March 3, 2015

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Commentary: Fun night at The Q gives glimpse into how good Cavs can be

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The Cavaliers were a team on a mission Thursday, determined to show a national television audience just how far they’ve come. They also had one heckuva good time while doing it. J.R. Smith helped mascot Moondog attempt half-court shots, minority owner Nate Forbes playfully ran onto the court to call a technical foul and Iman Read More…

Commentary: Dion Waiters met with boos from Cleveland crowd

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Dion Waiters is a likable enough guy, always willing to offer high-fives to fans and warm smiles to Quicken Loans Arena employees. As a basketball player, though, “Ball Hard” was one of the most maddening talents to suit up for the Cavaliers in many years. Waiters brought his tired act to town Sunday with his Read More…

Cavaliers: Coveted big man acquired in trade with Denver

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ quest to add a legitimate big man is complete. Denver traded starting center Timofey Mozgov and a second-round draft pick to Cleveland in exchange for two first-round selections Wednesday night, marking the Cavaliers’ second significant trade in three days. The 7-foot-1, 250-pounder averaged 8.5 points, a career-high 7.8 rebounds and 1.17 blocked shots Read More…

GlenOak hands Devils first loss

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Canton GlenOak’s girls basketball team relentlessly grabbed rebounds and played terrific defense in the Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic championship. The host Blue Devils did neither, which led to their first loss since Feb. 25. Senior small forward Dajia Mills scored a game-high 18 points — and won tournament MVP Read More…

Browns notes: Veterans see Gilbert’s ability, need to see consistency

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BEREA — Rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert not only was inactive for the season finale against the Ravens, he was essentially suspended for it. Coach Mike Pettine said the first-round pick from Oklahoma State was late for a team meeting Saturday in Baltimore, prompting him to be a healthy scratch for the 20-10 loss the next Read More…

Browns: Humbling first year for Johnny Manziel

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BEREA — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel began his rookie season on the bench and will finish it on injured reserve. Obviously, the man known as “Johnny Football” is not pleased with his first year in the NFL, which consisted of just two starts. “My (left) hamstring is hurt enough to keep me out this week, Read More…

Cavaliers Kevin Love to face former team as Timberwolves come to town

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CLEVELAND — Exactly four months ago, Kevin Love was traded by the Timberwolves to the Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal. Tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time NBA All-Star will play against his former team for the first time as Minnesota (5-21) visits Cleveland (16-10). “I’m looking forward to the matchup,” said Love, who is Read More…

Browns Notes: Rookies Justin Gilbert, Terrance West struggle off field, too

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BEREA — Top draft pick Justin Gilbert and third-round selection Terrance West are squarely in the Browns’ doghouse. Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said Monday that the rookies’ benching one day earlier against Carolina occurred for multiple reasons, not just poor practice habits, as he claimed after the 17-13 loss. “Some of it was on the Read More…

Rubin set to play in 100th game for Browns

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BEREA — Ahtyba Rubin has played for five coaches in seven years with the Browns, but has never been on a team with a winning record. Despite those gloomy numbers, the friendly defensive tackle wants to re-sign with Cleveland after this season. “I love it here, so it would be awesome to play my whole Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Thomas is media MVP

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BEREA — Browns tackle Joe Thomas was a unanimous selection as the team’s Player of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection is the first offensive lineman to win the award, which has been given out since 2001. “It’s pretty special and definitely a little Read More…