November 20, 2014

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Cavs notes: LeBron James says ‘Big Three’ minutes need to come down

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James isn’t ready for a rest right now, but he knows he’s playing too many minutes. The Cavaliers small forward entered a game against San Antonio on Wednesday ranked third in the league at 39.1 minutes per night, while point guard Kyrie Irving was fourth (38.4) and power forward Kevin Love was fifth Read More…

Popovich sees bright future for Cavaliers

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of the surliest interviews in professional sports. He enjoys demeaning sideline reporters and mocking journalists in every city, as was the case Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Popovich’s responses included, “Duh,” “Did you stay up all night thinking of that question?” and “I never said that. You’re making those Read More…

Josh Gordon overjoyed to be back with Browns

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BEREA — Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” blared through the field house speakers Wednesday as the Browns began stretching. It set the perfect mood for receiver Josh Gordon’s return to the practice field after serving a 10-game drug suspension. He’s back for the final six-game stretch and said he’s “extremely pumped” to be part Read More…

LeBron James loses ball on last possession as Cavs lose close game to Spurs

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CLEVELAND — For the Cavaliers, the good news is LeBron James struggled to score, coach David Blatt made some questionable tactical decisions and they still had a chance to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The bad news is they lost 92-90 Wednesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “This is a game Read More…

Tifft joins Kyle Busch Motorsports lineup

Brad Bournival The Gazette If Matt Tifft has anything to say about it, the 2014 Highland graduate will go from go-karts to a Sprint Cup championship one day. The HinckleyTownship native took a step in the right direction over the weekend when Kyle Busch Motorsports announced the addition of Tifft to the team’s lineup for Read More…

NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for rest of season

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MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the league and the NFL Players Association over the player Read More…

College basketball: No. 20 Ohio State makes it look easy in win over Marquette

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COLUMBUS — In a measure of how well No. 20 Ohio State is executing, all three players who came into the interview room Tuesday night mentioned the word “easy.” Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead the Buckeyes past Marquette 74-63. Amir Williams had 12 points, and Read More…

Browns release veteran running back Tate

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A week after running back Ben Tate said he wasn’t satisfied with his shrinking role, the Browns showed their dissatisfaction with Tate. Tate was released Tuesday morning, ending a short and disappointing stint in Cleveland. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is Read More…

LeBron James knows challenge is steep against Spurs

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INDEPENDENCE — SportsCenter will be in town again tonight and ESPN will televise the game nationally. The Cavaliers host the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena, and Cleveland players are fully aware they’ll have to play much better than they did Monday against Denver in order to win. “They Read More…

Rhoads accentuates the positive

RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE Highland’s Carlee Rhoads is the 2014 Gazette MVP for girls cross country. Jonathan Huff The Gazette The dominance was present all year — two course records broken, the Highland girls 5,000-meter run standard, winning races by 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 40 seconds. At the Suburban League Super Duals, 1:22 passed before Read More…