December 20, 2014

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Cavaliers: Kevin Love turning it up on defensive end

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CLEVELAND — After Kevin Love’s best offensive night of the season Saturday, Cavaliers coach David Blatt was more excited about his work on the other end of the floor. “I think Kevin Love is playing the best defense of his career,” Blatt said. “He can get better like all of us can, but he’s doing Read More…

Cavaliers: Waiters can’t stay out of his own way

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It was just the other day I wrote a story on Dion Waiters’ move to the bench and mentioned how Waiters means well, but sometimes can’t seem to get out of his own way. That seems to be happening again. Waiters has pulled the fire alarm again and, in typical fashion, is trying to run Read More…

Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova earning coach’s trust, getting playing time

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There are plenty of obvious positives to playing alongside LeBron James, but there are certainly drawbacks, too. Matthew Dellavedova knows the negatives better than anyone because his locker is right next door. When 25 or more media members are swarming James in the corner after games, it can make getting showered and dressed tricky for Read More…

NBA preseason: LeBron James takes charge in win over Pacers

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CINCINNATI — LeBron James has spent the early part of this preseason helping his teammates find a rhythm. He spent Wednesday night finding his own. James shook off a sluggish start to the preseason to score 26 points in 24 minutes in the Cavs’ 98-93 preseason victory against the Indiana Pacers on the campus of Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving sprains ankle, but tweets that it’s not serious

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Cavaliers’ lone free day in Brazil was spent with canceled sightseeing plans and Kyrie Irving in a walking boot. Irving was injured during practice before the Cavs’ flight departed Tuesday. X-rays and an MRI taken Tuesday were negative, a league source said, and the boot was considered precautionary. It’s Read More…

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer fail to impress in 24-23 preseason loss

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LANDOVER, Md. — Talk about not living up to the hype. The duel between Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel against Washington on Monday night at FedExField disappointed in almost unimaginable fashion because neither player made strides nor a strong case he should become the starter heading into the upcoming season. The veteran and Read More…

Waiting period may complicate Cavs’ deal for Love

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When the Cleveland Cavaliers receive the paperwork on Andrew Wiggins’ signed contract, which is expected Thursday, the clock on a tedious 30-day waiting period that could drastically alter the future of the franchise will officially begin ticking. Forget about fantasies here. If the Cavs are going to consummate a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Read More…

Commentary: Cook has perfect recipe for Spartans upset

Connor Cook wasn’t expected to be Michigan State’s starting quarterback this year. Even when he was given the job early, he wasn’t comfortable to hold it. Yet once he found his rhythm, the Spartans marched to that beat. This was a defensive team. That was the identity. At some point, though, that wasn’t going to Read More…

Polls: GOP losing ground with public

The standoff over the government shutdown continues to damage the public’s opinion of congressional Republicans, two new surveys indicate, a finding likely to deepen concern among GOP leaders about the impact the stalemate is having on their party. A third newly released survey shows that overall approval of Congress has fallen to nearly a record Read More…

Obama to House, on government shutdown: Just vote

After a taking the weekend off, President Barack Obama resumed his public pounding of House Republicans on Monday even as a top aide laid out a possible avenue for defusing the fiscal fight that has frozen parts of the government and threatens a federal default. Speaking during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Read More…