August 1, 2015

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Farmer sticks to strategy

Based on his first season at the helm, one can question the professionalism — and professional judgment — of Browns general manager Ray Farmer. No one, however, should have any doubts about his resolve. Farmer has continuously preached the importance of building a team through the trenches, not at the so-called skill positions. Cleveland stayed Read More…

Browns select safe route

TampaBay grabbed Jameis Winston with the top pick in the NFL Draft, while Tennessee chose fellow quarterback Marcus Mariota at the second spot. The Browns, on the other hand, opted to stay out of the arms race — and played it very safe with their first selection Thursday night. University of Washington defensive tackle Danny Read More…

Brian Dulik Cavs commentary: Pair of All-Stars save day

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The Cavaliers looked lethargic and played disinterested, which is almost always a deadly combination in the NBA playoffs. Fortunately for Cleveland, there were two reasons — specifically, two All-Stars — why that wasn’t the case Tuesday night. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored the Cavaliers’ final 28 points and rescued them from the brink of Read More…

Brian Dulik commentary: Kyrie Irving brilliant in Cavs debut

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Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was the best player on the court Sunday afternoon in his NBA playoff debut. The three-time All-Star scored a game-high 30 points — making his first five 3-point attempts — as Cleveland pulled away for a 113-100 win over Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference opening round series. Read More…

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…