July 1, 2016

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Men’s soccer: England has another controversial exit as Iceland pulls off huge shocker in European Championship

NICE, France — After voting to leave the European Union last week, the English left the soccer European Championship in similarly surprising fashion Monday in what will go down as their most embarrassing loss in a generation. Iceland, the smallest nation ever to compete at the tournament with a population of 330,000, pulled off one Read More…

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Jenna Fryer: NASCAR will miss Tony Stewart when he retires

Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career. He had a migraine that day at Sonoma Raceway and spoke softly about his plight. Stewart didn’t know what to do to return to his glory days. He had no idea how Read More…

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Indians move to 7-0 against Tigers this season

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers used to dominate the Indians. Now, it’s the other way around. Cleveland opened a three-game series against the Tigers with its seventh straight victory over its Central Division rival — a 7-4 decision in front of a raucous 37,886 fans at Comerica Park on Friday night. Read More…

Cavaliers ends up with Felder

Rick Noland The Gazette Thursday had already turned into Friday and it cost them a reported $2.4 million, but the Cavaliers ended up with a player in the 2016 NBA Draft. The Cavs purchased the rights to point guard Kay Felder, originally chosen by the Atlanta Hawks with the 54th pick in the draft. The Read More…

Excited to exhaustion: Reporter tells tale of adventures for Cavs parade

An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets in downtown Cleveland for the Indians’ 1948 World Series celebration. The city didn’t even bother to have a parade for the Browns’ 1964 NFL championship. Of course, city officials more than made up for that slight by having the granddaddy of them all Wednesday. As many as 1.3 Read More…

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Cavs’ Thompson signs autographs at Summit Mall Macy’s

FAIRLAWN — Cleveland Cavaliers star forward Tristan Thompson was greeted by 200 fans in person at the Macy’s department store in Summit Mall on Thursday night. Thompson made the appearance in Fairlawn at 6 p.m. A crowd estimated at another 100 came with the shoppers to see Thompson in person. Under the Macy’s promotion, the Read More…

The GrandMaster: Bay native Joe Kim has built a career in the NFL showing teams how to use martial arts to improve

Joe Kim’s life pivoted when he was almost 5 years old and his massive, expensive eyeglasses with bi-colored lenses were smashed by a bully. His mom took him to a martial arts studio so he could gain self-confidence and learn to defend himself. Six years later he earned his black belt in taekwondo. He became Read More…

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NBA Draft: International players dominate first round

NEW YORK — Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA Draft, and a record number of international players followed. The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international players chosen in the first round. Nearly half the Read More…

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President Obama gives Cavs coach Tyronn Lue a ring to say congratulations on winning a ring

Even President Barack Obama was impressed by the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship. Obama placed a congratulatory call to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Thursday, which the team shared on its Twitter account. When @POTUS calls, you answer. Watch as Coach Lue receives a ring from the @Whitehouse.https://t.co/m9xkCRCBqf — Cleveland Cavaliers Read More…

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LeBron James enjoys hero’s homecoming in Akron

LeBron James wanted to share the love with his hometown. One day after an estimated 1.3 million people attended a lovefest for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in downtown Cleveland, The Akron native had a celebration of his own in his hometown. An estimated 11,000 packed in and around Lock 3 on Thursday. Fire marshals Read More…