July 28, 2014

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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

Andrew Wiggins

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…

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s plane lands in Fla., rumors abuzz

CLEVELAND — Social media was set ablaze Sunday with reports about the Cavaliers’ pursuit of unrestricted free agent LeBron James. A small plane in the fleet owned by Rock Financial LLC — a company controlled by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert — traveled from Pontiac, Michigan, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, late in the afternoon. It is Read More…

Tomlin, Tribe pounded by Royals

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ 10-game homestand started on a sour note Friday night thanks to pitcher Josh Tomlin. The right-hander allowed five runs in 5⅔ innings, including a three-run homer to Mike Moustakas, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tribe 7-1 in front of a sellout crowd at Progressive Field. Tomlin (5-6, 4.11 ERA) Read More…

Indians notes: Swisher beaming with U.S.A. pride

CLEVELAND — Designated hitter Nick Swisher was proud to wear a patriotic-themed Indians cap as part of MLB’s Fourth of July celebration. “Swish” enjoyed it so much, in fact, that he offered a suggestion to the league’s marketing department for next year. “If it was up to me, we’d be wearing flags all over our Read More…

Calmer day for Cavaliers on free agency front

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — After two turbulent days to open the NBA’s free agency period, calmer waters prevailed Thursday. LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, continued meeting with teams interested in signing the four-time MVP as an unrestricted free agent. All of the negotiating sessions are being held at Paul’s office in downtown Read More…

Cavs: Gordon Hayward pays visit Wednesday

CLEVELAND — Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward, one of the NBA’s emerging talents, has become the next target on the Cavaliers’ offseason checklist. The restricted free agent met with team officials Wednesday in Northeast Ohio, setting the stage for Cleveland to present him with a maximum-level contract that Utah would have three days to Read More…

Hayward is next target of Cavaliers

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward, one of the NBA’s emerging talents, has become the next target on the Cavaliers’ offseason checklist. The restricted free agent met with team officials Wednesday in Northeast Ohio, setting the stage for Cleveland to present him with a maximum-level contract that Utah Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving agrees to $90 million contract, five-year extension

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will continue to be the face of the franchise. The two-time All-Star agreed to a five-year contract extension worth at least $90 million early Tuesday morning, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. Irving celebrated the news by waking up his former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick High Read More…

Cavs Manager David Griffin set to offer Kyrie Irving $90 million

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin threw down the gauntlet shortly after making Andrew Wiggins the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. “Andrew is just the first (piece) of what I hope is a monumental offseason,” he said. The second phase of Griffin’s plan began when the clock struck midnight, officially opening Read More…