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Cleveland’s Window

CLEVELAND

Cleveland. What image comes to mind when the word is uttered? Is it smoke and fire billowing from the Cuyahoga River? Is it block after block and neighborhood after neighborhood of dilapidated and boarded up houses? Do abandoned steel mills come to mind? Given the portrait painted by journalists and media in general, it is […]

JJ Ranks them Week 8

Broncos stiil # 1 (photo Ron Chenoy / USA TODAY Sports)

  So this is the new NFL, huh? This is what the league mustaches want? If so, I’m not buying in. Call me old fashioned, but I actually enjoy the running game and defensive battles. Instead, we have been handed rule changes that have made it nearly impossible to play defense. The illegal contact rule […]

WEEK 7 JJ Ranks ‘em

Broncos stiil # 1 (photo Ron Chenoy / USA TODAY Sports)

After another week in the books, the NFL continues to throw curveballs at its fans. The Seahawks seem to be falling apart, after trading Percy Harvin and falling to the Rams. The Bills pulled off a last second win, but lost their entire starting backfield. The Cowboys continued to take the league by storm. Detroit […]

Lebron Returns To Cleveland As A Champion, Leader

(photo David Richard / USA TODAY Sports)

by MARK STEVES   It was certainly a busy summer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as superstar Lebron James returned to his hometown team to try and help turn around the franchise in the next few years. The ripple effect of him signing as a free agent encouraged others such as Kevin Love, Shawn Marion, Mike […]

Another HBP?

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Rocket Sports and Entertainment, the leader in catching those taking one for the team, did it again today!   Roemon Fields of the Blue Jays Instructional League squad got plunked on the brain bucket.  Fields did trot down to first before being checked out by the team trainers.  If you check out the second picture […]

Hoffman at Mattick

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DUNEDIN, FLA.–Toronto Blue Jays 2014 first round pick Jeff Hoffman is in his third week of long toss (60′) at the team’s Mattick Complex.  Hoffman has been working out with the team’s prospects during Instructional Camp. 

COWART AND CARRASQUILLO SWEET VICTORIES IN ORLANDO

AMOS COWART (photo Damon "LatinBox" Gonzalez / LATINBOX COMMUNICATIONS)

with Chris Cook Ringside   Orlando, Fla.–Amos Cowart who I believe is a young and extremely talented fighter out of Florida. Cowart however,  finds himself in a Catch-22. He’s too dangerous for top lightweights, clearly you just get a feeling when he steps into the ring there,  lurks a fighter capable of beating many of today’s […]

NFL WEEK 6: the JJ RANKINGS

JJ says it so!  Up seven  spots DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys run by Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks (photo USA TODAY Sports / Steven Bisig)

A tie. The Browns beating the Steelers. Injuries to Victor Cruz, Alex Mack, Stephan Ridley, Jarod Mayo, and other impact players. The Seahawks losing at home. Yep. Just another week in the topsy turvy, unpredictable NFL. This is why we watch. I can’t wait to see what next week has in store: 1 San Diego […]

NHL Opens Tonight and Atkinson takes another Hard Knock

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Dunedin, Fla.–One day he is hit by a pitch another he makes his catching debut and on Wednesday and a fellow Canadian tries to run him over at the plate.  So goes the life of Blue Jays Instructional League catcher and fellow Canadian Justin Atkinson.  The Surrey, BC native Atkinson got the starting assignment on […]

JJ RANKINGS Week 5

Antonio Gates keeps the critics silenced as JJ has Gates, Rivers and the Chargers at the top after 5 weeks. (PR PHOTO)

Is this the year of the comeback or what? Another weekend, another slate of heart in your throat games, capped off by the Browns largest road comeback in NFL history. No lead is safe. Nothing is as it seems. Throw out everything you thought about this season in week 1, and throw out everything you […]