October 1, 2014

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LeBron James signs two-year contract with Cavs for $42.1 million

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CLEVELAND — After spending the last four seasons with the Miami Heat, superstar small forward LeBron James has officially rejoined the Cavaliers. The four-time NBA MVP signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract on Saturday night that includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, according to The Associated Press. There is no reason to believe Read More…

Cavs trade for center Haywood, power forward Powell

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CLEVELAND — Another day, another trade for Cavaliers general manager David Griffin. Cleveland acquired center Brendan Haywood and rookie power forward Dwight Powell from Charlotte in exchange for shooting guard Scotty Hopson and cash Saturday. The Hornets initially agreed to acquire small forward Alonzo Gee on June 26, but the trade was modified to replace Read More…

Residents react to LeBron’s return

When LeBron James announced his return home to Northeast Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, residents took a step back and enjoyed the moment. The On Tap Grille and Bar, on state Route 18 in Montville Township, saw a rush of customers who left work to take in the atmosphere circling James’ big decision. Read More…

LeBron James returning home with class

LeBron James is coming home. In a carefully crafted, nearly perfectly composed essay as told to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, James righted a lot of wrongs early Friday afternoon and set off a wild celebration among most Northeast Ohio sports fans by announcing he was returning to play for the Cavaliers. I say “most” because Read More…

It’s a family thing

Anyone else feel like dancing? Like smiling every 30 seconds or so? Like shouting at the top of their lungs: He’s back. How does it make any sense to have even some small part of our emotional state determined by … a basketball player? OK, we are talking about LeBron James, the best basketball player Read More…

Cavaliers begin pursuit of Love

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — With superstar LeBron James now in the fold, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin moved on to his next target Friday. Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love, who averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season, is seen by Cleveland as the final piece to its championship puzzle. The Cavaliers Read More…

Reacting to LeBron’s decision

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — White Sox manager Robin Ventura was talking a leisurely stroll downtown when the news broke that LeBron James was returning to the Cavaliers. Though he has spent the majority of his baseball life in the WindyCity, Ventura said he’ll never forget the reaction on the streets of Cleveland. Read More…

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

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  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — “King James” is coming home to reclaim his throne. In a heartfelt first-person essay written with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, LeBron James announced Friday that he is rejoining the Cavaliers after spending the last four years with the Miami Heat. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate broke Read More…

LeBron James keeps Cleveland and Miami waiting another day — at least

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CLEVELAND — Four years and three days after “The Decision,” LeBron James is apparently having a much harder time making up his mind. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate kept the basketball world guessing — and the Cavaliers and Heat on pins and needles — by not announcing which team he will sign a Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving officially signs extension; 3-team trade goes through

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers locked up their best player and formally completed one trade Thursday when the NBA’s annual roster moratorium ended. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving signed a five-year, $90 million contract extension that he agreed to July 1, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. The pact will not be counted toward Read More…