July 3, 2015

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Cavs: Kyrie Irving talks for first time since having surgery

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving is trying to stay positive during a very tough time for him emotionally, but he has no regrets. The Cavaliers point guard met with the media Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena for the first time since fracturing his left kneecap a week ago in overtime of Game 1 of the NBA Read More…

Cavs: Delly dominates in 96-91 win against Warriors

The Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova shoots against Golden State’s Klay Thompson. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, but LeBron James has, um, uh, Matthew Dellavedova. The best player in the world and an undrafted second-year guard from St. Mary’s led the Cavaliers to a 96-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Key word is ‘Focus’

Since things continue to go bad for the Cavaliers from the shoulders down, it’s more important than ever that they stay strong — and play a tad bit smarter — from the neck up. Even that might not be enough, but it’s the only choice Cleveland players and coaches have right now. The Cavs not Read More…

LeBron James promises the Cavaliers will give it their all at NBA Finals

Cleveland’s LeBron James during practice Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

LeBron James made a guarantee during NBA Finals media day Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. “All I can guarantee is we’re going to play hard,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “We’re going to give everything that we’ve got in these (first) two games (on the road). “Coaches will give us the proper game Read More…

Cavs coach David Blatt: ‘I’m not a vindictive person’

Cavaliers coach David Blatt talks with LeBron James during the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bulls. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — When the Cavaliers were scuffling earlier this season, rookie NBA coach David Blatt got an impassioned vote of confidence from general manager David Griffin. Now, with the Cavs about to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Oracle Arena, Blatt is getting rave reviews Read More…

Hall of Fame: Dick Cromwell’s formula for winning football games worked for 30-plus years

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Dick Cromwell is 67 now, but he hasn’t changed a whole since he graduated from Medina High in 1965 at the age of 17. Whether he was playing football, basketball or baseball for the Bees, quarterbacking Ohio Wesleyan to a 16-1-1 record in two years as a starter or winning two state football championships at Read More…

Cavs: Fortunes turning after trade, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have fit in well

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INDEPENDENCE — Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith have been perfect fits for the Cavaliers. How perfect? They’ve switched roles in the postseason and the Cavs still haven’t missed a beat as they prepare to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at Oracle Arena. Shumpert had a Read More…

Getting to play helps Irving’s mental game

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving first had to overcome the physical obstacles. Then he had to deal with bigger mental hurdles. That’s why it was important for the Cavaliers point guard to play in the final game of his team’s Eastern Conference final sweep of Atlanta. Though some questioned the intelligence of Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James reflects on journey

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James poses for a selfie with fans. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is one of those athletes who doesn’t look back or ahead too often. But after the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals for the second time in their 45-year history by completing a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the 30-year-old was in a rare reflective Read More…

Cavs hammer Hawks to easily advance to Finals with 118-88 win

Cleveland’s LeBron James gives instructions during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The last game of the sweep was convincing, thorough and impressive, not to mention extremely enjoyable for 20,562 screaming fans who started chanting “NBA Finals” with more than five minutes left. Dominating from start to finish Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the second time Read More…