September 4, 2015

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Mozgov latest Cav to have surgery

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ long postseason run has claimed another victim. Starting center Timofey Mozgov underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Thursday, marking the third member of the wine and gold to go under the knife since the start of the playoffs. Mozgov, who averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 7.3 Read More…

Cleveland reaches contract agreements with Love, Thompson

Brian Dulik The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lived up to their playoff catchphrase on the opening day of free agency in the NBA. Cleveland went “All In” by reaching contract agreements with power forwards Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — totaling more than $180 million — on Wednesday. The transactions cannot become official until Read More…

Cavs: To little surprise, LeBron James declines player option but is expected to return

LeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP GLeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The best basketball player in the world wants to be paid commensurately. For that reason, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James did not exercise his one-year, $21.57 million player option for next season. The deadline for his decision was Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but Read More…

Easy decision for Cavs: Timofey Mozgov option picked up

The Cavs picked up their team option on the contract of center Timofey Mozgov. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov has earned an encore with the Cavaliers. Cleveland exercised the one-year team option on his contract Tuesday, keeping the 7-foot-1 center with the team for the 2015-16 season. Mozgov, who will earn $4.95 million, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He averaged 10.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and Read More…

NFL Rookie Symposium: Marcus Mariota acts like seasoned professional

Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota conducted himself with aplomb at the NFL Rookie Symposium. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — The NFL is counting on Marcus Mariota to be a star. The Tennessee Titans need him to be their franchise quarterback. Mariota, though, is focused on a much simpler goal for his first pro season. “I’m going to continue to be myself,” the No. 2 overall draft pick said. “I understand the expectations Read More…

Cavs commentary: LeBron James gave all he had

LeBron James puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday.  (AP PHOTO)

One man cannot win the world championship by himself. Not even if he plays at a superhuman level on the biggest stage in the sport. LeBron James completed one of the greatest postseasons in basketball history Tuesday night, but the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Read More…

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…