September 1, 2014

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LeBron James returning to No. 23 for his Cavaliers jersey

LeBron James (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ jerseys have changed since LeBron James last wore the wine and gold four years ago. James’ number, however, will remain the same. James announced Sunday that he will wear No. 23 in his Cleveland comeback, simultaneously releasing the news on all three of his social media accounts. “23 it is! It’s Read More…

Chicago’s Noah spices up rivalry with Cavs

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Leave it to Joakim Noah to spice up a quiet Friday on the Cavaliers front. The outspoken Chicago Bulls center — infamous for criticizing the city of Cleveland during the 2010 NBA playoffs — shared his thoughts on LeBron James’ return to the Cavaliers. Speaking with K.C. Johnson Read More…

Rookie Andrew Wiggins signs four-year contract with Cavs

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins will be a member of the Cavaliers through August 22. Beyond that date, though, there are no guarantees he will remain in Cleveland. Wiggins signed a four-year contract Thursday that will pay him $5.5 million in his first professional season. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft Read More…

Cavaliers make deal that could pave way for future deal for Kevin Love

Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin continued to reshape the team’s roster by making another trade Tuesday. Cleveland sent shooting guard Carrick Felix and a second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, along with approximately $1 million in cash, to the Utah Jazz in exchange for point guard John Lucas III and power forwards Read More…

Cavaliers to announce Andrew Wiggins signing

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — The next step in the Cavaliers’ busy offseason appears to be the signing of rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft is expected to ink a multi-year contract with Cleveland this week, according to a Sunday report by ESPN. The first season of the pact will pay Wiggins $5.5 Read More…

Cavs’ Irving excited about LeBron’s return, new deal

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving doesn’t travel with a posse. Nor does he have marketing advisors eager to see him play in a larger market. Yet, that didn’t stop local sports talkers and out-of-town reporters from accusing him of both last season. Irving admitted Saturday that the rumors did bother him because they Read More…

Manziel favorite with advertisers

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — The Browns’ backup quarterback continues to be their most sought-after player by advertisers. Rookie Johnny Manziel has been hired by Mars Chocolate to promote Snickers candy bars, giving him four major marketing endorsements before the start of his first pro training camp. The No. 22 overall pick in Read More…

James asks for input on what number he should wear

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — LeBron James wore No. 23 throughout his first stint with the Cavaliers, but switched to No. 6 upon joining the Miami Heat in 2010. Now that “King James” has returned to Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent, he is seeking fan input for which digit to choose. James Read More…

Cavs may be willing to trade Wiggins for Love

kevin love slider

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have stepped up their efforts to acquire three-time All-Star power forward Kevin Love, but it could cost them a steep price. Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins — the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft — is now in play as part of a possible trade with Minnesota that would bring Read More…

Agent confirms Browns’ Josh Gordon gets appeal date

Josh Gordon

EASTLAKE — A date has been set for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon to appeal his pending one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s illegal substance policy. Gordon’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he wasn’t permitted to reveal when the hearing will take place with league officials, but admitted it would occur “in the near future.” “Right Read More…