March 31, 2015

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL treating Browns’ in-game texting as serious offense

The annual NFL owners meetings came to a close Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. With that important piece of business done, commissioner Roger Goodell plans on turning his attention toward the Browns. Specifically, he will “focus on” the illegal texting from Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer to coaches on the sideline during several 2014 Read More…

Veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe headed to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Dwayne Bowe was one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers earlier in his career. The Browns are counting on him returning to that level. Cleveland agreed to a contract with the eight-year veteran Thursday, adding another piece to its new-look offense. He had been released by Kansas City seven days earlier. Though Bowe Read More…

Three-point shooting carries Cavaliers past Nets

CLEVELAND — Thanks to a big lift from J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, the Cavaliers’ home-court winning streak is now at 14 games. Smith and Shumpert scored 22 points — and buried six 3-pointers — in the second quarter Wednesday, paving the way for Cleveland’s 117-92 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn took a pair Read More…

Boys Basketball: Columbia’s David Delahunty reaches 1,000 points in loss to Buckeye

YORK TWP. — The leading scorer in the Patriot Athletic Conference reached a major milestone Friday. Junior power forward David Delahunty poured in 26 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Columbia dropped a 57-52 decision to Buckeye. The 6-foot-4 sharpshooter, who entered the evening with 981 points, joined the prestigious club 2:40 into Read More…

Commentary: NBA Finals likely to feature Cavaliers, Golden State rematch

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, shoots over Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The NBA Finals won’t be played until June, but there is a good chance they will feature a rematch from Thursday night. The Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are the two hottest — and exciting — teams in the league, which they eagerly displayed in front of a national television audience on TNT. As one Read More…

Browns unveil new logo; uniforms to be unveiled April 14

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BEREA — The Browns’ unveiling of their new logo Tuesday turned out to be much ado about nothing. Cleveland will continue to use its insignia-free helmet as its primary logo, but dramatically brightened the shade of orange and changed the facemask to brown. The brown-and-white stripe atop the helmet also has been widened, reflecting subtle Read More…

Commentary: Hatred for Heat gone as LeBron James, Cavaliers keep rolling

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots against Miami Heat’s Chris Andersen Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The vitriol is almost gone. So are the hard feelings about LeBron James’ defection to South Beach five years ago. Believe it or not, the Cavaliers’ 113-93 win over the Miami Heat was little more than a routine game on Wednesday night. Quicken Loans Arena was sold out and rocking, as usual, but the hatred Read More…

Brian Dulik: Cavaliers find out (Kevin) Love can conquer all … or at least the Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, center, tries to shoot against Los Angeles Lakers' Tarik Black in the first quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Kevin Love insisted he didn’t do anything differently Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. The results — and his noticeable uptick in energy — indicated otherwise. The All-NBA power forward scored a season-high 32 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and buried seven 3-pointers as the Cavaliers crushed Los Angeles 120-105 at Quicken Loans Arena. Love showcased Read More…

Commentary: Fun night at The Q gives glimpse into how good Cavs can be

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, dunks the ball in front of Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Cavaliers were a team on a mission Thursday, determined to show a national television audience just how far they’ve come. They also had one heckuva good time while doing it. J.R. Smith helped mascot Moondog attempt half-court shots, minority owner Nate Forbes playfully ran onto the court to call a technical foul and Iman Read More…

Commentary: Dion Waiters met with boos from Cleveland crowd

Oklahoma City Thunder's Dion Waiters drives on Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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…