February 8, 2016

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Reunited and it feels so good: LeBron, Mo combine to lead Cavs over Jazz

CLEVELAND — It was just like old times for reunited teammates LeBron James and Mo Williams. James imposed his will on an upstart opponent and Williams buried shot after shot to thrill a sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. The dynamic duo combined to score 24 of their 60 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday, Read More…

Cavs 108, 76ers 102: LeBron takes over in the third quarter

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson required stitches on his right eyelid and Matthew Dellavedova absorbed elbows to his forehead and face. Those injuries paled in comparison to the psychological beating that LeBron James delivered to the Philadelphia 76ers. James scored 18 of his season-high 31 points in an electrifying third-quarter burst, leading the Cavaliers to a Read More…

Cavs notes: Dellavedova still doing things to get noticed

CLEVELAND — 76ers coach Brett Brown is an unapologetic fan of Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova. Despite their 29-year age difference, they became friends when “Delly” played for Brown on the Australian Olympic Team in 2012. That relationship has only gotten stronger since both arrived in the NBA. “I have spoken with him a lot, Read More…

Browns: Pettine won’t turn over QB job to Manziel just yet

BEREA — The Browns are 2-7, riding a four-game losing streak, and are alone in last place in the AFC North Division. Despite those gloomy facts, Cleveland coach Mike Pettine isn’t ready to throw in the towel and make Johnny Manziel his starting quarterback for the rest of the season. “We will talk about that Read More…

Browns-Bengals Pregame Update: 3 points of interest; 3 numbers to watch; the prediction

THREE-POINT STANCE (Three points of interest in today’s game) TERRIBLE TIMING Browns cornerback Joe Haden and Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green have built a fun rivalry over the last five years, growing into two of the elite players in the NFL. While Green has continued to build momentum — and put up record-setting numbers — Read More…

Say it ain’t so, Joe (and Alex): Browns offensive linemen on trading block?

CLEVELAND — Left tackle Joe Thomas is the longest-tenured member of the Browns, playing all 8,443 offensive snaps since being a first-round pick in 2007. That streak could end before the Tuesday trade deadline, according to NFL Network, which reported that Cleveland has “had discussions about potentially trading” Thomas and center Alex Mack. The eight-time Read More…

Cavaliers: Owner thinks pieces are perfect for a title run

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers questions before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. AP

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert needs no introduction, but he offered one nonetheless. “Hi, I’m Dan,” he said with a sly smile. And with that light-hearted moment, the Detroit mortgage mogul began his annual state of the team address Friday night. “We feel like we’re in a great place with the best people in all three Read More…

Browns notes: Manziel awaits results of NFL investigation

BEREA — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to await word from the NFL about a possible suspension. The second-year pro met with a league representative Wednesday inside the team’s headquarters, where he answered questions about an Oct. 12 domestic incident involving girlfriend Colleen Crowley in Avon. Though the NFL Network reported that “Manziel is not Read More…

Browns notes: Pro Bowl DBs Haden, Gipson expected to return Sunday

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden has missed the last two games with a concussion, while safety Tashaun Gipson has been sidelined three weeks with a sprained ankle. Both Pro Bowl defensive backs are likely to return to action Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Haden was released from the NFL’s concussion protocol Read More…

Browns notes: Benjamin has no plans to leave Cleveland

BEREA — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin will be a free agent at the end of the season, but he has no plans to leave the Browns. In fact, Benjamin said it is possible that he will sign a new contract with Cleveland in the near future. “It’s only Week 7, so we’re kind of in Read More…