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Sports Teams: Why Majority Doesn't Make the Rules

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Abraham H. Foxman

Today, offensive caricatures are no longer prevalent, public figures cannot utter ethnic slurs without repercussions, and numerous college sports teams have moved away from names that evoke negative stereotypes. And yet, a vestige of that insensitive tradition remains.

SERIOUSLY? Indians Fans Wear Redface At Playoff Game

Posted 10.03.2013 | Sports

Three Indians fans at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Wednesday night reminded everyone that the Washington Redskins aren't the only professional sp...

WATCH: Fan Throws Cup At Rays Outfielder

Posted 10.03.2013 | Sports

Watch out! Rays left fielder David DeJesus was nearly hit with a flying beverage cup while catching a fly ball in foul territory in the bottom of ...

Nana's Reflections on The Cleveland Indians

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Sports
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

I recognize that in some cities a baseball wild card game may create a bit of interest but real buzz doesn't usually occur until a team advances. However, here in Cleveland Ohio, a wild card game is not just a game.

WATCH: Jason Giambi Crushes Walk-Off Homer

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.25.2013 | Sports

Jason Giambi had Cleveland rocking on Tuesday night with a walk-off home run that produced another dramatic win and moved the Indians closer to an imp...

Latest AL Wild Card Standings

Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports

With six teams vying for just two Wild Card berths in the American League playoffs, there is plenty of meaningful baseball left in September. The ...

Mariano Rivera Was Not Perfect, But He Was Resilient

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Nobody, even the great Mariano Rivera, is perfect. Great athletes must be able to bounce back from defeat; and Rivera proved over and over he was able to do this.

WATCH: Miggy Trips Over Third, Tips Cap

Posted 08.09.2013 | Sports

Tigers' slugger Miguel Cabrera currently owns the highest batting average in Major League Baseball. He also possesses a well-documented sense of humor...

WATCH: Fan Catch Of The Year?

Posted 08.08.2013 | Sports

A fan at a minor league baseball on Wednesday made an amazing catch that almost took a horrible turn when he collided with the fence nearby....

Indians Ace Gets Sunflower Seed Shower

Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

Indians ace Justin Masterson is having perhaps the best season of his career. So what's the secret to his success? Perhaps it's his superhuman level o...

Giambi Hits Historic Walk-Off Homer

Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

Cleveland's Jason Giambi became the oldest player in major league history (42 years, 202 days) to hit a walk-off home run when he launched a solo shot...

Twins Closer Corrects Team's Twitter Account

Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports

Even after recording two straight saves against Cleveland on Friday and Saturday, the Indians' official Twitter account couldn't get Minnesota Twins c...

Nick Swisher's Embarrassing Game

Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports

Cleveland's Nick Swisher made not one but two embarrassing plays on Monday night in an extra-innings loss to Detroit. First, with the score tied a...

It's Tyson Time, Tripping to Bountiful!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...

WATCH: Indians SS Ejected AFTER Game Ends

Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

Here's something we don't see every day. Indians shortstop Mike Aviles was ejected after the final out was recorded during a game against the New Y...

LISTEN: Indians Pitcher Records Rap Song About Team

Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

Full time pitcher and part-time rapper Trevor Bauer has released his latest single. While the 22-year-old righty has been optioned to Triple-A Columbu...

FAIL: Outfielder Assists Miguel Cabrera's Home Run

Posted 05.23.2013 | Sports

Miguel Cabrera hit his 13th home run of the season on Wednesday night and he couldn't have done it without the help of Indians outfielder Michael Bour...

Respect for Native Americans: Sports Fans Should Heed Sly Stone's Advice

Tom Semioli | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

Native American groups continue their losing streak in the courtroom as well as in the court of public opinion, likely due to the fact that such behavior has been part of the American sports fabric for so many years that we have fallen ignorant to its harmful effects.

WATCH: Astros Outfielder Gets Popcorn Shower

Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports

Houston outfielder Rick Ankiel found himself on the receiving end of a popcorn shower on Sunday afternoon when he attempted to rob Drew Stubbs of a so...

WATCH: Red Sox Manager Hopes Team Can Provide 'A Little Diversion'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports

Before his team took the field in Cleveland on Tuesday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell reflected on the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon. ...

"I Know a Lot More About Being White Than You Know About Being Indian."

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

Writer Sherman Alexie, who was born on a Native American reservation, talks with me about feeling "lost and insignificant inside the larger culture," and how his culture's "lack of power" is very apparent in stereotypical sports mascots, like that of the Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland Indians Charities Keep Baseball Alive in the Inner City

Justin Sherman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Justin Sherman

With budgets being slashed, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) made the difficult decision that they have to cut all spring sports to try to save money -- that includes baseball and softball. But thanks to Cleveland Indians Charities these two sports will still be in play.

Nick Swisher Prepares to Return to the Buckeye State

Bill Lucey | Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports
Bill Lucey

A day after Christmas and Cleveland baseball fans are still savoring what they discovered under their tree; that Ohio born Nick Swisher is now a member of the their beloved Tribe.

Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Cleveland Indians Provide "Day of Giving" for Those in Need

Justin Sherman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Justin Sherman

The request to help others is always going to be there. It's our responsibility as citizens of the community to make the effort to lend a hand.