May 25, 2016

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Commentary: Cavaliers’ postseason experience the difference as they stay poised down the stretch

Youthful exuberance can win a lot of regular-season games, but postseason experience always reigns supreme in the NBA playoffs. For that reason — and that reason alone — the Cavaliers escaped Sunday with a 106-101 win over the Detroit Pistons in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Detroit was the better team for Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love eager to start another playoff run after last year’s injury

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will never forget his first trip to the NBA playoffs, but the memories aren’t pleasant. After waiting seven years to play in the postseason, the former All-Star appeared in only four games last spring before suffering a dislocated left shoulder. Cleveland would advance to the NBA Finals, pushing Read More…

NFL Schedule: Browns given tough slate; open at Philadelphia and play 5 of first 7 on the road

BEREA — Browns coach Hue Jackson already had his hands full, attempting to turn around one of pro sports’ losingest franchises. The NFL made his job even more difficult Thursday in unveiling its 2016 regular-season schedule. Cleveland will play five of its first seven games on the road, beginning with its Sept. 11 opener at Read More…

Cavaliers subs fight hard as stars sit, but lose to Pistons in OT

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers gave their “Big Three” the night off. The Pistons were even more generous, sitting out their entire starting lineup. Despite the lack of star power, the teams managed to play an entertaining — though essentially meaningless — regular-season finale Wednesday. Cleveland rookie guard Jordan McRae scored a season-high 36 points in Read More…

Brian Dulik: Kevin Love shakes drama, finds comfort zone

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love and center Tristan Thompson have entirely different skill sets. One thing they have in common, though, is an elaborate celebratory handshake that they’ve been practicing for weeks. “Squad goals,” Thompson quipped. “We’re not leaving until we show you all how we do it.” And they did Sunday, performing the routine Read More…

Cavaliers 120, Celtics 103: LeBron James reaches more milestones as Cleveland pulls off huge rally

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers haven’t formally clinched a playoff berth, but magic numbers were all the rage Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James scored a game-high 28 points and Iman Shumpert grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds, allowing Cleveland to rally from an 18-point deficit and beat the Boston Celtics 120-103. The win extended the Read More…

No Cavaliers named to All-Star Game as reserves

CLEVELAND — Small forward LeBron James will be the lone Cavaliers player in the NBA All-Star Game. Power forward Kevin Love and point guard Kyrie Irving were not among the seven Eastern Conference reserves announced Thursday, representing a slight snub by the coaches who voted for the selections. Cleveland owns the best record in the Read More…

Cavaliers: New coach Tyronn Lue challenges team to play “right way” and with spirit

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue threw the hammer down in his first news conference since taking over the team. When asked what he planned on doing differently than the deposed David Blatt, he quickly responded. “I wouldn’t say differently, I would say do some things better,” Lue said Saturday before Cleveland’s game against the Chicago Read More…

It’s a Warriors mentality: Last year’s Finals loss still stings, Kyrie Irving says, left Cavaliers with a chip on their shoulder

INDEPENDENCE — No hype is necessary for a rematch of the NBA Finals. The facts speak for themselves. The world champion Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers meet tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, which will be the center of the sports universe when the teams tip off at 8. “It’s two great teams playing each Read More…

Tabor staying on as Browns’ special teams coach

BEREA — Special teams coach Chris Tabor continues to defy the odds by remaining with the Browns. New Cleveland coach Hue Jackson announced Friday that Tabor has been retained in the same role, extending his stint with the franchise that began five years ago. Tabor has now worked under Browns coaches Pat Shurmur (2011-12), Rob Read More…