January 29, 2015

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Cavaliers Commentary: Play hard, wins will come

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It wasn’t exactly rocket science or earth-shattering information, but LeBron James gave the best summation I’ve heard this season on what the Cavaliers’ primary objective should be for the rest of the season. It came Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena after the Cavs defeated the lowly Utah Jazz 106-92 for their fourth straight victory, a Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James lands another All-Star start

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INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will start his 11th NBA All-Star Game in 12 seasons, but he wasn’t the top overall vote-getter in final results released Thursday. A late run by Golden State guard Stephen Curry gave him 1,513,324 votes, while James, the top vote-getter last season, received 1,470,483 in fan balloting. Cleveland Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine didn’t want Kyle Shanahan if he didn’t want to be here

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BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine could’ve made former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan fulfill his contract, which had two years remaining. Pettine didn’t see the point, so he and owner Jimmy Haslam agreed to let Shanahan resign after one season with the Browns. “It’s just very hard to win in the NFL when everybody’s into it Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: We’ve got to get a quarterback and get it fixed

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CLEVELAND — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was a big believer in Johnny Manziel long before his team drafted him in May. How times have changed. “We’ve got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed,” Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. “What I would say to our fans is, Read More…

Cardale Jones presented with special recognition at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

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CLEVELAND — Cardale Jones was a last-minute recipient at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday night. Ohio State’s red-shirt sophomore quarterback was presented with a special recognition award alongside OSU alum and Indians player, Nick Swisher. For Jones, who led the Buckeyes to three straight wins in three starts to finish the Read More…

Browns: New coordinator John DeFilippo not sure if starting QB is on roster, is confident regardless

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BEREA — John DeFilippo understood the murkiness of the quarterback situation he would inherit when he was hired Wednesday as the sixth Browns offensive coordinator in the last six years. He still signed on the dotted line. “We’re not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not,” DeFilippo said Thursday Read More…

Indians ace Corey Kluber named top professional athlete at Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

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CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Corey Kluber wasn’t an All-Star this season, but there haven’t been many awards the right-hander hasn’t won since the Midsummer Classic in July. Kluber, the American League’s 2014 Cy Young Award winner, was recognized again Thursday night as the Professional Athlete of the Year at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Read More…

Freshman D’Angelo Russell carries Ohio State past Northwestern

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern’s Tre Demps paid Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell the ultimate compliment Thursday night. After one of Russell’s 12 field goals, a key one in the second half, all Demps could do after failing to defend him was trot up the court and shake his head. “He’s going to make a lot of Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Shawn Marion will retire after season, his 16th

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CLEVELAND — This is Shawn Marion’s 16th NBA season. It will also be his last. The 36-year-old didn’t make himself available to the media Wednesday prior to a game against the Utah Jazz, but told several outlets earlier in the day that he planned to retire at the end of the season. The news wasn’t Read More…

Browns hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

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John DeFilippo took on a couple of monumental challenges Wednesday when he was hired by the Browns. Stop the revolving door at offensive coordinator and fix the quarterback position. That’s a lot to ask of someone who will be a coordinator and call plays for the first time in the NFL. Most of his career Read More…