1. 2013 MLB Contenders: Why the Cleveland Indians Deserve More Than Our Attention

    Of the three major sports franchises in Cleveland, the Cleveland Indians unequivocally provide the fan with the greatest return on their emotional and financial investment...

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  2. Pat Shurmur, Cleveland Browns Head Coach, 2010-2012

    "I'm surprised that I've survived my own dysfunction, really." — George Michael Cleveland Browns fans return this week to offices, warehouses, classrooms ...

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  3. Cleveland Browns Ownership Transfer: The Institutional Revolving Door Swings on

    "Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement."-Robert Vaughn Hey there, Browns Backers. I've missed you. Hope you've missed me. Ray Lewis is out for the year with a torn triceps...

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  4. Cleveland Browns: Could Scott Fujita Lose Starting Job When Suspension Ends?

    "After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money." — Helen Gurley Brown Whether or not his impending three-game ...

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  5. Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Buzz Surrounding the Gunners' Offseason

    With the Dutch nationals exiting the 2012 Euros at an uncharacteristically early stage, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's club side fate is on the clock as the July 1st transfer window approaches...

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  6. Euro 2012 Results: Shocking Quarterfinal Berths No One Saw Coming

    In a reprise of Euro 2004, Greece has shocked the footballing world at the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup. Like in 2004, the Greeks helped send the host nation packing, though that year Greece eliminated the host Portugal in the final...

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  7. 7 Early Winners and Losers of the Cleveland Browns' Offseason

    "...I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could. I'd put off everything else to fill my bus.....

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  8. Why Can't NFL and NBA Players Just Stay out of Legal Trouble?

    "Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing."—Warren Buffett From 2000-2010, law enforcement officials arrested one in every 45 NFL players on average , one-third of those players for drunk-driving...

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  9. Euro 2012: Germany Emerge as Favorites in the Early Going

    "Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win."— Gary Lineker With their 1-0 victory over Portugal in the second of ...

    Brian Stepanek Written by Brian Stepanek about 2 years ago 1,391 reads 5 comments

  10. US Open Golf 2012: Phil Mickelson Creates Buzz in Quest for 5th Major

    Phil Mickelson will pursue the U.S. Open this week, chasing a championship that has eluded the normally-affable lefty throughout his sterling PGA career...

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  11. Heat vs Thunder: Why Game 1 Will Set the Tone for Entire NBA Finals

    "It's not show friends, it's show business."— Bob Sugar, Jerry Maguire (1996) On the court, Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals will answer the questions swirling around ...

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  12. Cleveland Browns: 7 Goals Browns Must Reach to Consider 2012 Successful

    "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Measuring success in most NFL cities typically follows one of two trends...

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  13. Euro 2012 Live Stream: How You Can Watch the Action Online

    As the Euro 2012 championship approaches, questions loom in the heads of soccer, football, futbol, fussball, or, as I like to call it, Jogo Bonito fans across the World...

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  14. Roger Federer: How Fed-Ex Has Improved Since Madrid Open 2012

    Would you find it so hard to believe that Roger Federer just might best Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic on clay? Allegedly limited by the playing surface, Switzerland's Roger Federer continued to evolve his game at the Madrid Open in May...

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  15. NFL Free Agency 2012: 5 Missing Pieces the Cleveland Browns Can Still Get

    "Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting...

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  16. Cleveland Indians: Tribe Starters Continue to Stumble out of the Gate

    "Change is vital. Improvement is the logical form of change."—James Cash Penney If the Cleveland Indians plan to win the American League Central in 2012, the pitching ...

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  17. Cleveland Browns OTAs: 5 Reasons Brandon Weeden Will Start on Opening Day

    "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."—Mark Twain Brandon Weeden should take the first snap of the 2012 season for the Cleveland Browns ...

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  18. Cleveland Browns: Value at Quaterback and Why Colt McCoy Is Worth Keeping

    "That's kinda like my old man told me one time, Lynn. The only thing better than a crawfish dinner, is five crawfish dinners...

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  19. Cleveland Browns: Offensive Line Ready to Lead the Way?

    "Defensive and offensive linemen control the game and true sports fans know that." — Dante Hall Though their recent string of 10+ loss seasons from 2008-2011 ...

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  20. Five Cleveland Browns Who Could Change Positions in 2012

    "I believe diversity is a type of old, old wooden ship, used back in the Civil War."— Ron Burgundy, Anchorman Winning the AFC North will require players with diverse skill sets...

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  21. Manny Pacquiao: A History of His Relationship with Bob Arum

    Few sports executives know how to draw the cameras like Bob Arum. His ability to draw hatred and ire along with those camera flashes rivals that of LeBron James, Bill Belichick and the New York Yankees...

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  22. Pacquiao vs. Bradley: 4 Reasons Why Pac-Man Will Keep Rolling

    Timothy Bradley, Jr. challenges Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on June 9th for the WBC welterweight title. Pacquiao returns from a seven-month sabbatical following a tough majority decision victory against Juan Manuel Marquez last November...

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  23. Cleveland Indians: Chris Perez Breathes Life into Depressed Fanbase

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us...

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  24. Cleveland Browns: 6 Thoughts on Building Around Trent Richardson

    In trading up to use the third overall pick on Trent Richardson , the Browns made their play. As they likely hope the team won't be drafting in the top 10 for a long time now, they must maximize the return on their investment in Richardson...

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  25. 7 Players the Cleveland Browns Will Depend on in 2012

    "Teamwork is essential. It allows you to blame someone else."—Unknown Cynic Though football stands as an example of the ultimate team game, the Cleveland Browns face a ...

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