August 20, 2014

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LeBron James signs two-year contract with Cavs for $42.1 million

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CLEVELAND — After spending the last four seasons with the Miami Heat, superstar small forward LeBron James has officially rejoined the Cavaliers. The four-time NBA MVP signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract on Saturday night that includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, according to The Associated Press. There is no reason to believe Read More…

Cavs trade for center Haywood, power forward Powell

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CLEVELAND — Another day, another trade for Cavaliers general manager David Griffin. Cleveland acquired center Brendan Haywood and rookie power forward Dwight Powell from Charlotte in exchange for shooting guard Scotty Hopson and cash Saturday. The Hornets initially agreed to acquire small forward Alonzo Gee on June 26, but the trade was modified to replace Read More…

Cavaliers begin pursuit of Love

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — With superstar LeBron James now in the fold, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin moved on to his next target Friday. Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love, who averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season, is seen by Cleveland as the final piece to its championship puzzle. The Cavaliers Read More…

Reacting to LeBron’s decision

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — White Sox manager Robin Ventura was talking a leisurely stroll downtown when the news broke that LeBron James was returning to the Cavaliers. Though he has spent the majority of his baseball life in the WindyCity, Ventura said he’ll never forget the reaction on the streets of Cleveland. Read More…

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

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  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — “King James” is coming home to reclaim his throne. In a heartfelt first-person essay written with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, LeBron James announced Friday that he is rejoining the Cavaliers after spending the last four years with the Miami Heat. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate broke Read More…

LeBron James keeps Cleveland and Miami waiting another day — at least

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CLEVELAND — Four years and three days after “The Decision,” LeBron James is apparently having a much harder time making up his mind. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate kept the basketball world guessing — and the Cavaliers and Heat on pins and needles — by not announcing which team he will sign a Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving officially signs extension; 3-team trade goes through

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers locked up their best player and formally completed one trade Thursday when the NBA’s annual roster moratorium ended. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving signed a five-year, $90 million contract extension that he agreed to July 1, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. The pact will not be counted toward Read More…

Indians Notes: Manager Terry Francona leads majors with 318 pitching changes in 90 games

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CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona loves to use his bullpen, making a major league-high 318 pitching changes over the first 90 games. Not surprisingly, three Tribe relievers rank among the top five in the American League in appearances. Cody Allen and Marc Rzepczynski are tied for second with 44 and Bryan Shaw is fifth Read More…

LeBron James still undecided on future team; Cleveland waits impatiently

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CLEVELAND — The waiting game continued for the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James held his much anticipated summit with Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but did not commit to signing with Miami or Cleveland. Both teams have offered the unrestricted free agent a maximum-level contract valued Read More…

Cavs: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett headline summer roster

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CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett will be the marquee attractions on the Cavaliers’ team at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League from July 11-21. Kansas small forward Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, while Nevada-Las Vegas power forward Bennett went first one year earlier. This marks the Read More…