July 30, 2015

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Tennis MVP: Austin Hanna showed off improved game while advancing to Columbus

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Austin Hanna proved the sophomore jinx is merely a myth, at least in boys tennis. After winning Gazette MVP honors as a freshman, the Cloverleaf standout took his game to the next level and put together a spectacular second season. Hanna won the Suburban League Tournament and Akron Division I Sectional championships en route to Read More…

Cavs: Kevin Love believes he’ll be back in Cleveland next season

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, left, walks with Kyrie Irving during the first round of the playoffs. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has buried the hatchet with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. The three-time All-Star also vowed to be on the court, wearing a Cleveland jersey, at the 2015-16 regular season opener. Love addressed those subjects — and many more — Sunday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts, where the Cavaliers continued Read More…

Superstars LeBron James, Stephen Curry have plenty of mutual respect

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INDEPENDENCE — Once he hangs up his sneakers, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will be immortalized with a statue outside Quicken Loans Arena. One can only imagine how Akron City Hospital will honor him, along with its second-most famous arrival. James and Warriors point guard Stephen Curry were both born at the downtown medical facility, Read More…

Szalay makes state in 1,600

Brian Dulik The Gazette AUSTINTOWN — Gabe Szalay broke into a smile long before he crossed the finish line Friday and kept smiling while on the awards podium. Truth be told, the Wadsworth freshman has good reason to still be flashing his pearly whites now. Szalay finished fourth in the boys 1,600-meter run at the Read More…

Cloverleaf’s Austin Hanna carries county’s hopes

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COLUMBUS — For the seventh time in nine years, the Cloverleaf caravan has traveled to Central Ohio. Sophomore Austin Hanna will compete in the state boys tennis tournament this morning, continuing an unprecedented run by one school in Medina County history. Hanna, who finished sixth at the Oberlin College Division I District, challenges Dublin Coffman Read More…

Brian Dulik Cavs commentary: LeBron is as good as it gets

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LeBron James owns two world championships and four MVP awards, but he has never played better than he is right now. Nor, it appears, has he ever been happier. James basked in the cheers — soaking in every second of the celebration with his family — after the Cavaliers eliminated the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Read More…

Cavs commentary: It’s time for Kyrie Irving to step up

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Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving always looks sharp, if not stylish, while sitting on the bench in a sports coat and slacks. The three-time NBA All-Star also is a willing cheerleader, frequently offering encouragement and advice to his teammates. But if Cleveland has any chance of winning the world championship, he must be in its Read More…

Cavs commentary: Kyrie Irving turns in a gutsy performance

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Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was on the court, sinking shot after shot, when the gates opened Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. It proved to be an omen for the rest of the evening. Irving fought through the pain from a strained right foot and left knee tendinitis, collecting 25 points and five assists as Read More…

Cavs commentary: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had no answer for LeBron

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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been one of the top strategists in the NBA for more than two decades. “Thibs” also has been as successful as anyone in stopping LeBron James throughout his 12-year career. Neither proved to be the case Wednesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. James dominated from start to Read More…

Cavs hurting without Smith

LeBron James left every ounce of energy he had on the court, playing undersized power forward. So did point guard Kyrie Irving, small forward Iman Shumpert and center Tristan Thompson. Shooting guard Matthew Dellavedova also gave everything he had, joining the aforementioned quartet on the court during crunch time. But it wasn’t enough — and Read More…