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The Future of WFNY

To the faithful readers of WFNY, Good morning. Glad you could join us on such a lovely Friday. We have some news to share, and would love if you’d be willing to give us all a few minutes of your precious morning. Pour some coffee—you may need it. As you all know, Andrew, Craig and I have always pondered the future of WFNY. Being independent is super hard. We, along with Rick...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron named to 10th All-NBA First Team

The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named to the 2015-16 All-NBA First Team. James led all Eastern Conference players with 637 points, receiving 125 First Team votes. This marks James’ 12th time being selected to an All-NBA team, including his 10th First Team honor (2006, 2008-2016) and ninth straight. The only players in league history...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

While other WRs jettisoned, Terrelle Pryor is still standing with Browns

Even Dwayne Bowe had more yards and receptions for the 2015 Cleveland Browns than Terrelle Pryor. Yet, as the calendar is close to turning to June, it is Pryor who sees his name still sitting on the Browns roster while Travis Benjamin, Brian Hartline, and Dwayne Bowe have all either signed elsewhere (Benjamin) or been waived (Hartline, Bowe). So, while the Browns selected four wide...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron Alumni connect for last minute goal in 1-0 Win Over Ecuador

It ended up being great timing, both for Darlington Nagbe and Cleveland sports fans. The half-time intermission of the Cavaliers game provided the perfect viewing window for the last 10 minutes of the USMNT’s friendly match with Ecuador. What was a hard fought, gritty defensive game was in its final minute before stoppage time when a pair of University of Akron Alumni partnered...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns’ Corey Coleman is frontrunner to return punts

Remember those DeSean Jackson comparisons? Well, when the Cleveland Browns drafted wide receiver Corey Coleman with their top pick, he was expected to be a player that would not only be a threat on the outside for whoever starts at quarterback, but to also spread the field for the running game and other receivers as well. But, the rookie may have one more task on his plate his first...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic to headline UFC 203 in Cleveland

What a difference a few weeks makes. In mid-May, Stipe Miocic was preparing for his UFC 198 bout against reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio on May 14 in the Brazilian’s home country. Now, after upsetting Fabricio and being named the new Heavyweight Champion of the World, the new champion delivered some special news during the first quarter of Wednesday night’s Cleveland...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

How to Fix SportsCenter: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Pre-Friday, y’all. I’d say it was a swell Wednesday for the City of Cleveland, though I can’t say I asked it personally. The Browns didn’t lose, the Indians and Corey Kluber dealt another blow to those dastardly White Sox, and the Cavaliers took a 3-2 series lead over the Toronto Raptors, closing them in their jaws with the skin-tearing, bone-crushing force of a much...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Love finds a way: Cavaliers vs Raptors, Behind the Box Score

Toronto Raptors 78 Cleveland Cavaliers 116 [Box Score] Cavaliers lead series 3-2 Nobody can question that the Cleveland Cavaliers were facing pressure. After jumping out to an easy 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers ran into an absolute buzz saw in Toronto against the Raptors in the following two games. Returning home for Game 5, there was some question...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Indians make a statement with series win

Sometimes, one game can make all the difference for the current perspective about a team. With a win on Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians make a bold statement by winning a series 3-1 against the Chicago White Sox and defeating both Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. They would pull within a half game of the AL Central division lead and complete the road trip 6-3. With a loss...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Film Room: New Browns OT Shon Coleman

With their second pick of the third round, No. 76 overall, the Browns selected offensive tackle Shon Coleman of Auburn. After losing right tackle Mitchell Schwartz and center Alex Mack in free agency, the Browns needed to add depth to the offensive line, especially at tackle. Coleman definitely addresses a huge need for the team. He could be a candidate to be an immediate contributor...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Movie scenes that best capture the Raptors’ hope: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. Of course, the “happy” part of that could well change by about 11 p.m. this evening. Big game tonight, folks. That NBA team up north — the one with all the history and pageantry that comes from naming oneself after a contemporary blockbuster movie; is there any doubt that an expansion franchise in 2016 would be called the Avengers? — took both...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball Played: The Undefeated

Jake Arrieta. Stephen Strasburg. Josh Tomlin. Those are the only qualified pitchers remaining in MLB whose teams have won every game they have started in 2016. Chris Sale was expected to be the third name remaining after the Tuesday night matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. Instead, the Tribe made quick work of Sale while Tomlin worked deep into the game...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State football over-under regular season wins set at 8.5

The college football season may still be over three months away, but some Las Vegas sportsbooks are already projecting how many wins many of the top college football programs will get during the 2016 regular season. Surprisingly, the Ohio State Buckeyes over-under is set at just 8.5, per ESPN’s David Payne Pardum. Opening college football season win totals @GoldenNuggetLV:Michigan...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Sane Cavs talk with Brian Spaeth – WFNY Podcast No. 502

There aren’t a lot of ways to sugarcoat what happened to the Cavaliers in Toronto and thankfully we won’t try. There’s a difference between sugarcoating and having an honest conversation about the Cavaliers and what we know about playoff runs being hard. There are few people I like to talk Cavs more with than Brian Spaeth. Among other reasons whenever we talk it doesn’t feel...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Trying to find perspective as Cavaliers drop two straight

I can’t blame fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers for hovering their hands over the panic button. I don’t blame you if your faith in this team took a massive hit. It’s easy to have a short memory for the dominant run, especially with memories of the pre-Decision LeBron James Cavs teams failing to cash in on their playoff runs. So where do we go from here and try to feel good about...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Offense and Jose Ramirez double down as Indians split with White Sox

There is a battle starting to simmer and promising to boil in the AL Central division. The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians occupy the top two slots in the standings, large in part to the Tribe feasting on the Cincinnati Reds, and have now split the four games played amongst themselves during the season. With the Kansas City Royals battling injuries, Detroit Tigers battling...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

At least LeBron will stay if the Cavaliers lose, right? While We’re Waiting

It is Tuesday, WFNY. Sorry, no “Happy Tuesday!” message from me today. It’s not a happy Tuesday. Well, other than the fact that today is Taco Tuesday and I am getting cheap tacos for lunch, that is. But I digress. You didn’t come here to read about tacos, you came here to commiserate with fellow Cleveland sports fans about our impending doom. I’d like to start by quoting...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

You Wanted Adversity: Cavs-Raptors, Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers – 99 Toronto Raptors – 105Box Score  Series tied 2-2  Incomplete narratives are almost always funny in hindsight. After improving to 10-0 in the playoffs two days ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers were a super team ready to take on the 2001 Lakers if they had procreated with the Harlem Globetrotters and 1986 Celtics (it was a complicated, messy procreation process...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 4 precursor? LeBron James to do more when Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving struggle

During the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 3 loss in Toronto against the Raptors, which was their first loss in the 2016 playoffs, stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving struggled. Obviously, no player is immune to bad games, but LeBron James admitted that when two of the team’s Big Three are struggling, he needs to take the burden onto himself, per cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. “But there...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Joba shelved : Chamberlain to 15-day DL, Indians call up Ryan Merritt

With a double-header looming in Chicago on Monday, fans of the Cleveland Indians were expecting a starting pitcher to get called up from the Columbus Clippers. But, while Cody Anderson starts Game 2 as the requisite 26th man, a surprise additional roster move happened. Joba Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left intercostal muscle per the Akron Beacon Journal’s...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

For the Cleveland Browns, no news is good news—for now

Writing a story like this is tempting fate for sure. If you believe in instant karma or any sort of jinxes, especially regarding the Cleveland Browns, you’ll want to just turn right back around and leave. The story here is that there haven’t been any bad stories about the Browns lately. In a time period best known for players getting either hurt or into trouble, that’s a phenomenal...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns release Brian Hartline

With the rebuilding process in hyperdrive and Brian Hartline being a veteran who deserves to compete for something more than personal pride, the Cleveland Browns have parted ways with the Ohio State product just one year after adding him to the fray. After signing a two-year deal last spring, Hartline went on to be the team’s most productive wide receiver not named Travis Benjamin...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavs’ Richard Jefferson: “If your only goal in life is to not get swept, I don’t know why you’re playing”

For the first time in the 2016 playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a loss this past Saturday night. While talking to the media during Sunday’s off day, Cavs forward Richard Jefferson said something that was simple, yet so true: “If your only goal in life is to not get swept, I don’t know why you’re playing.” .@cavs' Richard Jefferson: 'If your only goal is not to...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

SI’s proposed 22 week NFL schedule would add more misery for Browns

How about a Cleveland Browns home game on February 2 that involves a 3-12 record and minus-10 degrees windchill? Such games could become commonplace under a new proposed schedule from Sport Illustrated’s Melissa Jacob. She believes the NFL offseason is too long and that the league is leaving a financial windfall on the table, so she proposes the NFL moves to a 22-week schedule...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavs’ Dahntay Jones suspended one game for low blow to Bismack Biyombo

When the Cleveland Cavaliers signed Dahntay Jones in early April for their playoff run, no one expected him to hit the three-pointer to give the Cavs the record for the most threes made in a single game during the sweep over the Hawks. After doing that, no one expected Jones to be suspended in the East Finals, let alone to get playing time to warrant a suspension. But after a low...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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