September 3, 2015

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Zach Johnson still enjoying British Open win

AKRON — A Claret Jug sippy cup might have captured the joy and enthusiasm surrounding Zach Johnson’s July 20 British Open victory at St. Andrews. Johnson’s two weeks off before the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational included a party organized in a mere three days at Johnson’s home in St. Simons Island, Ga. With so many Read More…

Belief remains strong: Forget injuries, 2-1 series deficit to Bulls, LeBron James still expecting big things from Cavaliers

CHICAGO — The Cavaliers are trailing in a crucial series with another road game ahead, one star is lost for the postseason, another is limping and LeBron James is struggling to make a shot. Yet the four-time Most Valuable Player isn’t wavering in his belief of what this Cavs team can accomplish. “I’ve still got Read More…

Indians: A healthy Brandon Moss ready to take some healthy swings again

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Coming off offseason hip surgery, Indians outfielder Brandon Moss wants to again be able to change games with his bat. He hit 18 home runs in only 84 games in 2012 and 30 home runs in 2013 for the Oakland Athletics. Last year, he belted 21 home runs and had 66 RBIs Read More…

Gunman arrested in Mesa, Ariz., shooting that left 1 dead, 5 wounded

James Queally Los Angeles Times The gunman who cut a bloody swath through a Phoenix suburb on Wednesday morning, shooting six people in Mesa, Ariz., has been arrested, the city’s acting mayor told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect, whose identity was not released, was captured sometime before 1 p.m., according to Acting Mayor Dennis Read More…

Former Knicks J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert have fun against old team

LeBron James, left, and Iman Shumpert, right, can’t help but smile following J.R. Smith’s soaring reverse dunk during the second half Sunday against the Knicks in New York. The Cavs rolled to their 16th win in their last 18 games. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. “That was beautiful, that was special,” James said. “I was planning on not getting up too many times off the Read More…

Ex-Thunder center Kendrick Perkins to sign with Cavaliers

Kendrick Perkins

NEW YORK — The Cavaliers continue to get bigger — and better. Former Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will sign with the Cavs once he clears waivers Monday, multiple league sources told the Beacon Journal. ESPN first reported the move. Perkins was dealt to the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline, but Yahoo reported Read More…

Cavaliers: David Blatt’s NBA education an ongoing process

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

HOENIX — On the day he was introduced as Cavaliers head coach 6½ months ago, David Blatt’s supreme confidence permeated the room. He dismissed the egos of NBA players as a non-issue, he proudly boasted how he had won everywhere he has been and he downplayed differences between the European game and the NBA. “I’ve Read More…

LeBron, Kyrie play with sore knees, but can’t rally Cavs vs. New Orleans

Cleveland’s LeBron James shoots over New Orleans’ Luke Babbitt during the first half Friday night in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 119-114. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

NEW ORLEANS — The knees felt strong enough to play, but the defense wasn’t strong enough to support anyone. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were both in the starting lineup despite battling sore left knees, but the New Orleans Pelicans shot 56 percent to beat the Cavs 119-114 despite missing their own superstar in Anthony Read More…

LeBron James excited to hear royal couple will be at Cavaliers-Nets game

Kate, center, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, right, are greeted by The Carlyle hotel manager Giovanni Beretta Sunday in New York.  (AP Photo/New York Post, Chad Rachman, Pool)

NEW YORK — The king will be second to a prince, at least for one night. LeBron James said Sunday he’s honored Prince William and Kate Middleton are attending the Cavaliers game at the Brooklyn Nets tonight just to watch him play. “You read about people like them only in books growing up,” James said. Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love turning it up on defensive end

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love defends against Indiana Pacers' Luis Scola  Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — After Kevin Love’s best offensive night of the season Saturday, Cavaliers coach David Blatt was more excited about his work on the other end of the floor. “I think Kevin Love is playing the best defense of his career,” Blatt said. “He can get better like all of us can, but he’s doing Read More…