January 31, 2015

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Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James misses game with sprained wrist, doubtful for Friday


CLEVELAND — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James was a late scratch Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sprained right wrist. James, who is listed as doubtful for a game Friday against Sacramento at Quicken Loans Arena, underwent an exam and MRI earlier in the day at the Cleveland Clinic. The four-time Read More…

Browns Analysis: Return by Brian Hoyer is possible, may be best move for both parties

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When Brian Hoyer lost his starting job to Johnny Manziel — before the biggest game of the year — the assumption was that Hoyer’s tenure with the Browns was all but over. Hoyer furthered the belief when he took the nameplate over his locker as a souvenir “just in case.” Hoyer is set to become Read More…

Browns Notes: Joker Phillips reportedly new wide receivers coach


Joker Phillips’ new job is nothing to laugh at. Phillips will be hired by the Browns as wide receivers coach, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Wednesday, citing a league source. The team wouldn’t confirm the move. Phillips has never worked in the NFL, but played receiver at the University of Kentucky in the early 1980s and Read More…

Cavaliers extend winning streak to 7 with win over Pistons


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter. After colliding with Meeks, James put his hands out to break his fall before sliding across the floor on his stomach. “I was scared, Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers flying high again and LeBron James is the reason


There are a lot of reasons why the Cavaliers are on a six-game winning streak and suddenly looking like the team many of us thought they’d be all season, but one sticks out. He stands 6-foot-8, weighs 250 pounds, hails from Akron, is a four-time league MVP and is named LeBron James. After missing eight Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James earns 48th player of week award

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James upped his record total to 48 Monday with another selection as Eastern Conference Player of the Week. James has earned the honor three times this season and 29 times overall while with the Cavs (25-20), who will bring a six-game winning streak into their game in Detroit tonight. It was the Read More…

Owner Robert Kraft says Patriots did nothing wrong, will be owed apology in the end


CHANDLER, Ariz. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion Kraft is certain will occur. In an unscheduled statement, Kraft strongly defended his team’s actions and Read More…

Indians: 3B Urshela, LHP Ryan Merritt win minor league awards


Third baseman Giovanny Urshela and LHP Ryan Merritt were named the Indians’ minor league players of the year on Monday. Urshela was the Lou Boudreau Award winner — top position player — while Merritt was the Bob Feller Award winner for top pitcher. Urshela, 23, split last season with Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron, batting Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: J.R. Smith getting his shots


CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith has been getting the ball where he wants it — in his hands — since joining the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old had 14 points on 4-for-12 shooting from behind the arc Sunday as the Cavs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 at Quicken Loans Arena. Since being acquired from New York in a Read More…

Commentary: Dion Waiters met with boos from Cleveland crowd


Dion Waiters is a likable enough guy, always willing to offer high-fives to fans and warm smiles to Quicken Loans Arena employees. As a basketball player, though, “Ball Hard” was one of the most maddening talents to suit up for the Cavaliers in many years. Waiters brought his tired act to town Sunday with his Read More…