faceoff on March 24, one of several defeats for the Cavaliers in their late-season skid.

Cavs achieve first winning season without LeBron since 1998

Ajeet Kalepu, Contributing Writer April 1, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers' late season struggles continue with a 7-10 record since the All Star break. With All-Star center Jarrett Allen out indefinitely since March 6 with a fractured finger and other...

Deshaun Watson (center) was introduced as the new quarterback to the Browns at a recent press conference

Cleveland Browns make strong moves in early offseason

Sidharth Ranga, Contributing Writer April 1, 2022

The Cleveland Browns failed to meet their high expectations for the 2021 season following their successful 11-5 record in 2020. With a former No. 1 overall pick quarterback Baker Mayfield seeming to deteriorate...

Christian Eriksen impressed in his second game back to action with Brentford FC following his life-threatening cardiac arrest.

Christian Eriksen returns to soccer marks a promising leap forward for medical devices

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Last June, Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen walked onto the pitch for his country to face Finland in the group stage of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship in Copenhagen. Little did he know...

LeBron James led Team LeBron to a narrow 163-160 victory in the 2022 All-Star game on Feb. 20

Team LeBron shines in Cleveland’s 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Last weekend, Cleveland hosted the NBA All-Star Weekend and the NBA’s 75th-anniversary celebration. The festivities kicked off with the Celebrity Game and the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, followed...

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp (right) helped lead the Rams to victory over the Bengals, earning the title of Super Bowl MVP as he outplayed Bengals corner Eli Apple (left) to catch the game-winning touchdown.

Los Angeles Rams win second Super Bowl in franchise history in thrilling victory over Cincinnati Bengals

Gaurav Hardikar, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

On Sunday Feb. 13, the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams faced off in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The nail-biting game was quite memorable, as the Rams won their first title in...

NFL players come together to compete in the 2022 Pro Bowl—but was it worth the watch?

NFL Pro Bowl disappoints yet again

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

This year’s Pro Bowl, like every other Pro Bowl, was quite mediocre. Despite having the league’s brightest stars playing,  minimal interest or passion could be found. For the NFL, holding this year’s...

Forward Isaac Okoro (pictured) secured a Cavalier victory with a last-minute steal and game-winning dunk against the Brooklyn Nets.

Cavs ride five-game win streak at season midpoint

Akhil Medarametla, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on quite a hot streak. On Friday, Jan. 14, the Cavs traveled to San Antonio where they faced the Spurs, eventually beating them in a close game, 114-109. Guard Darius...

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