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OPINION: Brandon’s World – NFL is king over NBA and MLB

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 30, 2020

With a presidential election among us and a virus ripping through the world, cable news ratings are up 72% in 2020.The same cannot be said for sports.The 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – Where do Indians go from here?

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 13, 2020

If there was a word to describe the 2020 Cleveland Indians, the word would be inconstancy.The team started off hot, winning five of their first seven games. In their next nine games, their record was 5-4....

Ohio governor supports nuclear bailout law despite scandal

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP July 22, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nuclear plant bailout law should remain in place, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday, even as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers...

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One step at a time: Can he get a lift?

Michael Reiner August 30, 2019

The best part about going out with friends in a big city is that no one has to think about driving home. Uber and Lyft have truly changed the world. They have made people’s lives easier because they...

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Opinion: The 2017 Indians are on a date with destiny

Jack Kopanski September 13, 2017

Nothing can be taken away from the success of the 2016 Cleveland Indians.That was a squad that had some of the most fun I’ve ever seen a team have on a baseball field, and had they not run into a Cubs...

Cleveland Indians Roberto Perez, left, and Cody Allen celebrate a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians set the American League record with 21 consecutive wins.

Kent State students react to Indians’ historic streak

Cameron Hoover September 13, 2017

Students in the Kent State Student Center sat on couches or huddled around laptops Wednesday watching the final innings of the Cleveland Indians game against the Detroit Tigers, with each pitch taking...

Jack Kopanski

Opinion: It’s time to admit I was wrong about Trevor Bauer

Jack Kopanski September 6, 2017

For the past five years, I’ve let out an audible groan every time I’ve seen Trevor Bauer listed as the probable starter for the Cleveland Indians. The pitcher with the high socks, the wonky windup...

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Opinion: Are pro sports worth the cost?

Nicholas Hunter June 5, 2017

In the United States, sports are at the forefront of our culture. From pee-wee football to the spectacle that is the Super Bowl, people of all ages, genders, races and economic standing are connected through...

Cleveland Indians fans react as the Chicago Cubs pull ahead in the 10th inning before winning Game 7 of the World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, just after midnight on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

Cubs end 108-year drought to win World Series

Henry Palattella November 3, 2016

The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs came into this year’s World Series having combined for 176 years of championship futility. It sure didn't look like it in Game 7, though, when The Indians’ Rajai...

A Cleveland Indians Not in my tepee sign is raised above the crowd gathered outside Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. 

Indians Chief Wahoo mascot faces controversy

Cameron Gorman October 26, 2016

The Cleveland Indians are competing in the 2016 World Series this week, facing off against the Chicago Cubs for the third time Friday — something new for Cleveland. What isn’t new is the controversy...

Photo courtesy of Phil Masturzo for Tribune News Service Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller delivers a pitch in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday Oct. 15, 2016, at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians won, 2-1, for a 2-0 series lead.

Indians clinch first World Series birth since 1997

Henry Palattella October 19, 2016

When 2016 began, Cleveland had been without a championship for 52 straight years. Fast forward to October, and the Cleveland Indians are four wins away from giving the city a second championship in four...

Israel Galarza

Opinion: Cleveland-Chicago World Series would be a match made in heaven

Israel Galarza III October 19, 2016

The Chicago Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 107 seasons, and the Cleveland Indians haven’t won the World Series since 1948 (to give that some context, that was the same year that President Harry...

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