November 24, 2014

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Cavaliers coach Mike Brown happy to defend his offense

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, left, talks with Kyrie Irving against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

In the hours after the Cavaliers acquired Spencer Hawes, the new center told Mike Brown he had a good understanding of what the Cavs did offensively because he had just played them as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Brown joked that if he read the scouting report, he essentially knew all the Cavaliers did Read More…

Indians’ prospect Francisco Lindor healthy, biding his time

Francisco Lindor

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Francisco Lindor quietly sat on the stool in front of his locker in the clubhouse of the Cleveland Indians spring training complex, listening intently to the guy who’d just plopped down next to him and was loudly chattering away. The person the Indians’ No. 1 prospect (according to Baseball America) was smiling Read More…

Commentary: Bode Miller no longer invincible, just human

Joint bronze medal winner Bode Miller of the United States passes a gate in the men's super-G at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

SOCHI, Russia — As Bode Miller grows more vulnerable he becomes more lovable.
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Cavaliers find needed energy, down Wizards to snap six-game losing streak in first outing since firing of general manager

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters shoots over Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat. Waiters had 24 points and the Cavaliers won 115-113. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — After playing like zombies for the better part of the past two weeks, the Cleveland Cavaliers arrived Friday night at Verizon Center locked in, focused and actually interested in playing basketball. How much that had to do with the events of Thursday are debatable, but regardless, the longest losing streak of the season Read More…

25 things to know that will make the 2014 Games more interesting

Though Bode Miller is the headliner, Ted Ligety, above, is the U.S. skier to watch. He left the Vancouver Games without a medal and is determined it won’t happen again. (AP photo)

Lindsey Vonn missing the Olympics is like Kobe Bryant sitting out the All-Star Game. There’s still plenty to see. How will aging Russian hero Yevgeny Plushenko fare in figure skating? Will Shani Davis catch history, and what’s going on with Canada’s women’s hockey team? While there is a lot of focus on security at the Read More…

State of the Union: Obama calls for year of action, with or without help from Congress

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama looked to revive his second term in a sweeping speech to the nation Tuesday, outlining an agenda that calls for creating jobs and addressing the widening gap between rich and poor. He offered a mix of new and old ideas in his annual State of the Union address, calling for Read More…

Cavaliers fail to show in second half, lose to Kings by 44

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, right, tries to block Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Mike Brown has warned all season the Cavaliers may have more beatings in store, but no one was expecting this. Not against the woeful Kings, who have played better of late, but still remain one of the worst teams in the league. Yet there were the Kings shooting uncontested 3-pointers, slicing down Read More…

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…