October 2, 2014

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Cavs: LeBron James gives Dion Waiters advice, guard embraces lessons

Cleveland’s Dion Waiters drives to the basket last season against Charlotte’s Cody Zeller. (FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward and four-time league MVP LeBron James is the teacher. Third-year shooting Dion Waiters is the willing student. Lessons are being learned, but there are more to come. “Every team, there’s a guy (that media members) want to place the blame on,” James said Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “It would Read More…

Order Noland’s book, ‘Over Time,’ via email

Gazette readers: Rick Noland’s book, “Over Time,” is a compilation of his 50 favorite Gazette stories over the past 30-plus years. Included are the infamous “The” events in Cleveland pro sports history – The Drive, The Shot, The Fumble, The Decision, The Return –  as well as numerous in-depth stories about human triumph. For many of Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to lead team as point guard

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is the Cavaliers’ leader in the locker room, but Kyrie Irving will fill that role on the floor as the team’s starting point guard. “It’s Kyrie’s show,” James said. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general. We need him to put us in position to succeed offensively. He has to Read More…

New Cavaliers coach David Blatt not intimidated by all the talent at his disposal

David Blatt

INDEPENDENCE — David Blatt’s first NBA head coaching job charges him with leading the championship-caliber Cavaliers of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, but things could be a lot worse. “You can have the alternative and not have me, Kevin and Kyrie,” James said Saturday following the team’s first practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Read More…

LeBron James ready, willing to lead Cavaliers, but says winning NBA title takes hard work

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James was all business during the Cavaliers’ annual media day Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Wearing a white sleeve over his right elbow and his customary headband while talking to several hundred media members, James didn’t do much laughing, joking or even smiling in his first official Cavs press conference in more Read More…

Cavs trade with Boston for Bogans

  Rick Noland The Gazette It wasn’t a blockbuster, but the Cavaliers turned a bunch of nothing into a little something Thursday night — and created some great salary cap flexibility. Cleveland acquired 6-foot-5, 215-pound shooting guard Keith Bogans from Boston for Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas, John Lucas III, Dwight Powell and second-round picks in Read More…

Rick Noland: The best part of my book is the people

I’ve been telling this joke for years and only recently learned, via Facebook, that I had subconsciously stolen and modified it from an episode of “Cheers”: Two sportswriters are having a beer when one informs the other he’s taking a three-month leave of absence. When his friend asks him what he’s going to do with Read More…

High School Football: Nordonia at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace runs away from Nordonia's Noah Pennypacker for a touchdown in the first quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  GRANGER TWP. — The Nordonia football team’s four-headed monster of quarterback David Murray and wide receivers Denzel Ward, Dylan Mabin and Alex Alders is dangerous enough. Throw in some self-inflected wounds and defending Suburban League champion Highland had no chance Friday, dropping its league opener 44-21. The Hornets (2-2, 0-1), who have now dropped Read More…

LeBron James, Cedar Point team up while Nike unveils James shoe line

LeBron James

Cedar Point officially announced its partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation on Tuesday, but the amusement park won’t be naming a roller coaster “King James.” However, a 10-story tall James banner could be making its way back to downtown Cleveland, and the 6-foot-8 small forward’s latest tennis shoe was unveiled at Nike headquarters in Read More…

Noland’s book available for purchase

Dear Gazette Readers: My first book, “Over Time,” is now available for purchase. It is a 246-page compilation of 50 of my favorite stories during 30-plus years at The Gazette. It’s broken into six sections – Memories, Human Triumph, Person…alities, Events, Columns and Adventures – and I think there’s something in it for everyone. There Read More…