North Coast Sports has Returned!

Hello everyone, For the first time in several months, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be getting back into writing for my website, TheNorthCoastSports.com. If you know me and have followed my work throughout the last several years, you know that I’ve been very busy during this calendar year whether it was writing on this …

Indians, Trevor Bauer heading towards arbitration

The Cleveland Indians were able to avoid arbitration with shortstop Francisco Lindor on Friday, agreeing to a one-year, $10.55 million dollar deal for the 2019 season. Unfortunately they weren’t able to do the same with starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Bauer is seeking $13 million for the 2019 season while …

2017 NFL Predictions

Thursday kicks off the NFL season when the New England Patriots unveil their fifth Super Bowl banner and then go against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s my predictions for the upcoming season  AFC AFC East: New England Patriots AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers AFC South: Tennessee Titans AFC West: Oakland Raiders Wild Card: Miami Dolphins, Kansas …

The Benoit Tragedy: Ten Years Later 

It was the darkest moment in the history of professional wrestling. On June 25, 2007, Fayetteville County (GA) police were called by the WWE to do a welfare check on one of their superstars Chris Benoit. Benoit had missed two live events, one including a pay-per view. When they got to his suburban Atlanta mansion …

My thoughts on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement 

I know this has nothing to do with Cleveland sports so if you don’t read it, I’ll understand. While I was at work this morning, I got the news that my favorite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was retiring from the sport at the end of this year.  I wasn’t really shocked because I’ve been …

Keith Dambrot leaves Akron for Duquesne

https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/846525485731332096 In a moment that I never saw coming, Akron Zips basketball coach Keith Dambrot has reportedly accepted an offer to become the head coach at Duquesne. Dambrot has been the head coach at Akron since 2004, posting a 305-138 during his tenure. He led the Zips to three MAC (Mid-American Conference) tournament victories along …

Jimmie Johnson wins seventh Sprint Cup Series Championship

In what was a wild, dramatic final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, an historic moment happened for the sport. Jimmie Johnson won the Ford EcoBoost 400 and in that, won his record tying seventh Sprint Cup Series championship tying Richard Petty and the late great Dale Earnhardt for the most in the …

NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Preview 

The long and winding season that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will come to an end Sunday afternoon with the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four drivers remain in the playoffs and whomever is the highest finisher of the four drivers, they will be the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  This has been …

QB change on the horizon for the Browns?

  The 2014 Cleveland Browns are off to a 3-3 start on the season, much better than some fans along with local national writers expected them to be through the first six games. Part of that is due to the success of quarterback Brian Hoyer, but after Sunday’s poor performance in the 24-6 loss against the …