July 28, 2015

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Slumping together: Indians ace Corey Kluber, offense continue to struggle in loss to Rays

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is probably not going to win a second straight American League Cy Young Award. Finishing with a winning record might also be a long shot. Evan Longoria belted a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday, providing all the offense that Tampa Bay needed in a 4-1 victory over the Indians. Kluber Read More…

Indians notes: Yan Gomes feeling better, back in lineup

CLEVELAND — Indians catcher Yan Gomes is still battling a sore neck, but returned to the lineup and batted sixth Saturday against Tampa Bay. The American League Silver Slugger winner, who sat out the three-game series opener with the Rays, was hurt Thursday during Cleveland’s 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. “Gomer is doing much Read More…

1995 Indians: Pure excitement, plenty of winning

CLEVELAND — When Jim Thome walked into the interview room, Kenny Lofton attempted to shake his hand. A split-second later, the speedster was enveloped in a bear hug. As soon as Thome released his prey, Dennis Martinez snuck in and playfully poked his belly. It was a perfect way to begin the Indians’ weekend celebration Read More…

Brian Dulik: Warriors finally able to slow LeBron James

CLEVELAND — Warriors coach Steve Kerr was not going to allow Cavaliers small forward LeBron James to beat his team Thursday night. He threw double-teams, blitzes and a variety of defensive looks at the best basketball player in the world. It proved to be a winning strategy, and then some, as Golden State routed Cleveland Read More…

Brian Dulik: Cavs taking Cleveland on a thrilling ride

This is Cleveland’s time. These are the good old days. No local sports team has ever embodied the spirit of Cleveland this well. Take a deep breath, Cavaliers fans, because history is being made before your eyes. And it’s glorious. LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova — the ultimate odd couple — combined for 60 points, Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love says he plans to stick around

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has buried the hatchet with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. The three-time All-Star also vowed to be on the court, wearing a Cleveland jersey, for the 2015-16 regular-season opener. Love addressed those subjects — and many more — Sunday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts, where the Cavaliers continued to Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James and Stephen Curry have a lot in common, including Akron hospital where they were born

INDEPENDENCE — Once he hangs up his sneakers, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will almost certainly be immortalized with a statue outside Quicken Loans Arena. One can only imagine how Akron City Hospital will honor him, along with its second-most famous arrival. James and Warriors point guard Stephen Curry were born at the downtown medical Read More…

Brian Dulik: LeBron James at top of his game … and loving it

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James poses for a selfie with fans after the Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals for a sweep, Tuesday, May 26, in Cleveland. AP

LeBron James owns two world championships and four MVP awards, but he has never played better than he is right now. Nor, it appears, has he ever been happier. James basked in the cheers — soaking in every second of the celebration with his family — after the Cavaliers eliminated the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Read More…

Brian Dulik: Despite 3-0 lead over Hawks, Cavaliers need Kyrie Irving to play through the pain and get back soon

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving always looks sharp, while sitting on the bench in a sports coat and slacks. The three-time NBA All-Star also is a willing cheerleader, frequently offering encouragement and advice to his teammates. But if Cleveland has any chance of winning the world championship, he must be in its starting lineup. Irving Read More…

Brian Dulik: Hurting Kyrie Irving a pain in Bulls’ side

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was on the court, sinking shot after shot, when the gates opened to the public at Quicken Loans Arena. It proved to be an omen for the rest of the evening. Irving fought through the pain from a strained right foot and left knee tendinitis, collecting 25 points and five Read More…