September 1, 2014

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Cavaliers schedule features 29 nationally televised games

With LeBron James back in town and the team expected to contend for an NBA title, the Cavaliers will once again be national media darlings in 2014-15. Cleveland will have 29 games telecast nationally — five on ABC, 10 on TNT, 10 on ESPN and four on NBA TV — the league announced Wednesday. Eleven Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: Tap-ins, gimmes & layups

It was too rainy to fish Monday, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and maybe we’ll land a big one: I’m not Joe Golf — or Rick Golf — but I thoroughly enjoyed the final round of the PGA Championship. The fading daylight, good scoring and jam-packed leader board — not to mention Read More…

Cavs add depth at center with Alex Kirk

Alex Kirk

While they await word from Ray Allen and Shawn Marion, the Cavaliers added some insurance in the middle Monday. The Cavs signed 7-foot, 245-pound center Alex Kirk, likely for the league minimum of $500,000. Cleveland’s roster now stands at 17, pending the Kevin Love trade, but general manager David Griffin may not be done yet. Read More…

LeBron’s No. 1 goal is bringing championship to Cleveland

  Rick Noland The Gazette AKRON — There was a LeBron James love fest Friday evening at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, but the approximate 25,000 fans in attendance will look like a small gathering if the Cavaliers one day hold a championship parade. “On the court, that’s what means the most to me,” Read More…

Cavaliers’ deal for Kevin Love to happen, according to reports

Kevin Love

The impending trade of Kevin Love to the Cavaliers gained even more steam Thursday. There wasn’t much fresh news, but Adrian Wojnarowski, a highly respected and well-connected writer for Yahoo Sports, reported the Cavs will send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a 2015 first-round pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Love. The deal Read More…

UPDATED: Mike Miller, James Jones ready to help LeBron James win in Cleveland

James Jones, Mike Miller

INDEPENDENCE — Mike Miller and James Jones spent most of their introductory Cavaliers press conference Wednesday addressing questions about LeBron James. That was fine with both veterans, who won two titles with James as members of the Miami Heat. “I think his passion for wanting to bring a championship back here to Cleveland drives him Read More…

Veteran sharpshooters Mike Miller, James Jones sign with Cavaliers

jones miller

The Cavaliers officially announced the signing of swingmen Mike Miller and James Jones, who agreed to contracts in mid-July, on Tuesday. An introductory press conference with both players will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cleveland Clinic Courts. General manager David Griffin will also be in attendance. Miller, who will wear No. 18 with Read More…

Rick Noland: Sorry, Andrew Wiggins, but you can’t hurry (Kevin) Love

Andrew Wiggins

It was the definition of awkward, but everything will turn out fine for Andrew Wiggins. Clad in a wine No. 21 Cavaliers uniform while taking part in a rookie photo shoot for Panini trading cards in Tarrytown, N.Y., No. 1 overall draft pick Wiggins did an interview with ESPN on Sunday that put him in Read More…

Cavs look like frontrunner in trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Another team could always jump out of the woodwork, but right now it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves need the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are the clear frontrunner to land Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, as Chicago and Golden State have faded in their pursuit of the 6-foot-10, 260-pound power forward. At the moment, that Read More…

UPDATED: Tickets sold out for LeBron James welcome home rally

LeBron James

AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all — and 30,000 free tickets to it were gobbled up in hours Monday. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In Read More…