Browns

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Tight Ends

The tight end position is an evolving group with more emphasis on them being a threat in the passing game. The new style of the NFL tight end is one of a tall and fast player, who is more of receiver rather than a blocker. These players are physical freaks, who can give their teams

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Cavaliers

2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Centers

| Also See: Point Guards, Shooting Guards, Small Forwards, Power Forwards| The center position in the NBA has changed over the last decade as the depth of talented centers has declined. Because of the decline in the number of quality centers, the importance of having one has seemingly declined along with it. But, if you do have

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Cavaliers

2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Power Forwards

| Also See: Point Guards, Shooting Guards, Small Forwards| The basket bruisers are becoming history as the NBA’s power forwards are becoming more athletic and versatile. This position can be asked to do many different roles in the league. Let’s take a look at my top five power forwards in 2014 NBA Draft.

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Cavaliers

2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Small Forwards

| Also See: Point Guards, Shooting Guards| The small forward position in the NBA is star-studded with the likes of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant. The 2014 NBA Draft will only serve to add to this loaded position. There are two franchise players who could change the direction of a NBA team in addition to

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Cavaliers

2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Shooting Guards

| Also See: Point Guards | Shooting guards are often asked to be the scorers for their team at the NBA level. The 2014 class of two-guards is very good with a lot of potential. The group could be deeper if a team believes one of the small forwards or point guards would be better suited for

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Cavaliers

2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Point Guards

Over the next few days leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, I will take a look at the five players at each position I feel represent the best of their peers. The first group I will examine is the point guard crop. The point guard position is a loaded position in the NBA. The

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Browns

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position has become a big question mark for the Browns ever since reports of a possible Josh Gordon suspension. Gordon notwithstanding, the Browns have had a very eventful offseason in regards to the position. In the start of the free agency period, the Browns signed Andrew Hawkins from the Cincinnati Bengals. Later in

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Browns

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Offensive Linemen

The offensive line is the backbone of the offense in the NFL. They are in charge of keeping the quarterback upright and making holes in the run game. If you look at the top offenses like the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos, the offensive line is a strength of the team. The Browns have two

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Indians

The 2014 MLB Draft Reveals Indians New Philosophy

For many years, the Cleveland Indians have had a hard time in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Throughout the past decade, the Tribe has taken players who have become busts like Trevor Crowe and Beau Mills. The Indians only have one player on their roster whom they have selected in the first round of the

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Headlines

MLB Draft: Indians select Mike Papi and Grant Hockin with their last two picks of Day 1

The Cleveland Indians added outfielder/first baseman Mike Papi with the 38th-overall selection and Grant Hockin with the 61st-overall selection. Mike Papi is a 6-foot-3-inch, 210-pound left-handed batter from the University of Virginia. He is batting .297 with 11 home runs and 51 RBIs this season. Last season, he was named First-Team All-American by ABCA and

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Headlines

MLB Draft: Indians select Justus Sheffield with No. 31 pick

With their second pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, the Cleveland Indians added pitcher Justus Sheffield with the 31st-overall selection. The 5-foot-10-inch southpaw from Tullahoma (TN) High School was taken with the pick the Indians received from Ubaldo Jimenez signing with the Baltimore Orioles. Sheffield went 10-0 with a 0.34 ERA and 131 strikeouts

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Headlines

Browns Sign Third Round Pick LB Christian Kirksey

The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of their third round pick Christian Kirksey. The contract is reportedly a four-year deal worth $3.04 million, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. The 6-foot-2-inch Iowa alum is figured to be in the running for one of the starting inside linebacker jobs. Kirksey is the second

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Browns, General

WFNY’s State of the Browns: RBs and FBs

The next positions that will be examined in our series, State of the Browns, are the running backs and fullbacks. The Cleveland Browns were sorely lacking in these positions last year causing a poor run game throughout the 2013 season. So, the Browns were in need of huge overhaul and influx of talent at the

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Browns

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Quarterbacks

The season is just 100 days away. Enthusiasm is growing with each 140-character update from OTAs. The Cleveland Browns have had a very busy offseason in terms of the roster, coaching staff, and front office. Making big splashes both in free agency and the draft, they’ve completely revamped the roster. Each week from today to the beginning

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Browns, Cavaliers, General, Indians

The New Cleveland

Are the winds changing in Cleveland? The mood and spirits of this lakefront town are at an all time high because of the recent happening with the sports teams. The national media has all eyes on Cleveland, but this time they are watching the city because of the prospects of good news rather then the

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Cavaliers

This Year’s NBA Lottery is Different for the Cavaliers

Well tell me if you have heard this before: The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping for a good draw in NBA Draft Lottery. After another lackluster season, the Cavaliers have another chance at getting the number one pick in the June draft. They hold the ninth best odds of getting the top pick with a 1.7%

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Browns

The Five Most Interesting Undrafted Players for the Browns

The 2014 NFL Draft was one of the deepest drafts in recent history and there could be more undrafted free agents who can make a NFL team. The Browns have open roster spots that could be filled with some of these players. The Browns were very active in getting the top undrafted players at positions of

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Browns

The Beginning of a Dominant Defense

The adage in the NFL has long been that “Defense Wins Championships.” For all of the Peyton Manning record-breaking seasons, the Seattle Seahawks proved this saying to true once again with their Super Bowl win last season. The Seahawks won with a dominating defense that stopped the high-powered, Manning-led Denver Broncos. It’s a copycat league

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Browns

Trader Ray

The 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone with the Cleveland Browns adding six new players to the team. The team made headlines throughout the weekend (especially with the selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel) but what may be the real story is that the Browns were very active throughout the draft making five trades and

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Headlines

2014 NFL Draft: Browns trade away their seventh-round pick

The Cleveland Browns have traded their seventh round pick to Baltimore Ravens for a 2015 sixth round pick.  This marks the end of the 2014 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns.  In total, the Browns selected six players in the draft.  In the first round, the Browns picked cornerback Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State and

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