May 30, 2015

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Brian Dulik: New uniforms not makeover Browns really need

When the most cogent statement at an event is made by the Bone Lady, it’s a pretty good sign that things have gone wrong. Such was the case Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center, where the Browns unveiled their three new uniform combinations. The white home, brown road, and orange alternate jerseys — largely Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Players waiting anxiously to learn what team they’ll face in 1st round

The Cavaliers clinched the Central Division title and locked up the second seed in the Eastern Conference six days ago. What still isn’t clear, though, is which team Cleveland will face in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. Boston, Indiana and Brooklyn remain in the mix — and might not solidify the seventh seed Read More…

Brian Dulik: The Cavs’ J.R. Smith is dialed in and fitting in

The legend of NBA gunslinger J.R. Smith grew even larger Sunday afternoon. The mercurial shooting guard made 8 of 17 3-pointers — topped by a half-court circus shot at the second-quarter buzzer — in leading the Cavaliers to a 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls. “J.R. Swish” scored all 24 of his points beyond the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Tristan Thompson’s game continues to soar

Tristan Thompson was the final player in the Cavaliers locker room Thursday following their 114-88 rout of the Miami Heat. The 6-foot-10-inch Canadian had his long legs soaking in an ice tub, prompting him to joke that he was going to need help standing up and driving home. “Playing in a game like that really Read More…

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…