Indians increase Corey Kluber’s salary for 2015

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Under contract for the next few seasons, the Cleveland Indians could have let Corey Kluber go to work for pennies on the dollar. Fresh off of a Cy Young award-winning campaign, however, the Tribe agreed to a new salary for the 2015 season that will pay the ace starter what is assumed to be a


Browns looking to add to defensive backfield in wake of Skrine

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Buster Skrine leaving via free agency served to create yet another hole in the Swiss Cheese-like wish list for the Cleveland Browns, and it appears the team is doing what they can to kick the tires on potential replacements. On Thursday, the team plans to host free agent cornerback Perrish Cox, he formerly of the


Trevor Bauer went HAM on an “overthinking” inquiry

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There is no denying that Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is one of the more intelligent players in Major League Baseball. His penchant for mechanics and the how versus the why have made him into one of the league’s brightest young stars. Conversely, these same mannerisms—the pre-game routine, his replies to post-game questions—have made


Cavs in-air team photo becomes instant highlight

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Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ big win over the Dallas Mavericks, the entire team got together for a photo from the team plane. The photo was eventually posted by LeBron James on Instagram and then followed up by countless teammates. Not long thereafter, social media was ablaze with a litany of thoughts surrounding the image, the


Buster Skrine signs four-year deal with the Jets

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The Cleveland Browns’ need for a cornerback just got larger as Buster Skrine will reportedly sign a four-year deal with the New York Jets that will pay him $25 million, $13 of which is guaranteed. Skrine, the full-time starter opposite cornerback Joe Haden in 2014, waited all of 20 minutes after the start of free


Gavin Floyd reinjures elbow, may require surgery

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The Cleveland Indians handed Gavin Floyd a shiny new contract with major league guarantees in hopes of a bounce-back from an injury-plagued 2013. Unfortunately for the Tribe, this appears to be off to a rough start as the veteran has apparently reinjured the same elbow that suffered a stress fracture a season ago. The team,


Browns showing interest in Darrelle Revis—again

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When one of the best cornerbacks in the league effectively signs a series of one-year deals that bet on himself in exchange for future flexibility, he’s bound to be linked to several teams every March. Alas, thus is the case once again with Darrelle Revis coming off of a ring-winning season with the New England


Browns tender Gipson, Robertson, Kitchen and Bademosi

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The Cleveland Browns have tendered qualifying offers to defensive back Johnson Bademosi, safety Tashaun Gipson, defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and linebacker Craig Robertson. Both Robertson and Gipson have reportedly been handed a second-round tenders to the tune $2.356 million. A few highlights on the players involved: • Bademosi has led the Browns in special-team tackles in


Pics: Nike to release “What If” edition of the LeBron 12

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LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet, but the four-time MVP was also one hell of a football player back in his high school days. The latest iteration of Nike’s LeBron 12 is an homage to just that: What if James chose football instead of basketball and was running routes as opposed


On Curt Schilling, Twitter Trolls, and consequence: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, kids. We’re firmly in the throes of NFL Free Agency, Spring Training baseball, and the home final full month of regular season NBA basketball. We’ll have some thoughts on all three over the coming hours, but While We’re Waiting… Finally. Some long overdue comeuppance for Twitter trolls. We’re going on a week or so


LeBron on turnovers: “I suck.”

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Having spent much of the last week subbing in as his harshest critic, LeBron James succinctly and demonstrably described his season-long bout with turning over the basketball. “As far as turnovers, I suck, I suck,” James said following his nine-turnover night in the team’s Friday night loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “Tonight was another one of those


Browns re-sign Shaun Draughn and Spencer Lanning

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The Cleveland Browns announced have re-signed exclusive rights free agents running back Shaun Draughn and punter Spencer Lanning. Draughn joined the Browns prior to Week 14 last season. He appeared in four games and returned five kickoffs for 115 yards (23.0 avg.) and added one special-teams tackle. Since earning the Browns punting role in 2013,


Perk on hard fouls: “We don’t have time for that s—. That ain’t cool.”

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It takes considerable force to knock a 6-foot-8-inch, 250-pound chiseled athlete off of his course when he is running at full speed. Unfortunately for LeBron James, he’s finding this out the hard way as he completed what was his second game in the last three for the Cavaliers wherein he received several hard fouls en


Ray Allen says ‘no thanks’ to the NBA—for this season

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After fielding phone calls, texts and DMs from would-be suitors, veteran swingman Ray Allen has decided to pass on all offers to play in the NBA this season. In a press released issued by Tadem Sports and Entertainment, Allen told the world he will stay on the sidelines for the residual portion of the year


Forbes: Cavs ranked as No. 2 company to work for in all of sports

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Good new for those aspiring to work in sports within the state of Ohio: You have some of the best options in the country. According to Forbes, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Ohio State University athletics department are among the best in all the land with both being among the top five and Dan Gilbert’s Cavs


“I guarantee every team in the league would take his defense and be thrilled.”

Michael Brantley

The way defensive metrics rate Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has officially perplexed Terry Francona. In an interview conducted a few days back in Goodyear, Arizona, Francona admitted that, while he has been in the game for quite some time, he has no idea why advanced analytics rate the MVP candidate so poorly. “I have no


Justin Gilbert working out with Joe Haden

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Through all of the distractions that the Cleveland Browns had to endure with regard to quarterback Johnny Manziel, it was fellow first-rounder Justin Gilbert who drew the ire of his veteran teammates. One of the veterans who spoke about Gilbert was fellow cornerback and first-round draft pick Joe Haden, a player who also came in


Tribe comes out glowing in Grantland’s MLB preview

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Can a team that fell short of the playoffs and didn’t make many headlines in the offseason actually be among the favorites heading in to the next year? If you ask Grantland’s Jonah Keri, that answer is a resounding ‘Yes’ as the Cleveland Indians are ranked fifth in his 2015 MLB Preview. Keri makes sure


Pics: First look at Nike’s LeBron 12 “Elite”

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Remember that $270 LeBron James-based sneaker released by Nike roughly two years ago? It was the LeBron X Elite, and it flip-turned the sports and business community on their collective heads. Two years later, Nike is releasing yet another edition of James’ signature shoe with the “Elite” tag, producing their latest premium performance sneaker. From


Food, beer and a chance to win Indians Opening Day tickets—who’s in?

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With less than 40 days remaining until the Cleveland Indians’ Opening Day tilt against the Detroit Tigers, the team is giving fans a chance to win a pair of the highly coveted tickets all while incorporating some of their new, highly delicious partners. On Tuesday, March 3 fans can enter to win a chance to