September 3, 2015

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Cloverleaf’s Austin Hanna carries county’s hopes

Austin Hanna

COLUMBUS — For the seventh time in nine years, the Cloverleaf caravan has traveled to Central Ohio. Sophomore Austin Hanna will compete in the state boys tennis tournament this morning, continuing an unprecedented run by one school in Medina County history. Hanna, who finished sixth at the Oberlin College Division I District, challenges Dublin Coffman Read More…

Brian Dulik Cavs commentary: LeBron is as good as it gets

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LeBron James owns two world championships and four MVP awards, but he has never played better than he is right now. Nor, it appears, has he ever been happier. James basked in the cheers — soaking in every second of the celebration with his family — after the Cavaliers eliminated the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Read More…

Cavs commentary: It’s time for Kyrie Irving to step up

Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving always looks sharp, if not stylish, while sitting on the bench in a sports coat and slacks. The three-time NBA All-Star also is a willing cheerleader, frequently offering encouragement and advice to his teammates. But if Cleveland has any chance of winning the world championship, he must be in its Read More…

Cavs commentary: Kyrie Irving turns in a gutsy performance

Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was on the court, sinking shot after shot, when the gates opened Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. It proved to be an omen for the rest of the evening. Irving fought through the pain from a strained right foot and left knee tendinitis, collecting 25 points and five assists as Read More…

Cavs commentary: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had no answer for LeBron

LeBron James

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been one of the top strategists in the NBA for more than two decades. “Thibs” also has been as successful as anyone in stopping LeBron James throughout his 12-year career. Neither proved to be the case Wednesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. James dominated from start to Read More…

Cavs hurting without Smith

LeBron James left every ounce of energy he had on the court, playing undersized power forward. So did point guard Kyrie Irving, small forward Iman Shumpert and center Tristan Thompson. Shooting guard Matthew Dellavedova also gave everything he had, joining the aforementioned quartet on the court during crunch time. But it wasn’t enough — and Read More…

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

Kyrie Irving

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…