August 30, 2015

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Brian Dulik: Mike Pettine’s presence gives Browns some reason to believe

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The fans were subdued and the excitement level was far from buzzworthy on the opening day of Browns training camp. It truly was striking to see empty areas around the practice fields where jam-packed crowds have been the norm. Even worse, many in the crowd of 2,945 were treated to obstructed views of the action, Read More…

Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood and multiple second-round draft picks to Trail Blazers for trade exceptions

CLEVELAND — Center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller are now former members of the Cavaliers. Cleveland agreed to send Haywood and Miller — along with multiple second-round draft picks — to Portland in exchange for two trade exceptions worth $13.35 million Sunday night. The transaction was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The exceptions Read More…

Haden’s jersey leads sales for Browns

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Johnny Manziel moved a ton of merchandise during his rookie year with the Browns. This offseason, though, cornerback Joe Haden has become their biggest cash cow. Haden has the best-selling jersey nationally at Dick’s Sporting Goods since April 30, the start of the league licensing year. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Read More…

Ex-Tribe pitcher Pomeranz walks in runs in Cleveland win over A’s

CLEVELAND — Drew Pomeranz was the Cleveland Indians’ first-round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. That pick finally paid off for them Friday night. Pomeranz walked home a pair of runs and allowed a two-run single to Michael Brantley in the sixth inning, allowing the Tribe to pull away for a 5-1 triumph over Oakland Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James staying with Cleveland as expected, agrees to 2-year deal worth $47 million

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INDEPENDENCE — There was no drama this summer. Nor was there a “decision” to be made. Cavaliers small forward LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $46.97 million contract Thursday to remain with the Eastern Conference champions, according to a league source. He is expected to sign the pact this weekend at Cleveland Clinic Courts. James Read More…

Indians 3, Astros 1: Rookie pitcher Cody Anderson off to historic start after another great outing

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CLEVELAND — Rookie Cody Anderson has ended the Indians’ season-long search for a fifth starter. The right-hander turned in his fourth straight sparkling performance, allowing one run and three hits in 6⅔ innings Thursday, as the Tribe defeated the Houston Astros 3-1. Shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer and designated hitter Ryan Raburn drove Read More…

Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall, Jose Ramirez trying new positions at Triple-A

CLEVELAND — Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and shortstop Jose Ramirez played their way off the Indians’ roster on June 7. According to Tribe manager Terry Francona, both could find their way back to the team at other positions. “We’re trying to make them more versatile to our team, which is why we’re moving them around Read More…

LeBron James to host star-studded screening of new movie at Akron theater

LeBron James is bringing a touch of Hollywood to his hometown. The four-time NBA MVP will host an advance screening of the motion picture “Trainwreck” at the Montrose Stadium 12 cinema in Akron on Friday. The private event begins with a red carpet ceremony at 6:30 p.m. James plays a prominent role in the R-rated Read More…

Cavaliers bringing back point guard Mo Williams on 2-year deal

“Mo Gotti” is rejoining LeBron James on the Cavaliers. Point guard Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million contract Monday, giving Cleveland a quality backup to Kyrie Irving. Yahoo first reported the transaction, which will become official Thursday. “I’m coming home,” Williams tweeted. “Cavs nation. City I love. Quest for a ring.” Williams played Read More…

Cavaliers reportedly interested in trading for Clippers guard Jamal Crawford

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Another day, another trade rumor involving the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Unlike much of the previous speculation, however, this swap seems realistic. Cleveland is reportedly discussing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that would bring shooting guard Jamal Crawford to town in exchange for center Brendan Haywood. ESPN revealed the details Monday. Crawford, 35, Read More…