July 30, 2014

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LeBron James still undecided on future team; Cleveland waits impatiently

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CLEVELAND — The waiting game continued for the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James held his much anticipated summit with Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but did not commit to signing with Miami or Cleveland. Both teams have offered the unrestricted free agent a maximum-level contract valued Read More…

Cavs’ 3-team trade leaves roster in good shape, no matter what LeBron James decides

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CLEVELAND — Even if LeBron James spurns the Cavaliers for the second time in four years as a free agent, the franchise is in solid shape going forward. Cleveland general manager David Griffin unloaded the contracts of point guard Jarrett Jack, center Tyler Zeller and small forward Sergey Karasev in a three-way trade Wednesday with Read More…

Cavaliers set Summer League roster

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett will be the marquee attractions on the Cavaliers’ team at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League from July 11-21. Kansas small forward Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, while UNLV power forward Bennett went first to Cleveland one year earlier. This marks Read More…

Indians Notes: Outfielders Bourn, Morgan get downgraded medical reports

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CLEVELAND — Indians center fielders Michael Bourn and Nyjer Morgan both received bad news Monday about their injuries. Bourn underwent an MRI that revealed a mild to moderate left hamstring strain, which is expected to sideline him for three to four weeks. The two-time Gold Glove winner pulled up lame Saturday while running the bases Read More…

Yankees rough up Masterson in 5-3 win over Indians

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson, left, hands the ball off to manager Terry Francona in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Justin Masterson continued his descent from ace to afterthought Monday night. The New York Yankees scored five runs off the right-hander in two-plus innings — including a bases-loaded walk to Derek Jeter — paving the way for their 5-3 victory over the Tribe at Progressive Field. The six-out effort equaled the Read More…

Cavaliers: Dan Gilbert’s plane flies to Florida as pursuit of LeBron James continues

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CLEVELAND — Social media was set ablaze Sunday with reports about the Cavaliers’ pursuit of unrestricted free agent LeBron James. A small plane in the fleet owned by Rock Financial LLC — a company controlled by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert — traveled from Pontiac, Mich., to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., late in the afternoon. It is Read More…

Royals 7, Indians 1: Josh Tomlin, offense fail Tribe in dud of a start to homestand

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin delivers in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ 10-game homestand started on a sour note Friday night, thanks to pitcher Josh Tomlin. The right-hander allowed five runs in 5⅔ innings, including a three-run homer to Mike Moustakas, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Tribe 7-1 in front of a sellout crowd at Progressive Field. Tomlin (5-6, 4.11 ERA) Read More…

Cavaliers: Center Spencer Hawes leaving for $23M deal with Los Angeles Clippers

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CLEVELAND — Center Spencer Hawes will not be returning to the Cavaliers. The unrestricted free agent agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract Friday with the Los Angeles Clippers. Yahoo was the first to report the transaction, which could ultimately result in a sign-and-trade with Cleveland in order to preserve salary cap space for Los Read More…

Indians Notes: Nick Swisher celebrates Fourth of July, grateful for troops

CLEVELAND — Designated hitter Nick Swisher was proud to wear a patriotic-themed Indians cap as part of MLB’s Fourth of July celebration. “Swish” enjoyed it so much, in fact, that he offered a suggestion to the league’s marketing department for next year. “If it was up to me, we’d be wearing flags all over our Read More…

Cavaliers meet with LeBron James’ agent, according to report

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CLEVELAND — After two turbulent days to open the NBA’s free agency period, calmer waters prevailed Thursday. LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, continued meeting with teams interested in signing the four-time MVP as an unrestricted free agent. All of the negotiating sessions are being held at Paul’s office in downtown Cleveland. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, Read More…