October 30, 2014

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LeBron James, Dan Gilbert focus on shared goal of bringing Cleveland a championship

Dan Gilbert

CLEVELAND — Small forward LeBron James and owner Dan Gilbert, the two most powerful men in the Cavaliers organization, look at their divorce and second marriage the same way. “We had one bad moment and it overshadowed all the great times we had together,” James said Wednesday after practice at Quicken Loans Arena. “Now we’re Read More…

Cavs Notes: Tristan Thompson likely to sign contract extension

Tristan Thompson, Mike Conley

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson isn’t going to come cheaply, but it sounds like the Cavaliers are ready to reward the fourth-year power forward. Cleveland has through Friday to agree to a contract extension with Thompson, who was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and will earn $5.4 million this season under Read More…

Cavs Preview: LeBron James is back in Cleveland, and many believe a title will follow

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LeBron James isn’t promising anything, but he does have a dream — and it has a chance of becoming a reality. “For me, I’ve had a vision of boats and floats going down East 9th Street in a (championship) parade,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “If you don’t have a vision, you can’t get to it.” Read More…

Cavaliers: Copying the Spurs’ championship ways?

Dion Waiters

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers aren’t emulating the San Antonio Spurs, but they are studying the reigning NBA champions. It’s gotten to the point where even shooting guard Dion Waiters, who admitted Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that he studied film only when it was required over his first two seasons in the league, sounded like Read More…

Rick Noland: Hard to believe, but a title for Cavs is probability

MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Yes, it’s a lot of pressure to put on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010. Yes, there are a lot of new faces to blend together. Yes, there’s a head coach who has never been on the bench for an NBA regular-season game. And, yes, there are a lot of intermediate steps Read More…

Cavaliers to unveil new scoreboard on opening night

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ roster isn’t the only thing that’s going to be better this season. A new-and-improved 5,550-square-foot, high-definition scoreboard will be unveiled Thursday when Cleveland hosts the New York Knicks in its season opener at Quicken Loans Arena. Billed as the largest HD scoreboard at any arena in the country, the improved version Read More…

Noland’s book, ‘Over Time,’ available at Gazette

MEDINA — Copies of Gazette Assistant Sports Editor Rick Noland’s book, “Over Time,” are now available at The Gazette front desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 246-page book, a compilation of Noland’s favorite stories from 30-plus years at the paper, costs $19.95. Cash or checks will be accepted. “Over Time” Read More…

High School Football: Brunswick at Strongsville

Brunswick's Mac Gore intercepts a pass intended for Strongsville's Joe Campo during the first quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

    STRONGSVILLE — Chalk one up for Brunstucky. It’s an inaccurate and overused moniker, but Brunswick defensive end Elliot Laisure alluded to it Friday after the Blue Devils recorded a crucial 27-14 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over border rival Strongsville at packed Pat Catan Stadium. “(The rivalry) has been going on 30 Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers have met the the preseason hype

LeBron James, Mike Dunleavy

Expectations surrounding the Cavaliers were so high it would have been virtually impossible for them to exceed them in the preseason, but let’s be honest: They’ve looked pretty darn good as they prepare for their exhibition finale tonight in Memphis. Here’s a look at some of the positives, followed by a few areas of concern Read More…

Cavaliers notes: LeBron says Bulls are the team to beat in the East

LeBron James

COLUMBUS — LeBron James isn’t going to provide any bulletin board material for Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls, who are widely considered the Cavaliers’ most formidable challenger in the Eastern Conference this season. “Chicago is a lot better than us right now,” James said Monday prior to an exhibition game against the Bulls at Read More…