October 22, 2014

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Cavaliers dominate boards, Maccabi Tel Aviv in exhibition opener

Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — If the Cavaliers get stops, they’re going to get rebounds. And after they get rebounds, they’re going to get a lot of easy hoops. All that was on display Sunday night at Quicken Loans Arena, where Cleveland dominated outmanned Maccabi Tel Aviv 107-80 in an exhibition opener played in front of an announced Read More…

Varejao should be in starting lineup

  Cavaliers coach David Blatt will spend the preseason experimenting with various starting lineups, but I’ve already decided on mine: Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters in the backcourt, LeBron James and Kevin Love at the forward spots and Anderson Varejao in the middle. James, Love and Irving, of course, are locks, but the shooting guard Read More…

High School Football: Copley at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace hops through a hole in the Copley defense in the first quarter friday night. Photo by: Judd Smerglia

  GRANGER TWP. — The Highland football team ran 57 plays Friday. Fifty-six of them were runs, literally. Dominating up front on both sides of the ball in a game played on a very muddy field and in a steady rain for much of the night, the Hornets picked up valuable computer points with an Read More…

Rick Noland: Here’s a line that might help the Cavs pick up a title

LeBron James

Cavaliers coach David Blatt will spend the preseason experimenting with various starting lineups, but I’ve already decided on mine: Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters in the backcourt, LeBron James and Kevin Love at the forward spots and Anderson Varejao in the middle. James, Love and Irving, of course, are locks, but the shooting guard and Read More…

‘Electrifying’ scrimmage draws nearly 17,000 fans to see LeBron James’ return, new Cavaliers lineup

LeBron James

CLEVELAND — It was an event as much as it was an intrasquad scrimmage. The Cavaliers were greeted by 16,723 enthusiastic fans at their Wine & Gold scrimmage Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “It was electrifying playing for the first time in front of our fans,” said LeBron James, who was greeted by a Read More…

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…