July 6, 2015

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Cavaliers’ playoff history against Boston isn’t pretty

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers and Celtics have met five times in the NBA playoffs prior to this season. Boston has won four of the matchups, three of which broke the hearts of Cleveland basketball fans. A look back at each of those series:   1976 Eastern Conference finals Celtics win best-of-seven series, 4-2 Coach: Bill Read More…

Brian Dulik Browns commentary: Uniform unveiling was over the top

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When the most cogent statement at an event is made by the Bone Lady, it’s a pretty good sign things are out of control. Such was the case Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center, where the Browns unveiled their three new uniform combinations. The white home, brown road and orange alternate jerseys — largely Read More…

Cavs commentary: J.R. Smith keeps on chucking

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The legend of NBA gunslinger J.R. Smith grew even larger on Sunday afternoon. The mercurial shooting guard made 8-of-17 3-pointers — topped by a half-court circus shot at the second-quarter buzzer — in leading the Cavaliers to a 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls. “J.R. Swish” scored all 24 of his points beyond the arc Read More…

Brunswick’s Miller steps down

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The longest-tenured gymnastics coach in MedinaCounty is stepping down. Michelle Miller, who spent the last 13 years piloting Brunswick’s program, has resigned in order to spend more time with her family. “This was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make,” she said. “My team is Read More…

Tristan gets his revenge

Tristan Thompson was the final player in the Cavaliers’ locker room Thursday following their 114-88 rout of the Miami Heat. The 6-foot-10 Canadian had his long legs soaking in an ice tub, prompting him to joke he was going to need help standing up and driving home. “Playing in a game like that really tires Read More…

Browns: Goodell says NFL to rule on texting by GM Ray Farmer soon

The annual NFL owners’ meetings came to a close Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, but “severe” punishment could await the Browns. Commissioner Roger Goodell now plans on focusing on the illegal texting from Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer to coaches on the sideline during several 2014 contests. Electronic communication is banned from 90 minutes Read More…

Bowe, Browns agree to terms

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Dwayne Bowe was one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers earlier in his career. The Browns are counting on him to return to that level. Cleveland agreed to a contract with the eight-year veteran on Thursday, adding another piece to its new-look offense. He had been released by Kansas Read More…

Cavs: Home win streak reaches 14 with 117-92 victory over Nets

Cleveland’s Kendrick Perkins, right, loses control of the ball against Brooklyn’s Jerome Jordan. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Thanks to a big lift from J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, the Cavaliers’ home-court winning streak is now at 14 games. Smith and Shumpert exploded for 22 points — and buried six 3-pointers — in the second quarter Wednesday, paving the way for Cleveland’s 117-92 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn took a Read More…

District boys basketball: Hassinger gets victory he always worked for

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COPLEY TWP. — Chris Hassinger’s dream job was always to be the boys basketball coach at Medina. When it became his destiny last summer, he embraced the opportunity with both arms. “I remember when (Bees athletic director) Jeff Harrison interviewed me for the position like it was yesterday,” Hassinger said. “He asked me how long Read More…

Regional girls basketball: Grizzlies don’t rebuild, they reload

NORWALK — By all rights, this should have been a rebuilding year for Wadsworth’s girls basketball team. The Grizzlies, however, don’t believe in the concept, which is why they have been one of Ohio’s elite programs for more than two decades. It’s also why Wadsworth’s 42-37 loss to Toledo Notre Dame in the Norwalk Division Read More…