CLEVELAND — A 17-year-old high school football player who was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in Cleveland earlier this month has died, his mother confirmed to Fox 8 News reporter Suzanne Stratford on Sunday. Niecey Bryant has been at her son’s bedside ever since the shooting.  She says one of the bullets, still lodged […]

Former Cleveland Indians infielder Andy Marte has died at age 33 following a car crash in the Dominican Republic. According to ESPN, Marte was driving alone in his Mercedes-Benz when he crashed around 3 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Marte’s agent confirmed his death in a tweet: READ MORE: Article Courtesy of […]

EUCLID, Ohio – A Euclid High School football player, who was injured in a game Friday, died from blunt impact to the abdomen, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office. Andre Jackson, a 17-year-old junior at Euclid High School died Sunday from a small bowel laceration. He was injured in Friday’s football game against […]

Police are investigating the South Florida shooting as a homicide. Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant was declared brain dead on Sunday following a shooting in South Florida, the Chicago Tribune reports. Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly issued this statement, via the Tribune: “This is such a sad and tragic situation. My thoughts and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Reggie Rucker was charged in federal court Tuesday for allegedly using charitable donations to anti-violence groups he led to pay his gambling debts and personal expenses, including mortgage payments, meals, and entertainment, law enforcement officials said. He was also charged with lying to the FBI when questioned about his alleged diversion of […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – John “Hot Rod” Williams has lost his battle cancer. The former Cleveland Cavaliers center passed away Friday. The Cleveland Cavaliers released the following statement: “The entire Cavaliers family is deeply saddened with the news of John “Hot Rod” Williams’ passing. Hot Rod was, first and foremost, a great teammate, and also the kind of […]

We should now put all doubts aside: Serena Williams is one of the best athletes in the world. No other sport has seen anyone like her. It was not merely confirmed when she won her 21st Grand Slam trophy at the 2015 Wimbledontournament. Nor was it that she completed the Serena Slam for the second time in her career and now […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially announced that the team has picked up Timofey Mozgov’s option for the 2015-16 season. The terms of the contract were not released. In 46 games for the Cavs, Mozgov averaged 10.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 25 minutes per game.   READ MORE: Article […]

A highly sought after offensive tackle who pledged to play for the University of Oklahoma football team today rescinded that commitment, a day after a racist video from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and other Sooner students came to light, reports The Huffington Post. SEE ALSO: “There Will Never Be A N-Word:” Oklahoma Frat Closed After Racist […]

Minnie Minoso, the first black Latino player in the majors, died on Sunday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Minoso died shortly after leaving a friend’s birthday party Saturday night. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his car. Experiencing chest pains, Minoso reportedly pulled over, suffering a tear in his pulmonary artery caused by “chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

  KENT, OH (WOIO) – Kent State University mourns the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 20. Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. Bitsko, 21, was set to begin his fourth year […]

  Former NFL coach turned analyst Tony Dungy is coming under fire for a comment he made about openly gay player Michael Sam. In an interview with the Tampa Tribune, Dungy said he would not have drafted Sam because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” Sam came out in February interviews.   […]