Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Raven Report: 6.18.14

Welcome to the first ever Raven Report! This is a new addition to our site where I, Raven or better known as @nevarwilliams will chime in with sports news, entertainment news and whatever tidbits I feel like speaking on. So with the introduction out of the way…..

The power that is Mike Trout bashed the Cleveland Indians last night, as he led the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 9-3 win Tuesday night. Trout had 3 hits, two of which were home runs, 4 RBI and scored 2 runs in 5 at bats. The brunt of the punishment was taken by Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin. Through 5.1 innings, Tomlin surrendered 11 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), while only having 4 strikeouts. The loss brings the Indians back to .500 at 36-36 on the season. Game 3 of this 4 game series will pickup tonight at 7 PM.

Johnny Manziel agreed to terms with the Browns Tuesday. The rookie agreed to a 4-year contract. Terms were not released, but using the NFL rookie wage scale, it is projected that the deal is to be worth about $8.25 million.

The Browns released wide receiver Earl Bennett yesterday, just one month after signing a one-year, $730K deal. Perhaps the Browns have some good news about Josh Gordon coming soon…?

Former Browns cornerback Eric Wright announced his retirement at age 28. Wright played with Cleveland, the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers in his career.

Quick FIFA World Cup recap: Belgium beat Algeria 2-1, Brazil tied with Mexico 0-0 and Russia tied with South Korea 1-1. Today's games will see Australia vs. Netherlands (Noon), Spain vs. Chile (3 PM) and Cameroon vs. Croatia (6 PM).

In World news, the United States captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is the suspected ringleader of the attack in Benghazi.

Lastly, music group OK Go released a fascinating and highly entertaining video for their song "The Writings On The Wall". Using visual tricks, it reminds people of Salvador Dali and Felice Varini. Check it out below!

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