Jimmy Haslam puts Knoxville home on the market

Jimmy Haslam mansion

Maybe he’s serious about staying in Cleveland after all. Less than a week after rumors emerged that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could conceivably swap the Browns for his home state Tennessee Titans, the Pilot Flying J truck stop magnate has put his Knoxville, Tennessee mansion up for sale, according to Realtor.com. Haslam reportedly purchased


Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: March 27, 2015

Cleveland Sports

Four weeks ago now, WFNY introduced the Cleveland Sports Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title will come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be


Indians option Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus

Danny Salazar Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians have optioned pitcher Danny Salazar to Class AAA Columbus. This means Zach McAllister, T.J. House and Josh Tomlin will fight for the final two rotations spots for the Indians. The team has their first three rotation spots settled with Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer, so these final two spots will need to be decided


LeBron James makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

LeBron James suit

Fortune has released its list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for 2015. Amongst the 50, four are involved with basketball and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was chosen as one of the few. At No. 31, James is considered by Fortune to be one of the greatest leaders in the world. Although basketball sure helps James get noticed, this is


Alex Mack working on a slow, cautious rehab plan

Alex Mack Cleveland Browns

When Browns Pro-Bowl center Alex Mack went down with a broken left fibula in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so did many of Cleveland’s playoff hopes. It is not a coincidence that after starting the season 4-2 with Mack, the Browns finished the season losing seven of their final 11 games with five consecutive losses to


Are the Browns “the new Raiders?”

Matt Williamson Hot Fire

ESPN is talking about NFL free agency thus far and the Cleveland Browns appear at the bottom of the list with a big fat letter grade “D.” Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and former Browns scout Matt Williamson discussed free agency to this point for many teams, but Williamson’s quotes are the


Indians’ Starting Rotation Battle Royale coming to a close

Cleveland Indians TJ House

As Palm Sunday is nearly upon us, the battle for the fourth and fifth starting positions in the Cleveland Indians pitching rotation has almost completed. So, before the announcement becomes official, let us take a look at how the pitchers have done this spring. The statistics from Spring Training are not a true measuring stick


Mark Price to become head coach at UNC-Charlotte

Tony Dejak/AP Photo

Mark Price has moved on to the latest phase in his basketball career: college head coach. The Cavalier great will take over the UNC-Charlotte hoops program, agreeing on Wednesday to become the 49ers’ tenth head coach. He was offered a five-year deal, according to ESPN. The university will officially welcome Price at a news conference Thursday afternoon. No. 25 took to Twitter


Browns to be subject to “severe” discipline for in-game texts

Cleveland Browns Texting

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly been made aware that their punishment for the texting scandal from the 2014 season will be handed down next week. Early reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter claim that said punishments will be “severe.” Browns general manager Ray Farmer offered an apology for texting during games, an action which is in blatant violation of the


Indians ranked 25th in terms of MLB franchise value

Cleveland Indians

Good news if you’re an owner of a Major League Baseball team: Things have never been better! According to Forbes, the website and magazine for all things business, the average baseball team now worth a whopping $1.2 billion, 48% more than a year ago, the biggest year-over-year increase since they began tracking team values in


Mike Pettine ranked 28 out of NFL coaches (and that’s OK)

Mike Pettine Cleveland Browns

Rankings are arbitrary and sometimes even fun. Oftentimes they’re not much more than fodder for arguments and conversation, which is exactly what sports is supposed to be about, I guess. So CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco decided to use this relatively quiet time of year to rank NFL coaches, and while I like Mike Pettine and


Cavs front office ranked No. 16 in NBA by ESPN

Joshua Gunter/Plain Dealer

Another day, another NBA list put together by ESPN. And just as we’d expect given the Cavs’ sterling performance over the past several months, they come in at…sixteenth!? Yep, No. 16 it is. The latest ranking evaluates each NBA franchise’s front office, with ownership, team presidents/GMs, and coaches all factoring into the process. For what


Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

jerry sands

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training:


Cleveland Seeing Highest Priced Sweet 16 Games Compared To Other Regional Host Sites

March Madness Cleveland

March Madness comes to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on March 26 and 28, and the stakes could not be higher with four teams vying for the Midwest Region bracket’s birth to the Final Four in Indianapolis. Three-seed Notre Dame and seven-seed Wichita State will take the court first on Thursday night at 7:15


Anderson Varejao talked out of attempted return this season

Anderson Varejao

With the wine and gold quickly coming down the home stretch of the regular season and maintaining their spot in the top tier of the NBA, fan favorite and injured center Anderson Varejao would obviously love to make a comeback for the (hopefully long) playoff run. With a torn Achilles, Varejao was ruled out for the


Could Jimmy Haslam swap the Browns for the Titans?

Jimmy Haslam Cleveland Browns

In what would be a move best made for a cable-based reality television show, could Jimmy Haslam Jr. swap his stake in the Cleveland Browns for that of the Tennessee Titans? According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the sale of the Titans is becoming a reality. It’s long been rumored, but the wheels are apparently


There can be only one Highlander: Cleveland State to face NJIT in CIT second round

Marlin Mason CSU

It may not be the Big Dance, but the Cleveland State Vikings are still boogying into the college basketball postseason. The Vikings continue their run in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Monday night, when they will face the NJIT Highlanders in a second-round game in Newark, NJ. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. Cleveland


Browns could be “front-runners” to land on HBO’s Hard Knocks

Cleveland Browns

Could the soap opera in Berea become a reality television show? It appears that the odds are better than many would have hoped, especially those who would play key on-screen roles. According to The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci (who, as you may recall, previously worked for the Cleveland Browns’ official team website) the Browns are the front-runner to be


Cavs showed interest in Steve Nash before he announced his retirement

Steve Nash LeBron James

Eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, a decision forced by his aging body’s lack of fitness for NBA basketball. In three injury-ravaged seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, Nash only played in 65 games. But before he retired, the Cleveland Cavaliers front office


Ahtyba Rubin’s contract details with Seahawks emerge

Ahtyba Rubin

Ahtyba Rubin’s time with Cleveland has officially run out as he signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks this week for just one season. I was curious to see what the big man would get financially, and now those details are starting to emerge. According to Adam Caplan, it’s a one-year deal with the reigning