December 18, 2014

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Rick Noland sports commentary: Yelling, spelling & selling

Might be a little rusty, but let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: My strongest opinion on the Brian Hoyer-Johnny Manziel debate is this: It’s entirely possible that by the end of the season, the Browns will be searching for yet another quarterback. … Give credit to Hoyer for getting the Read More…

Give Noland’s book, ‘Over Time,’ as a Christmas present

  MEDINA — Looking for a great Christmas present or stocking stuffer for the sports-minded person in your family? Signed copies of Gazette Assistant Sports Editor Rick Noland’s book, “Over Time,” are 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 Read More…

Cavaliers 111, Bucks 108: Mike Miller shines in win at The Q

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CLEVELAND — The most important person inside Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night was Mike Miller, with special mention to Johnny Manziel. Miller, who had not seen action in the last three games, had six points and seven rebounds while playing 18 second-half minutes without a rest as the Cavaliers rallied for a 111-108 victory Read More…

Cavs Notes: Anderson Varejao back on the floor

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CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao was back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks and Tristan Thompson went back to coming off the bench. Varejao missed the Cavaliers’ win over Indiana on Saturday with a bruised rib, but practiced fully Monday. “Both Andy and Tristan are capable starters,” Cleveland coach David Blatt said. “Who Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving tightening up on defensive end

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INDEPENDENCE — It used to be that the only time Kyrie Irving’s name and defense were mentioned in the same sentence, words like “lacking,” “bad,” or even “atrocious” were also used. That’s no longer the case when talking about the Cavaliers point guard. Now in his fourth year, Irving won’t be named to the NBA Read More…

Cavs notes: No complaints, Mike Miller knows role

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CLEVELAND — Mike Miller isn’t worried about the fact he hasn’t been playing. Signed as a free agent over the summer, the Cavaliers swingman has not seen action in the last three games, all victories. “I’ve been through this before,” Miller said Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We’re winning games right now, which is great. Read More…

Starting lineup leads Cavs past Pacers for third straight win

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CLEVELAND — It was a great night, for starters. And it ended well for the Cavaliers as well. Minus a member of its first unit for the first time this season, Cleveland road a new starting five to a 109-97 victory over the shorthanded Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs Read More…

Indiana going through changes, rebuilding

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers will be facing a different Indiana Pacers team tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. All-Star small forward Paul George will likely miss the entire season after suffering a gruesome leg injury over the summer while preparing for the FIBA World Cup, while shooting guard Lance Stephenson left for Charlotte through free agency. Read More…

LeBron James on Ferguson riots: Violence is never the answer

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INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James wants the killing, violence and looting to stop, but his biggest plea was for people to support the families of people like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. One day after a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 killing of the 18-year-old Brown, Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron James has to play like the King for Cavs to have any chance at crown

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If we’ve learned one thing through 13 games, it’s that LeBron James has to be the point man for the Cavaliers. He might also have to be the point guard, but more on that in a bit. In a number of games this season, James has sat back and attempted to let the game come Read More…