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WFNY Stats & Info: Statistical Mythbusters on Cavaliers-Warriors

Oakland, California is the place to be, as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. There are many statistical and passionate preview pieces along with some fantastic write-ups to help Cavs fans brush up on the Warriors team. However, as the national media and fans

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Indians

Ball Played: Corey’s special Ks not enough in KC

The Kansas City Royals were determined to not allow Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber to work them deep into counts, which inevitably seem to end in strike outs. The Royals entered Wednesday’s game still as the most difficult team to strike out in baseball, while also leading in batting average. The Royals, however, also had

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Indians

Ball Played: C is for Carrasco, and that’s good enough to win

Was the solid month of May that the Cleveland Indians just completed with historic feats by Jason Kipnis the result of improved overall play, or the result of an easier schedule? Either of those narratives could be argued as the Indians’ defense definitely improved1 , but the Indians also did not win a series against a team

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Fighting culture of negativity, FIFA, and B.B. King: While We’re Waiting

Hi, everybody! You’ve tried the best, now try the rest as I take a fill-in day for Andrew “The Rock” Schnitkey, and please try to remember that inflammable means flammable (what a country!). I always have a bunch of random thoughts that sometimes meld into a consistent thread, so we shall see where my mind

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Indians

Ball Played: Indians continue Cleveland celebration

The Cleveland Indians missed a fantastic opportunity on Tuesday night as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers spilled out from Quicken Loans Arena in pure jubilation to chaotically celebrate the Cavs punching their NBA Finals ticket for the first time since 2007. Many of those fans found their way to the gates of Progressive Field. Michael

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Indians

Ball Played: Indians cannot hang on by their fingernails in loss

Going into Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, it had been mentioned but not truly quantified that the Cleveland Indians offense has been much improved during the month of May. Much of the offensive improvement is rightfully attributed to the outstanding month of Jason Kipnis, but the overall team statistics have risen more than

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Ball Played: Prince Fielder taunts Indians in Rangers win

Since the Cleveland Indians won a three-game series less than two weeks ago in Arlington against the Texas Rangers, both teams have been winning as many games as any outfit in baseball. The Indians took three out of four games from the Chicago White Sox and swept the Cincinnati Reds in an interleague showdown1 to climb within

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Ball Played: Shaun Marcum rules the night for Indians

Shaun Marcum is the type of pitcher who is easy to root for. He was not a blue chip prospect, and he actually transferred from the University of Missouri to Missouri State University to get noticed by MLB scouts as he excelled on their 2003 College World Series team. Despite that achievement, however, he was still

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Indians

Ball Played: Bauer defeats Indians’ man of constant sorrow

On May 7, 2015 Jose Quintana made his MLB debut for the Chicago White Sox against the Cleveland Indians. At the time, he was seemingly a random left-handed pitcher from Columbia whom the White Sox needed in long relief after starter Phil Humber had surrendered eight runs in less than three innings of work. In

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NFL Films’ “A Football Life” to produce episode covering Paul Brown’s legacy

Earlier today, WFNY’s Craig Lyndall wrote, “Everything we think we know about ‘NFL head coaches’ is based largely on generalizations rooted in mythical archetypes we’ve created.” Well, many of those mythical archetypes are based on the life and career of Paul Brown. It should come as no surprise that NFL Films announced that their “A Football

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Indians

Ball Played: Kluber versus Sale

It is really difficult for a team to be doing as poorly as the Cleveland Indians are in the standings considering some of the individual performances they have had. For instance, the top four starters are so strong that they have masked the complete destruction that comes when Zach Chenhouse1 starts. The starting rotation ranks second in

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Featured, Indians

For Adriana

Last week, the Cleveland Indians announced that utility player extraordinaire Mike Aviles was taking an extended leave of absence from the team, as he learned that his four-year-old daughter, Adriana, had been diagnosed with leukemia. It might be presumptuous for me to express my thoughts, as I do not know Mike Aviles or his family. I

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Indians

Ball Played: Kluber’s 18K gem gives Indians new life

Sometimes, it is only from the depths of frustration that one can create an assemblage of beauty. Sometimes, it takes the threat of having everything taken away to create the proper focus required. Seven starts into the 2015 Cleveland Indians season, Corey Kluber was still searching for his first win, as well as the first win for

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Ball Played: Surprise! Defense and ex-Tribe bats haunt Indians

The St. Louis Cardinals are the epitome of a well-run franchise1 . It might be impossible to know if it is more imperative to draft the correct player or develop the player correctly, but the Cardinals have the best assembly line coming out of their farm system in MLB. Yadier Molina, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong,

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Indians

Bode Plots: Analyzing Indians starters

The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been frustrating to follow thus far. The season began with lofty expectations propped up by the team becoming the national darlings of the now analytic-friendly media. The Indians even managed to win their opening series against the Houston Astros who have unexpectedly been one of the best teams in

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Ball Played: Duffy’s wild while Indians come up aces

The big news on Wednesday night was that Nick Swisher would be putting his headband back on to protect his possibly receding hairline after not wearing a headband in the first game against the Kansas City Royals. Or, it was the big news that the Cleveland Indians cancelled a Yan Gomes knee brace giveaway. Wait,

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Ball Played: Bro at the Bat, but the Indians get beat

Finally, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona unveiled what many fans of the have been waiting for all season. No, Francisco Lindor is still in Columbus where he should be (for now). Yes, Nick Swisher making his 2015 debut, serving as a gauge of how healthy or productive he can be for the team. In fact, Nick’s

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Browns, NFL Draft

Categorical, ridiculous draft grades for the Browns

Grading a draft before the players have been to an OTA1 let alone been given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in games is largely panned as ridiculous. In fact, it is difficult to even judge rookies who may initially struggle on the field. 2014 draftees Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel may continue to struggle

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Browns draft seven in Mike Mayock’s top 100

NFL.com’s Mike Mayock is one of the most respected NFL Draft experts. While he has been as good or better than Mel Kiper and Todd McShay at identifying the players a team will pick, his true value has been in his ability to diagnose prospects. Mayock is also unafraid to state his opinions on players

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Browns, NFL Draft

2015 Browns draft blueprint in new orange hue

The one constant of the Cleveland Browns Draft Day experience is that the team tends to move around as much (or more) than any of their peers. The movement is particularly noticeable in the first round—sometimes it is moving up a single spot to obtain Trent Richardson, or Justin Gilbert; other tmes it is moving

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