September 19, 2014

Medina
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Colts’ Keene hungry for big season

Rick Noland The Gazette Cloverleaf’s Jon Keene is hungry. Not only for the peach cobbler he can whip up just like Mom and Grandma or the trout he catches or rabbits and deer he hunts, but for success on the football field. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 350 pounds, the senior offensive tackle will play a Read More…

Pirates’ Slone an old-fashioned lineman

Two-way lineman Ryan Slone is a little bit crazy, but Black River football coach Al Young has no problem with that. “He’s a loose cannon, there’s no doubt about that,” Young said of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior. “He’s always been one of those kids who had fun playing, but this offseason he’s really taken hold Read More…

Bucks’ Scott has need for speed

With a ton of talented juniors, the Buckeye football team could be very good next season. But Nate Scott and the rest of the 11th-grade group are still planning on doing some big things in 2014. “We’re looking like a solid team coming off a good year last year,” the wide receiver/cornerback said of the Read More…

Cavaliers officially announce signing of Kevin Love

Kevin Love, David Griffin

INDEPENDENCE — Zero is Kevin Love’s new number with the Cavaliers. It also happens to represent his postseason appearances in a six-year NBA career and how many titles Cleveland has won in its 44-year existence. The latter two could change, however, because zero is also how many days it took LeBron James to contact Love after Read More…

Cavaliers: Forget about the future, Love’s addition could bring title now

Kevin Love

Most have already come around, but I’m still amazed at the mentality of some Cleveland pro sports fans. I’m talking about the complete infatuation of some with potential, with the future, with youth. And, of course, with drafts and draft picks. In this case, I’m talking specifically about the Cavaliers’ recent acquisition of three-time All-Star Read More…

All-Star big man Kevin Love joins Cavaliers, quest for title begins

Kevin Love

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili helped the San Antonio Spurs win NBA titles in 2003, ’05, ’07 and ’14. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh led the Miami Heat to four straight NBA Finals appearances and two titles from 2011-14. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce led the Boston Celtics to Read More…

Love trade could be announced as soon as today

Two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send All-Star forward Kevin Love (42) to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The long-awaited Kevin Love deal is expected to be officially announced today, after the three teams involved complete a trade call with the NBA office. The deal will bring the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Love, who averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists for Minnesota last season, to the Cavaliers, who will start him alongside four-time Read More…

Shawn Marion reportedly agrees to play for Cavaliers

shawn marion

The Cavaliers’ amazing summer continued Sunday when veteran forward Shawn Marion committed to signing with Cleveland, according to numerous reports. The Cavs had already added LeBron James, Mike Miller and James Jones and can officially complete their trade for Kevin Love as early as Saturday. Cleveland is also considered the favorite to sign 39-year-old shooting Read More…

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…