Troy Smith
Mar 20, 2023 - Sports

Browns have more work to do in free agency

Welcome to Cleveland, Juan Thornhill. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The first wave of NFL free agency is behind us. So, let's evaluate what the Browns have done and still must do to become a contender next season.

Driving the news: This year's free agency period began Wednesday, leading to a rush of signings by all 32 NFL teams.

Troy Smith
Mar 14, 2023 - Sports

Why Deshaun Watson's contract is a headache for Ravens

Deshaun Watson holds up his Browns Jersey during a press conference after joining the team.

A $230 million PR nightmare. Photo: Nick Cammett/Getty Images

The historic contract that Deshaun Watson signed with the Browns last offseason has become a headache for one of the team's biggest rivals.

Driving the news: Last week, the Baltimore Ravens announced they were placing a non-exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Lamar Jackson, meaning he can negotiate with other teams — but the Ravens have a right to match any offer.

Sam Allard
Mar 9, 2023 - Sports

Driving range, upgrades coming to Highland Park Golf Course

A decorative stone sign reading: Highland Park Golf Course

The entrance to Highland Park on Green Road in Highland Hills. Photo: Sam Allard/Axios

A legacy asset in Highland Hills is on the path to revitalization.

Driving the news: Cleveland City Council this week approved new management of Highland Park Golf Course, a city-owned 36-hole property that for years has struggled to attract golfers due to poor conditions.

Sam Allard
Mar 2, 2023 - Sports

CSU basketball teams begin Horizon League tourney

The Horizon League logo on a basketball court

Cleveland State University, the toast of the Horizon League. Photo: Icon Sportswire/Getty

Both the men's and women's CSU Vikings basketball teams play tonight in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournaments, kicking off the most famous month in college hoops.

Why it matters: For teams like Cleveland State, winning the conference tournament is generally the only path to the big dance, the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament.

Troy Smith
Feb 28, 2023 - Sports

3 options for Jake Paul after loss to Tommy Fury

Boxer Jake Paul takes a massive left jab from Tommy Fury.

That looks like it hurt. Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Westlake native Jake Paul had a rough weekend.

Driving the news: The YouTuber-turned-boxer suffered his first loss Sunday via a split decision to Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Sam Allard
Feb 23, 2023 - Sports

An idiot's guide to the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers 2022-2023 starting lineup, from L-R: Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, Isaac Okoro, Donovan Mitchell

The Cleveland Cavaliers 2022-23 starting lineup, from L-R: Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, Isaac Okoro, Donovan Mitchell. Photo: David Liam Kyle/Getty

The Cleveland Cavaliers are among the brightest young teams in the NBA and kick off the season's stretch run tonight.

State of play: The Cavs are fourth place in the Eastern Conference with one of the easiest remaining schedules in the league.

Troy Smith
Feb 17, 2023 - Sports

Guardians 2023: Roster moves, new rules, how to watch

Cleveland Guaridans' Jose Ramirez drops his bat after swinging and hitting the ball into the air as a catcher looks on.

Jose Ramirez and the Guardians' journey back to the postseason begins now. Photo: Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Goodbye, football. Hello, Major League Baseball spring training.

Driving the news: The Guardians began optional workouts this week in Goodyear, Arizona, with pitchers and catchers reporting today. Exhibition season starts next week.

Cavs have turned Cleveland into one big block party

Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after a game with his teammates.

One big Cleveland party. Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

As you may have heard, our NBA team is pretty good this season, making a Cavs game one of the hottest commodities Cleveland has going right now.

  • Not wanting to feel left out, Sam and Troy attended a recent game to see what all the fuss is about.

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