April 21, 2014

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Browns: Burleson sees good things ahead

Nate Burleson believes he brings a lot to the Browns — leadership, experience and a 1,000-yard season if healthy. He wouldn’t have come aboard unless he thought the team was poised to get over the hump and make a run at the playoffs. “I see them as a team that’s ready to take that next Read More…

Tribe: Rain wins this time

CLEVELAND — The opener of the Indians’ three-game interleague series against the San Diego Padres at Progressive Field on Monday was postponed by rain. With San Diego scheduled for an off day Thursday and this being the Padres’ only trip of the season to Cleveland, the game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Read More…

NCAA: UConn beats ’Cats

ARLINGTON, Texas — No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn’t have them. UConn won it all anyway. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and a national title hardly anyone saw coming. Napier had 22 Read More…

Cavs commentary: Kyrie has some flaws, but also very talented

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving goes up for a shot against Charlotte’s Kemba Walker.  There’s no middle ground when it comes to people’s opinions of Irving. (AP PHOTO)

Some want him traded yesterday. Others want him around as long as possible, regardless of the cost. Some think he can be a savior. Others think he’ll never be a winner. Some think he’s the answer to a problem. Others think he’s the cause of it. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Cavaliers guard Read More…

Cavs: Guards OK with each other; Irving, Waiters react to Gordon’s comments

INDEPENDENCE — Love was in the air Monday when guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters met with the media together following a Cavaliers practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We actually come to work every day together and play together,” Irving said. “We hang out. I’m pretty sure we’re OK. What do you think, ‘D’?” “Bro, Read More…

Cavs Saturday: None is gaining ground on slim, playoff chances take another blow

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers may have gotten a fork stuck in them Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Already a long shot to make the playoffs, Cleveland will now need a minor miracle after falling 96-94 in overtime to the Charlotte Bobcats. Even if the Cavs (31-47) win their last four games, Atlanta needs to Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Success, by Ollie; former Cavs guard has UConn on brink of another crown

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kevin Ollie had talent. There’s no way of getting to the NBA without it. His just wasn’t quite on the same level as the stars of his era, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. So what Ollie did was make himself indispensable with his brain. The point guard Read More…

College basketball: Challenge accepted, Forsythe earns All-America honors in NAIA Division I

Cloverleaf graduate Brooke Forsythe helped the University of the Cumberlands reach the NAIA tournament. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brooke Forsythe answered the call when the University of the Cumberlands women’s basketball team needed her. The team was hovering around the .500 mark through the first 10 games of the season, but the junior center led a charge that helped the Patriots turn around their season. So when the former Cloverleaf standout was honored Read More…

Tribe: Guts aren’t quite enough; Masterson, Wood allow big innings

Minnesota’s Joe Mauer scores on a three-run double by Chris Colabello in the sixth inning. Indians catcher Yan Gomes looks on. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ never-day-die attitude was on display again Sunday at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the Twins didn’t quit, either. The Indians battled back on numerous occasions in the rubber match of a three-game series with Minnesota, but still fell 10-7 in front of 13,104 fans. Cleveland was down early thanks to a Read More…

Cleveland squanders chance to gain ground

Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — A hot-shooting night has the Atlanta Hawks back in sole possession of a playoff spot. Poor shooting cost the Cavaliers in a game they desperately needed. Mike Scott ended a scoring slump with 26 points and the Hawks beat Cleveland 117-98 on Friday night in a costly Read More…