September 21, 2014

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Cavaliers finish in a funk, lose to Nets without Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson drives past Cavaliers' Earl Clark on Saturday in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Cleveland Cavaliers managed just four baskets in the fourth quarter Saturday night and lost to the Brooklyn Nets 89-82 for their seventh loss in their last eight games and their ninth in their last 11 games. The Nets gave Kevin Garnett the night off and the Cavaliers were again without Kyrie Read More…

Cavs rally falls short vs. Celtics; team suspends Bynum earlier in the day

Boston Celtics' Kris Humphries blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — After he brought them back from a 19-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter, Kyrie Irving wasn’t given the opportunity to extend a wild day for the Cavaliers. He scored 12 of the Cavaliers’ 34 points in the fourth, but Irving never touched the ball in the final 10 seconds when Read More…

Ex-OSU star Beanie Wells preparing for life after football

Beanie Wells

GREEN — Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh were standing in the corner of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice facility when the gunshot went off. At least Beanie Wells thought it was a gunshot. On Oct. 22, Wells, a former Garfield High School and Ohio State standout running back, was trying out after being released by the Read More…

Bulls missing bulk of starting lineup, still pound Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee is fouled by Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled winning on the road all season, they only recently began struggling in rebounding and they’ve always had problems in recent years beating the Chicago Bulls. Put it all together and the Cavaliers lost 100-84 at United Center on Saturday in another game they’ll look back on late this Read More…

Lose weight and see: Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett drops pounds, watches film in an effort to find his old game

Anthony Bennett

MIAMI — Anthony Bennett has made two major changes in recent weeks. He’s hoping they can work together to turn around what has been a miserable rookie season. Bennett has changed his diet and lost between 12 and 15 pounds since training camp. He has also taken to watching old films from his college days Read More…

Cavs rally in third quarter, but can’t overcome Heat

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters tries to block Miami Heat's Norris Cole Saturday. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

MIAMI — The Miami Heat’s Big Three were everywhere during Saturday’s first half. And then, in the third quarter, they were gone. So what stood as a 19-point lead early in the third quarter instead turned into a fourth-quarter deficit and a full night’s work in a 114-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Read More…

Ohio State notes: Urban Meyer doesn’t expect second-quarter skirmish to lead to any suspensions for Big Ten title game

Michigan and Ohio State players are involved in an altercation during the second quarter Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With a national championship still a possibility for Ohio State but nothing but pride at stake for Michigan, it appeared that the annual rivalry might lose a little heat Saturday. Obviously, that is not how the players viewed the situation. Before the game began, police had to get between players in Read More…

Cavs stay cold on the road with lopsided loss to Celtics

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving drives past Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley in Boston on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers can only miss so many open shots. They can only blow so many layups. They can only look absolutely inept on offense for so long. Right? Common sense would indicate sooner or later, the Cavaliers would have to figure out something offensively. The results, however, are proving otherwise. They blew Read More…

Kyrie Irving matches career high with 41 points as Cavaliers down Wizards in overtime for first road win of season

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Washington Wizards forward Nene in overtime Saturday. Irving had 41 points, and the Cavaliers won 103-96. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Kyrie Irving equaled his career high with 41 points, including nine in the overtime session, and the Cavaliers rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half for a 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards and their first road win of the season. Irving, who began the night shooting just 38 percent, made Read More…

College basketball is all about one thing this season: Change, change, change

Louisville's Terry Rozier, center, is fouled by the College of Charleston's Willis Hall as he pulls in a rebound Saturday. Louisville defeated the College of Charleston, 70-48. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The password for the 2013-14 college basketball season is change. Or maybe it’s realignment. How about confusion? Unless you have a truly photographic memory, you would be advised to keep some cheat notes handy regarding what teams are in which conferences. Take the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll: Four teams are in new conferences Read More…