June 25, 2016

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A King-sized opportunity: LeBron James, Cavaliers can make history with win over Warriors, end Cleveland’s title drought

Like the 1997 Indians, who lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Florida Marlins, the Cavaliers are on the doorstep. All that remains is to beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who are 50-4 at home this season, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals tonight at 8 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Read More…

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Big crowd sees Indians blast White Sox as Danny Salazar dominates, Tyler Naquin comes within double of cycle

CLEVELAND — Fans flocked to Progressive Field on Saturday night — the eve of the Cavaliers’ chance to end Northeast Ohio’s nearly 52-year quest for a championship in Game 7 of the NBA Finals — to occupy their time and minds. The Indians took advantage of the audience and obliged by building on the heart-pumping Read More…

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Rain goes away, but not Shane: Non-major winner Lowry withstands weather, tough course, penalty to lead U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — Stalled by rain, the U.S. Open is almost back on schedule. And when another marathon day finally ended Saturday with Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the leaderboard at Oakmont, it was more chaotic than ever. None of the six players who remained under par has won a major championship. Lee Westwood and Read More…

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Cavs notes: Warriors guard and NBA MVP Steph Curry expects to meet expectations, play the game of his career

Asked Saturday if he had spoken with two-time league MVP Steph Curry since Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiled and said, “We just tweet back and forth.” Curry, who fouled out and was ejected from Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, was also lighthearted at Oakland’s Oracle Arena Read More…

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Commentary: Indians fans not doing their part

The Cleveland Indians were in first place in the Central Division by a half-game after Friday night. You Tribe fans are in last — at least that’s what the latest MLB attendance figures are saying. Through Thursday, the Indians had drawn the fewest average amount of fans to their home ballpark — 15,450 in 29 Read More…

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Indians notes: Rajai Davis not slowing down at age 35

CLEVELAND — Who says speed is a young man’s game? Indians outfielder Rajai Davis, 35, entered Saturday tied for the American League lead with 18 stolen bases. He shared the top spot with Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, who is nine years younger than the journeyman. Davis downplayed the significance of running so well at Read More…

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LeBron putting together another epic Finals performance

CLEVELAND — LeBron James has 181 points, 68 rebounds, 51 assists, 16 steals and 13 blocks through six games of the NBA Finals. Those are averages of 30.2, 11.3, 8.5, 2.67 and 2.17. All are tops in the series not only for the Cavaliers — he’s tied with Tristan Thompson in rebounding — but also Read More…

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Warriors’ Kerr, Curry fined for Game 6 antics

Steve Kerr cried foul, Steph Curry fouled out, threw his mouthpiece and got ejected and Ayesha Curry took to Twitter. Other than that, there wasn’t a lot of news from the Golden State Warriors following their 115-101 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, which set up a winner-take-all Read More…

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Johnson leading at U.S. Open a year after collapse

OAKMONT, Pa. — One year after Dustin Johnson let the U.S. Open slip away from him at Chambers Bay, he drove his way to the top of the leaderboard Friday at Oakmont. Immaculate from tee-to-green, Johnson endured a marathon day of 36 holes with a game that makes him look tough to beat. He didn’t Read More…

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NBA Finals, Cavaliers 115, Warriors 101: LeBron James scores 41 again as Cleveland forces Game 7, moves 1 win from long-awaited title

CLEVELAND — June 16, 2016, went a lot better for the Cavaliers than June 16, 2015, did. LeBron James made sure of it. On the one-year anniversary of the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA championship in Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, James and the Cavs jumped all over Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Read More…

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