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Jim Tressel one of three finalists for University of Akron presidency

  Jim Tressel, current executive vice president for student success1 at the University of Akron, is one of three finalists for president, the university announced on Tuesday afternoon. The other two finalists are Ronald A. Nykiel, provost of University of Maryland Eastern Shore and former dean of business of Husson University; and Scott L. Scarborough, provost of the University...
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Salazar’s struggles and more …While We’re Waiting

Indians pitcher Danny Salazar seems to be a one-pitch pony right now. The ball that Mike Moustakas crushed for a three run homer last night was a breaking ball that was up and right over the middle of the plate. His fastball has been terrific, especially the first two times through the order. But if Salazar is going to become an effective and consistent starter, he is going to need...
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Would you play more golf if it was easier with a 15-inch hole?

I talked about my relationship with the game of golf this morning and how I quit and didn’t miss it. I also talked about how I would like to get out there and try some foot golf which involves melding golf and soccer. Now, I’m reading a story about how some courses are considering steps to get more casual golfers interested in the game. Most significantly, it appears some courses...
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Cavs’ David Griffin: “I’m not going to campaign—I’m not running for mayor”

The message was officially delivered. The Cleveland Cavaliers are done “acquiring assets.” Just days after the franchise wrapped up a 33-49 season, one that left them just short of their goal of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, acting General Manager David Griffin sat in front of the local media and ensured them that, after years of rhetoric revolving around assets and banter...
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FanGraphs: Indians have one of “smartest” lineups in baseball

The lefty-heavy Cleveland Indians lineup may be a bit frustration to watch through the first 19 games of the season, but the team is being commended for the method behind the madness. The latest comes from a FanGraphs piece titled “Lineup Genius in Cleveland“: One thing seems certain: Some very smart people are working for Team Cleveland. In addition to their focus on those intangible...
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Jesus Aguilar continues to destroy baseballs in Columbus

If you’re one of those Tribe fans who only cares about high-profile prospects, you may want to make an exception for Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar, the Columbus Clippers first baseman blasted his fifth home run of the season on Monday, and is now putting up a red-hot slash line of .386/.453/.737 (1.190 OPS) through 16 games. The portly Aguilar is listed at 6-feet-3-inches and 250 pounds...
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Unsolicited Observations: Axford, the Pen, O-Woes, and it’s “Chiz Kid” time

John Axford has the credentials. He’s a former All-Star and Rolaids Relief Man Award winner. He’s endeared himself to fans by letting the masses choose his entrance music and his mustache is the envy of all facial hair enthusiasts. Most importantly: He’s closing games. For a team whose closer imploded at the end of the 2013 season, that’s the only thing that counts. Cleveland...
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Would Browns trade down to draft Derek Carr?

I lust for the day when the Cleveland Browns draft rumors won’t involve first round quarterbacks. In order for that to be the case, the Browns will have to find one, probably in the first round. So, the only question is where in the first round? As the Browns are set to host Carr in Cleveland this week, Pro Football Talk suggests maybe Ray Farmer and the Browns could take a page...
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Indians 4, Royals 3: Deep blasts, solid pitching and a squirrel help Tribe win

Last year it was the Rally Chicken. Is 2014 the year of the Squirrel? Twice during last night’s series opener with the Kansas City Royals, a squirrel interrupted play. Players and members of the Indians ground crew tried to corral the little guy who was eventually ushered off the field. “I was like, `C’mon over here and sit in my glove,” Nick Swisher said. “I thought maybe...
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The most popular professional athlete in Ohio is…LeBron James?

Using Google search data, the blog for BestTickets.com has derived the most popular athletes, sports, positions, and teams on a state-by-state basis. While the NFL is the top dog in much of the United States, the most searched-for athlete in the state of Ohio is none other than LeBron James. James is actually the runaway leader in the United States, being the most searched for in...
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Waiting for the 2014 NFL draft, Gilbert Arenas’ cash, Metroparks foot golf, and Game of Thrones… While We’re Waiting

Your regularly scheduled Tuesday writer Andrew couldn’t be with us this week, so I volunteered to cover his WWW today. ***** I can’t stand how long we’re waiting for the 2014 NFL Draft. Consider that if it was this time last year we’d be two days out from the NFL draft. Seeing as the NFL are attention blanks that insist on dominating as much of the calendar year as possible1...
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Indians activate Jason Giambi, send Blake Wood to AAA

The Indians started the season with two players on the disabled list that were mainstays of the 2013 Wild Card team; center fielder Michael Bourn and DH Jason Giambi. Manager Terry Francona and GM Chris Antonetti decided to go with an extra bullpen arm early in the season with Nyjer Morgan keeping Bourn’s spot in center warm. Then again, Francona always loves having extra guys...
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Video: Kid hits home run while being intentionally walked

I’m going to submit this video as evidence as to why MLB should never consider doing away with the intentional walk. (Not really.) By the way, my favorite part of this video? Who is working audio production in little league baseball? Playing “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” while the kid rounds the bases? I don’t know whether I’m impressed or horrified. Also, I’ve got to say...
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NFL Draft Chatter: The Latest on the Browns

The 2014 NFL Draft is a little under three weeks away and the pre-draft visits by the prospects are coming fast and furious. Teams are still trying to get their draft boards set and these pre-draft visits might be the final determination before their final board is set. On the other side, players are putting their final impressions on the teams that might select them. - The Cleveland...
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Watching Bartolo Colon in the batter’s box is America’s new favorite pastime

Bartolo Colon is still pitching in the Majors. This year, he’s pitching for the Mets in the National League and the Internet at-large is enjoying the heck out of his plate appearances. This one, in particular, is fun because the rotund former Tribe pitcher swings wildly and loses his helmet. Feel that breeze!
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Video: Kyrie Irving’s top ten plays of the season

The NBA put together a top ten plays of 2013-2014 video for Kyrie Irving.
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Former Browns WR Brian Tyms suspended

Brian Tyms was signed by the Browns last October. He was active for seven games, catching a pair of passes. Monday morning, Adam Caplan reported that Tyms has been suspended by the league. WR Brian Tyms, who spent time with the #Browns last season, has been suspended 4 games. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 21, 2014 Tyms was waived by the Browns on March 5th. No details are available...
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Indians and Verizon partner to roll out new wireless and Wi-Fi network

Say what you want about the product on the field over the last week or so, but the Cleveland Indians are undoubtedly listening to their fans. In an effort to better connect with fans at Progressive Field, the team, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, has announced a roll-out of what their referring to as new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network.  These updates aim...
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Tribe Weekend Recap: Poor fundamentals, RISP problems, Carrasco watch, and an Easter gift

The weekend at Progressive Field did not go as planned for the home team. The visiting Toronto Blue Jays, with hordes of their fans on hand after making the four-plus-hour trek down from Ontario, took of three from your Cleveland Indians and may have come away with the sweep if not for a managerial blunder and one big hit from one of the few Wahoos who is actually hitting in the...
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Matthews *and* Manziel? While We’re Waiting…

Mock City, USA. With the NFL Draft just a few weeks away, the frequency of the ever-popular mock draft is going to pick up—immenseley. One of my favorites thus far, if only from a Cleveland Browns standpoint, comes from Rotoworld’s Evan Silva. Silva hedges his bets throughout, saying that he “doesn’t pretend to know what will happen at the draft,” but then has the Browns...
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Video: Remember that time Ricky Davis shot on the wrong basket trying to get a triple double?

I was conversing with some friends on Facebook this morning and one of my friends was doubting the authenticity of Ice Cube’s lyrics. He was questioning whether or not Cube truly “messed around” and got a triple double. Of course, that led me to think about Ricky Davis who “messed around” in his attempt to gain a triple double. That led me to YouTube where I found the clip...
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Terrell Pryor to be cut or traded by Raiders

Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrell Pryor didn’t have an awful year last year, but he apparently isn’t going to be a part of the future in Oakland. It certainly sounds like if you’re a bettor that you should probably assume he’ll get cut. It seems unlikely that anyone would trade for Pryor when the word is out that he’s about to be cut. Then again, he did show...
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Bourn Identity: What’s going on with the Indians center fielder?

A massive debate broke out on Twitter at the end of Friday’s disheartening 3-2 Indians defeat. This time around, it wasn’t actually about attendance. No, it was about Michael Bourn and his eventually failed bunt attempt. After red-hot Lonnie Chisenhall started the bottom of the ninth against the Blue Jays with a double, Bourn attempted to bunt twice and failed each time. On the...
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2014 NFL Draft: Browns interested in Andre Williams from Boston College

You never really know where this kind of info comes from, or even what it means when it’s reported that a team has “interest” in a player. That being said, Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) indicates that the Browns are among the teams that are interested in Boston College running back Andre Williams. The punishing Doak Walker Award winner set the Boston College single-season record...
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Numbers Don’t Lie: Cavs took huge steps defensively in 2013-14

Across from the coach’s office within the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room is a poster-sized sheet that serves as a reminder for what this team had set out to accomplish heading into the season. All 32 NBA teams, listed in order by opponent field goal percentage—a widely-used gauge to determine defensive prowess in a game that can vary widely in the way of pace of play. Last...
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